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Joshy

posted on 19/3/17 at 09:28 PM Reply With Quote
Acrylic Manufacturer's Plate?

Has anyone had any success (or lack of success) passing an IVA with a laser cut/engraved acrylic manufactures plate?

Thanks,
Josh

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loggyboy

posted on 19/3/17 at 09:38 PM Reply With Quote
cant see any reason why that would be a problem.






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David Jenkins

posted on 19/3/17 at 09:51 PM Reply With Quote
I was told that one of the reasons for having a metal plate was so that the car could be identified after a fire. The same reason why the number has to be stamped or engraved elsewhere on the chassis. Also, the IVA bod might decide that the plate could easily be ripped off and replaced.

However, this might be a load of old cobblers - I suggest that you check with an official source!





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loggyboy

posted on 19/3/17 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
The manual specifically mentions plastic being acceptable.

Manufacturer’s Plate A piece of durable material e.g. metal or plastic that is likely to last the life of the vehicle and which is permanently marked with the required markings.

[Edited on 19-3-17 by loggyboy]






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gremlin1234

posted on 19/3/17 at 10:21 PM Reply With Quote
the modern ford manufacturers plates seem to be a tough sticker on the a/b/c post
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David Jenkins

posted on 20/3/17 at 08:25 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
The manual specifically mentions plastic being acceptable.

Manufacturer’s Plate A piece of durable material e.g. metal or plastic that is likely to last the life of the vehicle and which is permanently marked with the required markings.




That's fair enough - I did suggest that I might have been spouting a load of cobblers!

I guess that if you fix it permanently then it should be fine (I put sikaflex under mine before I pop-riveted it down).





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Joshy

posted on 20/3/17 at 10:07 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the advice. Here is my proposed design (red=cut, blue=engrave):



Manufacturer is EVANS, model is ROADSTER
VIN number displayed below
All in a rectangle, letters are 4mm high
My logo off to the LHS (my initials JDE arranged on an isometric cube)
Holes for pop-rivets, and I'll bond it on too.

Is this likely to pass? Thanks!

[Edited on 20/3/17 by Joshy]

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gremlin1234

posted on 20/3/17 at 10:23 PM Reply With Quote
it would probably pass, however, the manual just has manufacturer, explicitly not model.
also the rest of the paperwork will have to refer to evans as the manufacturer.

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loggyboy

posted on 20/3/17 at 10:40 PM Reply With Quote
I would consider making up a very basic one without the logo for IVA.






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Rosco86

posted on 21/3/17 at 10:43 AM Reply With Quote
also i would be careful pop riveting acrylic as it would maybe crack around the holes, try a test piece first





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