Back to the Future License Plate





Introduction: Back to the Future License Plate

Back to the Future Contest

Runner Up in the
Back to the Future Contest

This is just a ridiculous way of showing everyone who looks at your car that you're a bttf fan. I was inspired by the contest to make something. Flux capacitor, self lacing kicks, hoverboad, great Scott! All of which are incredible instructables already. So here is my take on a little scrap and things around the house to make a novelty prop.

Step 1: Inspiration

I have to give a big shoutout to instructables for making this contest but ring my own bell for suggesting it in the contest forum. I don't expect a hand signed letter from mikesaurus or jesseratfink but an Apple Watch will do. Just really nice to know( or just think) that this stuff is coming from our suggestions.

Step 2: Construction

So here's how to make your own.
I had some scrap to cut down but you can probably get a blank tag with a lot less hassle. I had to cut it down to 12x6 and then sand it down and polish. All with a side grinder and belt sander.

Step 3: Stenciling

I have the luxury of a nice but sketchy laser engraver. So I wrapped the rage with painters tape and ran the print thru. It took me a couple of times to get my heat right. I think if I had to do it again I would grap some stickers from my kids and lay it out by hand.
So mine I had to remove what I want in orange.
Really at this point am super excited about this.

Step 4: Paint

I just used some orange paint from the scrap bin

Step 5: Remove the Stencil

This part was not bad. I let the paint dry over night and just started peeling away.

Step 6: Fin

This build turned out so good that this one will go in my shop until I build another for my truck. And some of my friends have already asked for one for Christmas. So who knows. Maybe I'll make and paint a few,so that I'll make sure to get one. The last pick is one online. Not too bad side by side.

Hope you like it.

Let me know what you think



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I'm so happy you entered the contest! We do take the community suggestions into account when planning contests! :D

Great Scott!

Wow. Super cool!