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Old 03-06-2006, 07:46 AM   #11
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They might have nuts on the back?
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Far as I know..they don't rivet plate holders on... look closer if it'* warm enough. Then if the plate holder is good...I know of someone looking for one
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if the plate holder is good...I know of someone looking for one
I have one off already from my 94 SSEi..........interested?
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if the plate holder is good...I know of someone looking for one
I have one off already from my 94 SSEi..........interested?
PM on way to keep this thread on topic.
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I have two bolts inside those holes, and I've seen some go in through the bottome of the plate holder also.
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mine is definitely riveted on, i was gonna take it off to paitn it white but because fo the rivet and the factt hat i dont have any bolts to put in their place and i didnt fele like going to home depot to get some i havent bothered yet
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Well mine was bolted on and I took it off years ago, but if it is riveted on, then it is a simple task to drill out the rivets. If you've never drilled out rivets before, pick a drill size somewhat larger than the through-hole and drill intill the rivet head spins off. That simple.

It'* actually somewhat easier to drill a rivet from the tail end, but you might have access issues behind the bumper.
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And lets not forget drilling a rivet in a plastic bumper cover...hmmm heat...plastic. never a good combo.
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And lets not forget drilling a rivet in a plastic bumper cover...hmmm heat...plastic. never a good combo.
I agree. I should have written a caveat to the instructions above.

Use common sense while doing this or any other work on your vehicle. My advice does not come with a warranty or money back guarantee.
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