Attaching Front License Plate - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Attaching Front License Plate

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-05-2011, 06:03 PM
mermaid713 mermaid713 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6
mermaid713 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Attaching Front License Plate

Any suggestions for mounting the front license plate on a 2008 Ford Expedition? There are 3 holes showing, but they are backed with by a solid metal plate. Do I drill or can anyone suggest a bracket/mount that will work.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-05-2011, 06:51 PM
Tylus's Avatar
Tylus Tylus is offline
Nuclear Machinist Mate
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Groton
Posts: 10,726
Tylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputation
swing by your dealership or eBay. Ford uses a plastic mounting plate on the Expy.

see the pic of mine below
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-07-2011, 09:38 AM
fstaslp fstaslp is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 31
fstaslp is starting off with a positive reputation.
I had the same problem, I tapped into my steel bumper.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-16-2012, 09:19 PM
makajack makajack is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 11
makajack is starting off with a positive reputation.
I am sure by now you have figured out a solution to this problem but it took me two days to give up on trying to do it the correct way and just did it my way. My way will probably work just as good if not better.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-17-2012, 02:39 AM
maverick1701's Avatar
maverick1701 maverick1701 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Memphis, TEXAS
Posts: 1,767
maverick1701 has a good reputation on FTE.maverick1701 has a good reputation on FTE.
zip tied to the ranch hand grill guard
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-17-2012, 08:35 AM
TFWcustoms TFWcustoms is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 33
TFWcustoms is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've never heard of anyone purposely trying to drill their bumper for the front plate! I would rock with out it, its sooo much nicer and classier looking in my opinion
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-17-2012, 01:19 PM
sgthawkusmc's Avatar
sgthawkusmc sgthawkusmc is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Mass
Posts: 873
sgthawkusmc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TFWcustoms View Post
I've never heard of anyone purposely trying to drill their bumper for the front plate! I would rock with out it, its sooo much nicer and classier looking in my opinion
You won't be able to get an inspection sticker in states like Mass without it. I'd rather have left it off... Pilot hole through the bumper cover and steel behind it, then self tapping screws were the easiest and most secure way of installing it for me. I bought my Ex in Michigan where no front plate is required. The dealership gave me the plate bracket, but I had to install it when I got home. Old thread...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-17-2012, 01:22 PM
MisterCMK's Avatar
MisterCMK MisterCMK is online now
Avid Winter Hater
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 23,214
MisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputationMisterCMK has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by TFWcustoms View Post
I've never heard of anyone purposely trying to drill their bumper for the front plate! I would rock with out it, its sooo much nicer and classier looking in my opinion
Knock yourself out. Just one more thing to draw attention that may or may not be wanted.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-17-2012, 03:40 PM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,132
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Yeah, it's an easy excuse to pull you over in states that require it. Get the mounting bracket at the dealer.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:38 AM
Big's Avatar
Big Big is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Fort Fun
Posts: 468
Big is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've searched the forum but can't find this answer: what are the fasteners that hold on the front license plate bracket? They appear to be rivets but I'm not sure.
We don't need a front license plate in Indiana so I'd like to remove it. I know there will be holes in the front 'bumper'. I'll look at having them filled and painted. We just got the truck and there is another decent scuff on the bumper that really could stand to be painted.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-10-2014, 10:31 PM
rick chi-town-2 rick chi-town-2 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 24
rick chi-town-2 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big View Post
I've searched the forum but can't find this answer: what are the fasteners that hold on the front license plate bracket? They appear to be rivets but I'm not sure.
We don't need a front license plate in Indiana so I'd like to remove it. I know there will be holes in the front 'bumper'. I'll look at having them filled and painted. We just got the truck and there is another decent scuff on the bumper that really could stand to be painted.
rivets, yes... and just absolutely goofy, no less. Hey Ford, your basic, good old-fashioned screws would've sufficed to hold the bracket on. Then, should the customer not want the bracket, its easily removed.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:07 PM
montecarlo31 montecarlo31 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 560
montecarlo31 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big View Post
I've searched the forum but can't find this answer: what are the fasteners that hold on the front license plate bracket? They appear to be rivets but I'm not sure.
We don't need a front license plate in Indiana so I'd like to remove it. I know there will be holes in the front 'bumper'. I'll look at having them filled and painted. We just got the truck and there is another decent scuff on the bumper that really could stand to be painted.
they actually make plugs that you can use to fill those and are almost un noticeable. I was thinking about filling mine however I need the mount to hold my toll tag since they don't seem to like tinted windows.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Big's Avatar
Big Big is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Fort Fun
Posts: 468
Big is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rick chi-town-2 View Post
rivets, yes... and just absolutely goofy, no less. Hey Ford, your basic, good old-fashioned screws would've sufficed to hold the bracket on. Then, should the customer not want the bracket, its easily removed.
So I can just drill them out. Ok.


Quote:
they actually make plugs that you can use to fill those and are almost un noticeable. I was thinking about filling mine however I need the mount to hold my toll tag since they don't seem to like tinted windows.
Cool. Dealer have those I assume. I'll call my buddy from HS that works in parts.

Big
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
License Plate mount.... Amish Ford 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 2 02-09-2016 07:47 AM
Front License Plate Holder mantta 2015+ F150 1 05-11-2015 10:24 AM
Front license plate bracket smithrock 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 27 05-22-2012 05:34 PM
Front license plate mount heymrdj Expedition & Navigator 9 08-02-2008 08:55 PM
Front license plate smokey_and_freya 1997 - 2003 F150 2 10-15-2001 06:06 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
2000, 2008, 2011, excursion, exposition, f150, ford, frame, front, license, lightning, mount, mounting, navigator, plate

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 AM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.