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    Private registration: What to get?

    Ok, firstly i'm not a big fan of private registrations! But, I have been offered from Santa a contribution towards a private reg. I suppose it's a good way to keep my car for longer without worrying about the reg making me look poor in years to come!

    So, What I really need to know is, can I make a 17 look like an H? The example is:

    A 17ERO....can this be made to look like A HERO without breaking the law? or without 'much' risk of breaking the law

    *Please note, the actual plate I am after is not the one above, but is similar!

    WAN1ER
    - the porter

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    I don't really know about what you're asking, but this has just reminded me that I drove past a car today with the registration "H8 OMG" and I'm convinced it was probably BG1.

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    angelfairee;3867110

    I don't really know about what you're asking, but this has just reminded … I don't really know about what you're asking, but this has just reminded me that I drove past a car today with the registration "H8 OMG" and I'm convinced it was probably BG1.



    Lol, naa, he has "HUKD 1" :-D

    I'm getting a 'JFK MVP' number plate. (I'm being serious)

    angelfairee;3867110

    I don't really know about what you're asking, but this has just reminded … I don't really know about what you're asking, but this has just reminded me that I drove past a car today with the registration "H8 OMG" and I'm convinced it was probably BG1.



    Nah, his is 7R011 :-D

    ohhhhhh i may get one done... just dont know what, as OH and me car share and i dont think he would drive around with my title! lol

    I got one N4 EEM!! :thumbsup: Just to owt to the plate they pull they pull ya!! Put a screw in the middle!! A big one like a BOLT!! lol

    I hate to burst your bubble Bazz but do you not risk it looking like ZERO

    Just a thought

    the whole point of regs like this is to spell a word

    why would you be breaking the law

    Why not have the ultimate personal reg and save money by changing your name by deed poll to your current registration!!!!. It worked for me...hope this helps ......from GD55 ONF :thumbsup:

    Lots lost in translation here but it might tickle ya. I remember someguy selling a reg on ebay...he was playing it in the common machismo role of many of todays aggro drivers..ya know "eat my dust" "I'm in front" etc. the guy was selling it on the premise it was telling drivers to P. OFF. I put it on watch just to really see how much someone wanted to pay to be Mr or Mrs Machismo. And here is the funny part (to me anyways) . When the sale was done I realised there was actually an errant O or 0 between the P and O. So it could be also read as POOF. I know a gay could have been ahead of me and bought it as poof but really I guessed and hoped some cocky git had bought it to 'be hard' and was riding around not with P. OFF but POOF.

    monkeybrains;3867241

    the whole point of regs like this is to spell a wordwhy would you be … the whole point of regs like this is to spell a wordwhy would you be breaking the law



    some people deliberately manipulate certain letters i.e with 11, they put a black bolt in between to make it look like an "H".

    Actually, it's the last offence in the UK to be punishable by hanging, it's pretty serious. :thinking:

    grex9101;3867276

    some people deliberately manipulate certain letters i.e with 11, they put … some people deliberately manipulate certain letters i.e with 11, they put a black bolt in between to make it look like an "H".Actually, it's the last offence in the UK to be punishable by hanging, it's pretty serious. :thinking:



    how dare they

    im sure the OP isnt stupid enough t put a bolt in between a O to make it looks like a female part

    LOL

    Having pictures and fancy writing is actually an offence. If you make your number plate letters look like something else.. ie putting a bolt where its not supposed to be just to make a L look like a t then that is also not allowed.

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    fireheaven;3867209

    I hate to burst your bubble Bazz but do you not risk it looking like … I hate to burst your bubble Bazz but do you not risk it looking like ZEROJust a thought



    Yeah, It was the first thing I thought for HERO was it looked like ZERO! It's not what I would be having though. Everyone has helped me make up my mind, thanks :santa:

    ANPR cameras read reg plates and compare a database to check insurance status for one. IMO the cops should really pull all non readable reg and check them out properly and tell the drivers to get readable plates (there are rules about it that should be followed). The whole point of regs is NOT to spell a word but to be uniquely identifiable. No screws, no scalpels, no extra bends here and there. Call me a party pooper but the roads and traffic are someting to be treated seriously in life. Yes I have a personal reg too.

    bazzaric;3867344

    Yeah, It was the first thing I thought for HERO was it looked like ZERO! … Yeah, It was the first thing I thought for HERO was it looked like ZERO! It's not what I would be having though. Everyone has helped me make up my mind, thanks :santa:



    So what you going to do?

    Meathotukdeals;3867363

    ANPR cameras read reg plates and compare a database to check insurance … ANPR cameras read reg plates and compare a database to check insurance status for one. IMO the cops should really pull all non readable reg and check them out properly and tell the drivers to get readable plates (there are rules about it that should be followed). The whole point of regs is NOT to spell a word but to be uniquely identifiable. No screws, no scalpels, no extra bends here and there. Call me a party pooper but the roads and traffic are someting to be treated seriously in life. Yes I have a personal reg too.



    no, thats well said.

    Meathotukdeals;3867363

    ANPR cameras read reg plates and compare a database to check insurance … ANPR cameras read reg plates and compare a database to check insurance status for one. IMO the cops should really pull all non readable reg and check them out properly and tell the drivers to get readable plates (there are rules about it that should be followed). The whole point of regs is NOT to spell a word but to be uniquely identifiable. No screws, no scalpels, no extra bends here and there. Call me a party pooper but the roads and traffic are someting to be treated seriously in life. Yes I have a personal reg too.



    party pooper!!

