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Bob Purton

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2013, 10:21:16 PM »
Dont worry Barry. Stuart in effect did the same thing with his Mini Comtesse.

I'm pretty sure that Tippers of Cornwall is the same firm. I think I'm safe in saying that numbers cannot fall off a pressed ali plate.
I had designaplate on ebay do my Isetta ones and am very pleased with them, cheap too. Stuart recommended them. Cheers Stuart.

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2013, 10:30:02 PM »
Cheers Bob.
Tippers in Benfleet pressed the figures-in so far that they half sheared the plate.  It was a long time later that I unwrapped the pack and fitted the number plate.  By that time it was too late to complain.
I had to back fill the number plate with epoxy glue to keep the figures in the aluminium.

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2013, 10:41:44 PM »
So is the number with the new car or still with the old car and have you finished restoring it as I am getting confused
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2013, 10:43:23 PM »
i think barry's got enough on his plate at the moment  :D

go to Tippers and ask for Reg  :)
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2013, 10:49:57 PM »
Ho Ho Ho..........

The original number is on a retention certificate - three years = £150

The new number is on the V5 log book but I need a number plate before I can go out.

I bought the car in about 1980
Restored it from about 1990
Wedding 1993.

Gradual decline as it was stored in one garage after another - outside for a couple of winters.

Back on the road last year with a full MOT

I will give it a rejuvenating respray soon to bring it back to an acceptable state.  

Still in pretty good solid condition but a rubbish car from the very start - just what I like!

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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2013, 11:03:37 PM »

Dont worry Barry. Stuart in effect did the same thing with his Mini Comtesse.


 Bob, the case to which you refer was only a pipe dream in the end, and it wasn't a transfer as such.  How's the Bobette by the way?   ;)  

 We'll agree to differ & leave it at that hey Barry, life's too short to get into transfer rows.

 I've got several pressed plates that are only a sneeze away from the letters dropping out. It seems the newer the dies, the more likely it was to happen, because after all, pressed plates, certainly in the '50s, were & are exactly that, semi-sheared. The fly presses used often also did duty to do full sheared pressings on things such as slotted angle.

 Ah, Designaplates, off eBay, yes indeedy, I've had four sets of pressed reflective plates from them and have no hesitation recommending them, as I did to Bob. Must admit I've not looked too closely at their b/w plates as I've not yet needed a set/ Note to self; must examine Thumper's rump in due course....    

 And pictured is my latest project; Bonus points to the first person to work out why this one went straight into my best Core Collection of Plates....

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2013, 11:38:24 PM »
What I meant Stuart was when you export a car you separate it from its number as a matter of course but you are right, lets not go down that path.  The Bobette is also a pipe dream. ;)
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2013, 07:59:52 AM »

Dont worry Barry. Stuart in effect did the same thing with his Mini Comtesse.


 Bob, the case to which you refer was only a pipe dream in the end, and it wasn't a transfer as such.  How's the Bobette by the way?   ;)  

 We'll agree to differ & leave it at that hey Barry, life's too short to get into transfer rows.

 I've got several pressed plates that are only a sneeze away from the letters dropping out. It seems the newer the dies, the more likely it was to happen, because after all, pressed plates, certainly in the '50s, were & are exactly that, semi-sheared. The fly presses used often also did duty to do full sheared pressings on things such as slotted angle.

 Ah, Designaplates, off eBay, yes indeedy, I've had four sets of pressed reflective plates from them and have no hesitation recommending them, as I did to Bob. Must admit I've not looked too closely at their b/w plates as I've not yet needed a set/ Note to self; must examine Thumper's rump in due course....    

 And pictured is my latest project; Bonus points to the first person to work out why this one went straight into my best Core Collection of Plates....

No chance of having a row with you Stuart.  I appreciate your wealth of knowledge and respect your opinion.  I had kept the number on the car for 33 years but just had to make a call based on no info from DVLA.  I also hate removing numbers.
I sold the number from my old Austin A35  33 MHK - to Mohammed H Khan..........
The money from the number plate was used to restore the Morris.
The A35 was scrapped a few years later - not ecconomical to keep going.  I had covered over 100,000 miles in it.
I was driving down the motorway many years later and saw 33 MHK on the back of the car in front, a  BMW.  So the A35 lives on - an organ transplant

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2013, 10:06:47 AM »

 From whom did the current plates on the Hammond Gordon come from? If these are repo plates as I think they might be, then they are absolutely detail-perfect for genuine 1950s Homo Ltd (Stop tittering!) & Green Bros Ltd plates....


I would like to point out that popular opinion has it that Gordon is a Moron not a Homo, and is alleged to be more of a man than you are. He is friends with Elvis down the chip shop.

Meanwhile the discussion on changing numbers it just goes to show what a bonkers system we really do have. A fakers paradise and of course none of it officially owned by the public, nor really related to the ownership of the car, other than by confusion of data records of any other meaningful records and the habits of bureaucrats. Like so much in life something that could be incredibly simple is in fact a total mess of if, but and maybes. End product, you have no idea what you own and neither does anyone else, when it comes down to it. I prefer cars to be unregistered until they are ready for the road. Life is a whole lot simpler.
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2013, 11:37:42 AM »
Stuart you have me there would it be something really obscure like ......this number was the only number issued on a certain day , in a certain office with the numbers and letters in that configuration ? :D apologies to andre previn and eric morecambe
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2013, 07:06:34 PM »
Absolutely correct Richard.  However, I suspect Stuart wants to know what car this plate was originally attached to ?.  Me thinks it is from the front and there was a square one fitted to the rear of it ?.  Was it a white one Stuart  ;)

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2013, 07:41:16 PM »

Dont worry Barry. Stuart in effect did the same thing with his Mini Comtesse.


 Bob, the case to which you refer was only a pipe dream in the end, and it wasn't a transfer as such.  How's the Bobette by the way?   ;)  

 We'll agree to differ & leave it at that hey Barry, life's too short to get into transfer rows.

 I've got several pressed plates that are only a sneeze away from the letters dropping out. It seems the newer the dies, the more likely it was to happen, because after all, pressed plates, certainly in the '50s, were & are exactly that, semi-sheared. The fly presses used often also did duty to do full sheared pressings on things such as slotted angle.

 Ah, Designaplates, off eBay, yes indeedy, I've had four sets of pressed reflective plates from them and have no hesitation recommending them, as I did to Bob. Must admit I've not looked too closely at their b/w plates as I've not yet needed a set/ Note to self; must examine Thumper's rump in due course....    

 And pictured is my latest project; Bonus points to the first person to work out why this one went straight into my best Core Collection of Plates....


Looks like the number plate from James Deans Porch?

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2013, 07:48:03 PM »
Stuart has the potential for a business creating correct period number plates for folk who want the finishing touch to a perfect or valuable car. I cannot convince him of it. Then again in this day and age not to be charged for specialist information is rare and a privilege of belonging to oddball organizations.
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2013, 08:48:16 PM »
Absolutely correct Richard.  However, I suspect Stuart wants to know what car this plate was originally attached to ?.  Me thinks it is from the front and there was a square one fitted to the rear of it ?.  Was it a white one Stuart  ;)

 The bonus points are north of the border so-far.  ;)  Here's another one from the same source and again historically important from the angle which I view the micro world as I'm sure said person will agree...  8)  Come on now, some of you old stagers will have oft-times seen the cars they came off and you most certainly all know the person with which these numbers were associated....   ;)  
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2013, 08:54:46 PM »
...and just to further prove their providence.  :)