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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 22nd March 2011, 09:37
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Has anyone got pictures of the marlin front number plate holder fitted,but with the nose cone off?
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Old 22nd March 2011, 10:59
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Has anyone got pictures of the marlin front number plate holder fitted,but with the nose cone off?
Hi Jeremy,

this is the only one I can find and not a very good one.


Stripping down for painting by marlinpeter, on Flickr

I had to trim it to make it fit as my horns and rad bracket were in the way.
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Old 22nd March 2011, 22:54
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thanks for that..aside from the clamps over the bumpers,did you fix it to the cross member below the horns?Was it on for IVA? ta
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Old 23rd March 2011, 07:25
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Hi Jeremy
Mine needed trimming as well. I just used 2 jubilee clamps to secure it round the bumper bars and it seems pretty secure. Only fitted it after IVA.
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I didin't bother with the Marlin holder. I've always thought it looked a little out of place on what is such a retro front end.

I made a couple of brackets myself, and attached it to the nose cone with a couple of stainelss coach bolts.

All they are is a bit of flat bar bent at an apropriate angle with holes drilled to accept the NP bolts and the fixings to the nose cone.
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thanks for that..aside from the clamps over the bumpers,did you fix it to the cross member below the horns?Was it on for IVA? ta
I fitted mine after the SVA test as I wasn't sure about the 'sharp' edges but I did put some clip-on edging along the bottom edge of the nose cone.
It's just fixed with exhaust type 'u' clamps over the bumper struts. I originally used some hose clips but I wasn't sure if they were strong enough. I think it should be fixed to the cross member to stop it flexing too much, but mine isn't.

I can always pretend i'ts like an F1 front wing that changes angle with the speed of the car
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Old 23rd March 2011, 20:56
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Assuming a fail at iva is the most likely scenario first time around, I think I will go through with it on but well trimmed and see what happens.
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I haven't got the Marlin one either - I've used 2 flat strips and riveted them to the inside of the bumper bars and then bent them to follw behind the bumpers - can't quite remember how I attached them to the number plate but I think its a bolt at each end hidden behind the bumpers...
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same two bent metal strips glued to the inside of the nose cone does the job for me
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