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Old 05-11-2020, 09:12 PM   #1
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Rear Number Plate recess

Has anyone found anything you can buy to dress up the rear number plate recess (Australian Boxster with no bumperettes), I bought a polycarbonate number plate cover but the heat from the exhaust deformed it, and I can't find any metal frames/covers to suit. The rear bumper number plate recess is the only part of the car that I think looks crap, but can't find anyone selling anything out there to dress it up and make it look better




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Old 05-12-2020, 05:51 AM   #2
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I am in USA and agree with you. Pic of what I did.
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:58 AM   #3
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I am in USA and agree with you. Pic of what I did.
And thatís what I was going to suggest.
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So what did you actually do? What is the black section, is it a plate of some description or just painted, the photo doesnít really show much, but it definitely looks better with the blackout.
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I am in USA and agree with you. Pic of what I did.
Mike... if you fabricated those... ensuring perfect edges... smooth all around... angles and corners true... you'd have god luck selling them on here I bet.

Yeah? Likely I'd be in.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence! I have some spare that I would be willing to part with for a small fee. What I did was I bought a piece of ABS made a cardboard template then took it to a glass cutter to cut it out. I then used nuts & bolts to affix the license plate and sandwich the ABS to the bumper. Let me see if I still have the extras and we can talk price. Don't want to be greedy just cover my costs. I did find a place at some point that sells an aluminum anodized piece but was $200 I think? Will sell what I have for $35 including shipping.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence! I have some spare that I would be willing to part with for a small fee. What I did was I bought a piece of ABS made a cardboard template then took it to a glass cutter to cut it out. I then used nuts & bolts to affix the license plate and sandwich the ABS to the bumper. Let me see if I still have the extras and we can talk price. Don't want to be greedy just cover my costs. I did find a place at some point that sells an aluminum anodized piece but was $200 I think? Will sell what I have for $35 including shipping.
I welcome the right of first refusal if you get it sorted out. $35 sounds fair. I'm assuming when you look at the part from the rear no wiggly lines... everything looks true?

Your rear bumper cover you removed, yes? Looks clean.
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PM me your email and I will send pics. When I did this I replaced the bumper with an 03-04 unit. My car is a 99. Also replaced muffler. The ABS is flat, textured on one side smooth on the other. I put the textured side facing out. I also did some minor shaping over a flame on stove to bend the edges slightly to conform to the curvature of the bumper. Pieces were cut by a professional glass cutter. I tried a jigsaw and gave up.
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I got insired by your Black panel in the rear number plate recess and decided to have a go at making my own version, this is what I ended up doing. First effort and will make another one but using aluminium c channel as a surround for the grill.
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Photo was a bit dark so lightened it a bit. The number late cover and frame are custom made from some old picture framing aluminium section and some lexan I had laying around.
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Ever think of just cutting the recess portion out a la Spec? The the grill you have looks great
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:10 PM   #13
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Ever think of just cutting the recess portion out a la Spec? The the grill you have looks great
Whatís an LA spec? Iím in Australia.
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:14 PM   #14
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Not really (maybe $100 australian dollars) a friend of mine who has a fabrication shop said he could laser cut the same thing out of aluminium for a reasonable price, heís going to do one for me and Iíll post a pic when itís done.

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