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post #1 of 11 Old 08-27-2012, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Removing front license place with tamper proof screws

Hopefully right forum, but I just moved back to Texas and got my plates and tried removing my old plates from the front bumper. They are mounted with tamper proof screws, no problem I have the tools for that. Problem is: I can't access the back nut (or whatever is holding it in place) to unscrew it properly.

I tried taking off the front bumper, but lack the physical arm strength and power tools to do so

I was wondering if anyone had an easy "aha, I feel dumb now" solution for removing it? (No, I didn't install the plates)

If anything I was thinking I could just get a dremel and saw them off...

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-27-2012, 08:02 AM
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Park in a bad neighborhood and wait til there stolen?







Dremel does sound good.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-28-2012, 09:52 AM
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Get a chisel and a small sledge hammer, that'd be the quickest way.

rjbruzan, I live in the bad neighborhood. They don't want a jeep, they want grandma's cady!
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-28-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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would the chisel and hammer mess up the bumper? (not that I plan on using those holes for the plate)

Do people even steal license plates??
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-28-2012, 02:51 PM
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My sons neighborhood they steal the plates with valid stinkers on them.

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The one I miss most is my mind

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It smells good but thats about it

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post #6 of 11 Old 08-29-2012, 06:01 AM
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I work at a car dealer. We get in car loads of (legal?) imigrants from south of the border quite frequently. They always want to test drive something. While they are gone is is common practice for the saleman to go out and do a walk around of any potetial trade to have a little info for them when they return. I would say that at least 80% of the time there will be a stack of no less that 10 to 15 plates in the back seat from various states around the country.
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-29-2012, 06:57 AM
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Do people even steal license plates??
My plates (both front and rear) have been stolen about 6 times, It's a hazard of having custom California plates in New England. Unfortunately, someone managed to steal my last one that had just expired before I could replace it with my NH plates so now I don't even have a CA plate of my own any more.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-29-2012, 09:37 PM
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It shouldn't, just focus on the bolt that you need off. If you are worried about the bumper, you could stick a rag inbetween the bumper and chisel and all should be good. We don't have the stickers on our plates down here. Maybe thats why they don't steal them. hmmm... why don't they get it off my windshield then? haha
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-11-2012, 09:48 AM
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one word.... axle grinder... actually two words... axle grinder is your friend, you can solve pretty much any problem with it
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-14-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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one word.... axle grinder... actually two words... axle grinder is your friend, you can solve pretty much any problem with it
Oh my, that was fun
I think I shall enjoy this tool!

Thanks for all the suggestions all, but sparks flying sold me and it was pretty quick to boot.
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post #11 of 11 Old 10-25-2012, 03:42 PM
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20 bucks at Harbor Freight for one of those vibrating saws. Comes with the blades cut the head off and the shank and nut will fall out.
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