DIY: JDM License Plate Holder

Written by chester rockwell
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A JDM number plate frame is a number plate frame that is sourced from or styled after the Japanese Domestic Market models of Asian cars. The JDM style number plate frame commonly places the front number plate to one side of the vehicle's front bumper, rather than in the centre of the bumper. This placement helps keep air flow to the radiator and engine more open, whereas a centrally-located number plate can obstruct the flow of air into the engine bay. Using a series of brackets and hardware from your local hardware store, you can create your own JDM front number plate holder.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 6 1/4 inch locking nuts
  • 4 1/4 inch round headed stove bolts
  • 2 1/4 inch hex bolts
  • 6 1/4 inch flat washers
  • 2 L-brackets measuring 2.5 inches by 5/8 inches
  • Power drill
  • Set of drill bits
  • Factory front number plate frame

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  1. 1

    Remove your factory front number plate frame.

  2. 2

    Using the round headed bolts, washers, and nuts, secure the two L-brackets to the rear of the factory number plate frame.

  3. 3

    Choose a location on your front bumper where you would like the front number plate to be placed.

  4. 4

    Drill two holes into the underside of your chosen location on the front bumper. The L-brackets will mount into these holes.

  5. 5

    Position the L-brackets over the mounting holes and use the remaining nuts and bolts to secure the number plate frame to the front bumper.

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