Submitted by bsimoes on Thu, 2013-05-30 18:17
I actually marked the video about how to attach a front plate with J Bolts in my favorites, in case I ever had the need to put my front plate on. I thought that it would be a snap to take care of...guess again. During Memorial Day weekend, the cops had a "Blitz" campaign where they were pulling over anyone for the smallest infraction. Guess what? The guy who pulled me over was very nice and did not give me a ticket, but it did give me pause.
I live in a two license plate state, but have not been able to find "J" bolts anywhere; I have invested over five hours in various hardware and auto shops, and have not been able to find another solution to attaching the front plate. I tried molly screws--(Brian, I'm sure that's not how it's spelled, but honestly, I don't care.)but either the screw part wasn't long enough or the molly part was too big to fit through the grille. I tried flex ties and even just metal wire, but that just looked too unbelievably redneck-awful. I would welcome hearing other suggestions. I would really like to avoid having to drill the nose cone; for one thing, I live at least three hours away from the nearest service center, and it's not the kind of thing that I would call on a ranger to do unless they were here to fix something else.