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Post by rob-bx16v » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:51 pm

I also have the "f" symbol on my numberplates but i used the legal uk 3 d font. Had the plod behind me loads of times but never been tuged. If i get told i have to change them by the plod i will otherwise they will stay as they are :) .
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Post by M » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:14 pm

Aerodynamica wrote:There was a different and I believe, legal font used on UK cars in the early 80s - a similar sort of mildly squared off font that looked quite special on a proper 80s barge.

Anyone recall what it was called? AFAIK you can still get it from specialists today.
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SERK - that sort of computerised type font? Avail from SERK outlets everywhere (minimum order 20 pairs) :(
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Post by Aerodynamica » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:15 pm

Cool 80s font is called Serck font FYI.

Maybe not to everyone's taste tho.

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Post by Aerodynamica » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:21 pm

Sorry M didn't see your post until after mine. Min 20? koknobs :evil:
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Post by M » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:59 pm

Aerodynamica wrote: Min 20? koknobs :evil:
At a risk of thread hijacking (Sorry Tim) if you ask on the AS forum (Autoshite) there probably would be 20 people willing to pay £20 for a pair of plates - they dont have to be 20 of the same, but their minimum run is 20 pair. They also do the same font but in Silver / Black too. :twisted:

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:07 pm

rob-bx16v wrote:I also have the "f" symbol on my numberplates but i used the legal uk 3 d font. Had the plod behind me loads of times but never been tuged. If i get told i have to change them by the plod i will otherwise they will stay as they are :) .

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I suspect the Fuzz would have to be reasonably bored to pull you over for that number plate, although just because you don't get pulled over doesn't mean it's legal.
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Post by demag » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:34 pm

I like 'em Tim :D I also think they suit the style of the car. The rather angular lines of the Bx complement the style of the font.

I also think that if the font was for example a strong italic style that was barely legible then the police might have something to say or the letters and numbers were arranged to spell your name and spaced incorrectly I think might also interest them. But the font is very clearly readable and although technically might be an infringement I don't think any copper could really give a monkeys unless he's really out to get some serious brownie points. :D
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Post by Aerodynamica » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:59 am

I don't think any copper could really give a monkeys unless he's really out to get some serious brownie points. Very Happy
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thanx mate, I've been on AS for years under the random username j-j. It was AS that I asked for the font name and naturally someone knew immediately!!

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:49 am

To be honest I dont really give a shit guys, its my cars at the end of the day, if you dont like it or me for that fact then thats your loss.
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:09 am

How is it my loss if I don't like the fact that you're displaying unlawful number plates? Image
Earlier in the thread, you wrote:Jeez, Will you lot chill out!
Which I think is advice you may need to take yourself. You have to remember that when you do anything to a car in terms of a modification, some people will like it, others won't. You've posted the car up here for critique, and I've simply pointed out that your choice of number plate isn't road legal.

... and at no point has anyone made a comment about you.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:40 pm

Maybe David, BUT I am more than happy to congratulate someones hard work and generosity, but would not see the need criticise if it doesnt appeal to me as nothing is gained by upsetting the apple cart.

Everyones opinions are there own but maybe to express them a little more diplomatically would be a better bet?
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:25 pm

Roverman wrote:Everyones opinions are there own but maybe to express them a little more diplomatically would be a better bet?
When it comes to aesthetics, then that's a perfectly valid point, which is why you'll notice I often don't comment on what modifications people have done. In general I couldn't care less what people have done to their car, as it's their car and they can do with it as they please.

The only reason I commented in this case was to make sure you were aware (as many people are not) that the plates you had fitted aren't legal. TBH I think I was reasonably diplomatic in the first instance, as I did say "I presume the plate is for show only" rather than saying something like "YOU CAN'T USE THAT PLATE!!! IT'S ILLEGAL!!!!!!eleventyone!!!"

I only then pressed the point as your reply seemed to completely ignore the legality of them, focusing entirely on their aesthetics. If they were a legal alternative (such as the "Serck" font mentioned above) then fair enough to concentrate on how they look, but if something isn't legal, then it's of no consequence how it looks at all... the fact is that it's not legal!

I'm also not specifically highlighting YOUR number plate. Had I noticed the one on Matt H's car first, I would have made mention in that thread rather than this one.

Am I making a massive fuss about this? Yes, I probably am, but given that the government and general public seem to be anti-older-cars and seemingly looking for any excuse to demonise the "older" car driver, and force us all to buy brand-new cars, I think we have a bit of a duty as a public forum to make sure our old cars are as legal as possible. This means taking a responsible attitude to every single aspect of our cars (like having legal tyres, legal working lights and legal number plates......) Otherwise we'll all get tarred with the same brush "those tatty old dangerous illegal cars" and the government will do what has happened in other countries, and we won't be able to work on our own cars, or they will be forceably scrapped at 10 years old.

Probably sounds a bit over-dramatic, but given that it's happened elsewhere in the world you can imagine it happening here.

Edit: Rob... any chance you could shrink that image down from the huuuge size it is? It's making this page very hard to read.
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Post by M » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:15 pm

DavidRutherford wrote: Edit: Rob... any chance you could shrink that image down from the huuuge size it is? It's making this page very hard to read.
^^^Done.

Right can we get back on track please?

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Number plates - not to everyone's taste

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Post by rob-bx16v » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:19 pm

sorry david i dont know how to shrink images (need to learn ) but someone seems to have done it for me so thankyou to whoever it was. :)
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:16 pm

M wrote:Number plates - not to everyone's taste
Maybe, but they are unlawful for road use so whether people like them or not is IRRELEVANT! You can't use them on the road, and that's that. Even if you think they look good.

Yes, they can be used off road for show use, but what's the point in having a plate made up with the correct registration if you can only use it off-road? It might as well say "BX GT" on it if it's not going to be used on the road.

It would be no different if you said "I'd much prefer the look of my car if it had green brake lamps". Fine, you may like that, but it's not road legal.
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