Has anyone on this forum have any issues in regards to the way our front license plates are mounted? I encountered high winds over the weekend and the front plate was nearly sheared off. I only noticed it when I stopped to refuel my truck. I noticed that the only thing holding the plate was the center pivot popper.
My dilemma is I'm not entirely sure how to install the new pivots on the plate to reattach it to the truck. Is there a special tool that the dealer uses or is it something so basic I'm just not seeing it.
actually I do. As soon as I got home I took off the plate so I wouldn't lose it. Since the plastic frame was spinning on the front bumper I incurred small scratches on the bumper. It might be ok , but I would need to buff it down and see what I have to work with.
The frame was kind of floppy, so I used some big sheet metal screws to hold the plate and frame on and was long enough to screw through the bumper. Now it is more solid, but not what I would call great. Everything is plastic now it seems.
It is not so much the frame as there is not much to mount it to. This plastic bumper I think is filled with foam of some sort so there is not much support for it.
The big sheet metal screws helped a lot as it screwed a ways into the foam or what ever it is in there.
You can tell I am not a fan of this plastic stuff now days.
I had a 73 T bird that had a solid bumper you use to knock down brick walls with.
One good bump on this 07 and it might just fall off.
Right, I used large / long sheet metal screws through the holes in the licence plate and the black plastic frame, into the bumper or should I say "big chunk of plastic" they call a bumper.
The large / long screws went in to the "bumper" about an inch or so.