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    Naeem786;3867376

    So what you going to do?



    I'm going to pay a bit more and get one that doesn't require any messing about... really wanted to get something with an 11 to be H, but going to get something completely legal instead

    foxymissroxy;3867390

    party pooper!!




    I kneeeew someone was gunna do that. I almost even did it myself! :-D

    bazzaric;3867344

    Yeah, It was the first thing I thought for HERO was it looked like ZERO! … Yeah, It was the first thing I thought for HERO was it looked like ZERO! It's not what I would be having though. Everyone has helped me make up my mind, thanks :santa:



    I just wanted to point it out to you hun and hoped it helped :thumbsup:

    I know you'll probably have looked at this before, but the fonts etc have to be exact due to EU law now! That, plus spacing, margins etc! Miserable beggars!

    Look here . .

    dvla.gov.uk/med…pdf

    Page 4 shows the allowable letters!

    Original Poster

    fireheaven;3867433

    I just wanted to point it out to you hun and hoped it helped :thumbsup:



    You know I love you FH :oops:

    bazzaric;3867399

    I'm going to pay a bit more and get one that doesn't require any messing … I'm going to pay a bit more and get one that doesn't require any messing about... really wanted to get something with an 11 to be H, but going to get something completely legal instead



    Cool...I got one but just messed around with the spacing!! :oops:

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    WantOne;3867478

    I know you'll probably have looked at this before, but the fonts etc have … I know you'll probably have looked at this before, but the fonts etc have to be exact due to EU law now! That, plus spacing, margins etc! Miserable beggars!Look here . . http://www.dvla.gov.uk/media/pdf/leaflets/displayofnumberplates.pdfPage 4 shows the allowable letters!



    +1

    bazzaric;3867481

    You know I love you FH :oops:



    :thumbsup: ditto

    which is why you could never be a zero

    Pull you over, call for camera, you wait AGES whilst man comes take a pic of your number plate,they then send it to the DVLA. You are normally told to change it first time your stopped. If you are stopped again, the DVLA has proof you have been pulled over and plate photographed...
    your then in the bad books.

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    I did quite fancy G3EKV but made to look like G3EKY with the E more rounded to look like a backwards 3, but I think it's a stretch of the imagination!

    So who owns P155 OFF now that wouldn't take much manipulating

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    newbie1001;3867712

    So who owns P155 OFF now that wouldn't take much manipulating



    It was never released I believe.

    The best way to check is to go through the registration process for the congestion charge. It tells you valid registrations and the type of car they are on

    oh geez.. private reg... why bother!?? just donate the money to a charity please!!

    Got pulled for my plate as I had small letters plus a bit of screw fixing (reg is V800 OOM), cops took a piccy and letter arrived from DVLA warning that if I persist in altering plate it will be taken off me.
    Having spoken to a PC he said that although altered plates are illegal he wont stop cars if they are only 'slightly' doctored.
    Here in North Wales they are a bit obsessed.
    We've got 4 private regs in the family.
    Here's a good site to mess with your plate

    no1showplates.co.uk/ind…php

    goog luck

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    pcnutta;3867287

    LOLHaving pictures and fancy writing is actually an offence. If you make … LOLHaving pictures and fancy writing is actually an offence. If you make your number plate letters look like something else.. ie putting a bolt where its not supposed to be just to make a L look like a t then that is also not allowed.


    Its a sure fire way of getting pulled over by the police.

    Personally, when i see a personal number plate, I just think 1D 1OT

    and you'll have to pay a back hander to the store that makes the plates up as they can lose their licence for doctoring plate fonts away from the EU standards.

    my future number plate hopefully lol DA51BBY = DA5 1BBY=THATS IBBY(mynickname)

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    MarzBarz;3869148

    my future number plate hopefully lol DA51BBY = DA5 1BBY=THATS … my future number plate hopefully lol DA51BBY = DA5 1BBY=THATS IBBY(mynickname)



    DA5 1BBY=THATS IBBY

    not even close :thinking:

    csiman;3868623

    Its a sure fire way of getting pulled over by the police. Personally, … Its a sure fire way of getting pulled over by the police. Personally, when i see a personal number plate, I just think 1D 1OTand you'll have to pay a back hander to the store that makes the plates up as they can lose their licence for doctoring plate fonts away from the EU standards.



    Thing was when my OH got pulled over because of * fancy lettering* I was a serving police officer at the time! and I had bought him the plates!:oops:

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    pcnutta;3869370

    Thing was when my OH got pulled over because of * fancy lettering* I was … Thing was when my OH got pulled over because of * fancy lettering* I was a serving police officer at the time! and I had bought him the plates!:oops:


    that must have been a while back then as I thought plates could only be made by licensed stores these days and most wouldn't vary from the legal font / point size.

    csiman;3869395

    that must have been a while back then as I thought plates could only be … that must have been a while back then as I thought plates could only be made by licensed stores these days and most wouldn't vary from the legal font / point size.



    Not if your are doing "show plates"

    csiman;3869395

    that must have been a while back then as I thought plates could only be … that must have been a while back then as I thought plates could only be made by licensed stores these days and most wouldn't vary from the legal font / point size.




    Nope i got them from ebay and wasnt toooo long ago.

    You can get "show plates" made up through sellers on E-Bay or some ]high street car accessory stores. But to be legal they have to comply with BS AU 145d and display the postcode of the plate supplier. Most show plate suppliers will add this information for a small additional fee, making an illegal plate [COLOR="Red"]APPEAR[/COLOR] to be legal.
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