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#1 2009-06-26 5:56pm

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Scratch built Zeronine number plate

Hey all,

I was cruising Ebay a few days ago and saw a really really sweet looking Zeronine plate all decked out with decals and thought to myself "I bet I can make something like that..." so in about an hour (and $6 in materials) I came up with this.....

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7822/dscf1552u.jpg


I started with a piece of 1/8" PVC sheeting from a local plastics store, cut out my shape with a band saw, cut a few holes in the top for the velcro straps, added 1/4" black vinyl pin striping from Pep Boys, attached some velcro to the back side with Chicago screws, threw on some old stickers and a hand-cut a vinyl "1" and that was that. VERY simple to do....

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4012/dscf1542c.jpg

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5640/dscf1553q.jpg

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7381/dscf1551r.jpg

Since this was just something I did on a whim and not something I was specifically trying to duplicate in exacting detail, I wasn't too concerned with making it perfect. lining things up.  I've never owned a Zeronine plate before so I had to eyeball the dimensions. I'll probably make another one later but make it much more accurate by adding the die cut ovals on the bottom and plastic straps at the top. Also add a slight curve to the plate.

Not sure if anyone else here has built a plate before but I thought I'd just show it off. smile


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#2 2009-06-26 6:00pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

And if this is the wrong area for this, my apologies. I wasn't sure where a "show off" thread should go. tongue


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#3 2009-06-26 6:53pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

Great job on it. It turned out nice! big_smile I've seen several home made plates, and most have looked good. I've thought about making one myself, when I get a little time. Unfortunatly, it's gonna have to take a backseat for now.

Good job!


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#4 2009-06-26 7:42pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

your design is nice.  i would be careful making copies of the original.  Maybe you can change the name to be your own, or clearly mark them as a copy.


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#5 2009-06-26 7:58pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

As long as he doesnt sell them, he should be okay. I would think.

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#6 2009-06-26 8:19pm

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Ya, I'm not making these to sell. It's just a one-off for myself.


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#7 2009-06-26 9:19pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

I've been making plates out of simular materials,too.I found some scrap plastic at work that looks to be the same semi translucent material as was used bitd.Wish I could post pics,but I've made Haro lightening and Series One plates along with custom fit to specific bars.No mistaking mine for the real deal,though.


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#8 2010-12-10 1:15am

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

Nice job ,  im ready to chop a real Zeronine and turn it into a cruiser plate .


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#9 2010-12-10 3:40am

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

excellent job, robo. i wish was as boss with tools/materials as half you dudes are...


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#10 2012-11-29 8:09pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

MADDAWG wrote:

Nice job ,  im ready to chop a real Zeronine and turn it into a cruiser plate .

I'll trade you one of my LPDE plates for your uncut Zeronine!

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#11 2012-11-29 8:17pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

MADDAWG wrote:

Nice job ,  im ready to chop a real Zeronine and turn it into a cruiser plate .

I did this to one. Find one that have jack up ears and you won't have regrets. Mine hav a v shape slice out of the top and brokeng ear. Now it's a perfect 0-9 cruiser. I have plate covers for it if you do one...


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#12 2013-06-17 4:16pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

Totally want to do this, just trying to "source" plastic sheet.


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#13 2013-06-17 9:07pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

Very cool!


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#14 2013-06-17 11:27pm

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Re: Scratch built Zeronine number plate

Polypropylene sheets is what they are made from if that helps anyone out, they used to be die-cut but now most are made with molds. You can order sheets in any color, transparency, etc, etc...can be found very easily wink I've gotta make one eventually for a world championship style tribute plate since i would never be able to aquire the real thing from the pro rider if it even still exists sad

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