Square Plates

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Square Plates

Postby kristoff » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:27 pm

Does anyone know if it's illegal to have the square shaped two line plate on the front of the car as well as the back.
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Postby boydie » Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:04 pm

hi Kristoff, I don't think it is illegal as i have saw them on the new mitsi evo and also the sunny gtir. hope this helps
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Postby graeme » Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:47 pm

As far as I know, it IS illegal. However, it's not viewed in the same category as robbing banks. :wink:
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Postby kristoff » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:24 am

Thanks for that folks, what's the feeling amongst MX5 purists, square plate or traditional UK configuration?

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Postby Si » Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:58 pm

In terms of looks, I don't think it matters on the MX-5 what you go for . However, if you've got a UK style plate at the back I'd keep it that way rather than trying to fit a square plate in there.

Now, have you ever seen a square plate on a Fiesta, escort, or other similar munter motor? Now that's wrong!

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Postby Hardtrack » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:22 pm

First i knew it was illegal?,my car had a square 2 line plate at the front when i bought it......you can check my avatar out on the National forum to see this........i now have a stick on plate at the front and a black and silver square plate at the back :roll: ........i know these are illegal from 1974 onwards.according to JR Har.....i mean David 8) from the National site.If you need a square plinth for your square plate if you go ahead with this choice,i have one in the shed that i will never put back on,your welcome to it as i never had any probs with the legalities of it ,and till today never knew otherwise :)
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Postby boydie » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:28 pm

Just visited the DVLA site and it tells of all the lagalities of number plates, but no mention of the shape of the plate, just the font ,spacing etc.
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Postby graeme » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:32 pm

Damn, that'll be why I failed the Law exam then :wink:
My view that it was illegal was because that's what I'd heard - it was to do with the inability of speed cameras to read them allegedly. Since I don't drive in manner that will set them off anyway, I have no idea if that is true or not.
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Postby kristoff » Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:49 pm

Email winging its way to you :arrow: , Hardtrack

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Postby Hardtrack » Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:39 am

No mail :?
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Postby kristoff » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:05 am

Hardtrack,

Can you confirm email addy for me please.

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Postby Hardtrack » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:34 am

hardtrack_uk@hotmail.com <<<< cut and paste
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Postby kristoff » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:38 am

Cheers for that H. I'm off home for lunch so I'll have a crack at sending it again. Just taken delivery of my tonneau cover so I want to put that on too.

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