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      09-25-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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I couldn't justify spending $50-$70 on a tow hook plate kit...so as ridiculous as this may seem, I'll just have to make do with it

Total cost: $5 and some supplies I had sitting around

Here's a step by step DIY that I posted up:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749642













A shot in better lighting. Plate has since been shifted more to the left and frame removed as seen above.


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      09-25-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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Nice! Can you provide more info on how you built it step by step?
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      09-25-2012, 04:55 AM   #3
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Nice! Can you provide more info on how you built it step by step?
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      09-25-2012, 05:02 AM   #4
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Ghetto? I call that money saving ingenuity!
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      09-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #5
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Ghetto? I call that money saving ingenuity!
Thanks wasn't expecting the compliments!

Here's the DIY that I posted up (I guess I'll include it in the OP):
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749642
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      09-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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My mod was free. No front plate lol. But that's some nice work OP a DIY would be great
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      09-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
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looks really good ..
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AWESOME!! Perfect timing too, Im getting ready to put on my M3 bumper and didnt want to drill holes in it... so yay perfect!! thanks OP great DIY!!!
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      09-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
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That looks legit! lol!
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      09-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #10
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yoo where did you get that frame
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      09-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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Looks sweet.
wrong word for the thread subject.
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nice job!
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      09-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #13
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Nice! That's not ghetto. I was expecting zip ties..lol
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      09-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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Freakin awesome!!! I don't think it's ghetto at all...looks good I almost ordered a plate holder now I don't have to
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nice!
thank you for the great idea.
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      09-25-2012, 10:25 PM   #17
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where did you get your 3D lip? authentic?
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My mod was free. No front plate lol. But that's some nice work OP a DIY would be great
Lucky for you, unfortunately it's a legal obligation here in Canada, B.C.

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looks really good ..
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AWESOME!! Perfect timing too, Im getting ready to put on my M3 bumper and didnt want to drill holes in it... so yay perfect!! thanks OP great DIY!!!
Glad I could help! Good luck with it

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That looks legit! lol!
haha I'm suprised myself with these responses

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yoo where did you get that frame
It was out for a limited time. I'm not using mine anymore though, I could sell it to you if you want it

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Nice! That's not ghetto. I was expecting zip ties..lol
haha I was actually trying to find a way to zip tie it before I came up with this, but the plate wouldn't fit anywhere that was "ziptieable".

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Freakin awesome!!! I don't think it's ghetto at all...looks good I almost ordered a plate holder now I don't have to
Awesome! Glad you could save some change!

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Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions

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where did you get your 3D lip? authentic?
Bought it from a local member actually. Much like the tow hook, I went the cheap route for the lip too. We'll see how it holds up
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      09-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #19
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TIP... I can see your rear wheels are not exactly flush to the body... 12mm spacers will do the trick...
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Well done mod, and DIY. Car looks great, and you definitely have a good camera taking those shots. Very crisp.
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      09-26-2012, 12:54 PM   #21
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Great write up! Not too shabby, works perfectly.
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Nice job! Love DIY jobs
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