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Solutions for holes left from front license plate bracket.

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by The Californian, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    The Californian

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    I removed the front license plate bracket the day I bought my truck, and have tried a few different plugs I found at Home Depot, and a few more I bought on Amazon but haven't found anything that fits, and has a clean look. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    Can you find an appropriately sized rubber grommet to plug the holes? That's what I did in the bed of my truck for the holes there.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    I went through about 30 different grommets, they were all either the wrong size, or sat too proud - I'm looking for something that will blend in nicely.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    I just got 2 matching screws and spray painted them black, they have looked good forever...
     
  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    Something like this (Amazon) kit wouldn't work for you? You can install them with the flat side facing out an they are fairly flush to the surface.

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  6. Feb 14, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    A plastic pop rivet will sit pretty flush.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 5:01 PM
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    Aftermarket bumper would solve that. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Feb 15, 2020 at 5:21 AM
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    I didn't even know these things were made. Nice job finding them!
     
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    I bought this kit, and none of them fit - I could have drilled the hole out a little more to get one to fit but was hoping to go a little less invasive.
    These are sweet! Thanks!
    I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t trying to convince myself of this exact thing.
    Cybertruck here I come!
     
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    Guess I'm too tight to spend $27.95 + shipping to fill bumper holes. Black ceramic coated 1/4-20 carriage bolts. Select matching nuts, out of there for about $2. Hack saw length to suit. :thumbsup:

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-1-...arse-Thread-Exterior-Carriage-Bolt/1001232750
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-20-x-1-4-in-Coated-Steel-Hex-Nut/1001265806

    Edit: If the backside of the bumper is inaccessible to install the nuts, browse Lowe's specialty fasteners. They have all manner of large flat head screws in black finish. You'll find something that will work.
     
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    Gotta love the internet!
     
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