Wanted to clean up the front of my car, and get that pesky NY front plate off that nice shield grille.
Didn't want to pay the $100+ for the real mount.
I ordered a tow hook off the net for around $30 and went to work.
I put it into the bumper and marked the line of the car with a welders chalk.
Clamped it up.
Got the saws all out and cut it about a 1/2" from the bumper line.
All done cutting.
Ground it down nice and smooth.
Done with the grind
Used a large drill to drill 2 holes in the hook.
Tapped the holes the correct size for the small bolts I had.
A bad photo of the tapped holes.
Got some strips of aluminum flashing I had around and built a frame.
Attached frame to tow hook on car.
Day 2, Painting:
Painted the exposed end of the towhook with black rust proof paint.
Painted frame with same paint.
Plate mounted v.2
From the top
I still need to order a delete for the front. I would be fine with keeping it gray but they only make the gray delete with chrome strips. So I may just suck it up and go with the all black grille & delete.