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Old 01-28-2010, 06:53 PM
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:56 PM
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Have to drill out the rivets with a drill bit

U know u will have holes once you remove it?

I covered mine up with license plate caps. They are screws then have little chrome caps to block the screw head

or try this Bumper plugs


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Old 01-28-2010, 08:38 PM
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Here's my trick on 01-05's....

Unscrew lisence plate from frame.

Both hands gripping the bottom of the frame, and pull up/forward and the plastic holder will ream the holes out and slip past the rivets.

Take hacksaw, and saw the rivet in half letting one half fall to the ground and the other half fall in the bumper which you'll just work out with your fingers.

Result is a perfect hole, no messed up drilled marks/holes on the bumper. And you can bolt the holder back on if you wanted to down the road. Do what STL did or even use small carriage bolts with the heads painte to match your bumper.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:01 PM
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Here's my trick on 01-05's....

Unscrew lisence plate from frame.

Both hands gripping the bottom of the frame, and pull up/forward and the plastic holder will ream the holes out and slip past the rivets.

Take hacksaw, and saw the rivet in half letting one half fall to the ground and the other half fall in the bumper which you'll just work out with your fingers.

Result is a perfect hole, no messed up drilled marks/holes on the bumper. And you can bolt the holder back on if you wanted to down the road. Do what STL did or even use small carriage bolts with the heads painte to match your bumper.
I was thinking the same thing. just rip it off lol.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:02 PM
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The first one I removed, Mt. Hood ripped it off for me. hahaha.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:30 PM
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ok cool lol might take some time to do it but it will be worth it all the way. but watch once i remove it i will get pulled over for a fix it ticket lol and have a hell of a time putting it back on lmao
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:50 AM
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Get pulled over for fix it ticket it is easily fixable

Like shane said just use a few screws to put back on

Been without mine for 2 years now was told to put it back on. I did then showed them then I took it back off
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:18 AM
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Sane can i use the bracket i have now for my new setup?
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:23 PM
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BOLTS, not screws. lol.....gonna need some BIG ASS screws to cinche onto those big ass holes. lol. 1/4" bolts work perfect. I had to put mine back on a while back(thank you Portland PD) then took it off when I bodylifted the truck or put the lights on it or something. Hasn't been on the truck since early '08 or later '07.


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Sane can i use the bracket i have now for my new setup?
Yeah.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:19 AM
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lol alright 1/4 i will get those just in case lol cant wait to see what it looks like! i got some claying to do under the plate holder lol that dirt is stuck on there good. lol
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:20 PM
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Here's my trick on 01-05's....

Unscrew lisence plate from frame.

Both hands gripping the bottom of the frame, and pull up/forward and the plastic holder will ream the holes out and slip past the rivets.

Take hacksaw, and saw the rivet in half letting one half fall to the ground and the other half fall in the bumper which you'll just work out with your fingers.

Result is a perfect hole, no messed up drilled marks/holes on the bumper. And you can bolt the holder back on if you wanted to down the road. Do what STL did or even use small carriage bolts with the heads painte to match your bumper.
Or pull out into an intersection on a green light and have some old lady almost rip your front bumper b/c she ran a red light! hahaha
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:37 PM
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My way of removing license plate bracket was just to bend the bracket when it was really cold out or really warm and it will pop the rivets through the holes like a hot knife thru butter.

To reattach plate to truck, I always used long zipties either thru the existing rivet holes or just around the bumper. Also made for really easy removal a couple of days later too.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:28 PM
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why anyone would remove something that is required by law (in most states) is beyond me. here in MN a ticket for not having a license plate is like $150.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:49 AM
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why anyone would remove something that is required by law (in most states) is beyond me. here in MN a ticket for not having a license plate is like $150.
That's b/c MN, NJ, MD and all you other states hasn't caught up with most other states that now only require 1 license plate on the back. Or maybe the prison workers needed more work, so thats why you have two plates.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:10 PM
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lol alright 1/4 i will get those just in case lol cant wait to see what it looks like! i got some claying to do under the plate holder lol that dirt is stuck on there good. lol
Ever thought about a pressure washer???? I'd do that before I remove the plate if that's the sole purpose of removing the plate...


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why anyone would remove something that is required by law (in most states) is beyond me. here in MN a ticket for not having a license plate is like $150.
Can't use my front hitch with a lisense plate in the way....

I'm sure you're still rockin' mud flaps too huh?
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