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Tx to all those who replied to my earlier post on car rego. Just collected the new Oz number plates this morning. Unfortunately the British number plates were wider than the Oz ones, so we need to find some kind of frame/holder for the new number plate that can then be screwed onto the existing holes in the car. Cannot drill new holes in the car for the Oz plate as the car is made of fibreglass (TVR).

 

If anyoone else had the same problem would be grateful if you could let me know how you got around it??

 

tx!

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here is the TVR club, If you click on Australia you should be able to get a contact number and hopefully get advice.

 

TVR Car Club

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Thanks SRP, husband's already in touch with the car club and other TVR owners in SA, waiting to hear back from them. Would love to hear back from any other car owners who may not have wanted to drill holes in their car, TVR or otherwise (also the existing holes would be highly visible on each side of the number plate, which is another reason we dont want to go down the drill extra holes in the car route).

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why not blow a few dollars and go for a plate the same shape as euro plates? :)

Euro number plates - Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI)

 

Yes I guess we can do that but the Oz number plate is much smaller than the European (both height and width) so it may rattle around inside the holder (unless we fix it on to the frame somehow). Who would have thought such a simple thing would be so difficult :wub:

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the links not for a number plate holder, its to actually have your south australian plate made in the same shape as a euro plate so you wouldn't need a plate holder. Just fit it to the car exactly the same way as your uk plate was fitted.


My Aussie pictures - https://instagram.com/paulbell5/

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the links not for a number plate holder, its to actually have your south australian plate made in the same shape as a euro plate so you wouldn't need a plate holder. Just fit it to the car exactly the same way as your uk plate was fitted.

 

Yes, we heard about these too late, alraedy have the Aussie size plates here... they are custom plates so it would cost a bit to replace them with the Euro style..

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Hi again everyone - we sorted out the car's registration plate problem! In case anyone else has the same problem in the future i wanted to tell you how we did it..

 

The backplate was an easy Blue peter job - husband took off the old registration plate, reversed it, spray painted it in black gloss (it's white plastic on the back), then bolted the new Aussie number plate onto the old British one, and screwed the British plate onto the existing holes in the back of the car. It looks fantastic as the whole thing is recessed into the back of the car so you cant tell at all that it was a quick fix.

 

Front could have been done the same way but unlike the back the number plate is not recessed in (bolted onto the grill in front) so two plates bolted on top of each other would have looked a bit cr*p. So husband bought a black shelf bracket from Bunnings, drilled some holes in it to match the existing holes in the front grill of the car, attached the bracket to the grill, then the Aussie plate on to the bracket. Problem solved! :)

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Why don't you stick it on with self adhesive pads


Flights booked for Sydney 29/09/2015 :cool:

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