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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:28 pm 
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Got slimline vic plates for the sprint, put em on and was happy until... the other day, pulling in to carport after work in the fairmont, I notice something weird under the rear plate.
Upon closer inspection, it appears ford decided that the average Joe requires that numberplate mounting instructions be permanently EMBEDDED INTO THE REAR BOOT GARNISH!!!
So now the words "TO ATTACH NUMBERPLATE" are clearly visible beneath the plate. i was thinking of getting a steel plate(or something), and paintmatching it to the rear garnish and mounting the plate on that? what do you guys think?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:12 pm 
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hmmmm attaching number plates for dummys. thats wat ford must of been thinkin. yer mate id just get a metal plate, paint it black or wateva couler your car is and stick it under the back plate. hope u work it out. cheers
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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:37 pm 
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damn! thats gotta suck a**! how much were the plates anyways? did you get a special one with ya name or something on it? or just the slimline?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:49 pm 
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I noticed this also - the reason i didnt go slimlines..
Didnt think of using a plate altho still rather it as is, more stock/made to fit.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:50 pm 
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just slimline.. extra $45.. plus $300 and something dollars for the rego, and another 300 on top for stamp duty... drained the bank account nicely...

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:52 pm 
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I might also go back to Vicroads and see if I can get one large plate. But then I get one Slim on front, and one on back with all the "Victoria-On the move" s**t. That was the only reason i went slims.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:54 pm 
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mmmmmm yeah just get the plate dude, or is it possible to sand down the writing or something? does it stick out or is it engraved?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:58 pm 
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i say jst leeve its not that noticeable if ya wna sand it dwn then ya gota get it painted and it will probly look crap if ya do it ya self jst a waste of money i say leave it
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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:43 pm 
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If you dont want that Victoria on the move s**t then go customs, considerably more expensive i know but you will love em, one of the best mods ive done to a car

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:07 pm 
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Mohekn wrote:
mmmmmm yeah just get the plate dude, or is it possible to sand down the writing or something? does it stick out or is it engraved?


They can NOT be sanded down - DO NOT DO THIS!

Its not just ugly/stupid to deface your plates but also illegal to modify or hide any part of your licence plate, cops will pick this type of thing up quick smart!

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:13 pm 
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nah nah, i was talking about the instruction part on the actual car "TO ATTACH NUMBER PLATE" not the actual plate :)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:46 pm 
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Mohekn wrote:
nah nah, i was talking about the instruction part on the actual car "TO ATTACH NUMBER PLATE" not the actual plate :)

Thank god LOL - altho we have heard more crazy ideas before hehe! :D


I presume its enraved; the writing on he Fairlanes is engraved into a big chrome plate.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:54 pm 
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Because of the rear boot garnish I got one large plate and one slimline for mine, but they are custom so I don't have to worry about the Victoria on the move s**t.

See vicroads and just get an extra plate made up, tell them that it was stolen and you need a replacement. I know if plates look f**k and you can't read them properly, if they are less than ten years old you can get free reissued plates from vicroads, otherwise you have to pay for them

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:37 pm 
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How long does it take VICRoads to actually give the plates over to you??? I ordered some from the RTA and so far its taken 2 and a half weeks for some letter that hasnt come yet... :roll:
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:48 pm 
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yeah i stole your plates dude! sorry, couldnt resist! took them right out of your mail box, but you keep waiting, i might send them back to you when im done with them :)

 

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