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Old 09-05-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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License plate on bull bar

I've looked around the forums and haven't came up with a solution yet. In the state of Ohio, you are required to display a license plate on the front of your vehicle. Unfortunately due to my bull bar, I have no where to display it. What are my options as far as purchasing something that will work with the bull bar?

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Old 09-05-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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Drill a couple of holes in the top bumper bar and install with 1/4 in. sheet metal screws with or with out frame. or if you want to get creative tap the holes for 1/4 in threads or install nutserts Also if the bottom holes line up with bottom bar do the same and use 4 fasteners

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Old 09-05-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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No need to drill holes to introduce rust but instead a couple of large black zip ties will do just fine.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #4
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No need to drill holes to introduce rust but instead a couple of large black zip ties will do just fine.
X2. I leave mine loose enough that I can flip it back and use my winch or flip it down over the winch and display the license plate.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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I had same issue and attached a cheap license plate bracket to the tube with pipe straps.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:53 PM   #6
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I didn't even think about black zip ties. That's a really good idea. I'm going to skip the bracket and just attach it to the lower part of the bull bar. Way better than buying some expensive attachment. Thanks guys!
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:47 PM   #7
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Use four wire ties one in each of the four holes and pass them between the two tubes.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:35 PM   #8
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Just drive down to the hardware store and by some plumbers strapping. It's a metal strap with holes in it.
Cut a couple pieces and wrap it around one of your tubes, and run a bolt washer and nut through your license plate, and your done. Leave it loose enough to swing a little and when you hit something it will swing under instead of tearing off.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #9
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:03 PM   #10
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Smittybilt 4430 - Smittybilt License Plate Bracket for 3" Tubular Bumpers - Quadratec

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Get muffler clamps, cut some of the threads off one side of the U so it will stop up against the back of the plate, Run the threaded side threw the plate mount holes and snug with a little blue lock-tite on thread.

Cause with zip ties, chance on it cutting thru and losing your plate, it you don't notice it.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:19 PM   #11
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Adhesive Velcro strips work too (and no rattles)
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:25 PM   #12
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Zip ties look tacky and will degrade in a very short time and you will lose your plate if your worried about rust just dip the screws in wax before you put them in, I doubt you would see any rust damage in 20 years
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Smittybilt makes a mount for the tube bumpers. Idk what size your bar is, but you might want to give it a look see....
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:54 PM   #14
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Yeah I found this online. It's only twenty bucks so I'm going to use the zip ties until this comes in. Hoping it'll work.
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Zip ties look tacky and will degrade in a very short time and you will lose your plate if your worried about rust just dip the screws in wax before you put them in, I doubt you would see any rust damage in 20 years
I grew up in Ohio... New cars rusted out in under three years due to the snow and road salt.... not at all dry like AZ.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:55 PM   #16
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Do what I did. Get a winch, winch plate or new bumper, roller fairlead mount and there you go! It's only like $1,000.

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Looks to me like if you have to use the winch, it will destroy the plate
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:06 PM   #18
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Looks to me like if you have to use the winch, it will destroy the plate
Plate holder just clips onto the rollers. You just pop it off.

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