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Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by Huevos, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Huevos

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    Had the Inmates make me some new plates...
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  2. azcolin

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    Very nice....:cool: mine used to read '77chero'
     
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  3. LSChero

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    Are those plates the new Cali DMV vintage edition Mitch?
     
  4. Huevos

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    Yes, just picked them up today, Legacy plates.
    Weird thing was I ordered them and sent in my check to the State DMV, But it was AAA called and said they were in, Picked them up at the AAA office in Redwood City..
    I Guess I assumed the State DMV would just send them to me, but had to relinquish my old plates.
    At least I didn't have to go to the DMV..
     
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  5. Jeff B

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    Nice.
     
  6. Bryan59EC

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    So----how does a vehicle produced for the 71 model year get black plates????
    wasn't it in 69 that the blue plates started???
     
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  8. 5.0 Chero

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    History of the California License Plate
    Basic information on 1963- present plates:

    • 1963 was the last year a complete new plate issuance to all vehicles occured (the plates had a black background and chrome yellow characters).
    • 1970 is the year the basic plate was changed to a blue background with yellow characters. It was also the last year any black/yellow plates were issued.
    • 1976, year round registration started which requires a month expiration sticker afixed to the upper left hand corner of the plate.
    • 1982 is the year when the standard plate was changed to a white background with blue characters with a sun graphic and CALIFORNIA in red block letters. It was also the last year any blue/yellow plates were issued.
    • 1987, reflectorized plates with CALIFORNIA in red block letters were issued. The sun graphic was discontinued.
    • 1991, only reflectorized basic plates were issued.
    • 1993, the word CALIFORNIA was changed to red script.
    • 1997, stickers were made with background colors that change every year and characters printed in black.
    • Basic plates issued from 1998 through 2000 contain the words SESQUICENTENNIAL - 150 YEARS in red block letters at the bottom of the plates.
    • 2001, the basic plate is white with blue characters and CALIFORNIA in red script. There is no writing at the bottom of the plate.
    • 2011, the department's web address, "dmv.ca.gov", is added to the bottom of the basic California red script license plate.
     
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  9. Bryan59EC

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    I was just wondering how it can be a 'Legacy' plate if that particular model year never saw it.
    I get the concept of wanting to use them---they are the coolest looking CA plates---but the blue plates would have been correct.
    Is Ca only providing the black ones for the old cars????

    I have year of manufacture tags on my Elkys.
    had to pay a premium price for old never registered Texas Truck plates-------took a while to find them and it took even longer to get all the protective paper washed off of those 50 YO new plates.
    Might start looking for a set for the Ranchero here pretty soon

    Oh---BTW---NOT being critical about your plates, Huevos;)
     
  10. davis

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    good question regarding the year cut off for those.
    are they made of aluminum or metal?
    i suppose you could go 6 digit as well to be more original?
     

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