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stark311
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Front license plate

Post by stark311 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:20 am

Do you guys have an opinion on where to mount a front license plate? Most of the pics I've seen don't have a front plate, but here in Missouri, not having both plates is probable cause to pull you over.

I did a search, but didn't see a discussion on this anywhere. Please post a pic if you've figured out a slick way to do this.

Thanks, Barry
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Re: Front license plate

Post by krick3tt » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:01 pm

Check your state laws carefully. A front plate may not be required on a old vehicle like this. I discovered that a plate is not required in Colorado.
Very obscure law that one of our club members found.
Use the same location that is used in Europe if one is required, no need to be that creative.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by audiocontr » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:34 pm

I mount mine on exactly where the glove box is located. I use zip ties through the 4 holes.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by krick3tt » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:01 pm

I would hope that it does not rain in VA as your passenger may complain of leaking on them...that, or your glove box will be a receptor for water.
I had to seal the holes with silicone to keep out the snow melt and water.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by TechMOGogy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:51 pm

I don't have mine yet but here is what PO had set up for front plate
The old license plate in the front window could also work - between wiper motor and glass
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texas pinzgauer has this setup on his 712
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Once I get it I hope to add an Andre (Andre - I will PM you - may as well ship it to Jim vs to Canada) winch mount and use one of these to mount the lic plate:
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Re: Front license plate

Post by audiocontr » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:53 pm

Yup, water comes through when it rains in several places =)

I tend to not drive the truck when rain is forecasted. The truck does not have the upper halfs of the doors.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by krick3tt » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:24 pm

I found out about water coming in when I lived in WA. Spending time in the desert in SoCal it was never an issue.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by stark311 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:47 pm

TechMOGogy wrote:I don't have mine yet but here is what PO had set up for front plate
The old license plate in the front window could also work - between wiper motor and glass
Mine.jpg
texas pinzgauer has this setup on his 712
DSC_0002.jpg
Once I get it I hope to add an Andre (Andre - I will PM you - may as well ship it to Jim vs to Canada) winch mount and use one of these to mount the lic plate:
IMG_4847.JPG
Rugged-Ridge-11238.07-Front-Hawse-Winch-Fairlead-License-Plate-Mounting-Bracket.jpg

Some great ideas there, thanks. I plan on putting a winch bumper on, but until then, I'll just get a nice looking from and mount it to the OE bumper.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by Andre » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:42 am

Thats enough reason to build my own winch bumper. I like it.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by krick3tt » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:21 am

Although a front plate is not required for my vehicle, I did mount one at the location of the European plates.
I made an aluminum plate with mounting holes at the existing locations and then used pop rivets to fasten the state plate to it.
Keeps it up out of the way of rocks and branches.
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Re: Front license plate

Post by berger » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:13 pm

I made a sheet metal plate for the drivers side too, using the Euro bolt holes and some rubber grommets as spacers. I then bolted my license plate to it. The spacers allowed for the small nuts and bolts to clear the nose, yet tighten down on the plate.

Not a great pic, but all I have at the moment
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Re: Front license plate

Post by totaljoint » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:12 pm

Or you could just have a euro style plate made with your license number and state/provincial sticker:
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While I'm not endorsing the legal status, after 3 years, the last thing any cop has asked about this truck was the front plate.

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Re: Front license plate

Post by audiocontr » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:40 pm

That's pretty damn cool. Where did you have it made?
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Re: Front license plate

Post by totaljoint » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:27 pm

Where did you have it made?
I got mine from this site:
http://www.europlates.com/index.php?route=common/home (in Florida -frame $15.95, plate $29.95)

There is also this site:
http://www.customeuroplates.com/ (in California- has a larger state emblem frame $20.00, plate $30.00)

Seems they make a similar product. Both are US made and use an embossed aluminum plate, not a vinyl sticker on plastic.
The mounting frame was extra, but it had the holes to match the Pinz.
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The frame is a cheap plastic (so don't over torque the mounting bolts!), but
has held up well for 3 years.

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Re: Front license plate

Post by Jimm391730 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:01 pm

I used the two bolts in front of the driver side (above the "B" in Totaljoint's Euro plate) to mount my front plate; just punch two holes top and bottom in the CENTER of the US style plate, and mount there.
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