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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Front Number Plate Plinth Reply with quote

Anyone know if a short GT3 front number plate plinth will fit 997.2 GTS front bumper ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They must do a plinth for the 997.2 GTS , call your OPC there should be 3 types for the GTS they dont actually call it a short plinth they call them plinth for USA spec cars and plinth for Japan spec cars one is short and thin the other is shorter than our stock one but much deeper . they can print off the sizes and you will know which one you need , I am pretty sure it was the USA spec one when I ordered my 997.2 GT3 one that I then couldn't use due to screw holes in the bumper being too wide. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid duplicate
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took mine off completely, had the wholes filled and repainted and bought a short static plate. It’s the way to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bumper does not need painting, I might just get a shorter plate and remove the plinth
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My bumper does not need painting, I might just get a shorter plate and remove the plinth


I hoped for the same when I bought the registration and ordered the shorter plate. I took the plinth off as I was just going to cut it down and saw that the previous owner had used the bumper for target practice, holes everywhere.

Static plates are good though, stay on at all speeds and great to peal off to clean and then put back on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at Static Plate but wondered if they sit flat on the contour of the bumper behind plinth.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGH wrote:
I looked at Static Plate but wondered if they sit flat on the contour of the bumper behind plinth.


Don’t know if you can see on mine but it has a slight ripple on the top. I move it around though and had it on the bonnet (looked s**t) Alfa style (looked even worse) and have driven it quite often without it on at all... looks best 😀

Mine is a smaller size, I don’t think a full size would sit flush.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
They must do a plinth for the 997.2 GTS , call your OPC there should be 3 types for the GTS they dont actually call it a short plinth they call them plinth for USA spec cars and plinth for Japan spec cars one is short and thin the other is shorter than our stock one but much deeper . they can print off the sizes and you will know which one you need , I am pretty sure it was the USA spec one when I ordered my 997.2 GT3 one that I then couldn't use due to screw holes in the bumper being too wide. Thumb Thumb


I want to get a shorter plinth to fit shorter plate as my plate is only 5 digit might cut the one I have down to size.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:
SGH wrote:
I looked at Static Plate but wondered if they sit flat on the contour of the bumper behind plinth.


Don’t know if you can see on mine but it has a slight ripple on the top. I move it around though and had it on the bonnet (looked s**t) Alfa style (looked even worse) and have driven it quite often without it on at all... looks best 😀

Mine is a smaller size, I don’t think a full size would sit flush.


Agree no plate looks better Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That plate looks great Milo, but is it road legal? Their website suggests not.
What will happen at MOT time?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:
I took mine off completely, had the wholes filled and repainted and bought a short static plate. It’s the way to go.



yep i did the same, all holes filled and a stick on number plate used.

Just about to have the front end resprayed to get rid of all the stone chips etc.

Looks nice with no front plate on ready to be painted, it would be awful to forget to put a plate back on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
That plate looks great Milo, but is it road legal? Their website suggests not.
What will happen at MOT time?


Not not road legal at all...

When it comes to the MOT I’ll attach the plate to the middle grill using plastic wing nuts and bolts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:
Counter Of Beans wrote:
That plate looks great Milo, but is it road legal? Their website suggests not.
What will happen at MOT time?


Not not road legal at all...

When it comes to the MOT I’ll attach the plate to the middle grill using plastic wing nuts and bolts.


Similar here, I used those double sided sticky pads to put a proper plate on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have a small plate and ditched the plinth and mounted the plate directly on the PU using the same holes that the plinth used. (I keep a set of standard plates in the car and if I ever get tugged by the law it's a quick "sorry officer I've just been to a show and forgot to swap them back, I'll do it now").
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have smaller letters, misspaced, totally illegal plates but also have fully legal plates which I put in the boot when going for an Mot. I show them to the tester & he is happy they are in the car as what I do when the car leaves the garage is not their responsibility. Unless the police are sitting at the garage door when I leave there is no come back on them. Granted, not all testers may not have this attitude, but saves a lot of faffing about. Worth asking.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chicb wrote:
I have smaller letters, misspaced, totally illegal plates but also have fully legal plates which I put in the boot when going for an Mot. I show them to the tester & he is happy they are in the car as what I do when the car leaves the garage is not their responsibility. Unless the police are sitting at the garage door when I leave there is no come back on them. Granted, not all testers may not have this attitude, but saves a lot of faffing about. Worth asking.

Wow - with such an obvious failure and so easily fixed, he's risking his livelihood. It's not the police he needs to worry about - it's when VOSA are sat outside in a totally unmarked car. The MOT testers generally have a "feel" for these things though and will make a call on the day (if there's been a spate of inspections locally he may have insisted on changing the plates before it left).

My mate recently had a VOSA inspection - they sit and watch for a while then literally drive up and block in the last car as he pulls out and tell him to go back in and they basically re-test it. Totally messes up that day's schedule and p1sses off customers who are held up, but of course the reason is "safety first!" He got a warning (absolute bollocking) for a couple of very minor items he missed and when he was telling me about it the next day when I went for an MOT he was virtually still shaking! It really put the willies up him and I'd never seen him do an MOT so thoroughly in my life!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I choose to do is cut the standard plinth down to precisely the correct size for each plate. That way it is a perfect fit, follows the curve of the bumper and gives a degree of protection from those who park by ear!!

I cut the end pieces off the plinth at each end then cut a section out of the remaining ends to give me the exact fit for the plate going on (don't forget to allow for the additional length the end pieces will add when calculating the overall length). Then bond the two ends back on and sand and paint it satin black to finish.

The DVLA guidelines state that there are minimum dimensions for the border of the plate when measured from the outside edge of the characters.
All the information is here ...

www.gov.uk/government/publications/vehicle-registration-numbers-and-number-plates

Here is a picture of before and after.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:
When it comes to the MOT I’ll attach the plate to the middle grill using plastic wing nuts and bolts.


Ah right, so does it matter if the fixings are, shall we say, bodged for the purposes of MOT day? Are there any MOT rules about how securely the reg plate must be fixed?
And you just peel off the Static Plate, get the car MOT'd, and replace the Static Plate once home, correct?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterzoom wrote:
What I choose to do is cut the standard plinth down to precisely the correct size for each plate. That way it is a perfect fit, follows the curve of the bumper and gives a degree of protection from those who park by ear!!

I cut the end pieces off the plinth at each end then cut a section out of the remaining ends to give me the exact fit for the plate going on (don't forget to allow for the additional length the end pieces will add when calculating the overall length). Then bond the two ends back on and sand and paint it satin black to finish.

The DVLA guidelines state that there are minimum dimensions for the border of the plate when measured from the outside edge of the characters.
All the information is here ...

www.gov.uk/government/publications/vehicle-registration-numbers-and-number-plates

Here is a picture of before and after.



Park by ear ! Floor Floor Ah funny that made me laugh today that did
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