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Offline Ezy03

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1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« on: September 15, 2021, 05:14:39 PM »
Hi All,

Is there a way for the standard black and white plates to be fitted on a 1974 Corvette?

I've seen previous post but they are outdated and a lot of links etc aren't working so it's hard to tell.

Has anyone have current solutions?

Thanks!

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Re: 1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 08:12:26 PM »
Unless you have special number, try getting US style plates.

I dont like paying extra for plates they should supply as a matter of course.
C4 are just as bad, but US size overcomes all, but now on "H plates" i had to make a US size dummy plate onto which the H plates attaches.

Originally on my 78 with Black on Yellow plates, they were bent up at the ends or cut off.
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Re: 1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 08:38:40 PM »
I have XX-999 style B&W plates fitted to my 1970 C3. It was 10 years or so ago but, IIRC, I found US plate holders that suited with a bit of trimming of the edges of the plates.
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Re: 1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 07:31:27 AM »
 :hi: Yes on the C4 the only plate is the US style and I think I pay around $115 per year for the privilege after the manufacturing cost,
I did ask Service NSW for a regular plate and told them I would have to bend up both ends and they said that was not legal so I said my next option was to cut off the last letter, they didn't see the funny side so I selected my Initial and birth year on American Muscle Plates and paid my bill.  :banghead:
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Re: 1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2021, 08:46:13 AM »
Thanks for the reply guys!

Looks like I need to purchase the USA style plates from myplates, and then return the standard black and white plates to RMS (which they say i can get refunded for - which is good news).

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Re: 1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 09:56:31 PM »
I think you will find you must take the old ones off and hand back with paperwork, then they will issue what ever style you want with the next number in the batch they have, it should be just an exchange plate (if nothing special you will have the pleasure of only forking out $40). The rego should carry over. This I did at W'pk RTA on two C4's.

H PLATES fit on the front of C3's, you will need to adapt at the rear, log book allowes a lot of "daily driving" plus any additional authorised club runs.
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Re: 1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2021, 08:41:35 PM »
Its crook you can't get a standard plate without charge to fit your car without committing an offence either cutting or bending plate but they are happy to take your money for rego, then tell you that you don't own plates and only way to be legal is to get double dipped and incur an additional charge for something you have already payed for, then pay an annual fee on top for the privilege.

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Re: 1974 NSW Number Plate Fitment Issue
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2021, 08:47:13 PM »
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