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History L A license plate frame

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Nov 18, 2022.

  1. I found this license plate frame in a junk yard back in the early 70's, It's a long way from home here in South Carolina, can any of you California guys guesstimate when it was made? HRP

  2. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,218


    "Coming into Los Angeles, bringing in a couple of Keys, don't touch my bags if you please mister Customs Man"...
    I have no idea who, what or were thats from but it's in there LOL..
  3. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 657

    from soCal

    that would match my plate nicely... IMG_7336.JPG
  4. Interesting you quoted a line from Arlo Guthrie, The license plate frame was on a VW bus with the typical hippie stickers in every window. HRP
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  5. PhilA
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
    Posts: 1,821


    Similar to this one I have.
    Fit and finish feel like someone bought a real one and some casting sand and started pouring these from melted down beer cans in their back yard...

    No idea the date on this one either.
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  6. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 922

    Deuce Lover

    1960's I would guess.I worked at Pep Boys in after High School in '63 and used to sell them.
  7. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 784


    I realize this thread is for license plate frames, but the '62 opened it up to plates. When I think of plates, I think of my old friend "Shakey Jake". Aside from being a pinstriper extraordinaire, he was a master of plates. Back when the CA personalized plates first asign
    came out, you need not assign the plates to a car right off the bat. You would simply own them, and could then register them to a car. For that matter, you could order a set, and the local DMV would hold them 'till you picked them up. Shakey ordered many sets of great plates, and since you couldn't sell them, he would give a set away with an overpriced pin striping job. He did sell his best set for a bunch of money at the time, to a gentleman from New York. The plates simply said "OR BUST".....Simple. He had a Chevy van with the plate recess on both rear doors. On one side the plate read "MY PLACE" and of course the other read, "OR YOURS". A great man, who is greatly missed !!

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