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New To Me License Plate

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by baldjosh, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. Dec 3, 2021
    baldjosh

    baldjosh Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Thought Id share my fun find. over the thanksgiving weekend the wife, dog and I took the ferry to Port Townsend for a small get away. there is a super cool antique vehicle store that i pop into when ever im over that way.
    Bergstrom's Auto :: (porttownsendmedia.com)
    Like the big dummy i am i didnt think to take any pictures, but this place is heaven.
    I dug through the boxes of license plates and came up empty handed, then looked up on the wall and

    SHAZAM...

    There it was...
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    These white on green plates were used from 1958 to 1962 and didnt have the stamped year but used the now common stick on tab. My Jeep is a 1959....there is a tab under the 59 tab...got to be 58, but the 59 on top is what makes me happy!!! 62 years ago something happened and ive now got a collector plate on the Jeep with a 1959 tab :D
     
  2. Dec 3, 2021
    Cj5dale

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    That’s awesome! Congrats!
     
  3. Dec 3, 2021
    PeteL

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    In NH they will allow you to register an antique car using original vintage plates. You could look into that.
     
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    Admiral Cray

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    I register my '66 Tux with a vintage plate and don't need to pay registration again...

    I am just registering my '89 Volvo with Centennial plate too...
     
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    baldjosh

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    That is what i did...plus as the Admiral mentioned, no tabs or registration fees ever again
     
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    Jw60

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    I like mine :sneak:

    Sometimes I feel bad that someone running a 4 banger can't use the sequence: 22 134
    At least mine was built with one.

    [​IMG]20200801_165005 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
     
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    58 willys

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    Good I have a much sought after porcelain 5 digit Delaware Plate around here the pride themselves on low digit porcelain the lower the digit the more it’s worth
     
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    Admiral Cray

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    The price of Washington State license plates has sky rocketed. '66 through '69 especially, muscle cars. It's hard to put a $100 plate on an old Jeep. Two guys here on Bainbridge got the law in Washington passed...
     
  9. Dec 3, 2021
    52M38-73CJ5

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    Lucky find on the 58 Washington plate. Ive been looking for a plate for my 52. Due to the Korean war they didn't produce plates in 52 out here so I need to find a 51 with the 52 metal tag on it. I refuse to pay the $125 i have seen
     
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    52M38-73CJ5

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    45es

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    From what I have read, no 52 metal tags were issued for passenger cars. Apparently a windshield tag/sticker was used.
     
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    Twin2

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    well I learned something new
    we didn't get stickers on license plates here till 1975
     
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  13. Dec 4, 2021
    kenb

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    Here in Michigan they have a historic vehicle registration where you can use an original year plate. However, that registration is very restrictive about what you can do with the vehicle. Fortunately a standard registration for a vehicle that old is less than $40 per year. If I can find a good 67 plate for a reasonable price I'll buy it and put it on the front bumper.
     
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    Boyink

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    Did they get rid of the clause that said "or for mechanical testing" ?

    Pretty much covered every drive when I had the '66 with historic plates.
     
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    baldjosh

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    one of the stipulations for use of a vintage plate in Washington is "for the pleasure of others"...pretty much takes care of it
     
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    Fireball

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    My dogs count as "others" so I'm good to go.
     
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    kenb

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    Yes, no such clause in MI anymore
     
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    Admiral Cray

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    Every time I drive my Jeep it's a test drive...
     
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    PeteL

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    Maybe about the time of the "3M Law." We used to get a new plate each year until they went reflective.
     
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    Jw60

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    MO had 1000mi for pleasure, unlimited to and from service/ repair, unlimited to and from show / parade.
     
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