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Barry

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2013, 06:34:04 PM »
My new number plate arrived from Tippers (Cornwall).

Not bad.

Main thing is that they were able to get the outside sizes exactly as original so all fixings can stay as they are.

My old numerals were unique I think.

These ones are probably correct for 1955 but seem a bit modern for me.

Tippers couldn't supply number plates for my Invacar chassis (x3) cheaply - they seem to specialise in the more expensive plates
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2013, 09:29:49 PM »
To clarify:-

Tippers in Cornwall supplied my new Morris plates and very nice to.  It took quite a bit of correspondence and difficulties in contacting them or getting calls returned.

It turns out that they bought the pressed aluminium business from Tippers in Benfleet about four years ago.

They retained the Tippers name but are not connected in any way with the sign company in Benfleet.

They did not clarify this in any correspondence to me despite my mentioning the Benfleet Tippers and the connection with Invacars Thundersley (next to Benfleet).

Tippers Cornwall were very expensive for the yellow and white Invacar plates, even with a discount for three sets.

I asked Tippers Benfleet to quote and a very nice lady phoned me and explained about the companies ans confirmed that they no longer make pressed plates but would be happy to supply perspex ones.  Very helpful and polite.

I now have an expensive quote (£100 for three sets) from Chestnut Registrations for Invacar pressed aluminium plates and I am waiting for a quote from Bulldog.

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2013, 09:55:42 PM »
Ah, the Tippers riddle is solved then.  I think Bulldog plates will come in cheaper than 100 for three sets. Is this a geuss the price competition? I guess £80.

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2013, 10:01:23 PM »
I think £22.50 per set plus delivery (ish)

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2013, 10:08:03 PM »
Is that 22.50 ish or delivery ish - the latter could mean left anywhere and then where would you be. ? Or indeed , and more to the point , where would they be ?
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2013, 10:26:47 AM »
I have just had a front plate made by Premier plates, it cost £12 including delivery, I am pleased with the price and the quality.

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« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2013, 11:10:01 AM »
But so many questions . Did you forget to order a rear one as well ? Was the rear too expensive or poor quality ? Have you one already ? After all you don't  want friends forever pointing out the two are a different type  ;D as if they ever would  :D
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2013, 11:18:45 AM »
I have just had a front plate made by Premier plates, it cost £12 including delivery, I am pleased with the price and the quality.

Were they aluminium pressings - silver on black?

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2013, 12:31:06 PM »

Were they aluminium pressings - silver on black?


 ooh, bound to be at that price. You won't find decent pre-63-style separate digit plates at much less than £60-odd these days!

 Come on Bob, don't keep us plate fans in suspence. We'll show you ours if you show us yours...  ;D

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« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2013, 01:39:04 PM »
 So many questions! Well I rest my case, people on this forum are more interested in number plates than microcars! ;D

Yes a pressed aluminium front plate, I already had a rear one made and no they don't match, the reason being that the rear one was a special size. As you cant see both plates at the same time when on a car I don't have a problem with that, besides, Richard, I don't have any friends! :(  Stuart, will I see you at the NEC tomorrow?

As I'm not about to reveal my number right now if you just want to see the premier plate font look no further than ebay from whence I bought it.

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2013, 04:07:57 PM »
Oh Bob, did you get .....
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2013, 06:16:56 PM »
Just managed to get my Moped MOT'd today but I printed out a temporary back plate on the computer and laminated it.

I will ask Premier Plates for a quote - also need the curved front plates that go over the mudguard

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2013, 06:47:09 PM »
Does this mean you will be joining us this Sunday on the Kneels Wheels run?

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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #58 on: November 14, 2013, 07:27:42 PM »
(Off Topic) That is the intention Bob.  And I will be riding all the way there - not one of these trailer jobs!  (you know that sounds much more impressive than it actually is)

As long as it is over 20deg C and not raining I will be there!


Could you post a link to Premier Plates please Bob?  So that I get the right company.
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Re: Number Plates - UK
« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2013, 09:06:53 PM »
Business seller information
Vinylarts
Contact details R TAYLOR
9 COWLEY
LAKESIDE
TAMWORTH
Staffordshire
B77 2RD
United Kingdom

Email:vinylarts@aol.com

Barry, I just bought mine straight from ebay, I have no idea if they do bike plates but worth asking. Also remember I'm always impressed by a bargain price but the quality was better than I expected.