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Topic: Front number plate fitting solutions?
Posted By: Abx
Subject: Front number plate fitting solutions?
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2016 at 11:02am
Hi
 
So my V5 finally came through menaing I can transfer my 5 character reg to the 45, I usually have a short number plate as looks better without all the big gaps, rear is fine as is stuck on but the front is a pita, I've used a full size plate and fixed in each corner to the backing plate with the round number plate caps. Not keen on the 4 caps but had to use as doubt double sided stickers would hold due to the bend in the middle!
 
Not keen on the German style surrounds, but does anyone make a copy backing plate that has a flat face or even better is shorter?
 
Cheers


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64 plate, Cirrus white, 19's, Aero, Perf Exhaust, Perf Wheel/Shifter, AMG Excl, Leather, Memory Pack, HK, Red Calipers, Rear Cam



Replies:
Posted By: rcopus
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2017 at 8:13pm
Did you ever find anything Abx? I'm in the same boat.


Posted By: Grib17
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 8:24am
Thought about getting the number plate as a sticker?


Posted By: Abx
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 8:44am
Yes found the perfect solution from MB Oz and Italy as they have shorter plates and sell a genuine shorter mount, looks fantastic, but the problem is that the shorter mount unfortunately then reveals 4 holes in the bumper which would need plastic welding and painting so not ideal!

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64 plate, Cirrus white, 19's, Aero, Perf Exhaust, Perf Wheel/Shifter, AMG Excl, Leather, Memory Pack, HK, Red Calipers, Rear Cam


Posted By: rcopus
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 10:38am
@Grib17 - I looked at some last night actually. Not sure if the narrowest point between upper and lower grill will fit a legal sized plate sticker or not. Might order one and give it a try.

@Abx - I had a quick look into the different plinths and found 4 different part numbers for what I assume are 4 different sized plinths. Thing is I can't find the dimensions for them or anywhere that sells them! A meet in the middle solution would be a fourtdot plate as they will make them standard UK size but only print the reflective part as big as it needs to be, the rest can be black, or anything else you want. They are so damn expensive though!


Posted By: Abx
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 1:32pm
Here you go recoups.

LENGTH/WIDTH/HEIGHT

36.500 13.000 5.000 - A1768850881

30.500 8.800 4.00 - A1768850381

36.500 11.500 3.800 – A1768850481

33.500 17.300 3.600 – A1768850281

IIRC the 3rd one down is perfect but will require the holes to be filled.

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64 plate, Cirrus white, 19's, Aero, Perf Exhaust, Perf Wheel/Shifter, AMG Excl, Leather, Memory Pack, HK, Red Calipers, Rear Cam


Posted By: Abx
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2017 at 1:33pm
Oh, and MB UK can order for you but last time I enquiried it was out of stock.

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64 plate, Cirrus white, 19's, Aero, Perf Exhaust, Perf Wheel/Shifter, AMG Excl, Leather, Memory Pack, HK, Red Calipers, Rear Cam


Posted By: rcopus
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2017 at 1:51pm
Thanks for this Abx - considering either a smaller plate or stick on one.
Would probably get some plastic plugs painted to put on the holes. Not ideal but not sure I actually trust a bodyshop to fill and paint the bumper satisfactorily!



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