Quick question regarding front license plate on NA6 Miata

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Quick question regarding front license plate on NA6 Miata

Postby GPZrider » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:05 pm

Long story short.
My NA6 has never had front plate since 92.
Seemed like no one cared (about this car not having front plate, even LEOs.)

2009 or so, I got ticket in San Francisco (while parked on Van Ness Ave, right front of Dainese SF store) by parking meter officer, for not having front plate.

I just paid the fine, and nothing happened since then.

Well, until Jan. 9th. 2020.
The ticket was issued (again) by parking meter officer.
And it was issued 6:42 PM, right front of the house I live. (In San Rafael.)

Okay, so it’s probably time, finally, to put a plate on the front of the car ...
(after 28 years / over 370,000 miles of driving around without one) ... I thought.

The problem is, ...

I can’t find the front plate.

In the last 1.5 year or so, I’ve moved twice.
I thought I put it into the storage, but I couldn’t find it.
(Strangely, I found factory front license plate bracket, still brand new,
from 28 years ago, pretty easily.)

I will still search the place I’m in now.

The question is,

1
I’ve read in Miataturbo net. or somewhere, that someone had the license plate scanned and printed by vinyl shop, and put the 1:1 scale of license plate decal on the front bumper and showed it to LEO after getting fixed it ticket. And it worked for him.
So, can I scan the rear plate (minus registration sticker part) and print out vinyl decal, put it on polycarbonate plate and mount it on the front. I’m pretty sure unless you look real carefully, you won’t be able to tell it’s printed vinyl.

2
The last time I had the ticket, I just paid the fine and din’t fix it. Nothing happened since.
Can I just pay the fine, then install printed vinyl license on front, then call it done.

Or, do I really have to have “proof of correction” ? (which requires $10 fee.)
(I know I’d have to, if it were fix it ticket issued by police officer. but this is a parking ticket.)

3 The reason I came up with the idea of scanning the place is because DMV will re-issue new set of front & rear plate.)
And it takes extra time. (about two weeks? I don’t remember exactly, but something like that.)

Now I have to go to work.

I’ll check out my place tomorrow.
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Re: Quick question regarding front license plate on NA6 Miata

Postby GPZrider » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:07 pm

So, in the end, I got a set of new plates from AAA office, and made off set bracket myself, mounted the new front plate.


https://youtu.be/jLmGczgMKxQ




ImageMiata new plate1 by T K, on Flickr

ImageMiata New plate2 by T K, on Flickr

ImageMiata&M-65 by T K, on Flickr

ImageMiata new plate &M-65 by T K, on Flickr

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