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Title: YOM PLATES
Post by: RAGTOPDAVE on November 24, 2010, 04:23:19 pm
 :think:
Has any one done the YOM plate thing recently? what do you need to take to the DMV? Is it just the one form 352?
Do they want my current plates that are on the car?
I have looked at some web sites, but i want to here from vw guys on the steps to take to make this happen with the least amount of stress and hassle, Thanks


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on November 24, 2010, 08:43:08 pm
To avoid stress / hassle call ahead first to make sure your plates are clean.
Here's the direct number I use - 1.800.777.0133

If they are "clear" take them into the DMV. I never fill out any forms I let them do that as they will want to measure the plates, etc.
Eventually they will want the plates that are on your car, but not until the office in Sacramento makes sure everything is up to par.
I *think* you will run your regular plates until you get a call / letter that your YOM plates are good to go.

I've honestly never done this with a car already registered / plated, so I always got the red registration tag to use until I got a letter.

racerx45 just went through this on his T34 I'm sure he'll have some input.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: North101 on January 26, 2011, 09:03:23 pm
I just registered my 60 Ragtop it came from Oregon so I needed new plates and a Vin check. I brought my 56 series plates down there.
The lady was super nice.Said they were clear,used the copy machine to make copies of the plates. I did read up on it before I went down there and had the correct 1960 registration sticker on the rear plate. She told me it would take about 8 weeks for Sacramento to approve them. Here is a link that has much info on the whole process.
http://reviews.ebay.com/DMV-Clear-California-License-Plates-1951-1956-1963-YOM_W0QQugidZ10000000000961771 (http://reviews.ebay.com/DMV-Clear-California-License-Plates-1951-1956-1963-YOM_W0QQugidZ10000000000961771)


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: racerx45 on February 07, 2011, 05:57:18 pm
I am a little late to reply on this but can add what I went thru.

My car came from AZ. So I had to do the vin check and then registration. I had the black and yellow plates that had been on the car when it was in CA roughly 10 years ago so I knew they should be clear, they were. I was given a temp permit that was good for 2 month, this was May 12th. The lady said should take 6-8 weeks and if I did not have the new tags and pink slip in 7 weeks to call and check because I would need to get a new temp permit if they had a delay. So to cut to the chase I finally got them at the end of Oct., yes almost 6 months. I was told the delays were due to the furlough days.

The helpful tips I can give you are when you call in to find out what the status is they will pass you over to the special vehicle registration department save the number (it’s a 916 number and I did not keep it after I was done, my bad). After you have it you can just call that number for help. If you call around 6 weeks and tell them that’s what they told you to do at the DMV office to check and be very polite they can be helpful. I was able to get them to send me a new temp permit in the mail so I did not have to go back in to the office. This was helpful but it was only good for one extra month, you should ask them to give you one good for 2 months just in case. The lady that was helping me had to check on this with a manager to make it happen so it still took a few phone calls, but is better than having to go into the office. Other than that just be patient and maybe you’ll be lucky and it will only take 12 weeks not 20 something.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: RAGTOPDAVE on February 08, 2011, 08:25:58 am
 :banghead:Thanks guys,
I went in with every thing in order at the end of November, received my temp permit and was also told to expect a 6 to 8 week turn around time. Had to go back yesterday to get a new temp permit and was told that they have not even started to process my application. I'm sure it will be worth it in the end, to have a nice set of 56 plates on my ragtop.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: North101 on March 05, 2011, 11:28:43 pm
Just got my registration and stickers for the YOM plates.  Started the process the first week in Jan. So thats pretty close to the eight weeks they told me.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: racerx45 on March 07, 2011, 05:54:17 pm
Just got my registration and stickers for the YOM plates.  Started the process the first week in Jan. So thats pretty close to the eight weeks they told me.

Good to hear they are getting to it now.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: lowbus64 on March 07, 2011, 07:49:39 pm
Long wait!


