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Unread 10-25-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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question for a new owner

been reading since i got my wife a Patriot love the site here and the tons of knowledge thats here. but i have the following question.

Just bought my wife a Patriot 2 weeks ago and when we went to get the licinse plates they just screwed the front one direct on the bumper no bracket or anything....Is this how its done on the Pat's or is there sposed to be a bracket there like on most other vehicals out there???


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Unread 10-25-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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No bracket. Self tapping screws right into the front fascia. Welcome to the group!

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Unread 10-26-2007, 03:04 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Gramps
No bracket. Self tapping screws right into the front fascia.
Yeah, Wackeycat, that drives me nuts. I really prefer brackets.

At one point in my career, the company I was working for at the time transferred me twice in a twelve-month period, which means I lived in three states in the span of a year. I bought my car in a state that did not require front plates. The first state I was transferred to (for about eight months) required front license plates, then I transferred to a state that does not have front plates (where I remain to this day).

Good thing that the vehicle I owned at the time used a license plate bracket, or I would have been looking at two holes in my front bumper for several years...if I did not choose to write a big check for repairs, that is.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 03:55 AM   #4
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Calibers come with a bracket to mount to their bumpers, perhaps it might fit your needs?
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