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Old 04-28-2004, 06:44   #1 (permalink)
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Attaching number plates

I've got five digit personalised number plates and I'm in a bit of a dilemma as to how to attach the rear one. The front one is no problem as Iíve drilled new holes into the bumper but the rear one is the problem. The holes donít reach the factory holes and Iím reluctant to drill new ones into the boot lid. How has everyone else fitted their five digit plates?
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Re: Attaching number plates

could you perhaps use a piece of metal or something, screw through one end and put it into the hole thats already there, and then screw through the other end so it reaches to the end of the plate?
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Re: Attaching number plates

I've done something like that. I've turned the original plate back to front and attached the new one to that. I've sprayed the back of the old one black so it doesn't stand out, butI want to take it off completely.
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Re: Attaching number plates

I know someone who had 5 digit plates with the same problem as you. He took the plates and the car to VicRoads and showed the manager that the custom plates would not bolt onto the mounting points on his BA, but the standard size does. They reissued plates of the standard size with 5 digits and all good, no further cost to him except had to wait for almost 2 more weeks.
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You could always make a stainless steel or brushed aluminium backing plate for it mate. Stick it to the backing plate and screw the plate into the original holes?
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Re: Attaching number plates

Could also put the Fairmont Ghia rear garnish on the boot. It only has little holes in it rather then those big black dots! Then you could screw into it without damaging the body work.....
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Yeah... just be a little inventive
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Just get some Blue tack,always works they say. LOL
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Re: Attaching number plates

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Just get some Blue tack,always works they say. LOL
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LOL Yeah I was thinking more along the lines of some gaffer tape.
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I have 5 digit plates too. I got some Kingpin number plate protectors that are the size of a normal 6 digit plate. Got them from Autobarn.

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