Front License Plate Holder relocation!

deanfromkelowna

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I wing’d it for 3 weeks without installing the front license plate holder which could not have been preplanned to be in a worse location. My dealer was kind enough not to install it and save me the cosmetic scar. I seriously thought about never installing it and asking for forgiveness and simply paying the fines for not having a front plate. There are lots of drivers in town from out of town so its possible I could have gone more than a year without detection. But alas, after three weeks driving to work past our local cop shop, prudence got the better of me.

1) I repurposed the factory holder
2) loosened the front plastic cowel (just the two front fasteners)
3) bought a license plate screw kit with washers, longer bolts (the kit uses a hex key)
4) a sharp blade to manually trim the bracket
5) a couple test “try-ons” and some more cuts, two washer each side and ta da!

Cost me $3.99 CAD and about 30 mins, 3/4 of a beer.I know its not the idea spot for off roading but for now, it will do.

Now I wait for the aftermarket to design a killer front bumper with winch that allows me to keep the sensor and the front plate might go MIA again.

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jasonkosi

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Are there many people in Kelowna driving without a front plate? I only ask because I remember reading an article about people trying to get rid of the front plate requirement in BC and seem to recall something about Kelowna having a high number of people doing that.
I was hoping to get away without one too, don't know what enforcement is like where I am.
 

Steveo21

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Great idea! You should start a business for BC Bronco owners! I’d pay.
 
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deanfromkelowna

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Are there many people in Kelowna driving without a front plate? I only ask because I remember reading an article about people trying to get rid of the front plate requirement in BC and seem to recall something about Kelowna having a high number of people doing that.
I was hoping to get away without one too, don't know what enforcement is like where I am.
We have lot's of Alberta folks who only have a rear plate so it can seem like it. Plus, the police are overworked so it's rare to get pulled over.
 

CSRedDragon

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I wing’d it for 3 weeks without installing the front license plate holder which could not have been preplanned to be in a worse location. My dealer was kind enough not to install it and save me the cosmetic scar. I seriously thought about never installing it and asking for forgiveness and simply paying the fines for not having a front plate. There are lots of drivers in town from out of town so its possible I could have gone more than a year without detection. But alas, after three weeks driving to work past our local cop shop, prudence got the better of me.

1) I repurposed the factory holder
2) loosened the front plastic cowel (just the two front fasteners)
3) bought a license plate screw kit with washers, longer bolts (the kit uses a hex key)
4) a sharp blade to manually trim the bracket
5) a couple test “try-ons” and some more cuts, two washer each side and ta da!

Cost me $3.99 CAD and about 30 mins, 3/4 of a beer.I know its not the idea spot for off roading but for now, it will do.

Now I wait for the aftermarket to design a killer front bumper with winch that allows me to keep the sensor and the front plate might go MIA again.

AD70332A-5C85-4EA5-90D2-CE2E88B842D2.jpeg


4AF54000-58A3-4B57-9451-EB10DEE42802.jpeg


82D0A75F-7EC4-4BA5-BB13-1150E9D6E573.jpeg


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Just did the same thing to my BB today and was about to post. I just used 2 galvanized screws after drilling a pilot hole. Looks soooo much better!

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deanfromkelowna

deanfromkelowna

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Great idea! You should start a business for BC Bronco owners! I’d pay.
Just need a sharp knife and a 5/8’s socket. Hard to corner the market,
 
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