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PR: Proprietary Items PR27--Can you still buy a "correct" 1-piece Rear Number Plate?

Mark Stephenson

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I have a '50 Rapide (2501) and would like to replace my repro 2-piece rear number plate--anyone know if the VOC Spares offering is that? Thx Mark
 

Shane998

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I have a '50 Rapide (2501) and would like to replace my repro 2-piece rear number plate--anyone know if the VOC Spares offering is that? Thx Mark
I got this one from eBay not to long ago very good condition have seen a few over time some needing a little work The one on my Rapide I got as new old stock for an Excelcior if my memory is correct The hole for the tailight was smaller but easy fixed
 

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vibrac

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I got this one from eBay not to long ago very good condition have seen a few over time some needing a little work The one on my Rapide I got as new old stock for an Excelcior if my memory is correct The hole for the tailight was smaller but easy fixed
Is there something wrong with this from the Spares Co?
Once painted or bought painted it just needs a sign writer or what we all did by 1960 stick numbers on and lacquer them in.
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Peter Holmes

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The Spares Company offering maybe perfect, but you cannot see from the photos that you show whether they are a one piece pressing or constructed of two parts welded together, I think Mark only wants a one piece pressing as per original, or were the two piece variety ever supplied as original anyway?
 

Mark Stephenson

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Is there something wrong with this from the Spares Co?
Once painted or bought painted it just needs a sign writer or what we all did by 1960 stick numbers on and lacquer them in.
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The problem here is the picture. In comparing originals (see ebay below) and my repo it's more than just the seam. There is a nice sweep to the top that is also evident in the originals. Mark
 

Glenliman

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The trouble with going all correct is, to be totally correct, you must run the 6volt system including the barely glowing 6volt brake and tail bulb. Then one hopes car drivers will see it and not run over you.
I once followed a Vincent with an original type rear light, still on 6 volts . It was a gloomy day, which didn't help.
Even at just 25 feet back and knowing the brake light was on, it was difficult to spot.

Glen
 

Nigel Spaxman

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I think that some of the series Bs came with the plate two piece spot welded together type. I had one of those and it cracked last year so I repaired it by reinforcing the edges with 3/8" round bar.
 

vibrac

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I slipped a string of LED lights along the bottom of the numberplate to fire up with the stop light
(the reflector is mounted on the stand screw that normally has a tommy bar)
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b'knighted

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I slipped a string of LED lights along the bottom of the numberplate to fire up with the stop light
If you feed the led strip from the rear lamp through a resistor it will light less brightly until the resistor is bypassed by the brake light feed. Ideally you also need a diode in the feed from rear light so that the brake light circuit doesn’t light up the front pilot lamp.
 

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