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#61 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:35 AM

I've probably told this story on here before, but my Amazon had a hand-made plate when I bought it:

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It was painted by the daughter of the car's first owner and cut from a piece of (incredibly heavy) scrap steel plate. 
It passed an MoT so equipped; despite this, I ended up in a blazing row with a copper on Brooklands Road in Sale who stopped me claiming it wasn't. 

I sent it back to her when the car went into for [a lot of] work. It turned out she had fond memories of the car and was surprised it was still on the road. 

 


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:52 PM

I was advised by a solicitor friend many years ago that the plate colouring could be related to the date of first issue of the plate so you could have a white on black on a modern car if your personal plate was first issued before the changeover to yellow/white backgrounds. I expect the law has been 'adjusted' since but I expect if you pointed out to a copper that both car and plate are older than him he would obviously let you proceed with caution.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:19 PM

My own handiwork (?)

White car + sticky black characters.

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I don't know if it was legal in 1978 when I did it but it lasted for years,

first with me then with Dad and then Mum.

 

Off-cut of white Fablon, sticky characters and a later amendment with felt pen

when I eventually noticed the rear plate read 884 and not 844.

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#64 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 04:45 PM

Guess they can't afford a proper one.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:45 PM

That number plate will be another £500 at the end of their PCP
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:49 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:56 PM



I was advised by a solicitor friend many years ago that the plate colouring could be related to the date of first issue of the plate so you could have a white on black on a modern car if your personal plate was first issued before the changeover to yellow/white backgrounds. I expect the law has been 'adjusted' since but I expect if you pointed out to a copper that both car and plate are older than him he would obviously let you proceed with caution.

 

Current guidance is that your car has to be registered as "historic", and here's the form for it


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:25 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?


I seem to remember (and I believe I read the actual legislation at the time) that the law is slightly ambiguous in that it might mean right on the front, or it might mean somewhere nearer the front than the back. I always thought it would sound a bit 'freeman of the land' in court.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:59 AM

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Unbelievably half-arsed felt-tip on cardboard plate made up for a trailer we'd only bought that morning out of the Friday-Ad, because it had become abundantly clear that all my sodding diecasts, books and LPs were not going to fit into a Ford Escort, when moving from Brighton back to Northern Ireland.

 

If you look in the background, you can see me getting a bollocking from my (soon to be) ex-girlfriend, because even with the addition of the trailer I still couldn't fit all my sodding diecasts, books and LPs in, and we had to leave all our furniture and other household stuff behind.

 

Thanks to my former flatmate for taking that pic. I think.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:36 AM

Man she looks furious.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:36 AM

Love the classic bollocking stance. We’ve all been there at one time or another.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:40 AM

You look moments from telling her to ‘just fuck off’
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:10 AM

You've posted it before, but that pic is just brilliant. A perfect image of the utter misery of moving house on a budget. I think of this every time I drive past your old flat!
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:11 AM

I haven't bought a plate for years; all my motors except one are legally on black and whites and the only source of properly fonted pressed ones charges about £946. 19s. 11d. each plus carriage. Anyway, I often go over the Dartford crossing (for work, not fun) and have to report that, unfortunately, they never fail clock and charge me.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

Domestic strife following discussion about a starring role in the 'crap parking' thread.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:12 PM

Man she looks furious.

 

She was.

 

My flatmate then took another photo just after this, up close, which turned out to be as gruesome as you might imagine when someone sticks a camera in your face and says "Smile!", mid-argument.

 

You look moments from telling her to ‘just fuck off’

 

I think I just felt very sad, because I knew that she kinda had a point: it was a bit of dick move to tell her that we'd have to dump all our crockery and pans, just because I had five (count 'em) boxes of knackered charity shop Haynes manuals for Renault 14s and Fiat 128s and other cars that I would never, ever own. As well as several thousand vinyl records, including the complete recorded oeuvre of influential* and respected* artists such as Five Star and Transvision Vamp. Deep down, I think I knew that I was being a tool, even then.

 

I shouldn't have been surprised really that she dumped me; she'd put up with a lot of my asshattery.

 

Still! I did get a proper plate made up for the trailer once I got back to Bangor, taking full advantage of my Halfords trainer role while showing rookies how to use the plate roller - "okay, so maybe make up a square one now, just for variety... I'll give you a random totally made-up number, say, ooh, RBZ1510... yep, that's great, well done - erm, I'll just go and pop this in the bin now out the back."

 

It's still on the trailer, even though the Escrot's been bean-cans for a decade now.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:51 PM

You are me. My wife says all this about the shit I hoard.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:29 PM

You look moments from telling her to..

‘just fuck off, I'm telling you that CrockPot WILL NOT go in!!'

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:03 PM

You should have made some greedy boards to increase the height of the trailer sides
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:12 PM

So reassuring to read that this happens to other people.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

Great thread.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:34 AM

You should have made some greedy boards to increase the height of the trailer sides


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I see the same trannie groaning along, stacked to the rafters.. Must be a magnet for stoppage/cherry dips ??

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:32 PM

My favourite was a friend's caravan. He was a DT teacher and had used the vinyl plotter. It looked good apart from the fact that the yellow vinyl he had was too short so the final character was simply affixed next to it on the caravan. Nothing could sum him up better as someone who always did things for himself and to a high standard, but close enough was plenty.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:24 PM

Here's a good candidate for this thread. It's been re-imported from Ireland and only just registered in the UK so the owner hasn't had time to get proper plates made yet. I like this cardboard affair fixed over the Irish plate and it gets extra points for the use of green paint.

 

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

A couple of recent examples.

 

AEC Militant timber tractor with home made rear plate

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What's better than a hand-painted registration? Two hand-painted registrations of course!

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1999 Vauxhall Zafira - shit or shite?

1978 Austin Maxi - proper shite or proper classic?

1972 Renault 6 - genuine garage find

 

Rusty Old Rubbish - a shite blog about shite and stuff


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:26 PM

2 outstanding vehicles there as well!
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