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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:06 am 
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On another note, I want to get a new chassis plate as mine has been stamped badly. Does anyone do the stamping so it looks nice? I dont want to choose the wrong size/font or hammer them too hard that its like braille on the back. What do folks do with them ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:26 am 
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I have a set of number and letter stamps Tony, they aren't exact to OE, but then you see a variety of shapes and sizes on the cars, particularly between old style and later style chassis plates.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:35 am 
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When you get a chance Alun could you measure the height and width of a couple of letters/numbers for me? Ive got some stamps too so if they are close to the same I might try mine.
Maybe a zero and an I would be a start?

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What about those jewelry bracelet engravers?

Mayne worth a try...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:57 am 
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Yes someone else suggested that too. If I had the rough size of the numbers they may do a neater job than me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:48 pm 
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Bill ate Rarebits offers a stamped commission plate service, and knowing Bill it will be correct. May be worth an email?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:53 pm 
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thanks Clive i never knew that. Ill try him first

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Meanwhile, I'll measure mine tomorrow...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:32 pm 
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Thanks Alun, I havent been on today car trouble grrrr . First legal day on the road and it decides to fuel starve so tank check for debris is my first joyful task tomorrow. :evil:

I knew I should have put a modern set up in there to get some confidence.....


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Looking at mine I think they are 3/16ths wide or 4.7 mm, nearest nowadays is 5mm.

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Thanks Malc, what number did you measure?

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Tony,
most of the characters are the same height and width with the exception of 1, I but all the others are the same width.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:16 am 
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ok thank you :)

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Bill ate Rarebits offers a stamped commission plate service, and knowing Bill it will be correct. May be worth an email?
He will only stamp plates he has supplied. (or at least that's what he said on the CT forum a while ago)

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