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Secret Agent Theme - Revolving License plates

Looking to give my car the secret agent theme.... (I bet its not at all surprising considering all my recent posts... )

Anyways, I wanna install revolving license plates.. the same as in the attached pic (strictly for show purposes). I looked at kits on the net and none have given the right feel. Most of the videos and products I saw online were either to flip the plate one way or the other OR... to hide it away completely.

The only thing I saw that was exactly what I wanted to have is in the following link

www.metacafe.com/watch/766615/license_plate/

If anyone has any info on where to get this or how to do it... please let me know.

Thanks....
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Re: Secret Agent Theme - Revolving License plates

you could also install dummie missiles, ejector seat and an underwater propulsion system taken from a lotus and modified for your Alfa.

Then your Alfa would be really cool and the highlight of any show.
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I've got show plates for the Spider. But they just stick over the top of the real ones. And say "Spider"

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Custom boys have done it, with a fair amount of tin bashing to allow for the height of the plate? :
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you could also install dummie missiles, ejector seat and an underwater propulsion system taken from a lotus and modified for your Alfa.

Then your Alfa would be really cool and the highlight of any show.
The dummy missiles have crossed my mind. However I have located a smokescreen kit that I plan to install.
Smoke Screen Kit

The main thing is that my car has to be able to be used as a daily driver too. There is a sort of show that people go to where they bring in their tricked-out rides and judges hand out prizes. Most are Japanese tuners with the usual "FATF" style stuff.
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Can you fit an ejector seat? Do you have a sun roof? That would be ubercool
 
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Custom boys have done it, with a fair amount of tin bashing to allow for the height of the plate? :
Anyone with ideas on how its done or fabricated?
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Re: Secret Agent Theme - Revolving License plates

Heres a list of the items I'm installing:
  1. Single Din Flip Out LCD
  2. Remote Start
  3. SmokeScreen Kit
  4. Revolving License Plates
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Anyone with ideas on how its done or fabricated?
Stepper motor x 2
Couple of gears of the correct size x 2
Piece of box steel of the correct size x 2
Number plates x2
Secret Agent Switch under gearknob
plastic weld kit for fixing it up after youlve made a right ****ing mess of your bumpers

I assume you want the rear number plate to switch as well?

Depending on the design and the size and type of stepper motor there is potential to house the stepper inside the box section, probably better off using some box aluminium extrusion for lower weight.

then some form of bracket to mount the the motor to the body and the box is then held with secondary mountings with bearings to allow for the motion.

Having the motor outside is easier, but putting it inside is a lot more elegant and space saving.but also more expensive and diffcult to do.

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How exciting
 
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Wouldn't it be obvious to anyone looking at your plates there is a rotating mechanism? I mean, in reality, rather than in the movies
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I think gangsters might be able to give you a hint or two? :
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you have got to be kidding me !!! this is ridiculous

I'm sorry mate, but you want these for the show ??? To show what exactly ?
The only reason I would want my number plates to flip is for the speed cams !!!

As for the smoke from the exhausts, I've got an old 1.5 boxer engine that has chewed up all the piston rings. If you start it and rev it up, it will give you twice the amount of smoke ! Moneyback guarantee !

And if you run out of refill, you can always add more oil

.... come to think of it, I've got an idea for showing off !!! Put my old engine in your car, top the engine up with sunflower oil and rev it up !!! You will have big smoke , BIG smell , but NO popcorn !!! Magic
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The dummy missiles have crossed my mind. However I have located a smokescreen kit that I plan to install.
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My cars already got one of those
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I guess if you removed all the crash protection from behind the bumper you might have enough space........................but seems like a total waste of time, money and effort
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I have a peugeot 206 Hdi smokescreen came as standard from the dealer.
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No no no no no - don't spoil it

This is the best modding idea on AO yet

I can't wait to see it in action
 
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I guess if you removed all the crash protection from behind the bumper you might have enough space........................but seems like a total waste of time, money and effort
There is always controversy over modding a car. Most of the time its money spent and never returned. I admit all this will ridiculous to some and exciting to others, but I guess in the end, its up to me and what I think of it.

As far as I know the only hitch will be with the front bumper. I had a look at the rear part and it seems to be just a piece of fibreglass with nothing behind (whatever protection equipment is placed above that section)
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Keep with it knight

You also have to have the full Bond look to complement this
 
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No no no no no - don't spoil it

This is the best modding idea on AO yet

I can't wait to see it in action
Well guys, don't expect results too quickly....
I'm going to take this slow and steady so that its all done right.

Will post pics when I'm done.
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This is whats behind the front bumper

edit: opps....................do you have the face lift version?

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I don't want to rain on your parade, but you did say that you wanted to continue using the car as a daily driver. If you are stopped by the police for any reason and these rotating plates are discovered, you will most likely have your car seized and gone over with a fine tooth comb. If the smoke screen device is subsequently also found, I predict a lot of hard questions.

Just a thought.
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No worries there mate !!!

He will also use the self destruct button to blow away all evidence and use the reclining Jet Ski to escape the police !!
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In that case, I can't wait for the update!
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