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Offline A_Person

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:D, Bought One
« on: December 07, 2019, 08:14:38 pm »
Well household is now a proud owner for a legend blue 2014 Abarth 500, very pleased it so far :)

The only problem is that dealer or previous owner, pumped in self tappers for the rear registration, straight into the boot metal work WTF?

just noticed as we changed to a private reg.

So I buy rust inhibitor and fill the holes ?? and then tape the registration on.  Anyone had a similar issue

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    Offline Richard H

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    Re: :D, Bought One
    « Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 11:15:20 am »
    Our first 2 were Legends Blue, they look fantastic.

    We want Pictures!

    I thought there were clips to screw the plate to, one for each corner of the plate.


    Offline GTMartin

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    Re: :D, Bought One
    « Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 05:15:09 pm »
    I would treat the self tap holes with a rust inhibitor and paint over. You get lots of moisture on the hatch lid in bad weather. I like the smooth look of the number plates being stuck on with sticky pads front and back.

    Offline A_Person

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    Re: :D, Bought One
    « Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 05:26:41 pm »
    Yeah will get pictures  up soon

    Yea there are brackets but they ignore them and just self tapered.

    picked some kurust and touch up kit, I also got some silicon sealer as well. so Thanks

    yeah noticed the boot today where the faux chrome boot handle meets the bodywork, there is a tiny bit of rust where they meet.

    so annoying, love the car tho, but that what happens when you cant afford new I suppose. ha-ha

    Offline mac1944

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    Re: :D, Bought One
    « Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 03:31:47 pm »
    I made sure the paint was cleaned and de greased/waxed and used double the normal number of adhesive pads, does anyone know why the official 4 fixings have such an odd layout.

    Offline android_808

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    Re: :D, Bought One
    « Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 05:40:11 pm »
    Could it be to cater for different number plate styles/shapes in the regions the car's sold.

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    Re: :D, Bought One
    « Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 05:56:55 pm »
    To expand on my previous comment, if you look on the front bumper of a series 4 there are two black sections at the top of the grill that come down and stick out further than the rest that have a little raised bump on them.  They line up with two more on the actual painted section.  I can't remember exact size they mark out but I think its narrower and taller than a UK plate.

    There are several videos of a yellow Japanese Comp (https://youtu.be/RpG28q-aBWE?t=344) that show how their number plates end up looking :o


     

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