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Where to put license plate with flush mounted

I just ordered my flush mounted lights. I am doing something a little different, then the normally round LED lights. Its kinda a retro thing. I'll have pics when they are installed.

Anyway, where the heck do i put the license plate. I have thought about this for two days now and cant come up with any good ideas. Im not really worried about tag lights, for now. I do run a spare tire carrier, sometimes with a spare on it. Mum im not really sure. If you have pics of yours, i would love to see them.

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Re: Where to put license plate with flush mounted

I bought a license plate hanger at an auto parts store and mounted it under the driver's side light, kinda like stock. The one I got is plastic; I've seen them in stainless also. I thought about the same thing as you and couldn't come up with anything real clever, so I just imitated the stock thing. I don't have it illuminated.

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Re: Where to put license plate with flush mounted

My lights aren't flush mounted, but I thought you might like the look of my bracket. Sorry the pic isn't better. Had a heck of a time deciding what to do. I don't like the "hanging in the breeze" license plate brackets that are stock Jeep. This one is protected a bit, and will stay readable for a lot longer! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Where to put license plate with flush mounted

well jim.. when i do the flat look.. im going to just bolt it to the stock holes.. and use those bolts with the lights on the head... KISS
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Re: Where to put license plate with flush mounted

Jim, I welded 2 nuts to my rear flat crossmember and bolted the plate to that. Right in the center and below my spare tire. I didn't worry about illumination as most (or all) plates reflect light. The plate is just above where the drawbar won't block the view.
Now, if I can find some baby flat or flush mount reverse lights I would be happier...
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Re: Where to put license plate with flush mounted

I left my plate in the stock spot after adding the flush mounted LED lights. I have seen a few mounted to the spare tire carrier. I saw one guy that bent the plate to match the curve of the body under the gas filler and then he just riveted it on to the body. Most states require a license plate light to be completely legal though. I was going to use Lite-N-Boltz, but couldn't fine 'em local. So I used the LED windshield washer nozzles that are so popular on ricers nowadays. They come in red, blue and white LEDs, and are about ten bucks a pair. I just had to enlarge the hole on the plate and holder to allow the wires to go through. If I can find some pic's I'll post em. Laters.
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Re: Where to put license plate with flush mounted

the lighted bolts can be found in the ricer section of autozone for a few bucks..
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