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You do have to give up your white plates, but you keep your black/yellow plates but you cannot install them. In the meantime they give you the "red/pink paper window tag" to live with and look at for a few months or more... That becomes your temporary license. Unfortunately, they only allowed 2 months on mine, which of course was not enough. If the car actually ran, I would have had to make another annoying trip to the DMV to extend the red/pink paper tag for a few more months. So, lesson learned. Ask for a 4 month period on the red/pink paper tag up front--maybe they'll give it to you.
 

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I gave up a set of blue/yellow plates. I ended up extending the temp reg 3 times (!).
I like Franks idea...put the black plates on at Knotts.
JD
 

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ok. got to find them.

I'll post a pic of them once I locate them! One of them had some dent damage on it and I believe I may have to re-paint it to 'pass muster' with the DMV. I'll post some time later this week when I have time to rifle through the garage....
 

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I didn't have to give up my white plates when I went into the DMV for the YOM plates. I asked them about turning 'em in and they told me no. I even called the DMV and they ran a query on my plates and told me that they were still valid.

I guess I just got lucky that I didn't have to run the red tag, before getting my approval.
 

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located the plates last night. I have scaped the MONTH sticker are down to 1964 (and will remove that). I will also scrape down the YEAR area to 1965 year.

I am thinking to get the front plate restored and then bring both to the DMV and have the paperwork started. Then have the rear plate restored once I get the process completed.

Do you think the 'bare' area near the bottom of the rear plate will cause the DMV to 'confiscate' them?

rear plate, front side
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh9/autoxsteve/rear_f.jpg

rear plate, back side
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh9/autoxsteve/rear_b.jpg

front plate, front side
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh9/autoxsteve/front_f.jpg

front plate, back side
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh9/autoxsteve/front_b.jpg
 

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I just discovered something very interesting. The following is from the DMV law re: the YOM program:

"Automobiles with model years from 1963 through 1969 must utilize license plates displaying a black background with yellow characters within the alpha-numeric series of AAA000 through YYY999."

This means that, officially, the Z series plates are NOT eligible for YOM registration!

There's also a paragraph referring to commercial (truck) plates that says the configuration must be A 00000 through Z 99999, which means the configuration introduced in 1967 which puts the letter at the end does not qualify.

Frank
 
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