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Tux Park License Plate Bracket

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by BadGoat, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. Apr 2, 2020
    BadGoat

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    I picked up the hard to find tailgate mounted license plate bracket with chrome light for a Tuxedo Park Mark IV from BigDaddy13 (thanks again). Does anyone have a closeup photo showing how the factory routed the wiring for the light?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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    BadGoat

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    Ok, I found a few pictures on line showing the wiring just running down the exterior of the tailgate and under the tub. This photo is from a 65 Tux Park for sale on Bring-A-Trailer.


    Mike
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    NO...

    But you can send it to me and I will figure it out, thank you... :D
     
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    Keys5a

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    The photo you found is basically correct. The wire ran in a piece of stiff cloth loom, but it ran above the rear crossmember on the drivers side of the hitch brace. The wire did not run through the pto hole in the crossmember.
    -Donny
     
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    TuxParkIV

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    Was there a factory hold down on the tailgate for a wire clamp? My tailgate has a hole lower left of plate mount and wear of a wire clam may have been?
     
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    BadGoat

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    I noticed that hole too. It would be a good place for a wire clamp.

    Mike
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    I'll have to look on my Tux...
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    The four holes are for the bracket and the small hole about 2.5 inches down from the stamped rectangle on the driver side near the center of the tail gate is for a clamp. What does the clamp look like?...

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  9. Apr 2, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    Interesting, I don’t have that little hole on mine, just the 4 holes for the bracket.
    One thing with these license plate lights, running a separate ground wire makes a world of difference on how well the light works. It will not flicker driving down the road! And you won’t have to scrape any paint to try and get a good ground thru the tailgate hinges.
     
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    Beach66Bum

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    ojgrsoi

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    This is the photo prior to my purchase. The wire is just under the V on the plate. This had 17,xxx when I bought it so it is pretty much original. It's not the green circle. That was from when someone asked about the rear bumper bracket.
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    Maybe this photo is better?
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    Keys5a

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    If you look at Marks top photo, you can see the loom running through the gap (just under the "V" on the plate that I described in post #4.
    There was originally a clamp behind the frame crossmember between where the loom tucks through and the left tail light, but I don't remember the exact location. There was also the same clamp that uses the lower right mounting screw of the license bracket, as a strain relief. By the way, the two lower mounting screws of the bracket require a spacer between the bracket and tailgate.
    -Donny
     
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    gotime

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    What is the correct bulb for the light?
     
  14. Apr 23, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    Well, turns out my tailgate does have that little hole for the clamp ;)
     
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    Beach66Bum

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    Number 57 bulb, single filament.
     
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    Keys5a

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    Actually, I thought the bulb is a #67 or #97. The globe needs to be small diameter, just slightly larger than the base for the socket.
    -Donny
     

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