Tow hook plate holder

Mattyb

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Hi guys, first post here so sorry if this has already been answered (could you point me in the right direction 😊)

I’ve just picked up a new Supra and the dealer was good enough to not stick the plate on the bumper. I think it looks better to the side.

I picked up a plate holder on eBay which I thought would work but the tow eye thread on the holder is too small.

Anyone know where to get a good plate holder here in the UK without going through trial and error? (Plus extortionate shipping fees from the US)

If not then anyone know the thread size for the tow hook so I can make one out of some threaded bar!




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This could work. The one I bought is no longer available but this looks pretty much the same. The BMW F-Series fitment fits perfectly in the tow hook hole.
 
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This could work. The one I bought is no longer available but this looks pretty much the same. The BMW F-Series fitment fits perfectly in the tow hook hole.
That’s pretty much the one I bought in the end but off eBay.

Wrapped a little ptfe/plumbers tape around the thread so it was secure in the tow eye too!

Any tips to make sure the plate won’t spin after a while? There’s a lot of leverage on it with a slightly smaller than legal plate on it.
I’m thinking some sort of support bar or am I over engineering it 😂
 

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I just used PTFE tape and tightened as much as possible! I've got about 3500 miles and it is still secure. It has loosened off a bit but no signs of it wobbling or anything yet. Most of the movement I've seen is just rotating the plate side-to-side very slightly but in normal driving conditions I've not seen it move at all.
 
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Good shout!
I’ll make sure it’s tightened as much as possible!
 

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