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Old 07-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Looking for some ideas to mount a license plate to a 2 inch bumper. Everything I find is for a 3 inch. Anyone else do this without drilling into the bumper?
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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I've seen a lot of folks use zipties.

2"? That's pretty narrow isn't it?

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Put 4 strong magnets between the bumper and the plate. I haven't tried it but might work.
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2" pipe clamps.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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Put 4 strong magnets between the bumper and the plate. I haven't tried it but might work.
you have to glue the magnets to the plate...
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do you have a winch with a fairlead, I used d cell maglite clips and installed on the rollers.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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i used paracord and tied it to my grill. looks pretty lame though.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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do you have a winch with a fairlead, I used d cell maglite clips and installed on the rollers.
X2. Just bolt the clips to the licence plate. Yank the plate off when you are out playing.




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Old 07-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #9
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2" pipe clamps.
Yep that's what I used. It was in the electrical section. Painted it black.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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Yep that's what I used. It was in the electrical section. Painted it black.
Thanks! What did you use to hold the plates to the pipe clamps?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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Zip ties. Get them from the never ending supply in my glove box.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #12
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Thanks! What did you use to hold the plates to the pipe clamps?

It's a license plate holder from the parts store.
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I don't think there are any D cell maglite clips left in the state of Washington. I've looked everywhere. I guess Amazon it is.
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The maglite clamps should work good on a roller fairlead, or there are ready made clamp on fairlead license plate brackets for $20 if I remember right.

I dont even have a front license plate anymore. Haven't got pulled over yet either. YMMV

Edit: like this: http://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged...7D&XTID=J14313
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You 2 just woke up a dead thread from 2012 on how to mount a front license plate, who still has tube bumper anyways? Those where the 1st things I ripped off after I got my tj.
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You 2 just woke up a dead thread from 2012 on how to mount a front license plate, who still has tube bumper anyways? Those where the 1st things I ripped off after I got my tj.
Agreed. Use that little magnifying glass in the top right corner. It's kinda like Google for the forum. 9 times out of 10 you're questions have an answer. As for the lisence plate. Zip ties. And a bumper that's worth something. Look up accidents with tube bumpers. You'll see. Bout as useful as putting a Honda civic bumper on your tj.
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This thread may be 4 years old, but my Maglite clips are now 8.

I thought I was going to have to retire them when I switched to synthetic winch rope with a safety thimble.
But, there is still room to clip the plate underneath.

I bought them at a Wally World in Wa State.

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You 2 just woke up a dead thread from 2012 on how to mount a front license plate, who still has tube bumper anyways? Those where the 1st things I ripped off after I got my tj.
And if you read the original post it is for a 2" "tube" bumper which is not the typical 3" thin metal tube bumper. There are many made out of 2" round steel

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