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: RAGTOPDAVE on March 07, 2011, 08:38:50 pm
 :thumbsup:
Just got my reg and stickers for my plates, the process is long but well worth the wait!!!


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: brandung bus on March 18, 2011, 06:17:33 pm
 Finally got my black plate stickers! It took me 4 trips and probably a total of 6 months.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: North101 on July 08, 2011, 08:07:06 pm
Just wrote a check for a set of black plates for my bus.They have never been mounted and are still in the dmv envelope. Not cheap but should be a great finishing touch.
And they start with S which is the right sequence for 66.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on July 09, 2011, 09:06:50 pm
Just wrote a check for a set of black plates for my bus.They have never been mounted and are still in the dmv envelope. Not cheap but should be a great finishing touch.
And they start with S which is the right sequence for 66.

Nice.
Did you check with DMV to make sure they were clear first?
I'm having a heck of a time finding a clear set of 47 base plates right now.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: RICH50 on July 10, 2011, 08:44:09 am
You can find them all day at Pomona Greg...If you would like i can get you some prices in Aug.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: North101 on July 10, 2011, 08:52:00 am
I bought them from a guy on ebay that guarantees them clear till october  or he'll send me a new set. He has perfect feedback and I talked to him on the phone. I called they are clear.
I get nervous spending alot of dough on something like this so I think I got my bases covered.
They are going to look nice on my bus. I am getting closer to getting it on the road. BTW what are 47 base plates?


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on July 10, 2011, 09:39:04 pm
Base plates are what you start with.

New plates were made in 1945, 1947, 1951, 1956 and 1963

Metal tabs or stickers were used for the years in between the new base plates

1946 California License Plates used a 1945 base plate with a metal 46 tab

(http://www.oldpl8s.com/sell-45-a.jpg)

1947 California License Plates were a new base plate

(http://www.oldpl8s.com/sell-47-a.jpg)

1948 California License Plates used 1947 base plates with metal 48 tabs
1949 California License Plates used 1947 base plates with metal 49 tabs
1950 California License Plates used 1947 base plates with metal 50 tabs

1951 California License Plates were a new base plate

 (http://www.oldpl8s.com/sell-51-a.jpg)

1952 California License Plates used 1951 base plates with metal 52 tabs
1953 California License Plates used 1951 base plates with metal 53 tabs
1954 California License Plates used 1951 base plates with a metal 54 tab
1955 California License Plates used 1951 base plates with a metal 55 tab

1956 California License Plates were a new base plate

(http://www.oldpl8s.com/sell-56-a.jpg)

1957 California License Plates used 1956 base plates with 1957 sticker
1958 California License Plates used 1956 base plates with 1958 sticker
1959 California License Plates used 1956 base plates with 1958 sticker
1960 California License Plates used 1956 base plates with 1960 sticker
1961 California License Plates used 1956 base plates with 1961 sticker
1962 California License Plates used 1956 base plates with 1962 sticker

1963 California License Plates were a new base plate

(http://www.oldpl8s.com/sell-63-a.jpg)

1964 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1964 sticker
1965 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1965 sticker
1966 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1966 sticker
1967 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1967 sticker
1968 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1968 sticker
1969 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1969 sticker
1970 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1970 sticker - Commercial only
1971 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1971 sticker - Commercial only
1972 California License Plates used 1963 base plates with 1972 sticker - Commercial only


Genuine DMV rules from their own website

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc5004_1.htm

Print this section and take it in with you

Model Year Date License Plates
5004.1. (a) (1) ( )1 An owner of a vehicle that is a 1969 or older model-year vehicle or the owner of a commercial vehicle or a pickup truck that is a 1972 or older model-year may, after the requirements for the registration of the vehicle are complied with and with the approval of the department, utilize license plates of this state with the date of year corresponding to the model-year date when the vehicle was manufactured, if the model-year date license plate is legible and serviceable, as determined by the department, in lieu of the license plates otherwise required by this code.(2) The department may consult with an organization of old car hobbyists in determining whether the date of year of the license plate corresponds to the model-year date when the vehicle was manufactured.

