Hey everybody. 

 I've been hoping, since I started this addiction, to build an LPG, but just can't seem to find a decently priced one when I had the cash at hand. I hope to soon find one, but it appears the price of these things have doubled in about a year and a half. I am looking for a 1958 Louisiana plate. Doesn't matter if it's for  a truck, tractor, etc. I do not want one for a trailer or mobile home, though. Anyone here know of a good place to find such a thing, of course, for a decent price? Ebay has gone stark, raving, mad.

 Thank you for any ideas,

 Ray

Views: 399

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Have you tried Etsy. You might also check your local wrecking yards and thrift stores.

 Thank you for those suggestions, Ken. Hadn't thought of that, especially on the wreckers. We don't have one within fifty miles, as far as I know. We do have thrift stores. Thanks again!

Consider a fake custom one . they are aluminum .. flat may even be better than embossed . not to mention high tin and soft metal  content in some  vintage plates .

  https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Louisiana-Custom-Personalized-Car-Motorcycl...

Make sure they are thick enough . some  fake ones are paper thin  . 

 Thanks for that, Pick. Gonna try for the real thing a lilttle longer before I go that route. Thanks!

Ray, have you tried asking someone in Louisiana to look for you?

Can try Craig’s or Facebook, look up zip code for a central area and search a large radius.

it seems the state and year have special meaning but you could build with another plate and swap when you strike gold.

Hi Ray, this is possibly not an idea that suits you, but.

What about, until you find the real deal, print one onto the front of the planned guitar. There are plenty of tutorials on the web that show how to transfer photos to wood. I was playing with the idea, here is one of my experiments.

Cheers Taff

Looks great.

I keep all of my old plates, so I have my own stash.

Check with your neighbors to see if they have any they would like to get rid of.

 The state of confusion, the state I live in currently, forces surrender of the plates when done with them. Thank you for the idea about the neighbors... Might do that.

Thanks!

Got any friends in the Big House? LOL

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Get Well Shane.

Started by Gerald Smith in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by RTZGUITARS 4 hours ago. 25 Replies

Upright Ubass

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Potts 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

New here

Started by Clarence johnson in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Road Rash Roy on Friday. 13 Replies

VIDEO: Cigar Box Harp by Don Peddle

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Philip Taylor May 30. 7 Replies

Latest Activity

Downtown Vinnie posted a video
1 hour ago
Downtown Vinnie commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
Thumbnail

The Rain

"Thanks,Ron preciate the nice words..Thank ye Unc,ihavent written much lyrics for a bit.I have…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
2 hours ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly commented on Jeff 'Bones' Reilly's photo
Thumbnail

B4A88129-1B74-4629-A44D-179162EA7CC6

"That’s nice of you guys well I was run over on my bike last winter there was black ice and…"
2 hours ago
J. Roderick ("Rod") Eaton left a comment for joseph
"I live in Ormond and have just started playing CBG.  Are there groups that get together and…"
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked RTZGUITARS's video
4 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Gary O'slide's video
4 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Poorness Studios's video
4 hours ago
RTZGUITARS posted a video

Illegal Aliens

1963 Swampwitch 3string.
4 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Poorness Studios's video
Thumbnail

Oh Lonesome Me (on cigar box guitar)

"Good to hear you're feeling better, Kale. The is a Slingers’ favorite, although we…"
4 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Dave Lynas's video
4 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked RON NORTHCUTT's video
4 hours ago

Events

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->