A customer will often request us to restore a license plate of the same year of the project we are building for them. It is best like any other part to start with the best core you can. Here we are using a hammer and dolly to straighten the outer edge first.
Many tools are used to give us results As seen we are using special pliers that were designed for roofers to do standing seam work. This tool allows us to press the outer edge very straight because of its nice surface and unique leverage capability.
We blasted the plate with aluminum oxide to clean up and aide in the inspection. After clean up we can see that there are a few 1/8th holes that someone drilled in the plate to attach it instead of using the MFGs original slotted holes.
We mig weld the holes and carefully grind them smooth without distorting the thin sheet.
After body work and sand blocking we paint them the correct shade and then paint the letters white after curing.