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1999 Mercury Marquis - License Plate

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:54 PM
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I bought my dad's '99 Marquis and need to put a front license plate on it. He lived in a state the didn't require a plate. There are four holes in the front bumper but they are not threaded. I bought a "License Plate Bracket" from a Ford dealer. It is a cheap piece of plastic that I looks like it should be bolted to the bottom holes on the bumper (They line up) but the holes aren't threaded. The plate slides into slots on the edges. The top holes in the plate line up with the upper holes BUT they are not threaded.

I tried rigging it and lost the plate

Does anyone know how the heck the bracket and plate are supposed to be mounted. My dear wife is all over my case about this since she got a warning ticket from the Ohio State Patrol.
 
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:46 PM
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If the holes are not threaded, try using bolts, washers and nuts to mount the plate holder and plate.You would need access to the backside of the plastic bumper. I have a 99 grand marquis also, and that is what we have done.
 
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:09 PM
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Fixed! Ford dealer used special (large) pop rivets to attach the mounting bracket. He gave me some self tapping bolts and advised I drill a slightly smaller hole through the bumper where the two upper un-threaded holes. Did that and screwed the bolts in, no problem.
 
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:44 AM
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Get a stainless-steel frame and bolts with chrome covers from Amazon.com.
See attached photo.
 
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