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#1 OFFLINE   TripleRich

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

I don't get it.  A legal number plate is not expensive but some feel the need to make their own illegal one.  

 

Saw this the other day.  Wrong typeface, spacing and it's not reflective despite the yellow paint.  It appeared to be made from plywood and some effort had going into making it.

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:20 PM

I'd say a Kia Sedona with a homemade number plate is pretty shite!


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

I love a shitty homemade reg plate. This hopeless old shed had just been recomissioned after a 30 year lay up and was ready the day before a planned trip to France. The V5 only arrived that day too, so we had no idea of the new reg until we were packing to leave. It shed an ancient tyre on the M25 but we managed to get a new set of Xs fitted the morning of departure, but totally forgot about plates until we got to the ferry. Cardboard, marker pen and cable ties to the rescue. Only shitty pic I can lay my hands on at the mo.
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:20 PM

It's a giffer thing.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:09 PM

Its also kind of a "can't be fucking bothered with the jobsworth at the Motor Factor" type thing, too.   I make up loads of trailer plates - they usually get rained on and destroyed and I often go to some effort.   It does often save £12-15 too so I suppose money is a factor.    Certainly when you need one in a hurry its often the only way.....


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:11 PM

Here's the sort of thing.....Type your number into an on-line vanity plate seller's app, print it in colour and laminate.   Job done....cost nuffink (if done at work - I didn't though, boss...) 

 

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:13 PM

It is not straightforward to get a good plate these days, they are almost all that brittle plastic junk!

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:14 PM

This was my last effort. The whole thing was made from scratch with sheet steel, traced from original prewar plates. Quite chuffed with how it came out, but it was a lot of work!

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

That would look wrong with any other type of plate.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:29 PM

It had a cheapo 1980s pressed ally one in the post 1963 font, so looked awful to my eyes. Fortunately, the original rear was still present. and I was able to use it as a pattern.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:36 PM

Superb effort, AD, just needs leaving in a smoking shelter for about a year to yellow nicely.....Rest of the Riley looks superb too.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

Love the cat-look for the rear of that trailer.

 

Here's the sort of thing.....Type your number into an on-line vanity plate seller's app, print it in colour and laminate.   Job done....cost nuffink (if done at work - I didn't though, boss...) 

 

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:32 PM

I've got a vinyl cutter so usually just knock a sign up that looks just like a number plate from non reflective vinyl

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

Almost on topic but today I was following a Land Rover with a trailer with a kosher looking plate except it was a front one on the rear. When I passed him, I saw he had green front sidelights - maybe just colourblind.

Don't trailers in France carry their own reg?

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:24 PM

Netherlands too I'm sure .


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

Don't get it at all - a plate is about a fiver delivered from eBay with no paperwork required
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:04 PM

I had a paper and felt pen front plate when mine fell off until the ebay one arrived.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:51 PM

No photos sadly, but in 1982 my 1967 Arrow Minx automatic came to me wearing very worn black plates with push-in letters.  I took the plates off and repainted them silver-on-black with Humbrol, giving them silver borders too.  Looked a treat!


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:30 PM

When I bought my DS in Holland, as part of the registration process they remove the number plates from the car and issue you with a paper export plate.
Taped them to the inside of the front and rear screens and drove home. Customs at Harwich never batted an eyelid...
And when I wanted to take my Lambro pick up to the local car meet, some 10 miles away, thought it might attract attention with no plates,it never had any in Italy. So unscrewed a Czech one from a scooter and bunged that on...Happy days!
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:09 PM

I paint my own number plates because I prefer them to shit modern letters that look like 80s dot matrix printers used to produce. You can only get the right typeface from one supplier because the other dies got confiscated, at least that's what I heard. Whatever, they bum you for about £60 a pair, a most unshitely sum. I try to do them about the right size, if it gets up anyone's nose I'm most awfully sorry. No I'm not.
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:30 PM

^^ That looks perfect on there


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:38 PM

Ya dooin ti RONG

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:15 AM

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Amazon as bought.

I posted it back to the daughter of the late owner as she helped paint the plate in the first place.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:36 AM

I love a sketchy cardboard plate on a borrowed box trailer or the like. I am also fond of just scrawling the digits onto the blank space between the lights on a trailer board.

Extra points for haphazard and varying size letters.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:41 AM

I love a sketchy cardboard plate on a borrowed box trailer or the like. I am also fond of just scrawling the digits onto the blank space between the lights on a trailer board.
Extra points for haphazard and varying size letters.


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Burgess anything is shit, I have their engraver c1965, free, it will end up in the trash before long. Get an Earlex Jo, good bit of kit.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:23 AM

 

Amazing, mate. I had no idea they were C's until I saw the Jeep!


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:29 AM

L's that wouldn't fit.

 

That one is wonderfully abysmal. Here, a trailer gets its own plate so no additional plate issues.

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:03 PM

Hey Angrydicky that's exactly the sort of home made plate I was thinking of when I saw the thread title.

I also love old French cars that have a hand painted plate that's split due to a starting handle hole or a centrally mounted tail light.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:54 PM

When I bought this Lexus LS400 it was expensive and not that old, but the previous owner had taken his personal plate off it and left me with these cardboard ones!

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:04 PM

I was driving the Gt6 down to Nottingham with a bike on the back. I scribbled the numberplate on some cardboard and cable tied it to the bike rack and set off. 

 

When I got to Nottingham, the numberplate was no longer there.

 

Spent a couple of weeks worrying that an accident had been caused by a random bit of cardboard flying into someones windscreen.

 

Obviously it hadn't but I would have had some difficulty removing myself from involvement in that one. 


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