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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Country of origin plate doesn't fit Reply with quote

Upon the arrival of my country of origin plate, I immediately went to the garage to mount it. However, it doesn't fit my bumper mount. My bumper mount is too tall. When I ordered the plate, I ordered the one compatible with 49-67 cars, because the 74-79 plates have the round mount for the shock absorbing bumpers. I presumed that it would fit my car, since it doesn't have the shock absorbing bumpers.

This is the one I got:

http://www.mamotorworks.com/VW/product/origin-plat...low_361066

It says that you can buy an adapter plate, but it looks like this:

http://www.mamotorworks.com/VW/product/bracket-to-hold-country-sign-354713

Obviously I cannot use the adapter, since I don't have shock absorbing bumpers. What should I do?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Send it back.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's the obvious answer...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get someone to make you a bracket to replace the small bolt on clamp with a longer one that'll go down under and around your bumper bracket - something like this:

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U

Then you can put the 'D-sign' and holder in the middle of the long U and the bolts through the U and clamp the bracket above and below the bumper. Or send it back, or drill your bumper bracket, or weld it on.
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