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#1 Groundhog

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:46 PM

Has anyone modified the rear number plate bracket to better match the mounting points for Australian number plates?

 

I saw a reference in another post to drilling out the spot welds on the tags and moving them as well as using nutserts.

Can anyone share a photo of a modified number plate bracket?

 

I'm looking forward to the day when you can buy customised plates in Japanese- sized number plate so they fit imported cars.



#2 gilltech

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 11:04 PM

I'm looking forward to the day when the Australian number plate manufacturers provide slotted holes that will suit all car brands including Japanese & American.

I don't like having to re-drill holes in my own personalised plates.


Edited by gilltech, 15 September 2016 - 11:08 PM.

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#3 Scoota G

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 01:00 PM

Just let you guys know there are other mounting holes there you just have to drill and tap them. I'll go get a picture.

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#4 Scoota G

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 01:05 PM

Another way to do it is if you have the car under restoration drill out the spot weld and turn it around then weld it back in. Simples.


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#5 Triptych

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 03:30 PM

Using a universal mount like the following doesn't help you guys out at all? 

http://lakinplates.c...o19u71oj4as0se1



#6 Groundhog

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 07:11 PM

I've modified a spare  number plate mount to accept the Qld plate.
I drilled out the two tabs. moved them up and brazed them back on using a small piece of metal strip,.

Part of the reason for messing with them is to make room for a rear facing camera/ parking camera.
i'm planning on mounting this under the number plate.
I can clearly see the extra mounts to be drilled out for the top two screws on the number plate. Thanks Scoota
I have an original mount if I decide to get a Japanese style plate which I am told are due out soon in Qld.

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Edited by Groundhog, 16 September 2016 - 07:21 PM.


#7 Cozza

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 10:42 PM

I'm intrigued by the rear camera concept.
My experience is that the front bumper and nose of bonnet are always the ones to suffer parking damage not the rear of the car.
Are you placing a camera on the front too??
Nice number plate mount though. ;)




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