Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: socialist lib heaven mASS
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where to get a lighted license plate bracket?
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I took that infernal tow bar thing off my Samurai yesterday since I got the cool Hardcore4x4 gas tank skid and no longer need it. (plus I wanted to be able to see the skid plate). It went typically well, I snapped off two of the four big bolts that hold it on and couldn't get anything on the nut at the top of the other two, which just kind of crumbled/rounded off. Vise grips wouldn't do it, nut splitter no-go, so I dremeled the nuts to oblivion and have the metal splinters to prove it. Then I tried to get thoselittle tiny plates off the ends and got exactly one of the upper bolts out on either side, but the heads rounded off on the other two upper ones (even with 6 point socket). No big deal..I'll take off the lower two instead. One broke off on either side and the back one rounded off there, too. *sigh* More grinding and chiseling and invisible metal splinters (scratch scratch) and I finally got it off. Whew.
Since tht was part of my license plate mount, I had to drill some holes in the crossbar above the fuel tank to hang the plate, but it may be too far up and in and could draw attention from law enforcement types. You can't really see the registration expiration staicker in the upper right corner anymore. At least the light I put there still shines on it (required in MAssachusetts)
I want to move the plate up to be either on my back door (its a hardtop) to the left of the spare or perhaps into the middle of the spare. My problem is the light. I can get the wires up there for power without much trouble, but I'd like a reasonably tidy plate bracket with some integral lighting.
After all this bluster, all I want to know is if anyone knows where I would buy something like that. I haven't been able to find anything like that anyplace I have looked. Just a simple standard plate bracket with lights built in to shine on the plate is what I need, unless someone has a better idea.