Mod #1 Srsly Ford. Mounted front license plate by drilling front bumper

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@Zap74 @TJ1007 Are those the plate holders that bolt through the tow hook? How far does it stick out in front of the hook? I have a pretty tight fit in my garage but this looks like a good solution. Thanks!
@TJ1007 - Looks awesome! Did your dealer buy it for yours personally or for all Broncos moving forward? Which one is it? Is it by Kentrol? Can you please send a pic from behind how it mounts? Thanks!
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@Zap74 @TJ1007 Are those the plate holders that bolt through the tow hook? How far does it stick out in front of the hook? I have a pretty tight fit in my garage but this looks like a good solution. Thanks!
It is attached by two of the Bronco bolts above the hook. It swings up for access to the hook. It sticks out 2 inched.
 

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That yellow one with the plate in the middle of the bumper is alright. I was thinking to do the same, even have it on an angle with the bumper. (granted angle plate would be a test fit to see how the cops feel on the road)
 

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@Zap74 I am glad to hear that works well. I was looking last night and found a flip up one that must be very similar that I am planning on mounting to the two bronco bolts above the tow hook as well.
 

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Yeah the Ford plate mount is horrible. I made two different brackets and it took two adjustments to the second one, but I finally got one that works/looks good.
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my current plan is to order one of those shackle mounts and have it in the truck somewhere, as "yes officer, I just bought this and am gonna install it tonight" way out of a possible ticket, though I see so many cars w/o front plate here in CA, I think the cops have better things to do.

But once I have my Bronco, I'm also gonna see if something like the the one linked here might work somewhere on the BL bumper, might need mods or have one made to fit around one of the more square 'tubes', but simple and easy install:

https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-4430-License-Plate-Bracket/dp/B001CF5EIU/ref=sr_1_37?crid=1TU27RDIKKEL2&dchild=1&keywords=front+license+plate+holder+for+jeep+wrangler&qid=1631735556&sprefix=front+license+plate+holder+for+jeep+w,aps,221&sr=8-37

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my current plan is to order one of those shackle mounts and have it in the truck somewhere, as "yes officer, I just bought this and am gonna install it tonight" way out of a possible ticket, though I see so many cars w/o front plate here in CA, I think the cops have better things to do.

But once I have my Bronco, I'm also gonna see if something like the the one linked here might work somewhere on the BL bumper, might need mods or have one made to fit around one of the more square 'tubes', but simple and easy install:

https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-4430-License-Plate-Bracket/dp/B001CF5EIU/ref=sr_1_37?crid=1TU27RDIKKEL2&dchild=1&keywords=front+license+plate+holder+for+jeep+wrangler&qid=1631735556&sprefix=front+license+plate+holder+for+jeep+w,aps,221&sr=8-37

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This one bolts directly on a Badlands bumper-

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...pdate-orders-shipped.22111/page-9#post-808704

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I've seen that one, also a nice solution, I just want the plate up higher I think, this low down it'll just get damaged/bent back on the trails. And I want something I don't have to remove when out and about, as I'm sure I'd forget about doing so.
I think something that goes around the 'tube' like that smittybuilt would work great. I'm also considering just using one of the Bronco bolts towards the side of the shackle and then using a zip tie or double sided tape or ... to keep it from flopping around. Gonna take a closer look once mine is here.
But good to see different ideas, this one sure looks nice and centered, which my ideas won't.
 

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I've seen that one, also a nice solution, I just want the plate up higher I think, this low down it'll just get damaged/bent back on the trails. And I want something I don't have to remove when out and about, as I'm sure I'd forget about doing so.
I think something that goes around the 'tube' like that smittybuilt would work great. I'm also considering just using one of the Bronco bolts towards the side of the shackle and then using a zip tie or double sided tape or ... to keep it from flopping around. Gonna take a closer look once mine is here.
But good to see different ideas, this one sure looks nice and centered, which my ideas won't.
I can bend one to be “higher up” but it will block the radar box which renders emergency braking adaptive cruise useless. I’ll make it if you want it.
 

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I'm just not mounting one, haven't had one on a truck for 30 years in Missouri.

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I'm just not mounting one, haven't had one on a truck for 30 years in Missouri.

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The GMC for 5 years now and a Titan for 15 years. My nephew built the upper protection. Hit deer 6 different times. One was 6 in the middle of the road killed 5. No damage to truck, just hair, blood and a full freezer.

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Had the GMC for 5 years and a Titan for 15 years. My nephew built the upper protection.

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After seeing the size deer up there I understand why you have the Titan rigged like that.
 

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After seeing the size deer up there I understand why you have the Titan rigged like that.
Couple hits where in Ks. I hunt mule deer long range

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License plate bracket came in. It is a flip up. Took a while to find one I felt comfortable with drilling another hole in and it still stay together. Drilled one hole to line up with the Bronco bolts on the mod bumper. Looks pretty good for a front plate. Flips up and out of the way to use tow hooks if needed.

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