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Moved license plate and added gap guards

I finally put gap guards on to hide the space under my bed.

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I also moved my license plate. it has been hanging from the bed by bailing wire for over a year and since i started building my bumper again i figured i should move it some where more permanent. its a little bit different and its taking a while to get used to. The light that is on it is bright, when im driving downt he road at night you can see it shining on the other lane to the edge of the road. it is spliced at the back of the bed at the bottom of the tailgate with spade connectors so that i can undo and take the tailgate off still.

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Get a bumper asap.
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NICE!!

Dude, a recessed plate holder seems like too much work with a crazy schedule.

So that mean this looks like a good idea for me as well lol.

What made you decide on that spot for the license plate? I would probably put mine more center and towards the bottom. I didnt know if there was a certain reason that you had to put it there (like wire location and stuff)
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Oh and what kind of light is that?

And where did you get it from?
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Get a bumper asap.
In progress hopefully should be done by the end of May along with a front skid plate.


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NICE!!

Dude, a recessed plate holder seems like too much work with a crazy schedule.

So that mean this looks like a good idea for me as well lol.

What made you decide on that spot for the license plate? I would probably put mine more center and towards the bottom. I didnt know if there was a certain reason that you had to put it there (like wire location and stuff)
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Oh and what kind of light is that?

And where did you get it from?
Yea recessing sounded like to much work for me too. I wanted to center it under the handle but there is a support in the middle of the tailgate running horizontaly that would have prevented me from being able to get nuts on the bolts. you could possibly get around this by using sheet metal screws.

Here are the mounts i used. for the one without the light i cut the top part off so all i had was the peice aross with the holes in it. I lined the back of both pieces with sticky foam weather stripping so that the plastic wouldnt rub on the paint.

http://www.etrailer.com/p-BK31BB.html?search=1
http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Ligh...s/LPL55CB.html
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Well, I just picked up some bedliner the other day.

I'm PLANNING on bed-lining the area where I'm mounting the plate and light, and then installing it.

Well see how it goes lol

Thanks for the idea. This will help me out a lot.
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Is the light super bright? I dont want something insanely bright when driving down the road.
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Dude I would totally hate driving behind you if that light is really as annoying as it is in the last pic
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It is pretty bright. it goes all the way across the other lane and lights up the oposite side of the road. you can see it if you look out the drivers window. but it will be good for hooking stuff up in the dark! I dont know if it would be possilbe to take the lens off and night shade it a little to dim it down a little or not.
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It is pretty bright. it goes all the way across the other lane and lights up the oposite side of the road. you can see it if you look out the drivers window. but it will be good for hooking stuff up in the dark! I dont know if it would be possilbe to take the lens off and night shade it a little to dim it down a little or not.
hmmm...thats a great idea actually.

Just mask off the rest of the light and spray a light coat.

Win. I might order one of these next week.
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well if you do get it and night shade it let me know how it turns out!
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well if you do get it and night shade it let me know how it turns out!
I will. I have some extra nightshade, and need to use it.

Its hard to tell in the pictures, but how far does the light stick out from the tailgate?

It only says 3 1/4" long, but does it look dumb sticking out that far?
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The website says it sticks out 2 5/16, i think that is the biggest problem i have with it is that the light sticks out but i dont have any side views of it right now and i wont be able to take any until next friday when i get home.
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Well, they have an LED version and single incandescent bulb version.

Im not sure which one would best to get.

Did you have to use both of the wires from your stock LP light setup?
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I have the LED. I only used one set of wires. they splice next the spare tire along the frame and i just cut one off there and taped it up incase i need to add another light. and then i used the wire that i cut off to wire between the new light and the wires that i didnt cut. if that makes sense.
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I have the LED. I only used one set of wires. they splice next the spare tire along the frame and i just cut one off there and taped it up incase i need to add another light. and then i used the wire that i cut off to wire between the new light and the wires that i didnt cut. if that makes sense.
Yeah, makes sense lol

Sorry for the million questions. I will be contributing some of my own pics to this thread soon enough lol.

Thanks big for the help.
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not a problem, i had to ask most of them too and kinda just went with it.
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spade connectors might not be the best type of connection i was messing with my tailgate today trying to replace the cables and i pulled two of the wires out of connectors. Is there another type of quick connector that i would be able to use that would be considered a quick connect?
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Well i was informed yesterday by a Missouri State Patrol officer that a license plate has to be below 48 inches. I got pulled over for doing 79 in a 65 with my cruise set on 71 so i was pretty pissed about that, he blamed it on my "over sized" tires causing my speedo to be off. went from 29s to 31s trust me its not off that much. anyway got a ticket for speeding and he let me off with a warning for the license plate. I wish i would have had a tape measure i would have gotten out right there and measured it. I will post up the measurement when i get it. even if its to high i doubt i lower it since there are now holes in my tailgate and it gets harder to mount if you go lower because of the brace in the tailgate.
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Wow, I didn't know that was a law, I thought the height law only applied to bumpers.

I still get harassed all the time about not having a front plate, then I bought an 18K lb license to only have one, but that has to be on the front, I just leave it on the back though
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The license plate measured 44.5 inches to the top, now ill have an answer if its ever brought up again.
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