Author Topic: '68 NY Plates...  (Read 1451 times)

Offline JTraik

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'68 NY Plates...
« on: December 27, 2007, 04:46:14 PM »
I want to get some vintage plates for my '68 DeVille... however I was wondering since I will be restoring the plates if it matters if I get either of these types of plates...

Here is '73-'86


Here is '66-'73

Since the '73 to '86 plates are much more common and obviously cheaper I was wondering if it would be possible just to take one of those and repaint it to the '66-'73 style (which DOES NOT use any reflective coats) 

My only concern is if they have that plate serial in their records for a different style plate... am I going to get any problems?  As far as the repaint and the actual format of the serial... I don't think it will be an issue. 

What do you guys think? 

Offline 35-709

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Re: '68 NY Plates...
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 05:17:03 PM »
Some states (such as Florida) will not allow plates that have been repainted or restored.  If you have plates (in Florida) that you want to use and they are a little rusty, (for the really old ones) scratched, chipped, etc., they must be used that way.  A little rubbing compound, a good waxing, or bumping out some dents would be OK. 
Nowadays in Florida if you have a vintage plate you want to use you must go to the DMV, get the proper form, and then send form AND plate to Tallahassee to get it approved, used to be the local DMV office could do it, but no longer.  Been there.   You can find license plate sellers on eBay that sell plates that have never been issued to a car, but of course you take what you can get.  Check with your DMV if no one here can give you a definitive answer for NYS.
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Offline Stampie

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Re: '68 NY Plates...
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 12:32:43 AM »
I'll second ebay as a good cheap place to look for plates.  I think you will be surprised at what you find for the money.

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Offline JTraik

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Re: '68 NY Plates...
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 09:47:54 PM »
Just bought a pair for $30.  I figure I will go register the plates and THEN restore them... then I will be set  ;D    Luckily I wont have to change the colors since they are correct plates for a '68 vehicle.


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