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#491943 - 03/01/18 12:43 PM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Heinz]
RichB Offline

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Registered: 28/10/14
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Loc: Buckinghamshire
Heinz - couple of photos 'from above' -



and more from the side-



You can also see better here that badges (if you have them) are a bit more vertical making it easier to clean the bottom of the grill behind. smile
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#491950 - 03/01/18 01:04 PM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
Heinz Offline

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Thank you Richard. It looks really nice. I don´t have badges but lowering the plate a bit plus protecting the radiator is a good task and shows an excellent result. thumbs

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#492013 - 03/01/18 07:16 PM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
Gordon Offline
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Thanks Richard for updating the pictures.

Looking good, now I have studied your pictures I will crack on lowering my number plate.

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#493580 - 12/01/18 06:54 PM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
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Well chaps, this niggle won’t go away -particularly after seeing RichB’s work

I got the Mog out last Sunday and even though I lowered the number plate box by 30mm, it still didn’t look low enough to my eye so I’m going the full hog to see what it looks like

I’ve taken the front to bits and I have just made a couple of stainless steel brackets which fit under the grille

I’ve just done a loose test fit without the grille on and I’m pretty confident that it will look better

Will report back when it’s all on


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#493650 - 13/01/18 10:22 AM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
Heinz Offline

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You seem to make good progress, Stewart. I admire your approach to get the optimized details out of your car. All seen as a sign of a deep love to her.

I must confess that I‘m not seldom lazy and impatient and a lot of my „improvements“ mean to keep at the stage of a „Gedanken-Experiment“.
Funnily the Gedankenexperiment can satisfy as well, even if nothing changes in the real world. I.e. since two years I want to make a nice leather shroud around the steering column...well...this spring...I hope

Regarding the number plate, what do you think about to quit the plastic mount?
Somehow this plastic mount does not really fit the look of the car. Of course I (or we) get used to it, but...

Keeping the number plate in a quite similar position as now, meaning the same distance of the car, but without the plastic mount, just located only a bit lower, backed up by a stabil but thin layer behind the plate and mounted on such brackets as you have made, and let the plate „breath“ with some air between it and the car, if you know what I mean.

The different versions shown here where the plate is totally below the chrome grill have careful to be matched. Some of the posted solutions look indeed very good in their enviroment, i.e. with badges on top.
But the Mog could also look a bit too „unsporty“ if you know what I mean.
It is also a question how wide the very car is and so on.

I could think of a position slightly more down to let the lower chrome bar of the radiator show but not totally all of it.
So far my Gedankenexperiment coffee (Do you know this German wording, at least I have seen it to be used by Americans when talking Einsteins theories of relativity...which is of course a much more trivial task than any hypothesis concerning the mounting of the Morgan number plate grin2 )

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#493653 - 13/01/18 10:27 AM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
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Looking good Stewart - thanks for the pics.

Looking forward to the Mk2 result!
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#493662 - 13/01/18 11:37 AM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
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Gedankenexperiment is a thought experiment.

I would love to loose the plastic box but can't see an easy option
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#493720 - 13/01/18 04:06 PM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
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Thanks for your posts - Heinz in particular

I would loose the plastic box but only if putting a full bumper on, which I may do eventually

I fitted everything back late last night but haven’t stood back with enough clearance to check it’s all level

Will post a photo tomorrow when I get the Mog out of the garage
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#493728 - 13/01/18 05:27 PM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: John V6]
paulmog Offline
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Originally Posted By John V6


I would love to loose the plastic box but can't see an easy option


As previously shown brackets attached behind the grill through the grill holes to a metal number plate surround below which holds the number plate.


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#493774 - 14/01/18 09:00 AM Re: Lowering the front number plate box [Re: Stewart S]
sailingtom Offline

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On my first 4/4 I had one of Cains valances and alloy plate holder he made for smaller plates. Here it was all painted. (makes me miss that car a bit!)
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