Number plate placement

Common upgrades - A-Series mods, brakes,wheels, handling, interior.

Number plate placement

Postby DackJonnelly » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:31 pm

Hi all!!

I have removed my slatted front grill because I don't think it suits the look I'm going for with the car IMO (I am going to mount the grill on my wall for a bit of man cave art though ;) ).

I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas how I could mount my number plate like on this AC Cobra kit car?

image.jpg


Thanks,
Jack.
"Why Can't You Just Leave The Car Alone" - Mum
User avatar
DackJonnelly
.
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:41 pm
Location: Bristol

United Kingdom (uk) UK England (.g)

Re: Number plate placement

Postby Custard » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:41 pm

Should be a doddle.

Two short vertical strips of steel or angle aluminium fastened one each side where the slats used to mount, these should not been seen, but can be painted matt black and then fasten a single cross bar between them and fasten the number plate to it.

Front panel then needs no modification and can always be put back as was if needed.

Sean.
User avatar
Custard
.
 
Posts: 2203
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:17 pm
Location: Blackpool
Awards: 4
Contributions 2012 (1) Contributions 2013 (1) Contributions 2016 (1) Contributions 2017 (1)

Ireland (ie)

Re: Number plate placement

Postby DackJonnelly » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:58 pm

Sweet! Cheers Sean! Knew there had to be an easy way of doing it!

Cheers again,
Jack.
"Why Can't You Just Leave The Car Alone" - Mum
User avatar
DackJonnelly
.
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:41 pm
Location: Bristol

United Kingdom (uk) UK England (.g)

Re: Number plate placement

Postby old english white » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:03 am

Don't forget that the radiator grille is there primarily to allow the free passage of air to the radiator in order to cool the engine. If you restrict this TOO much you might casue a bit of overheating in some circumstances particularly if the radiator isn't in the best condition ;)
old english white
.
 
Posts: 793
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:28 pm


Re: Number plate placement

Postby chrisryder » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:41 am

Another option is to do something like this car I see a lot at local shows. Not sure how legal it is... but using an old 'raised letter' style numberplate, remove the letters and fit them to a mesh grille. Much less of a restriction in air flow:

Image
User avatar
chrisryder
I beat the Great MMO Challenge!
 
Posts: 1912
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:51 pm
Location: West Mids - UK


Re: Number plate placement

Postby old english white » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:52 am

Funnily enough, I was thinking just the same thing. Lot of Lotus Elans had a similar arrangement :D
old english white
.
 
Posts: 793
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:28 pm


Re: Number plate placement

Postby plastic orange » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:54 am

Go minimalist:

CIMG8198.JPG
Image Image

Undefeated best Orange Hawaiian award Pateley Bridge 4 years in a row
User avatar
plastic orange
.
 
Posts: 4854
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:38 pm
Location: Broughty Ferry, Scotland
Awards: 8
Contributions 2011 (1) Contributions 2012 (1) Contributions 2013 (1) Contributions 2014 (1) Contributions 2015 (1)
Contributions 2016 (1) Contributions 2017 (1) Members Choice Award (1)

Scotland (sf) UK Scotland (.j)

Re: Number plate placement

Postby kevin s » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:18 pm

This is one of my other toys, lotus went to court and won over this , white or silver letters on a black grille with the panels behind black is legal on cars eligible to use non reflective plates.
Attachments
rps20151110_231627_zpsyrxtjsyn.jpg
kevin s
.
 
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:47 pm
Location: Chelmsford

United Kingdom (uk)


Return to Mild Modifications



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest