Fastening your license plate

Got rust? Seats, panels, doors, windows, etc. The old messages from the NPCA 'Body & Interior' category are here.

Postby zed » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:42 am

I have spent many restless night trying to figure out the best way to attach the license plates. Fortunately, someone has done a comprehensive analysis of options (for a BMW). See https://www.e92n55.com/2017/05/how-to-b ... -hardware/

I am certain Rob will chime in with his solution.

Now maybe I can now move forward with better nights sleep.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:36 pm

What's wrong with screws and nuts?
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Postby zed » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:56 pm

Oh Leslie, are not Patrol owners as OCD as BMW owners?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:14 pm

Well I've been called an anal purist before. But screws and nuts are what was used for decades until the advent of plastic bumpers with threaded inserts.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:56 pm

They were actually referred to as license plate screws. They used a square nut.
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Postby Esteban » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:17 pm

Not period correct... :twisted:
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Postby zed » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:47 pm

Uh-oh...Esteban is correct! This deviation from stock will then give me nightmares. Time to sell the Patrol and start the restoration of Radio Flyer wagons. Then I could build an outbuilding for the projects.
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:56 pm

Down vote. You could use bailing wire. You could also buy a Jeep.
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Postby r1lark » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:29 pm

Well..........if you want to be perfectly factory correct, there should be no license plate at all. The factory didn't put license plates on the Patrols, did they? LOL :character-bart:
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Postby zed » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:21 pm

r1lark wrote:Well..........if you want to be perfectly factory correct, there should be no license plate at all. The factory didn't put license plates on the Patrols, did they? LOL :character-bart:


Excellent point. The 1969 Patrol Leaflet omitted the front license plate and the front license plate bracket.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1709

So now... should the Patrol be shown with or without the front license plate bracket? More restless nights ahead!!!
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