Volks AutosAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    DALE_AVANT's Avatar
    Avantage

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    442

    Lightbulb UK legal pressed metal numberplates - any recent pictures?

    Hi all.

    Looking to replace my numberplates in the near future as they are looking a little tatty. Have any of you got any pictures handy of plates you have bought recently (2012 ideally to see what is most recently available).

    Also, throw in pictures of plates without the dealer stamp and postcode, just for good measure
    Last edited by DALE_AVANT; 20th February 2012 at 13:20.

    *WANTED* AUDI CD PLAYER

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    24,848
    Are pressed plates actually legal in the UK though?

    I think since the introduction of the '51' reg onwards, cars are required to display a reg plate that shows where they are made at the bottom of them, or it's suppose to be an MOT failure.

    It won't stop us from buying them of course, but thought I'd mention it.


    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh!



  4. #3
    DALE_AVANT's Avatar
    Avantage

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    442
    As I understand it, the most recent products come fully legal with the suppliers details laser etched onto the face of the plate.

    I guess the better-looking plates will have discreet etching that is quite light in colour?

    *WANTED* AUDI CD PLAYER

  5. #4
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    16
    I bought a set of road legal ones from Dubmeister a couple of years ago, and the suppliers name and postcode isn't really that noticeable.

  6. #5
    ScottD3's Avatar
    I want your faulty electronics

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    English Riviera
    Posts
    14,656
    Bought mine off ebay last year and not had any issues with the Police or MOT stations.
    They are plain with just the reg on.
    If you catch it in the light correctly you can see the makers marking.
    The best bit is that I did not need to send away any documents. Stops the chance of them getting lost in the post.
    A4 B5 Double Din, RNS-d, TMC, Full Sports Leather Heated with Leather Door Cards and Lower Door trims all for sale.

    Audrey's Build Thread
    RIP Audrey. She's being broken down.
    New Car, New Thread.
    Scott's Akoya Silver A8

  7. #6
    DALE_AVANT's Avatar
    Avantage

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    442
    Thanks for the replies Jon/Scott. Do you have any close ups so I can see the quality of plate and prominence of the supplier etching?

    Has anybody tried these plates:

    100% LEGAL UK FONT 3D Pressed Metal Number Plates | eBay

    *WANTED* AUDI CD PLAYER

  8. #7
    TDIQ's Avatar
    8L > 8P > 8V

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    777
    All pressed plates look the same pretty much...

    Just get some regular pressed plates without the dealer off eBay and be done with it.

    If a copper is going to give you a £30 fine because there's no postcode they're a jobsworth prick.

    If you're that worried order some with the postcode and BS145 mark...
    '02 A3 TDI quattro sport

    8L IS DE BEST

  9. #8
    brasiliangringo's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    496
    I just had some made i bought of Ebay a few weeks back and where 14 quid - top marks in correct font (which is a name i cannot remember) and size. Specify they are for display purposes and not road legal and they will simply make what you want etc. Pressed metal plates are not legal on 'modern' cars. Its a vintage thing in black and grey, cant remember precise age cut off..

  10. #9
    DALE_AVANT's Avatar
    Avantage

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    442
    Anyone got any pictures close-up of the 'taxdiscman' plates?

    *WANTED* AUDI CD PLAYER

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Metal Pressed Plates?
    By Ports in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 23rd September 2011, 00:48
  2. Legal Pressed Plates..
    By marc_mcquilling in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 5th August 2011, 17:15
  3. post picks of legal pressed metal uk plates!
    By vorsprung dork in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th February 2011, 22:26
  4. Pressed metal plate fixings
    By scottie123 in forum General Automotive Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th April 2010, 18:04
  5. Legal Metal Plates
    By S3mad in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 16th October 2008, 20:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO