How do I fix this myself?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by xzmpt, May 30, 2024.

  1. xzmpt

    xzmpt Bobtail Member

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    Pulled forward to a curb so I could back up and I guess my license plate got caught on it and when I backed up, the bumper came undone a little. It looks like the screw hole widened. Would a zip tie do the trick.
     

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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I would get some new stainless steel nuts and bolts and use larger stainless steel fender washers to hold everything together with the holes being that much oversized.
     
  4. broke down plumber

    broke down plumber Medium Load Member

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    you didnt just say ziptie that sucker XD haaa
     
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    Ex-Trucker Alex Heavy Load Member

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    Zipties? How ghetto.....
     
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  6. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    If it wasn't for zip ties half the trucks on the road would have fell apart. I used a bunch of em.
     
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  7. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    If I can’t fix it with duck tape and zip ties
    It can’t be fixed:rolleyes:
     
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  8. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    and if you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical.

    I think I would try to do the same thing that got you here,
    Only in reverse. Try to get against something and push it back together a little.
    Then do the larger washer thing previously listed.
     
  9. PacoTaco

    PacoTaco Medium Load Member

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    I think California and Illinois require the plate to be zip tied to the grill.
     
  10. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    Upstate New York, too.
     
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  11. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Heavy Load Member

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    I second what @AModelCat recommended. Repair it correctly and use a proper size bolt and nut with washers. If you visit an actual hardware store you can get black zinc plated fasteners so it matches the color of the trim.
     
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