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Old 08-19-2013, 02:40 PM
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I'm looking to remove my front license plate. It has been an eyesore since I purchased the truck last Oct. since there is no bracket (just two bolts holding it on the chrome bumper). Also, because of this 'set-up' the plate has started to scratch the bumper. I am not pleased.
I recently learned from local police officials that vehicles that do not come from the factory with a proper front license plate bracket are not required to run with a front plate. So I am within the law to remove it. Problem is, once removed, I will have two open holes in my bumper on display.
I am looking for ideas of filling the holes with bolts, preferably chrome, that will be flush with the bumper and pretty much hide the holes. I have only been able to come up with chrome 'bullet' looking license plate bolts at a local auto parts store (they are the kind that are built for anti-theft). They would match the bumper, but would not achieve my goal of a flush finish since they stick out a good half inch.
I have scoured the internet, but this seems a difficult item for me to figure out how to find. Any suggestions or ideas?
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Just get stainless carriage bolts locally and polish them to a perfect shine., or go to a hardware store and pickup chrome plugs.



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I honestly just left mine open they look fine. I completely forgot that they were there until I read this post... unless you are looking for them no one notices. I have yet to have someone say anything about it. But I do understand where you are coming from that was my first thought when I took the plastic plugs out.
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Thanks for the replies. I used your pics, Asur, at my local hardware store and was able to find some but they ended up being too small and I destroyed one trying to pop it in. lol I shall continue to keep an eye out. If anyone has access to a pair that would fit and would be willing ship them to me, I'd be much obliged and would cover all purchase and shipping fees.
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Do a search on this site. About a month ago someone posted that they found the chrome plugs at I believe an Ace hardware store. He mentioned the correct size also.
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