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Jan 12, 2022 16:50:46   #
Papacliff Loc: West Lafayette, Indiana
 
I am incredibly lucky. Since my days in High School in the 1940s I have wanted a nice Model A Ford. For the most recent Christmas my son got me this one. It is a beauty. The Indiana BMV will validate an authentic 1930 plate for current use if I can find one. For that I am seeking your help. Google hasn’t been sufficiently friendly. I have searched Ebay and Etsy and I have registered my request with a business that calls itself a “license plate concierge”. So far no find.



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Jan 12, 2022 17:12:36   #
luvmypets Loc: Born & raised Texan living in Fayetteville NC
 
Beautiful car!!! What a great present!! I hope you find your license plate.

Dodie

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Jan 12, 2022 17:23:07   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
I’ll reach out on a couple of my Indiana facebook groups to see if anyone might have one to offer. Are you willing to pay if I can find one available? Let me know by private message.

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Jan 12, 2022 17:46:13   #
Greg from Romeoville illinois Loc: Romeoville illinois
 
How about a replica plate?

https://www.licenseplates.tv/replica

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Jan 12, 2022 18:02:44   #
Papacliff Loc: West Lafayette, Indiana
 
luvmypets wrote:
Beautiful car!!! What a great present!! I hope you find your license plate.

Dodie


Thank you! You are very kind, as usual.

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Jan 12, 2022 18:05:41   #
Papacliff Loc: West Lafayette, Indiana
 
jaymatt wrote:
I’ll reach out on a couple of my Indiana facebook groups to see if anyone might have one to offer. Are you willing to pay if I can find one available? Let me know by private message.


Thank you! You are very kind and helpful as I expected you would be. Yes, I am willing to pay for an authentic one.

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Jan 12, 2022 18:08:42   #
Papacliff Loc: West Lafayette, Indiana
 
Greg from Romeoville illinois wrote:
How about a replica plate?

https://www.licenseplates.tv/replica


Thank you!! Great suggestion. I’m still trying to find out if our BMV will validate a replica plate for full legal street use.

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Jan 12, 2022 23:26:57   #
Greg from Romeoville illinois Loc: Romeoville illinois
 
From what I read on their website, you can have a replica made if it exactly matches.

https://www.in.gov/bmv/registration-plates/vehicle-registrations/historic-vehicle-and-authentic-model-year-license-plates/

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Jan 12, 2022 23:39:45   #
Laramie Loc: Tempe
 
Do you know any hot-rodders? Those guy buy/keep everything auto.

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Jan 13, 2022 06:16:32   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Papacliff wrote:
I am incredibly lucky. Since my days in High School in the 1940s I have wanted a nice Model A Ford. For the most recent Christmas my son got me this one. It is a beauty. The Indiana BMV will validate an authentic 1930 plate for current use if I can find one. For that I am seeking your help. Google hasn’t been sufficiently friendly. I have searched Ebay and Etsy and I have registered my request with a business that calls itself a “license plate concierge”. So far no find.


Fantastic car!!

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Jan 13, 2022 07:37:53   #
vpeek1947 Loc: Louisville, Ky
 
Would your son consider adopting.

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Jan 13, 2022 08:44:47   #
EAM Loc: Milwaukee W
 
Papacliff wrote:
I am incredibly lucky. Since my days in High School in the 1940s I have wanted a nice Model A Ford. For the most recent Christmas my son got me this one. It is a beauty. The Indiana BMV will validate an authentic 1930 plate for current use if I can find one. For that I am seeking your help. Google hasn’t been sufficiently friendly. I have searched Ebay and Etsy and I have registered my request with a business that calls itself a “license plate concierge”. So far no find.

Call the Iola Car Show Iola,WI
https://www.iolaoldcarshow.com/
Joe Opperman is manager
They have swap shows and connections to old car accessories etc

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Jan 13, 2022 09:06:00   #
ronbach
 
Check with Volo Classic Car Museum. I think they sell old plates

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Jan 13, 2022 11:16:51   #
Papacliff Loc: West Lafayette, Indiana
 
Thank you!! Really appreciate the suggestion. I went to the website and left a note. I really appreciate your help.

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Jan 13, 2022 11:23:05   #
Papacliff Loc: West Lafayette, Indiana
 
vpeek1947 wrote:
Would your son consider adopting.


He is special. When he was in high school we did a lot of home style auto repair
With our rear mounted air cooled engine cars (VW and Corvair) we got to where we could jack up the car, drop an engine, repair it and get it back in the car in an evening. My family has known of my desire for a Model A Ford since I was a kid.

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