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Old 18th September 2012, 10:57 PM
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Dave was quite excited with this latest shape.
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Old 18th September 2012, 11:19 PM
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It is against the law to not have a number at the front. Your car will have enough area to fit one so even if it was possible to get excemption, you wouldn't get it.

Just cos it looks crap doesn't mean you don't have to fit it unfortunately
Carl Knight seems to have got an exemtion letter from the DVLA for his - have a look here:

http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7975
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Old 18th September 2012, 11:29 PM
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It is against the law to not have a number at the front. Your car will have enough area to fit one so even if it was possible to get excemption, you wouldn't get it.

Just cos it looks crap doesn't mean you don't have to fit it unfortunately
There is already at least one forum member with the exemption letter from the dvla!!!!!

The saturn nosecone that many builders will already have actually doesn't have enough of a vertical flat surface to fix one to, and if you did fit one then you would smash it off everytime you got close to something. This is the same reason as a motorbike only has to have one fitted to the rear.

Incidentally how would you fit one to the new equinox nosecone if one had to be fitted as it would just cover the extra bottom slot, and if it was fitted over the new slot then what would be the point in even bothering having it???

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Old 18th September 2012, 11:36 PM
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Presumably he wrote to DVLA saying he couldn't fit a plate and they responded with exception.

He could quite easily fit one and the BiB would read that excemption letter see there is space and fine him suitably. As they should.

Now if he'd sent pictures of the car and DVLA agreed it didn't need a plate, then that's another story..... but I doubt he did.

Personally it's not worth the hassle of getting stopped regularly.
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Old 18th September 2012, 11:41 PM
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There is already at least one forum member with the exemption letter from the dvla!!!!!

The saturn nosecone that many builders will already have actually doesn't have enough of a vertical flat surface to fix one to, and if you did fit one then you would smash it off everytime you got close to something. This is the same reason as a motorbike only has to have one fitted to the rear.

Incidentally how would you fit one to the new equinox nosecone if one had to be fitted as it would just cover the extra bottom slot, and if it was fitted over the new slot then what would be the point in even bothering having it???

Across to openning of the larger hole. There's space to drill a hole either side. I've done this on my old Nosecone and it's fine. Lines up with the corners of the number plate.
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Across to openning of the larger hole. There's space to drill a hole either side. I've done this on my old Nosecone and it's fine. Lines up with the corners of the number plate.
Would that not block a lot of the air flow?
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Old 18th September 2012, 11:51 PM
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Not enough to worry about if your careful where you fit it.
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Old 19th September 2012, 12:17 PM
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Think we're going a bit off topic here...
Interestingly there's a dedicated section in the IVA manual for the rear registration plate, but I can't find any mention of it needing a front registration plate!
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Couple of new pictures.







I don't think the pictures will do it justice. More pictures tomorrow from better angle.
Thats the nuts and more .Me likes me wants. F@@k that boy is quick. Wonder if he will be making some fat bastard bucket seats for the roadster in the near future. hint hint

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More pictures as promised.

Bit more exciting news on the horizon, which I'll put a new thread up for
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