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Just looking to replace my existing number plate plastic facing as it is cracked. Just wondering, the number plate on the front is slightly curved. I bought some plates off ebay, do I need to request a specific design or fit of a numberplate to fit the GTV or will a standard one do but I need to screw it on tighter to allow it to bend and conform to the front plastic?
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normal ones have the flex to do the small bend you are referring to
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No special plate, it will bend naturally when tied down.
Don't think there is a market for a curved plate, tv yes!
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Not sure if there is a mounting plinth available for the GTV that can sit between the plate and bumper, ala 156 style.
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Not sure if there is a mounting plinth available for the GTV that can sit between the plate and bumper, ala 156 style.
My car came with mounting plates from the garage that I got it from front and rear but they looked a bit naff so I put this on the back. I tried fitting one to the front but it flips up to fit the plate in and didn't work on the front so I just screwed the plate straight to the car.
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Yeah, the curvature like the attached photo.

Any ideas what sort of dimensions I need for the plates and which screws should I go for ?
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Yeah, the curvature like the attached photo.

Any ideas what sort of dimensions I need for the plates and which screws should I go for ?
Industry standard is 520 by 111mm for plates. Any reputable supplier will provide you plates that meet all legal requirements for size, colour, text style etc. For screws... Just search for number plate screws on fleabay and you'll find loads of self tapping screws with white or yellow caps for front and rear.
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Industry standard is 520 by 111mm for plates. Any reputable supplier will provide you plates that meet all legal requirements for size, colour, text style etc. For screws... Just search for number plate screws on fleabay and you'll find loads of self tapping screws with white or yellow caps for front and rear.
Should I replace the plastic bit where the self taping screw should screw into with a fresh one ?
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Should I replace the plastic bit where the self taping screw should screw into with a fresh one ?
Not quite sure which bit you mean. Can you post a photo?
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If you mean that mountain plinth in the earlier photo....no, just lightly sand down if the old hole has raised the plastic a little, and then just re tap another hole. Just look at the hole position on your old plates, and try to re drill 10mm away. With a slight curvature its best to try to keep the screws no further than about 20mm from the side end to hold the plate tighter
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