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#1 humphreys66

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:44 PM

Hi all, 

 

Does anyone know where I could get a number plate like the image attached made?

 

Thanks, 

Jack 

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#2 whistler

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 03:22 PM

They used to be classified as illegal years ago, don't know if that changed at all. Think it was because the numberplate was not vertical.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 03:32 PM

I don't think stick on plates are technically legal but you'll probably get away with one stuck on the bonnet, especially if it's an earlier car.
That looks to me like the front of the bonnet has been painted black and then individual numbers and letters applied.
Individual no. plate characters or complete stick on plates are readily available on ebay.

Edited by imack, 02 July 2020 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 03:49 PM

I had one stuck on the bonnet of mine (1986) was pulled twice 2nd time issued a fine and had to produce a receipt and car at local police station to prove I had changed them. This was in 2012 since then I haven’t pushed the law to far.

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:25 PM

Mate of mine who’s got an ‘82 mini recently got pulled by the rozzers for a bonnet number plate

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:40 PM

currently they are only allowed as a sticker. you still need a legal numberplate.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:15 PM

Pretty sure they made quite a thing of it when ANPR took off.

 

I think you could have a 2 line plate on your grille (external ignition shield), but I'm not offering to pay anyone's fine if I'm wrong  :D



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:27 PM

Stick on plates are not an mot fail so long as they're mounted as 'near to vertical as possible' and they're the correct colour combination for the age of vehicle but the police can still do you.
Rumour has it that jaguar e types can get away with them as allegedly that's how they were designed- but that might be an old wives tale.

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:28 PM

Self Adhesive Number Plates

However, these plates are NOT road legal!

Why?

We believe that because these number plates use to be sold in kit form in shops, it meant people could make their own plates. DVLA did not want the consumer making their own plates:-

http://www.craigspla...ates/index.html


Edited by mab01uk, 02 July 2020 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:31 PM

Self Adhesive Number Plates

However, these plates are NOT road legal!

Why?

We believe that because these number plates use to be sold in kit form in shops, it meant people could make their own plates. DVLA did not want the consumer making their own plates:-

http://www.craigspla...ates/index.html

Yep. That is what we used to do. 



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:39 PM

Don't plates have to have the supplier's ID on them now?

 

Still, if your Min's old enough how would they prove your plates don't predate the rules.

 

Don't Historics also have the option of using  black plates now? So we're half to that being on all Minis.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 08:03 PM

Don't plates have to have the supplier's ID on them now?

Still, if your Min's old enough how would they prove your plates don't predate the rules.

Don't Historics also have the option of using black plates now? So we're half to that being on all Minis.


Suppliers ID not required for mot anymore.
I think once a car is registered historic it can have black plates.
I think a British Standard number is required for all road legal number plates. Stick on plates and show plates don't have this BS no.
Even the old pressed Hills plates I bought in the mid 80's have a BS number stamped in them.

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 09:54 PM

Yes, once a car is registered as historic it can have black plates now if the owner wishes, even if it would not have had them legally when new. This applied from when tax exemption became rolling again at 40 years.

 

BS No. could not be required retrospectively on a veteran, vintage or classic car as how would you prove the age/era of the plates? Carbon dating?


Edited by mab01uk, 02 July 2020 - 09:55 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:32 PM

I remember sticking on the BS number to the plates I made 40 years ago, so that has been a thing for a long time - but we also flogged tin plates and individual characters on reflective backgrounds.



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:35 PM

My 1964 'S' has always had a black rectangle painted on the bonnet and I bought the white numbers & letters from a local sign maker.

I have only had one problem. On a rally in Wales I was putting in petrol in the middle of the event when a young Welsh 'Plod' came up and said "I hope you realise that your number plate is illegal". Fortunately I was with a friend who was driving our service car, He had helped me to build the car and also had a Mk.1 'S'. He was also an Inspector in the Met. He produced his warrant card and said, quietly, "P*** off, son". Off he went!

I am about to paint the same rectangular black bit on the bonnet of a Mk.1 lookalike I'm building for my Grandson.

My 1990 Cooper 1275 road-rally car has a rectangular plate on the bonnet which is white with black letters. Again, never had any problems. but I wouldn't lose any sleep if I did. 






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