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      05-19-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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front number plate removal

Evening I'm thinking of removing my front plate
and smoothing the front bumper has many done this
and where do you place the number plate afterwards?

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Number plate has to go somewhere and the bumper is the only place it can go really. You could fit a small sticky type one to one side like the Evo boys do, but you risk getting pulled all the time.
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Can try not having one, depending on where you live you might get away with it. - ILLEGAL

Smaller one zip tied to the lower grill so it's removable. - ILLEGAL (If you had a short reg a full size might fit)

Tow eye mounted one. - Depending on what plate you fit on it, can be LEGAL

Up in the windscreen. - ILLEGAL.
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Ah cool thanks guys sounds like it'll be easier to leave
alone means the hard earned can go to a different mod lol
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If you take a completely legal plate but the registration only has a few digits, is it legal to remove the blank space on the sides?
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If you take a completely legal plate but the registration only has a few digits, is it legal to remove the blank space on the sides?
No, there are specific guidelines that are on the DVLA/Gov website that tell you the spacing between characters, and the gaps between groups of characters, and the gap between characters and the plate edge, etc:

- Character height 79mm
- Character width (except the figure 1 or letter I) 50mm
- Character stroke 14mm
- Space between characters 11mm
- Space between groups 33mm
- Top, bottom and side margins (minimum) 11mm
- Vertical space between groups 19mm

See here for the full document with the details:
https://www.gov.uk/government/upload.../dg_067666.pdf

So legally from a spacing perspective, as long as it meets those it can be legal. I say can be, since there are issues like the BS number being on the plate, and the postcode of the supplier I believe. But in general, as long as it is spaced legally, you would probably stand a good chance of being OK.
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No, there are specific guidelines that are on the DVLA/Gov website that tell you the spacing between characters, and the gaps between groups of characters, and the gap between characters and the plate edge, etc:

- Character height 79mm
- Character width (except the figure 1 or letter I) 50mm
- Character stroke 14mm
- Space between characters 11mm
- Space between groups 33mm
- Top, bottom and side margins (minimum) 11mm
- Vertical space between groups 19mm

See here for the full document with the details:
https://www.gov.uk/government/upload.../dg_067666.pdf

So legally from a spacing perspective, as long as it meets those it can be legal. I say can be, since there are issues like the BS number being on the plate, and the postcode of the supplier I believe. But in general, as long as it is spaced legally, you would probably stand a good chance of being OK.
Thanks Jat, I appreciate the advice
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