After advice ref the above. Getting mine ready for IVA and have bought a surround and light to go over it to illuminated the rear plate.
Do we need the plate surround or can the plate, once registered, go straight onto the body? Also, the light, if above the number plate, being flat backed, does not follow the curve of the body - how best to address this? Can you get a curved back light?
I notice on Cheshire Build (love those wing mirrors) that he appears to have two little studs to the left and right of the plate, assume these are lights.
you do need to show number plate space provision, easiest way is to show a dummy plate or a alloy plate to mount the real thing. They often ask for 2 lights like all cars have, not one. Bolts with lights are usually accepted.
I was just going to make a number plate backing plate out of aluminium with a folded over angle at the top and stick on an white LED strip on the inside that would then shine on the plate. Bit of edging trim to avoid sharp edges.
Interested to see what your final solution is might save me time and effort.
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