Are these ERLKÖNIG CLASSIC Reutter VIN / color tag correct?

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Maurizio Santini
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Are these ERLKÖNIG CLASSIC Reutter VIN / color tag correct?

#1 Post by Maurizio Santini » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:19 pm

Having not mine originals, I ordered these reproduction directly from Reutter classic (by ERLKÖNIG CLASSIC), included the punched numbers.

My concerns are about the correct dimensions because seems mine are not cut as small as needed, because I can still see the outer delimitation black lines.
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And the holes are too big for the correct pins (1,5 mm) that fits in an original hinge cover.

The measures are:

bigger (4 holes, Reutter KAROSSERIE) 36,5 x 22,5 x (thickness) 0,5 mm

smaller (2 holes Kunstharzlack) 38,5 x 16,5 x (thickness) 0,5 mm

Could be someone that have around original tags so kind to provide me the correct dimension, also for the diameter of the fixing holes?

Are the punched numbers correct in shape and font?

Thanks.
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Re: Correctness of color and VIN door hinge tags

#2 Post by Maurizio Santini » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:30 pm

Would be nice to have at least the size (length and height) of a legitimated pair of original tags.
Measurements can be done on the car, with a caliber, without remove anything.
Thanks.

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Re: Are these ERLKÖNIG CLASSIC Reutter VIN / color tag corre

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:15 pm

When I restored my car, I had to replace the Karmann hinge cover tag. It was not quite the right size and the holes didn't exactly line up with the original ones.

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Re: Are these ERLKÖNIG CLASSIC Reutter VIN / color tag corre

#4 Post by pascal giai » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Maurizio

Who punched the numbers on your plates ???

Pascal Giai

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