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DIY tow hook license plate holder $6
Published by m1xst5r
02-11-2014
DIY tow hook license plate holder $6

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So I liked the way the tow hook license plate position looked. But I didn't like the price tag of the holder. I went to Home Depot, bought these metal pieces for under $1 each piece. And a 5/8" screw 2 nuts and 2 washers.

If you don't have the right tools it takes a while. But it's not that difficult.

I'll take a picture of the receipt from Home Depot so you can see what I purchased.

It's basically bend one piece of flat metal -\_/- get a 5/8 drill bit. Or like what I did. Go around and around with a 1/4 inch one I found in the garage.

Use the nuts and washers to secure the bent metal into place.

Use the skinny pieces of metal and align it up with the license plate to find out where exactly you need to attatch it.

Screw it all together.

*im not no customization expert.

*i don't guarantee it will hold up forever.

*dont blame me if your license plate blows off.

It feels sturdy. And holds well. I am going to spray paint it. And it looks awesome
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By sivas on 02-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Nice.. Looks great!!
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By m1xst5r on 02-11-2014, 10:51 PM
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Nice.. Looks great!!
Thanks
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By halcyon026 on 02-12-2014, 03:10 PM
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Nice!!

Question: How do you access/pull out the tow hook? Then, what attaches to it? A bolt or a nut and what size?

Thanks! I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
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By m1xst5r on 02-12-2014, 08:46 PM
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Nice!!

Question: How do you access/pull out the tow hook? Then, what attaches to it? A bolt or a nut and what size?

Thanks! I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
To access the tow hook area I used one of the plastic shop rite cards that hook up to your keys and pushed it through the side. It popped right out no problem. Then there's a plastic line that is attached to the cover. Just pull it out with minimal force. It should come out no problem.

I purchased the 5/8 bolt from Home Depot. Not sure on a exact measurement of the cut. But you can screw it in and check and make your own length.
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By m1xst5r on 02-13-2014, 09:18 AM
There's my baby after getting washed. The plate holder didn't flinch going through the machine. Def a cheap route for a great look
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By halcyon026 on 02-13-2014, 01:33 PM
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To access the tow hook area I used one of the plastic shop rite cards that hook up to your keys and pushed it through the side. It popped right out no problem. Then there's a plastic line that is attached to the cover. Just pull it out with minimal force. It should come out no problem.

I purchased the 5/8 bolt from Home Depot. Not sure on a exact measurement of the cut. But you can screw it in and check and make your own length.
Thanks!
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By jordan_e90 on 06-13-2014, 06:56 PM
what is the name of the metal pieces your purchased?
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By mathematics on 06-16-2014, 04:10 PM
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not sure what they're called, but they're in the building materials aisle. they're used for joining studs and beams.

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what is the name of the metal pieces your purchased?
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