free hit
counters
430 Cup Style Front Plate - Interior/Exterior/Lights/Glass/Alarms/ICE/HVAC/Other - The Lotus Forums Jump to content
KJD

430 Cup Style Front Plate

Recommended Posts

Taking inspiration from the new front end on the 430 Cup I’ve moved my front number plate.

952A8A65-63D2-477E-867F-9E2E5910DED4.thumb.jpeg.0014db32288a2f2759f1e4c9fe0396f1.jpeg

Tidies up the front end no end, getting rid of the metal bracket. Just need some white screws to calm the OCD.

Having seen a 430 with a full size plate I don’t think airflow will be an issue with my (cough) compact one.

Just used some long number plate screws with a penny washer behind. Also happened to have a couple of perfect sized spacers to hold it in place in the mesh, but probably not needed.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

Have a look at pics of the 430 with a standard size plate. It covers about half of the intake. 

I don’t think I’ll be cooking my engine any time soon. ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it, I have considered doing this to mine, good to know it's an easy job.

I've taken the vent / plinth off before (to cut/fit tow eye) and that was pretty easy, good job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t like it, because that’s where all other cars have number plates. 

I never understood how Lotus managed to legally place the number plate so low, as this isn’t legal in Europe (min. 20 cm from ground !)

So I prefer to have something no other cars legally have.

Edited by ArthouseCompany

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bit of a Marmite mod then.

Couple more pics for anyone who’s interested.

CB457595-22FF-412B-B427-1A4FE67B0A8E.thumb.jpeg.0ace713d1a92481dab55f2edf1110c04.jpeg12DCC775-5E63-4B92-83BE-B5A30DCE171D.thumb.jpeg.f1f1e1563fb3865a599ba70093d1f443.jpeg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've done it on mine (no pics yet sorry) as I had a spare 3/4 plate and I liked the idea.

Now that I've done it I'm not so sure,  will need to see car out of the garage in clean space to be able to determine my favourite.  I like the cleaner spoiler and I think a black front plate is asking for trouble!

Edited by TonyKL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you remove the Standard number plate holder?

i have a 380 Sport.

There are two rivets in the face of the holder which I have drilled out.

however, there are 4 underneath between the bottom of the clam and the splitter that I can’t easily get to. Don’t want to damage anything.

im looking to just remove the outer plate holder face and leave the original support piece in place - in order to run a lower profile front number plate.

in this DeRoure diagram I am basically looking to remove part number 1 and attach the plate to number 4.

https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?TBL=11933&MAK=1&MDL=40&SMA=0&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0

any thoughts appreciated.

Edited by Five50

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried to move mine up and ended up preferring just shortening the plinth and with a shorter plate, each to their own. Both ways look better than standard with a full length plate5649062D-9B7F-45AD-BB62-E95ED9B758C2.thumb.jpeg.59f673d57e3d0fa9d06fbcf39f1e5da0.jpeg

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks - that could also work... 

Sorry for the noob question - but what did you use to cut it down with?

again, want to make sure i don’t damage the clam or splitter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, R300XXX said:

I tried to move mine up and ended up preferring just shortening the plinth and with a shorter plate, each to their own. Both ways look better than standard with a full length plate5649062D-9B7F-45AD-BB62-E95ED9B758C2.thumb.jpeg.59f673d57e3d0fa9d06fbcf39f1e5da0.jpeg

 

I like your thinking😉

F864A578-763F-40EC-A5F5-B92B55C7CE20.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did mine last week with a 5 letter 3/4 size plate (so small ;) )

I used HD Velcro so I cna put a full size one on easily if I ever need to ;)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it, noticed absolutely no difference in coolant temps with my full plate on the much smaller EvoraS1 grill area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Garv Mk - you’ve managed to mount your mirror stalks in the wrong two holes, it’s suppose to be in the bottom two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, GFWilliams said:

@Garv Mk - you’ve managed to mount your mirror stalks in the wrong two holes, it’s suppose to be in the bottom two.

Ah thanks for that... I’m not great with following instructions! ... not relishing taking door cards off again, may just live with it...! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, GFWilliams said:

@Garv Mk - you’ve managed to mount your mirror stalks in the wrong two holes, it’s suppose to be in the bottom two.

And upside down / wrong side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, KJD said:

And upside down / wrong side.

They’re not sided, made more sense to make them the same for both sides than get marginal gains from making them sided.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...