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Help figure out license plate mounting

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Fireace, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Sep 6, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    I have an ADD hedgehog bumper with a winch and I am trying to figure out where to mount a front plate. In my town having a plate will save me the pain of being pulled over. Is there a bracket or does anyone have any ideas?E0EF3974-F593-433C-AD4D-9B0B3DEA0C82.jpg
     
  2. Sep 6, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    I would find threaded bolts and put them going thru the bumper out the front. Put on license plate then thread a nut on the top side of license plate. Double nuts if you scurred.
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    There’s simpler ones that snap onto the rollers on a roller fairlead but this is what I’ve got
     
  4. Sep 6, 2018 at 10:23 PM
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    I like that. Is that the slim line?
     
  5. Sep 6, 2018 at 11:16 PM
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    Nice Warn, what model is it!
     
  6. Sep 7, 2018 at 3:44 AM
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    SDHQ hidden winch with the Warn 10K wireless remote xenon.
    Slimline was not yet on the market, when I got it.
     
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  7. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:19 AM
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    I designed this for a buddy, the big holes are mounting to your bumper. It replaces your current metal guard on your bumper. All I would need from you is the mounting hole spacing and the hole size where the wench cable comes through. PM if your interested and we can discuss in more detail..

    WINCH LICENSE PLATE MOUNT DESIGN.jpg
     
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  8. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:25 AM
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    there is a notch on the bottom where the cable will be able to sit under the license plate (I'm not at work to give the latest iteration but you get the idea...)
     
  9. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:25 AM
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    Will it fit on the flat area under the right shackle? Or will they say that it is obscured by the shackle? You could just use 3M double sided tape to put it there.
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  10. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:27 AM
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    As long as its visible, I don't think it will matter (I could be wrong).
     
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    My buddy hits trails quite often. He likes that it is a one for one replacement for the existing metal bracket. When he hits trails, he will take the plate off (put the pins back in the bracket) and when he hits to road to go home, puts the plate back on.

    I'm not promoting anything, just thought I would share my design.
     
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    The lazy part of me says zip tie it to the upper tube.

    The slightly less lazy part says get some magnets like the dealers use and stick it above the winch.
     
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  13. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:42 AM
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    I was just about to suggest that man haha
     
  14. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:46 AM
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    I installed my front plate on the lower passenger side windshield. I used these suction cup license frame mounts. You will need to see if that’s legal to have your front plate there or not. But it’s only a 98 cent part. BBDB60C1-8844-400E-815D-A211926E3ABB.jpg
     
  15. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:51 AM
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    Again just for funzies, I am posting this to show what my buddy and I came up with

    WINCH LICENSE PLATE MOUNT DESIGN.jpg
     
  16. Sep 7, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    adhering strong magnets to the back of the plate would be the simplest way
     
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    I like your idea but I’ve got another suggestion. Why not just simply take the stock fair lead and drill two holes on the bottom edge below the recovery rope. Then use a thread tap to make threads for the two bolts to fasten the plate.

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    Valid point. Redesign to put your own touch is always fun I guess
     
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    Always gotta one up shit :rofl:
     
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    Sometimes I can’t help myself. Lol I have a few other ideas. I always have my creative designer mind working overtime.

    What about making either a bracket that mounts over the fairlead or a new bracket all together. The fairlead can have a license plate bracket that allows the license plate to mount to it and slide down when you need access to the recovery hook. The idea behind the bracket would be to have your license plate covering the fairlead during regular driving conditions and allow it to slide down when you need access to the hook.
     
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    You beat me to it, I was just going to post that first one. This might be the best option; at least what I would consider if it was mine. Price seems reasonable too.
     
  23. Sep 7, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    So my intent is to fabricate a whole new fairlead. Also, it will have quick release pins so the plate can be removed when wheeling and/or when the wench is needed.

    My buddy likes it because when you need to use the wench, your by the fairlead so pulling 2 quick release pins to remove the plate isn't terrible. As a mechanical engineer I hate slotted holes which would be needed to make a slide style.

    **not trying to jack the thread** I just like designing my own stuff so I am sharing...
     
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    I love all the ideas. I need to check to see what the Oregon law actually says about where it should go. Magnets are nice because I can remove it easily when I want to. I have until November to figure it out and I am in no rush. I wish I didn’t have to need to install a front
     
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