need new chassis data plate? help!!

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need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Capri&Corona » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:19 pm

hi, i need a new data plate that belongs on the front of engine bay o/s. does anyone know where i can get a new one made to suit the resto ? thanks

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:31 pm

Lord Flasheart wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Ford-Escort-MK2-Capri-MK2-New-identification-plate/283146243788?hash=item41ecd4cecc:g:9RoAAOSwR6RaLpI0

That's not the correct one for a mk3, sadly. As far as I know, nobody makes the correct repro VIN plates for the mark 3. NOS items used to pop up for sale every now again on Ebay, but I haven't seen one for a while.

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Arnoldhar » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:13 pm

Early mk3’s have the same plates as late mk2’s, both assembled in Germany I think they may change around 81. The one in the image looks correct for an early mk3, I got one for mine so I know you can get them, I may have got it from classic plates in Pinner

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Lord Flasheart » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:14 pm

It was more for the sellers details than the actual item.

Give them a call, I have in the past for stuff that was similar to what I was after, though not the item that was for sale & they came up trumps ;) …. cant hurt getting in touch.

Or you could try these, they might be able to point you in the right direction

https://vinplatetag.co.uk/contact/?v=79cba1185463

http://www.classic-plates.com/

http://vin-plate.co.uk/ford_plates.html

http://www.retro-uk.com/page033.htm

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:56 pm

In addition to the helpful suggestions above, it might be a good idea to search through the completed auctions on Ebay. That might give you more leads to chase up some potential sellers.

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Lord Flasheart » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:51 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:In addition to the helpful suggestions above, it might be a good idea to search through the completed auctions on Ebay. That might give you more leads to chase up some potential sellers.

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Another good plan ;)

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:52 pm

Arnoldhar wrote:Early mk3’s have the same plates as late mk2’s, both assembled in Germany I think they may change around 81.

I wasn't sure about that, I assume that the style of the VIN plate changed the same time that that the stamped chassis number moved to the driver's floorpan?

The OP has posted a photo of an '83/'84 S on an A plate, I assume that's the car that the VIN plate is needed for.

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Capri&Corona » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:42 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Arnoldhar wrote:Early mk3’s have the same plates as late mk2’s, both assembled in Germany I think they may change around 81.

I wasn't sure about that, I assume that the style of the VIN plate changed the same time that that the stamped chassis number moved to the driver's floorpan?

The OP has posted a photo of an '83/'84 S on an A plate, I assume that's the car that the VIN plate is needed for.

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Yes mate mine is A90PNO, 2.0s 1983! Thanks all for the sugestions, i didnt have a clue!

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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Peter-S » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:18 pm

Capri&Corona wrote:hi, i need a new data plate that belongs on the front of engine bay o/s. does anyone know where i can get a new one made to suit the resto ? thanks


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Re: need new chassis data plate? help!!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:32 pm



Sold this morning for nearly £85.

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