Just before this past Christmas, Jim Clearwater of Cornwall, NY contacted Great American Plates looking for a special Christmas present for his father. In the works was the restoration of a very special 1953 Ford F350 long bed pick-up. The truck had originally been purchased new by Jim’s grandfather in 1953, and has been in their family its whole life. It only has 34500 miles on it.

Jim wanted to surprise his dad with an appropriate 1953 NY State plate He was relieved to learn that he only needed one plate and not a pair. He promised to share a few pictures when the “project” was completed…and what a beauty it turned out to be, as you can see! (And what a unique gift!)

…thanks for sharing, Jim!