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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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ok so the second to last owner of my 110 had a love affair with velcro. He/she stuck the license plate on with velcro, among other odds and ends that are on this truck with the sticky stuff.
so my problem is how is every one putting their license plate on? I have holes already drilled( i did not do this found the hole when i removed the velcro) but the holes are too wide for my license plate thus i will have to drill holes in the plate and figure out what size fastener to get it all together. and im thinking if i do use screws i will have to line the back of the plate with something to keep it from vibrating the paint off and causing a problem.

so should i just use velcro again and hope someone does not steal my tag ( i would not put it past some retard to do this in Tampa).

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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Assuming it's the front.....Go to an auto parts store and get a plastic bracket like this, http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...=439392_0_2826_

Fasten the bracket to the bumper and attach the plate to the bracket.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Its on the Back. I dont have to worry about front tags here in FL
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Like mentioned, go to the auto parts store and get a little plastic bracket. It's worked fine on my RoW truck
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Old March 14th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Pop Rivet.

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He/she stuck the license plate on with velcro, among other odds and ends that are on this truck with the sticky stuff.
so my problem is how is every one putting their license plate on? Suggestions?
I have used aluminum sealed pop rivets for the past 25 years... with stainless washers.
They leave very small holes, are easy to install, and very easy to remove with a portable drill.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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I bought some nice stainless nuts/bolts with a special security head that looks like a Torx head with a dimple in the middle.

It's not rocket science at all, but it does help to have an extra set of hands as you will find yourself woring under and inside while somebody could be outside tightening/holding.
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well you have a NON US car trying to fit a USA style plate. =)

if there are no holes - the panel has either has always "not been drilled and license has been plate stuck on" - or - "its a new panel and no one has drilled holes"

i think the offical term is "nut certs" then you can screw a plate on.
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the rivets seem like a good idea, im guessing i would need to find someone with a riveter (spelling right?). what about rubbing on the paint? did you have that problem?
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Since there are no holes, I would go with heavy duty industrial tape or stick with the velcro. YOLO. On a NAS truck, there are four rivnuts, which work fine if you use the plastic screws so the screws don't seize in the holes.
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the rivets seem like a good idea, im guessing i would need to find someone with a riveter (spelling right?). what about rubbing on the paint? did you have that problem?
Never if you use the 1/8" and install the rivets properly.
We have a rivet gun the works off air pressure, so the installs are always tight.
If you do a poor hand riviter job, then you get just that.
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What size rivnuts?

I need to put my new plate on, and the allen bolt is just turning and turning, so I'm going to have to cut them off.

What size rivnuts and bolts were originally used?
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Since there are no holes, I would go with heavy duty industrial tape or stick with the velcro. YOLO. On a NAS truck, there are four rivnuts, which work fine if you use the plastic screws so the screws don't seize in the holes.
lol YOLO reference.
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What size rivnuts?

I need to put my new plate on, and the allen bolt is just turning and turning, so I'm going to have to cut them off.

What size rivnuts and bolts were originally used?
If my memory serves us accurately, think they were 6mm rivnuts from the factory and 1/4 - 20 from a US dealer.
Have no affection for those things... again pop rivets are a better choice.

The jig is up.
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If your rivnut spins, you can access it from behind and hold it with a pair of vice grips. Once the old screw is out, you can JB weld the backside to make it not spin and use the plastic screws (all the ones I have seen are metric and I hoarded enough of them). Ideally you want to replace the rivnut, but how rarely you change the plate, my solution works.
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You don't need a special tool to instal a rivnut. A nut, bolt, washer, piece of flat stock and a couple of spanners and your fine. Google search "installing a rivnut without a tool" and your golden.
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the rivets seem like a good idea, im guessing i would need to find someone with a riveter (spelling right?). what about rubbing on the paint? did you have that problem?
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ron - if you do not want to continue to use old warn out plastic "bolts" anymore - i get a package from "belmetric" every couple of months! =) [bel metric - ralph or tony - 800.544.1624] i think there are 50 in a plastic bag. i get the 6 x 16 size.
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the rivets seem like a good idea, im guessing i would need to find someone with a riveter (spelling right?). what about rubbing on the paint? did you have that problem?
Did you install the plate? I have a rivet gun and rivets of different sizes. I also have a license plate frame that, if you want it, is yours free. I'm in Longwood.
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