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Old 04-16-2012, 03:06 PM
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My Personalized California ED License Plates - Thanks SD 335is (Photos)

In a thread entitled, "How many of you leave ED plates on after redelivery?", SD 335is (Tom) posted a photo of his license plate which was a personalized plate of the German ED plate that came on his at the time of his ED. I liked it and copied his idea. He even gave me the link for the German Zoll Tourist Plate Sticker; http://www.europeanplates.com/.

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Old 04-16-2012, 03:28 PM
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:03 PM
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I tried to do that but my plate number was already taken!
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:20 PM
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I tried to do that but my plate number was already taken!
what? weird how someone would have taken that sequence.

i did the same thing. my plates are not here yet.

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:43 PM
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Thanks again Tom.
Looks great! You're more than welcome!

Interesting how your Zoll sticker was mounted lower on your Euro plate. Mine was almost dead center with the mounting hole. Nice how the "BMW" on your license plate frame covers up the dmv.ca.gov. I covered everything below the license plate number with black electrical tape!

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:45 PM
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Sadly Washington State expressly forbids this combination (one letter followed by four numbers then a letter) even with any combo of spaces or dashes...the also require a front plate...
Wonder how long I can get away with no front plate...several friends have gone years....I think I may just have to leave the plate on the rear deck....so sad...
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:16 AM
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Looks great! You're more than welcome!

Interesting how your Zoll sticker was mounted lower on your Euro plate. Mine was almost dead center with the mounting hole. Nice how the "BMW" on your license plate frame covers up the dmv.ca.gov. I covered everything below the license plate number with black electrical tape!

You have an awesome garage!
Thanks. The garage is a labor of love. I put the floor in myself 4 1/2 years ago and the mirrors a year later. I enjoy waxing cars and buffing the floor to a shine. Weird, I know.

I went though a lot of threads looking at where the Zoll sticker was placed. I found that half were in the middle and half at the bottom. I am guessing it depend on who is working the day the stickers are put on where they end up. Like you, I just matched what my car came with.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:45 AM
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Nice! I did the same with mine except I didn't put that sticker on there. I just put even spaces between the M and the numbers and the Z. Such a nice reminder of the trip I took!
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Very cool license plates Chuck. Congratulations.
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Combination also not allowed in Illinois. Drat.
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I tried to do that but my plate number was already taken!
What are the chances? I realize BMW recycles plate numbers, but even if 10% of them go to California-destined BMWs, how many of those buyers decide to get a vanity plate to match the number? 1% maybe? That would make it a 1 in 1000 chance this would happen.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:12 PM
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Thinking about doing this for my car when she finally gets to the states. Question, I noticed you had a larger space after the M than you did before the Z. On the CA DMV website you're allowed to check the box for a half space and put a '/' in for a half space. Do you know what you put in to get it to come out like that? Also, very nice touch with the plate sticker, I'll plan to copy
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:43 PM
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In a thread entitled, "How many of you leave ED plates on after redelivery?", SD 335is (Tom) posted a photo of his license plate which was a personalized plate of the German ED plate that came on his at the time of his ED. I liked it and copied his idea. He even gave me the link for the German Zoll Tourist Plate Sticker; http://www.europeanplates.com/.

Thanks again Tom.



I'm also in California and getting my ED this fall. I was wondering if you could walk me thru the process of how you go the plate to match.

I realize when you apply for specialized plates, you can choose combinations and if it isn't offensive or taken they will allow you to take it. however, when you filled out the form, did You just leave a space and then get a sticker to put on the plate? If so, where did you get the sticker from?

Sorry if my questions seem a bit basic...
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I'm also in California and getting my ED this fall. I was wondering if you could walk me thru the process of how you go the plate to match.

I realize when you apply for specialized plates, you can choose combinations and if it isn't offensive or taken they will allow you to take it. however, when you filled out the form, did You just leave a space and then get a sticker to put on the plate? If so, where did you get the sticker from?

Sorry if my questions seem a bit basic...
http://www.europeanplates.com/regist...ate-seals.html
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:46 PM
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I'm also in California and getting my ED this fall. I was wondering if you could walk me thru the process of how you go the plate to match.

I realize when you apply for specialized plates, you can choose combinations and if it isn't offensive or taken they will allow you to take it. however, when you filled out the form, did You just leave a space and then get a sticker to put on the plate? If so, where did you get the sticker from?

Sorry if my questions seem a bit basic...
No worries.

For the plate I went M(Full Space)3286(Half Space)Z. Another member tried to go with two half spaces and there wasn't enough room for the sticker. And two full spaces won't fit.

For the sticker go to http://www.europeanplates.com/regist...ate-seals.html
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:58 PM
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That's a really great idea. I also saw that another fester's home state (NY?) BMWCCA has a plate! ultra cool!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:51 PM
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No worries.

For the plate I went M(Full Space)3286(Half Space)Z. Another member tried to go with two half spaces and there wasn't enough room for the sticker. And two full spaces won't fit.

For the sticker go to http://www.europeanplates.com/regist...ate-seals.html
Thanks for the point by point way to request the plate. Knowing the full space/half space secret is uber helpful. Ill post pictures when I get mine this winter.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:08 PM
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Thanks for the point by point way to request the plate. Knowing the full space/half space secret is uber helpful. Ill post pictures when I get mine this winter.
Cool, I'll look forward to seeing it. As soon as the M4 comes out I can start planning my next one.
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Chuck - thanks so much for the helpful info. One last question - were you able to order these through the dealer or did you order them after re-delivery?
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One last question - were you able to order these through the dealer or did you order them after re-delivery?
I believe that normally the dealer can submit the application for you when you do paperwork. However, being an ED it is different in as much as you won't know what plate you want until you see the car at the Welt. I waited until I got home and then sent in the below on line application from DMV. By the time we return from the ED, the dealer has already submitted all of the paperwork to DMV.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/ipp2/initPers.do
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Plates finally came in. Definitely a nice somewhat subtle reminder of ED experience now that the original euro plates are off.


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Plates finally came in. Definitely a nice somewhat subtle reminder of ED experience now that the original euro plates are off.
Very cool, .
And, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, very nice!
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