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HSC911
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Front number plate options Reply with quote

Following on from the thread in the 997 section:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=127757&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I have a vested interest as I am looking to buy a smaller plate for the front too, my plinth is 44cm and 8cm approx.

I was going to go for a normal height plate but cut down to 44cm Dont know







I have the 996 plinth, part number 996.701.105.00:
















Size:

















If using plinth/screws method then you could use a 33-34cm plate:


















If you want to mount on the holes 27cm:















Standard plate looks a bit too big for me (I will take a front end shot and replace this one):












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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of options, some legal and some not.

I'm in the process of sorting mine. I have a five digit no. and I've just received a slightly smaller stick on plate from Craigsplates. It's 75% of the original size in the correct font and on the correct reflective backing. I've also ordered painted/coloured bumperplugs to fill in the square plinth mounting holes.
Should look dandy when done. Thumb

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Lots of options, some legal and some not.

I'm in the process of sorting mine. I have a five digit no. and I've just received a slightly smaller stick on plate from Craigsplates. It's 75% of the original size in the correct font and on the correct reflective backing. I've also ordered painted/coloured bumperplugs to fill in the square plinth mounting holes.
Should look dandy when done. Thumb

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Pics once sorted please, I am going to hold off until I have seen all the options on a car...probably after Beaulieu thumbsup

Not bothered about legal/non-legal, thread was started to show people the different styles/options available...we are all big boys and can decide our own fate Judge

Some links to what you ordered would be cool Cool

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Craigsplates for the stick on plate: https://www.craigsplates.com/
I called and ordered over the phone. Went through in detail what I wanted, ie. size, font, rounded edges, legal spacing etc.

Although pricey (with international shipping) and I could have gone down the DIY route, I ordered original bumperplugs: https://www.bumperplugs.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_11_113
The main reason being that they are designed to fit the factory square punched hole perfectly and painted in your colour of choice.

Plate is here, i'm just waiting on the bumper plugs. I'll update the thread with before & after pics when done. Thumb

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
i'm just waiting on the bum plugs. I'll update the thread with before & after pics when done. Thumb



errr Embarassed no thanks nooo








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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Remove plinth
2. Repair and paint holes
3. Order stick on plate
4. Keep it in the glove box.. ..waiting for the paint to cure Bandit should anyone ask Cop
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 6 letter plate the same as you, I went for 364mm width which is the narrowest you can legally have whilst keeping full size letters



It would have fit on a cut down plinth which i would of tried but my plinth was cracked at the end so I decided to go without
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had my bumper painted last week so had the holes filled in and bought a stick on from eBay for a fiver. It's slightly smaller at 42 x 9cm so it sits nicely in the flat bit at the front, much improved.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
cableguy wrote:
i'm just waiting on the bum plugs. I'll update the thread with before & after pics when done. Thumb



errr Embarassed no thanks nooo



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Floor Floor Floor not sure the mods would be happy with those pics but might make an entertaining thread , hope you havent got hemorrhoids Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used 4Dot for mine. I've a six character reg and wanted to keep the plinth (which is smaller than a full size plate) so they made me one with the minimum white area with the reg on and black sides to give full width of the plinth. They keep the plates legal and provide a certificate if ever challenged. Not home at the moment so can't post pic.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excuse my ongoing garage project, it's mid paint before flooring and racking goes in.

Finally got around to fitting the bumper plugs and plate and i'm very pleased with the change in look. Pics as promised... Thumb

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's an improvement x 1,000 worship

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks and yes a big improvement IMO.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have to delete my browser history...just been googling Bumper plugs Grin

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have gone for a small sticker front number plate. Cunningly fashioned to cover the bumper mounting plate holes with about 3mm to spare....well it was a fluke tbh

I will be at Beaulieu
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the holes filled on mine and went with a slightly reduced size stick on. I am happy with the look. Looks so much cleaner.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went for a smaller front plate with the plinth removed. Had to use screws however due to the curvature of the bumper. Normally I would have just stuck it on.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of stick on plates, nor fitting the plates to the front bumper without a plinth, as the curved plate just looks "wrong".

Here's my standard sized plate cut down to within 2mm of a standard 996 plinth and fitted to the same (it's a PITA to do BTW) but IMO it looks much neater than a standard sized plate with big overhangs and excessive amounts of bare white (I've deleted some of the middle characters of the plate for security)

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did run it without a plate for a couple of months (and did a big tour of Scotland) but I got fed up with people waving at me and shouting "Your number plate's missing/fallen off ..." Very Happy

 
  
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