SECOND FRONT LICENSE PLATE ON 2012 ECOBOOST!!!! please please someone help

SECOND FRONT LICENSE PLATE ON 2012 ECOBOOST!!!! please please someone help

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    SECOND FRONT LICENSE PLATE ON 2012 ECOBOOST!!!! please please someone help

    HELLO ALL, i need some opinions in a bad way. As i said i have had the truck for 2 weeks... over the past few years while seeing trucks on the road i said to myself i like those ecoboosts but do not like the plate off to the side. So i decided if i ever got one i would put a second plate on the passenger side. I know i seen this somewhere and kinda liked it. This was when i was told YOU CANT cover the intercooler hole under no circumstances (so out with the traditional plate idea)...I have noticed alot of you dont like badging/etc. but i do. I called the local ford garage shortly after i got my truck (also some research online). I explained i wanted a bracket to put on the passenger side and they ordered me one. So i got the pad off (breaking one of the clips) but there was no way it was going to fit. So i called back and he ordered a different type. Went to pick it up yesterday and he said before he even handed it to me that this doesn't look right either, but i said i would try it and bring it back if not. I haven't had time time to try it but i have my doubts. He said Ford used to make one but i have read elsewhere they never did. I found one truck online that wanted to do the same thing but ran into the same problem. He screwed it into the pad, and it looks good. My thing is i cant imagine we are the only 2 people in the world that wanted to do this! Keep in mind my state does not require a plate on the front but i wanted to put a WVU/Steeler plate on (im from the northeast)..

    Sorry for the rambling, but can anyone anywhere give me opinion/experience on this. I really want to resolve this, its obviously not important and cosmetic, but its important to me
    THANKS IN ADVANCE
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    The bumper pads are factory molded to the contours of the bumper and Ford only produced one specifically for the license plate, to be mounted on the driver's side (as you have already found out).
    My suggestion would be to remove the factory plate mount and put the normal bumper pad there so you have matching pads on the right and left sides of the CAC opening. Then mount your plates directly to the pads so that everything matches and looks uniform.
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    Wait, so your state doesn't require a front plate and you want 2?!? My brain is hurting to try and understand... lol. To each is own!

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    I tried the same and bought another LP pad to incorporate on the pass side...didn't work. I then tried to find a drivers side bumper pad that they use for the 5.slows and could not find the part number to order, so I gave up. I am purchasing a winch bumper anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodneytxps View Post
    Wait, so your state doesn't require a front plate and you want 2?!? My brain is hurting to try and understand... lol. To each is own!
    bingo! remove the OEM plate, replace the plate mount with a bumper pad from a truck with no front license plate and count your lucky stars that you don't have to mount a plate up front.
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    LOL i know each is own... i am glad we dont have to have a state plate on the front but i always like having a plate (sports team etc) on the front and i thought this will def make my truck different. Thanks for your insight, if anyone else has a different solution please post... i am taking all under consideration. Thanks !
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    can not remember who did it


    they built one that flips up when driving and really slow speeds it goes down, it was in front of his cac. something like this


    https://www.amazon.com/Draw-Tite-Fol...+license+plate
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    I have another question regarding cosmetics. The ECOBOOST emblems on the door look like they have a plastic film on them ???? If so can it peeled off to look like true chrome. As I have said mine is a '12 in near new condition but U can tell the emblems are turning or the plastic is coming off ????? Thanks
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    No it looks like brushed alum under it.
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