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Old 01/31/20, 10:10 PM   #1
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Just a curious question about the design of the 1966 rear license plate hanger. Why was it designed to fold up?
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Old 01/31/20, 10:30 PM   #2
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Yes so you can see it when the tailgate down not sure why anybody would drive around that way
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Old 02/01/20, 05:05 AM   #3
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Yes so you can see it when the tailgate down not sure why anybody would drive around that way
Remember (maybe you won't. I do), It was designed in the 1960's.
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Old 02/01/20, 05:43 AM   #4
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All the 66-77 were like that. Must have been for those trips to the lumber yard, etc.

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Old 02/01/20, 07:56 AM   #5
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I'd always Assumed it was to make it easier to wash the tailgate.

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Old 02/02/20, 10:36 AM   #6
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when it's flipped up it's a good place to put your cocktail
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Old 02/03/20, 01:37 AM   #7
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Thank you. Just seems strange.
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Old 02/03/20, 03:50 AM   #8
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Most all tailgated vehicles (mainly pickups) were designed to drive with the tailgate in an optional down position for long loads (the lumber yard). And most tailgated vehicles have their license plate on the bumper. With the Bronco having its license plate on the tailgate, it needed a design to make it visible while carrying tailgate down type loads. So, flip down tailgate. Oops!!! Flip down license plate bracket.

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