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Old 01-05-2011, 12:00 AM
mehdi1993 mehdi1993 is offline
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i have a question about my front license plate holder but its probably gonna sound dumb lol. anyway, i wanna take it off so i can paint my front bumper with some krylon but after i took my license plate off, i realized its not regular screws holding it onto the bumper. what tools do i need and what do i need to do to get the holder off the bumper?
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:01 AM
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drill her out!!!! thats what i did!
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:14 AM
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it's riveted on. Drill is the only way.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:15 AM
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Rivets? Mine had some funky plastic push pin/ anchor things...
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:24 AM
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Yeah just drill the rivet/plastic push pin, its the quickest and easiest way
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:56 PM
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mine had the plastic push in things to i took mine off because it was flopping around. What do you guys use to re-secure it.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:08 PM
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They are plastic rivets, harbor freight sells an inexpensive plastic rivet gun with rivets for like $10.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:13 PM
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I used bolts... 1/4" works great.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:49 AM
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I used bolts... 1/4" works great.
Can't seem to get my fingers in there to put any bolts in, how did you do it
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:19 AM
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I hit a snow bank when it was about 45 below zero, popped mine right off lol
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:03 PM
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Can't seem to get my fingers in there to put any bolts in, how did you do it
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On my old 2000 I was just able to reach under there to do it, I haven't had a reason to do it on my 2002 so I'm not sure...
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:21 PM
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On my 01 its fairly easy to get it... just a little tight.

I would just put bolts back on it though not those waste of time plastic junk....
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:03 PM
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i wish i could take my front plate off
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:33 PM
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IS there such a thing for the ranger as a no drill front license pllate bracket?

The ranger I am looking at has no front plate and I don't want to drill into a perfectly good bumper...

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:54 PM
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IS there such a thing for the ranger as a no drill front license pllate bracket?
Probably not since what would hold the bracket to the bumper in the first place? I can say that when vehicles are shipped after manufacturing, it is known where the vehicles are heading and whether or not the state is a front and back or just back plate state. Vehicles are then shipped accordingly. In other words, Ohio requires both a front and back plate. Therefore, vehicles are typically shipped with holes pre-drilled on the bumper, however, a state like Florida only requires a back plate. That state would probably get vehicles mainly w/out the holes pre-drilled in the bumper. Obviously, this isn't always the case since I've seen new vehicles w/out the pre-drilled holes for front plates. There will always be an exception, but every vehicle I've leased or bought in Ohio had a front bracket already.
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