Mounting number plates

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  1. Necro

    Necro Active Member

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    Hmmm at this late stage I am worrying how I will mount the front number plate...

    Any one have any ideas how you do it with a deluxe rubber strip on the bumper...?
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    If you've got a "deluxe rubber".... there are better things to mount, than a number plate, surely...:rolleyes:

    :eek:




    OK, that was less than helpful......... I'll get my coat.
     
  3. Necro

    Necro Active Member

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    Agreed Grantus...doesn't help my dilemma other than a nice three hour distraction though.....:rolleyes:
     
  4. Royce

    Royce Active Member

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    I would use industrial double sided tape. That's what Volkswagen did when I bought Karma and it is a great idea. If you want to take them off, you just use a hairdryer. That way, no screw holes.....Get the good stuff though! I can send some 3M stuff that I have that is used to mount windows in high rises. Guaranteed to work!
     
  5. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    My plates sit under the black rubber strip but thats only ok if you are not lowered.
     
  6. Kombipete

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    two holes just above deluxe rubber to mount plate to bumper. Use very long stainless screws with a spacer (i used some slightly large diammeter nuts). Number pate then sits straight
     
  7. Kombi Kiwi

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    I use the same set up as kombipete. Long screws and spacers. Works sweet
     
  8. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    I dont have any delux rubber - but coathanger wire holds my front plate on :eek:
    I should realy do something about that one day.
     
  9. mitchellgolds

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    I dont have the deluxe rubber or number plates (yet) but like Melissa said, I too will be going on the lower half of the bumper.
    Anywho, to try and help you further, if you aren't going too low or have the option of a slimline plate (thats what they are called in qld) and dont want to drill unnecessary holes in the bumper, you might be able to mount hangers on the rear of the bumper and the plate bolts to them underneath. However that might be too low even on a stock height bus?
     
  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Now if the wire is loose enough to act as a hinge, the plate should hang nicely when parked, but fold up out of the way over 60kmph - ideal for speed cameras! :lol:
     
  11. Alpal

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    If you get a slim line plate they are about the same height as the bumper. Cut some tube to space out from the rubber strip and looking gut!
     
  12. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Im busted now :eek:
     
  13. mitchellgolds

    mitchellgolds Member

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    This is how the front number plate is setup on my dad corvette, although not with wire ;) It's just a pity most fixed speed cameras get you from behind.
     
  14. Alice in Kombiland

    Alice in Kombiland Well-Known Member

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    This doesn't help at all...but I was quite sh*tty at Woz. When I brought him $300 numbers plates for christmas and he didn't want to hurt the kombi so he hammered new holes into the number plates... :lol:
     
  15. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Woz the Vandal!
     
  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Fixed one yes, but you tend to know where they are....coz they're fixed.

    But we have "portable" Mercedes Vito Vans here in the ACT that park at random locations and photograph the front plate...;)
     
  17. VanAime

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    Ramset gun??????
     
  18. VanAime

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    Sorry Necro. People tell me I have a very 'dry' sense of humour, but I'm not sure what they mean:umm:
     
  19. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    I decided to use the existing holes in the kombi rather than drill more - but if I had known about the industrial double-sided tape then I would definitely have used it! :umm:
     
  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dave here is a photo of Igor with his number palte mounted over the deluxe bumper trim - the number plate is attached to a made up bracket that sits out just past the edge of the rubber and has a right angle bend to achieve this then another right angle bend to sit flush with the bumper metal then screwed on to hold it in place - hope that makes sense but if not will try to get another pic of it for you.

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