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#31 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

Now own up time because it was me this time! I needed a number plate for our tractor in a hurry so I could take it to the pub, first thing I found was a new cloth backed emery sheet and some white paint. It looked ok on the day, but for the odd times I used it one the road after that it stayed on and eventually curled up!

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:28 PM

Don't get it at all - a plate is about a fiver delivered from eBay with no paperwork required

It is ???   can you provide a link, I object to paying HALFRAUDS 12.99   :-(


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:31 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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These really do look good. How do you make them?


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:49 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 21 February 2017 - 07:00 AM

It is ??? can you provide a link, I object to paying HALFRAUDS 12.99 :-(


Set for £11 http://m.ebay.co.uk/...fcb8%7Ciid%3A12

Single for £7 although there's usually cheaper http://m.ebay.co.uk/...1c54e%7Ciid%3A2

Lots of competition and prices change every other day, I've paid as little as £9 for a set.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:24 AM

I suppose that I should get some proper 1975 ish white and yellow plates with raised numbers for my Dolomite, but these seem to cost kerching on the intertubes.  I have just noticed that the front plate is about to fall off my 2004 X Type, which is reassuringly Autoshite.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:25 PM

These really do look good. How do you make them?

Its a very complicated scientifical process. I buy stick-on letters from the hardware shop and they last a couple of years then curl up and drop off. I then hand the plate and a whiskery brush to my Mrs who has more patience than me and carefully slathers paint on to the bit where the sticker used to be. Lastly I put a photo on here at the lowest resolution I can so that it looks better than it really is.
My Loadstar plates was produced the same way.IMG_20170220_091711519_HDR.jpg


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

I suppose that I should get some proper 1975 ish white and yellow plates with raised numbers for my Dolomite, but these seem to cost kerching on the intertubes.  I have just noticed that the front plate is about to fall off my 2004 X Type, which is reassuringly Autoshite.

 

You can buy the plastic letters at autojumbles for not so much.

Instead of drilling holes for them and thus make them all crooked and misspaced,

you can glue them on with silicone.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:15 PM

If I did that it would be guaranteed to look like something done in the remedial class at the School for the Differently Gifted.  


 


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:30 PM

Bolleaux.  That picture is upright on my computer, and phone, but wants to lie down on here for some reason.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:37 PM



Now own up time because it was me this time! I needed a number plate for our tractor in a hurry so I could take it to the pub.....


Hahahahahahahaha....

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'Ridiculing shit engineering for over half a century'

 

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Spears and reapers Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected long term abuse by PO, passenger's window failure)

 

(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:25 PM

Is Branford any relation to the great Buford T. Justice?  [/anorak]


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:19 PM

Sheriff Branford was the African American one who gets rear ended into the mulberry creak after bandit jumps the creak via the broken mulberry bridge.
Beuford remarks that branford sounded taller on radio.
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to much power is just enough & theres more to life than mpg.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

That gag was stolen from "The Taking of Pelham 123" (1974).  Transit Cop Walter Matthau double-takes when he meets the super cool black NYPD Inspector, to whom he has spoken on the radio, and says "I thought you were a shorter guy". 


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

Well look what I scored in a charity shop yesterday, I'll never buy a plate again.

 

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Festering scum of the earth, yer motoring public.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:19 PM

Good buy, even has punctuation marks.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:53 AM

Is Branford any relation to the great Buford T. Justice?  [/anorak]

 

Sheriff Buford T. Justice was the character I was thinking of, but my poor memory and frankly lackadaisical and slipshod efforts in imdb led me to the name of completely the wrong character. Yes, Buford T. Justice, as portrayed by comedian, actor, composer and conductor (!), Jackie Gleason.

 

Who I'm sure, in my non-too-far-off twilight years, I will come to confuse with Judy Geeson, of Danger UXB fame.

 

Thank god someone still has all their faculties.


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'Ridiculing shit engineering for over half a century'

 

Vomit colour Corsa 1.4 Comfort badermatic (the one constant, reliable thing in my life /Quentin)

XM 2.1 SEDTurbo (leaky driveway ornament)

LT Multicruiser (guest bedroom and backup kitchen)

Mk1 MR2 (rumours of its health are lies)

 

In the Voyager Sanitorium:

Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected OMGHG, Driver's window failure, ABS, AC and driver's seat heater failures)

Spears and reapers Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected long term abuse by PO, passenger's window failure)

 

(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:13 AM

The only plates I like are correct for the period ones, so black with white letters on pre-73 I think, and white and yellow after that with the correct font and original supplying Dealers plates or repros, and I absolutely hate post 2001 font on pre 2001 regd cars.

What I hate most of all is most plates these days instead of being the acrylic ones so a clear bit of Perspex at the front with a yellow or white backing with the letters printed on it attaches to the rear, are a black piece of plastic or a bit of tin with a sticky yellow or white front on it and a bit of clear sticky film with the reg letters on it stuck to the front of it, because they look tatty, rippled, worn, water damaged and black marked very easily and I dislike plates that don't look clean and fresh.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:29 AM

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:03 PM

There's been a resurgence of plates made using stick on letters from the hardware shop round our way. Always on newish vehicles too, I've got a feeling something iffy is a foot with them - probably ANPR avoidance

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:38 PM

Plod have all this OCR technology available to them (but a lot less headcount) and while the tech is obviously quite effective at telling the traffic cop in his ANPR interceptor that he has just passed an untaxed or uninsured vehicle, is it going to be any good at spotting a scrote on a plate that is 6 years too young for it, or a stolen LR 90 on a plate for a series 2? And what happens when the Serco camera turns in an image of said vehicle doing 40 in a 30. Fine the wrong person presumably. This might be what is afoot. I know the police of Newcastle upon Tyne enjoyed* this sort of lark with a very active ringing gang some 15 years ago.


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Vomit colour Corsa 1.4 Comfort badermatic (the one constant, reliable thing in my life /Quentin)

XM 2.1 SEDTurbo (leaky driveway ornament)

LT Multicruiser (guest bedroom and backup kitchen)

Mk1 MR2 (rumours of its health are lies)

 

In the Voyager Sanitorium:

Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected OMGHG, Driver's window failure, ABS, AC and driver's seat heater failures)

Spears and reapers Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected long term abuse by PO, passenger's window failure)

 

(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:07 PM

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Inkjet printed onto A4 paper (using an excellent printer I bought for 99p) then laminated and glued together. 

 

They'll do until Hermes figure out what they've done with the proper ones. 


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:42 PM

That's a bloody good effort. 

Modern font though, -1 point.


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:10 AM

Hey! That's the 80s/90s wide font. 


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:13 AM

Well, modern for an R16...

It's a good font to be fair.


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:44 AM

R16 is a bloody good effort. It is the correct font for the year too. Depending where the real plates have come from, i wouldn't be surprised if it's more convincing than the real thing! There are a lot of shitty fonts on the market.
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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:49 AM

I see a lot of stuff (mostly barried up VAG) with the front number plate missing from its place, instead sat on the dashboard. Presumably to avoid speed cameras, wouldn't the police give them a producer to demand in 7 days the plate has been put back?




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