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S10OTY
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Tin number plates

Post by S10OTY » Wed 17 Apr, 2013 20:50

Hello,

Was wondering whether to get some of the pressed tin number plates for the Z, any info on them guys? know any good places to pick them up, also anyone have them on and have been pulled by the police for them or are the legal versions of them?

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Re: Tin number plates

Post by g8jka » Wed 17 Apr, 2013 21:28

Had mine from eBay something like this.

I don't think you will get pulled for them, unless they are mispaced, but the ones above are legal and come with the correct markings etc to make them legal.

I think they look great and pretty retro on a zed, but only trouble I have found is that the front one likes to gather little tiny dents from stone chips but they are not that noticeable. Obviously plastic plates don't have that trouble.
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Robert T
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Re: Tin number plates

Post by Robert T » Wed 17 Apr, 2013 21:31

The black and white/silver ones are illegal unless they are on a vehicle of an appropriate age to wear them - see my sig pic. :wink:

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Re: Tin number plates

Post by S10OTY » Wed 17 Apr, 2013 21:32

Thanks will get them ordered!

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Re: Tin number plates

Post by Badman gee » Wed 17 Apr, 2013 22:11

g8jka wrote:Had mine from eBay something like this.

I don't think you will get pulled for them, unless they are mispaced, but the ones above are legal and come with the correct markings etc to make them legal.

I think they look great and pretty retro on a zed, but only trouble I have found is that the front one likes to gather little tiny dents from stone chips but they are not that noticeable. Obviously plastic plates don't have that trouble.

get them wrapped to stop stones
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Re: Tin number plates

Post by g8jka » Wed 17 Apr, 2013 23:05

Badman gee wrote:
g8jka wrote:Had mine from eBay something like this.

I don't think you will get pulled for them, unless they are mispaced, but the ones above are legal and come with the correct markings etc to make them legal.

I think they look great and pretty retro on a zed, but only trouble I have found is that the front one likes to gather little tiny dents from stone chips but they are not that noticeable. Obviously plastic plates don't have that trouble.

get them wrapped to stop stones
Its not the paint chipping away on them Badman, its all the little dents caused by stones hitting them because they are metal :head: Wrapping wouldn't stop the dent's I don't think.
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Re: Tin number plates

Post by Mike Fishwick » Mon 27 May, 2013 15:58

I never realised that my French plates were considered as being retro!

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