(b) A fee of forty-five dollars ($45) shall be charged for the application for the use of the special plates.

(c) In addition to the regular renewal fee for the vehicle for which the plates are authorized, the applicant for a renewal of the plates shall be charged an additional fee of ten dollars ($10). ( )2 If payment of a regular vehicle renewal fee is not required by this code, the holder of license plates with a date corresponding to the model-year may retain the plates upon payment of an annual fee of twenty dollars($20)( )3 that shall be due at the expiration of the registration year of the vehicle to which the plates were last assigned under this section.

(d) ( )4 If a person who is authorized to utilize the special license plates applies to the department for transfer of the plates to another vehicle, a transfer fee of twelve dollars ($12) shall be charged in addition to all other appropriate fees.

Amended Sec. 1, Ch. 497, Stats. 2007. Effective January 1, 2008. Operative July 1, 2009. Amended Sec. 216, Ch. 179, Stats. 2008. Effective January 1, 2009.




Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: North101 on July 12, 2011, 06:24:54 pm
Ok I understand the Base Plate phrase. My 63 base plates are in the mail on the way.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: North101 on November 05, 2011, 03:26:26 pm
Just filed my paper work at DMV for my 63 plates that are going on my Bus. Will see how long it takes this time around.


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on February 15, 2012, 06:53:54 pm
I love being right.......

Back when I was doing the brown '50 hardtop I got a set of YOM plates for it. When it sold I kept the plates and "saved" them with the DMV (paid $40 to own them or some BS)
Next I was going to put them on the blue '50 but obviously never did.

Anyway, fast forward to today. I walked in to the local DMV with my paperwork to "re-assigned" the plates to my 11G, paid $52 and walked out with legal registration, no waiting to clear, no red sticker in my window for 9 months, no hassles, and the somewhat cute (for DMV standards) girl behind the counter offered to kiss me for making her job so easy.  :oops:

If you plan on running plates on more than one car (ie. run them until you sell it then put them on the next project), do this.

When you sell the car you can "retain" the YOM plates (check with your local DMV for the form)




Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: themacnut on February 15, 2012, 09:09:44 pm
Greg, I'm surprised they let you register your 51 plates to a 50 car (originally).  :think:


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on February 15, 2012, 11:28:09 pm
Greg, I'm surprised they let you register your 51 plates to a 50 car (originally).  :think:

'51 plates?

'47 plates with a '50 corner tag.

Same plates, different car.
 
(http://lowbus.com/BB/gallery/9_15_02_12_11_26_23.jpeg)

(http://lowbus.com/BB/gallery/9_14_09_11_9_53_05.jpeg)

or, am I missing something?


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: themacnut on February 16, 2012, 06:45:50 am
I'm getting old. I thought I remembered seeing a 51 plate on your car at some point. Time to take my meds again.  :dunno:


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on February 16, 2012, 11:34:58 am
I'm getting old. I thought I remembered seeing a 51 plate on your car at some point. Time to take my meds again.  :dunno:

You need a vacation, go ahead you take next week off.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: themacnut on February 16, 2012, 01:01:53 pm
I'm getting old. I thought I remembered seeing a 51 plate on your car at some point. Time to take my meds again.  :dunno:

You need a vacation, go ahead you take next week off.  :thumbsup:

I think I will.   :icon_biggrin:


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on February 22, 2012, 11:44:05 am
New mount (thanks Jeff)
Restored plate
Re-chromed frame

(http://lowbus.com/BB/gallery/9_22_02_12_11_38_45.jpeg)


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: themacnut on February 22, 2012, 12:11:19 pm
Looks great!  Deck lid color looks much better.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: YOM PLATES
Post by: mr. warehouse on June 22, 2013, 10:34:09 am
Plate application / release of interest form -
http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg352.pdf