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Front License Plate Holder

ryco25

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The weakest part of our trucks: the front license plate holder. I've now knocked off 3 of them while off-roading in two different Rebels (2x on mine, once on a rental). They catch and rip off so easily - on a truck that is built to off-road with a beefy skid plate, you'd think RAM would put on a better bracket that is held on by more than two flimsy screws.

I just ordered a new bracket but want to avoid doing this again - has anyone explored aftermarket options or DIY hacks to keep the plate secured?

Photo of the plate already half destroyed from a trip through the mud, later the whole bracket came off again. 61436060960__2095D583-8841-4149-BFA3-AE55A61C83BF.JPG
 

TruckDriver

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just came to say, that looks like a ton of fun

also, maybe a diy tow-hook bracket that holds it off to the side/up? I'm also considering a front hitch, punching a hole through the skid and installing the plate at an angle "/" and back it with more aluminum to act as a pseduo skid out front as well
 

silverWS6

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I did this. Some bolts, wahers and nuts. The top holes of the plate line up perfectly with the top skid plate holes. Bent the plate to follow the curvature of the skid plate and it hasn't caught on anything or fallen off. These were some bolts that I had laying around, been meaning to get nicer/bigger bolts.

Front view

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Back view

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LaxDfns15

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I did the same as @silverWS6. You could also mount it to the top holes of the skid plate and the bottom holes of the plate to get it farther from the bottom of the truck. It'd look a little weird, but it's more out of the way.
 

orange01z28

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I'll send you mine for a backup if you pay for shipping. I just moved to AZ from CA and I don't need it anymore
 

2019REBEL

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Yep I used nuts(lock) and bolts as I also mounted my Vision X licence plate bracket with my Rigid light on mine.
 

rubiRI77

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Have not fixed it yet, but Yes I agree that the front plate bracket is pathetic. Bent mine up bad on a (soft) rotted old stump. I mean it BARELY touched it. i couldn't believe it when I saw it. For the price of these trucks? That is ridiculous.
 

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