Introduction: Back to the Future License Plate

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I just used some orange paint from the scrap bin

Step 5: Remove the Stencil

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

Step 6: Fin

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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

Comments

RemyLeon made it! (author)2016-02-17

I'm a big fan of the movies so I had to make this! I made it a bit smaller so it fitted next to my model cars. Are you planning to make the other license plate too? Thanks for sharing!

dalegribble (author)RemyLeon2016-02-20

That's awesome! Did you cut it out by hand?or cnc?

RemyLeon (author)dalegribble2016-02-20

Thanks! I used my girlfriends "cameo silhouette" because it was too small to cut it by hand. Your template was very useful. It was a small and easy project but the result is real nice!

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

alames (author)2015-10-28

Great Scott!

momoluv (author)2015-10-27

Wow. Super cool!

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