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#1 2018-09-02 9:41am

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Number Plates

I have a few number plates that I want to display on my wall. So wanted to ask if you guys had any ideas on how to hang them and keeping them clean. I was thinking of maybe using some shadow box frames. Thoughts?

-Tony

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#2 2018-09-02 9:43am

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Re: Number Plates

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/215975/20180817_1434425b8c137342.jpg

And maybe shadow boxes like these?
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/215975/80735b8c138839.jpg

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#3 2018-09-02 9:48am

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Re: Number Plates

How about like a net pulled tight covering the whole wall- sticking out about 1" so you can hang them wherever.  ?

My friend as a kid had a net like that on his ceiling....when his mom told him to clean his room he'd huck everything up in the net until it hung down about 5 feet.  LOL

anwyay, just a thought.  Nice collection of plates BTW  cool

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#4 2018-09-02 9:50am

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Re: Number Plates

crj1968 wrote:

How about like a net pulled tight covering the whole wall- sticking out about 1" so you can hang them wherever.  ?

My friend as a kid had a net like that on his ceiling....when his mom told him to clean his room he'd huck everything up in the net until it hung down about 5 feet.  LOL

anwyay, just a thought.  Nice collection of plates BTW  cool

LOL. That's hilarious

I do like that idea but was hoping to keep them dust free since they will be in garage

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#5 2018-09-02 9:54am

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Re: Number Plates

I have an idea. You have 6 number plates. This could make a cube. Take your biggest number plate. Cut out a 6 pieces of plexiglass that size. Secure each number plate to each piece facing out. Make your least favorite number plate face up. That piece of plexiglass will be the one you drill a hole in and run a wire through to put a light inside the box. (I would use and led) After you have secured a light to that piece put your box together. You can use small clear zip ties. Now plug it in and hang it in your man cave!


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#6 2018-09-02 9:55am

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Re: Number Plates

kalel92198 wrote:

I have an idea. You have 6 number plates. This could make a cube. Take your biggest number plate. Cut out a 6 pieces of plexiglass that size. Secure each number plate to each piece facing out. Make your least favorite number plate face up. That piece of plexiglass will be the one you drill a hole in and run a wire through to put a light inside the box. (I would use and led) After you have secured a light to that piece put your box together. You can use small clear zip ties. Now plug it in and hang it in your man cave!

If you don’t have the skill to do it I will do it for free just for fun.


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#7 2018-09-02 9:56am

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Re: Number Plates

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I built these end tables for a friend for Xmas


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#8 2018-09-02 9:58am

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Re: Number Plates

cool plates


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#9 2018-09-02 9:59am

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Re: Number Plates

Or go industrial, with a wire mesh wall  ?

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#10 2018-09-02 10:01am

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Re: Number Plates

kalel92198 wrote:

I have an idea. You have 6 number plates. This could make a cube. Take your biggest number plate. Cut out a 6 pieces of plexiglass that size. Secure each number plate to each piece facing out. Make your least favorite number plate face up. That piece of plexiglass will be the one you drill a hole in and run a wire through to put a light inside the box. (I would use and led) After you have secured a light to that piece put your box together. You can use small clear zip ties. Now plug it in and hang it in your man cave!

that'd be a sweet lamp!

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#11 2018-09-02 11:51am

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Re: Number Plates

kalel92198 wrote:

kalel92198 wrote:

I have an idea. You have 6 number plates. This could make a cube. Take your biggest number plate. Cut out a 6 pieces of plexiglass that size. Secure each number plate to each piece facing out. Make your least favorite number plate face up. That piece of plexiglass will be the one you drill a hole in and run a wire through to put a light inside the box. (I would use and led) After you have secured a light to that piece put your box together. You can use small clear zip ties. Now plug it in and hang it in your man cave!

Sounds like a cool idea! Just not sure I'm creative enough

If you don’t have the skill to do it I will do it for free just for fun.

You did a great job with those end tables!

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#12 2018-09-02 11:52am

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Re: Number Plates

crj1968 wrote:

Or go industrial, with a wire mesh wall  ?

https://cawire.com/wp-content/uploads/2 … -weave.jpg

Yea I might if I go the net/mesh route.

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#13 2018-09-02 12:08pm

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Re: Number Plates

How clean/dirty is your garage? If clean, then exposed would be fine. Depending on the size of your hoard, er eh, collection, might be cool to mount each plate on a handlebar if you have enough of them laying around and then hang them.

If your garage is dirty or dusty, might consider something like the shadow box with a sealed plexiglass front.

Obviously we are going to need to see the completed product!

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#14 2018-09-02 12:16pm

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Re: Number Plates

LMW3 wrote:

How clean/dirty is your garage?

Its relatively clean but gets dusty from local winds.

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#15 2018-09-02 12:20pm

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Re: Number Plates

White pegboard maybe? Use it as a fall back for more tools down the road?


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#16 2018-09-02 12:49pm

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Re: Number Plates

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White pegboard maybe? Use it as a fall back for more tools down the road?

All great ideas. Thanks!

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#17 2018-09-02 1:40pm

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Re: Number Plates

Ive a few plates that hold some type of meaning from the old days lol.  I have them hanging in the warehouse office.  I used sticky sided velcro in use the back plate velcro handlebar mounts.  I velcro the plates to the wall. It looks as if the plate is suspended to the wall when mounted.  Before this method i used indoor kitchen wall china plate mounts but those wire mounts will block some of the plate from being viewed.  Hipe that helps ya


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#18 2018-11-18 10:47pm

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Re: Number Plates

Small update. Found some shadow box frames for cheap. Still need a couple bigger ones for other plates. Also want to put some backgrounds on some of these.
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#19 2018-11-18 10:54pm

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Re: Number Plates

I just pin mine to the wall with some net blue office pins to match the plate colors ...My mancave is OCD clean wink

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#20 2018-11-19 1:00am

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Re: Number Plates

GT_Junkie wrote:

Small update. Found some shadow box frames for cheap. Still need a couple bigger ones for other plates. Also want to put some backgrounds on some of these.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5c56b5.jpg

For backgrounds could you use some old bmx magazine covers or print some out

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#21 2018-11-19 4:16pm

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Better shot up close wink

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#22 2018-11-19 4:27pm

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Re: Number Plates

GT_junkie - I used to just hang em on the pegboard. They do get dusty after a year or so, but they don't deteriorate. I used to put them inside Ikea frames but those take up a lot of room. 

btw, I see a Gary Turner Show flyer. Are you from SoCal?? I attend their shows all the time; it would be cool to bump into you on the next show. cool


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#23 2018-11-19 4:37pm

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Re: Number Plates

The plates in the shadow boxes look cool. If your not concrete on that idea, i would suggest mounting them on handlebars and adding grips. It would make the plates stand out more and the collection look larger. Sence the plates cover most of the bars, if not all, the brand really wouldnt matter. As far as getting dusty, a quick wipe/dusting every now and then will keep them clean.


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#24 2018-11-19 4:42pm

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where did you race. I have the same state plate from 85, I raced at shoreham

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#25 2018-11-19 10:58pm

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Re: Number Plates

Raven wrote:

I just pin mine to the wall with some net blue office pins to match the plate colors ...My mancave is OCD clean wink

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5e3925.jpg

Man cave looks legit! I decided to go with shadow box frames so I dont have to keep cleaning them.

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