It took 7 months, but I finally have plates!
License plates for the Mustang showed up today! Resolving the title issues took 4 months, getting actual plates took another three, as there was a COVID shutdown that delayed plates being made. Even though I have the title, once I put real plates on a car, that’s when it feels like it’s mine.
I’m also planning on picking up some vintage stamped 1968 Colorado plates.
My first stage of prep for the Mustang is to get the garage in order. I’m going to install additional lighting and clean up the clutter that’s leaning against the walls. It’s also time to fashion up a workbench.
MUSASHI66 last edited by
@huzer Nice!! We also have been waiting for months for our designer plates. DMV gave us a paper to explain that to the cops if they pull us over because our temp is officially expired, but it doesn’t make sense to keep renewing it as we already paid for the registration and are just waiting for the metal plates.
I also cleaned up the garage today - organized the work bench, our stuff away, blew the dust etc. It gets nasty in there quickly.
Snuze last edited by
@huzer I forgot you had this, but it looks fantastic! Congrats on getting the plates!
I've been finishing my garage off - insulated, drywall, epoxy floor, etc. To be honest most of that stuff is vanity, but I did make a few really key upgrades:
- Added receptacles to the walls, 3 down each side.
- Put in some really bright LED lights. Pro tip - wall mount the ones closer to the garage door so you still get lots of light even when the door is up. Or do like another Oppo (@HammerheadFistpunch, I think) and get magnetic ones to stick on the door when its up.
- Built a small shed and got all my lawn tools and stuff out of the garage. I bought a bicycle storage shed kit from someone off FB for $100. It's 7x7 and I made a "skid" to mount it on, no footers, so it's considered a temporary structure and I didn't need a permit. It's only about 5' tall, but it's perfect just to shove my mower, shovels, and rakes into.
I built this work bench using these plans and I love it. I made a few minor changes - full pegboard back instead of the half shown, added a big power strip across the back instead of the little surge strip, an LED light, mounted some bluetooth speakers to it, a beer bottle opener, etc. But this is a great set of plans to get you started.
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@huzer See, this is going to be a good summer for oppo.
@musashi66 I had the same letter. I don’t venture far in the Mustang anyway, but it’s the final piece of legality for it. Woo!
It was odd, I remember for the Cougar I had to wait for the title in the mail, but they had the plates at the DMV. The Mustang was the opposite. I tried to just reuse my old collector plates, but I didn’t physically bring them with me, and the couldn’t find the plate number when I gave it to them.
@snuze I’ve built that same bench! I had it at my old house.
I like the lights on the door idea. My wife also got me a nice LED headlamp that I plan to use for working on the car. I also need to finish painting some sections of the garage for better light reflection.
@mybirdistheword Yes it is! I’m excited to get rolling.
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So you're ready for a Coloroppo meet!
Snuze last edited by
@huzer It's a great bench! And the lights on the door are a great idea. Those LED headlamps are also really useful.
@benjrblant You betcha!
CarsOfFortLangley last edited by
@huzer hell yeah! Looks great