Have a 1952 classic car and want people to know it? YOMplates is the first to offer a modern vinyl adhesive windshield decal – ’52DECAL. Perfectly matched to the original colours and dimensions.
Due to a metal shortage caused by Korean War, Ontario validated 1951 plates with a 1952 windshield sticker. The MTO will still allow 1952 classic vehicles to be registered under the YOM program by affixing 1951 YOM plates to your car along with sending a photo of an original 1952 windshield sticker with your submission. The windshield sticker photo does not need to be applied to your car – it is simply for MTO approval purposes. I will still send you a free photo of the windshield sticker if you have a 1952 make for submission purposes.
However, now you can also buy an adhesive decal to complete that authentic ’52 look! Up until now, owners would try and tape a photo to the inside of the windshield since original stickers are pretty well non-existent.
Enter ’52DECAL! No more fuss or head-scratching; YOMplates now has a no-nonsense, historically accurate solution. Clean cut, proper dimensions, correct colour with an adhesive face. Below are the full details:
Price: $20 per decal.
Colour: ’52DECAL is reproduced using a rare, unused, original 1952 windshield sticker. The colours are matched perfectly for historical accuracy.
Vehicle Type: ’52DECAL is intended for use on cars and trucks since motorcycles were issued plates in 1952.
Location: This is ultimately your preference, but if you want to be historically accurate as per the original instructions on the back of the original ’52 stickers: “This stamp must be applied in a horizontal position on the inside of the windshield and at the lower right-hand corner.”
Dimensions: Width – 5¼”; Height: 3⅛”
Material: ’52DECAL is printed on high-grade clear vinyl specifically manufactured for vehicle glass applications. It is waterproof, UV coated and removable without residue (not re-applicable however). The front contains adhesive. Although the back of the original stickers had installation instructions, ’52DECAL does not and will be blank. The back of the decal does not have adhesive.
Ordering: Mention ’52DECAL when ordering your 1951 license plates if your car is a 1952 make. You can also send me an e-mail if you wish to order a ’52DECAL on its own. I presently limit orders to two decals per customer.
Applying the Decal: Simply peel and stick the decal from it’s backing and mount the face to the windshield. The front of the decal contains adhesive allowing for an interior windshield application (the original was also applied to the interior).
MTO Inspection: Please do not include the decal when sending the plates for approval in Kingston. They are not required, nor are they part of the process. Only the free photo I send is required for approval.