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Shortened number pates

Rastamouse Dec 30, 2013

  1. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Hey guys I'm looking to minimise the visual impact that the full sized number plate has on the front,was thinking of getting a shortened version of mine (B15 GWG) anyone know where i can get some from,would still require the std text,height and spacing of current legal plates.
    My other option is to cut mine down each end. Anyone with pics of shortened plates on a b7. Would be great.
     
  2. SinghB7

    SinghB7 Active Member

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    I'd just cut your current one down. Legally it must still have same font and same spacing between each digit as a normal plate.
     
  3. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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  4. lynallbel

    lynallbel Active Member

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    Hardest bit with cutting them down is going to be stopping the reflective backing coming away from the perspex.
     
  5. dpaz

    dpaz Active Member Team Tango

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    You drive without a front plate on?
     
  6. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Thats exactly what I'm after danny,did you cut your original plates or did you buy em shortened,if so where did you get em from.

    Don't you get any grief of the feds for driving without front plate?
     
  7. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    not really mate,

    my mate made them for me at his signshop can get you a price if interested
     
  8. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Yeah,that would be good,thanks danny. Only need the front one shorter really,think a shortened one on the back would look to small with the big recess in the boot,unless i did us style boot lid like yours.
     
  9. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    ill txt him and let you know,
    perfect excuse to US style ya boot man :thumbsup:
     
  10. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Yeah i know,tempting ! Thanks for that danny.
     
  11. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Did you find anything bout the plate for me danny??
     
  12. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    ive not been able to get hold of him mate, will see whats happening at the weekend mate :)
     
  13. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group TDi saloon

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    PM sent mate!
     
  14. ESD1711

    ESD1711 Active Member

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    I run shortened plates on mine.

    Strictly speaking they are illegal, because the 'BSAU' number is no longer shown - but apart from that, all legally spaced etc etc - would need to catch a policeman in a pretty bad mood to get bother for them.

    Mine were just standard plates chopped down. Few deep scores with a stanley blade and you'll be able to get a nice clean 'snap' - then just a case of filing the edges a bit to smoothen it off.

    Easy peasy.
     
  15. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    So my numberplate was loose on friday so took the opportunity to shorten it ,instead of buying a shorter one,a few scores with the stanley worked a treat,then tidied the edges up on the grinding wheel.
    Thinks it looks loads better?
    before
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1391974008.907316.jpg

    After
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1391974080.232486.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1391974142.453822.jpg

    What do you think?
     
  16. Joshg

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    Standard size looks better in my opinion the short one just looks to messed about with for my liking but I hate private regs anyways lol.
     

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