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  1. New cutting dies for the red border pinstripe pieces have arrived. I have removed the old pieces that did not fit well on these Boss & Rosco plates, and have updated them with the new details. The curved corners are now a part of the cut, and no longer made with straight pieces that have to be bent/creased to fit. These are now almost perfect copies of the vintage original prop plates from the 1980s. The paint is a custom matched color that is not available in stores, and I have also been able to verify that the clear coat is the exact same type that was used by the prop makers for the show. Photo of my updated Boss & Rosco Plates I have set up a new Etsy shop where my Hazzard plates and other props will be available. My shop has screen-accurate replicas of the Rosco poster from One Armed Bandits, the full-size set of screen-accurate Hazzard County Sheriff car vinyl decals, and high-quality vinyl replicas of every license plate year registration sticker as seen in the show. I will be adding options for custom plates in the near future. I can currently make accurate Hazzard replica plates for any vehicle seen in the show. I have cutting dies for all numbers and every letter except for K, M, Q, V, X, and Z. (Those will be available later this year.) Original 1980s prop blanks are available, but they are hard to get, so they cost more due to their scarcity. I also have modern flat plate blanks with stamped borders, and a limited number of flat plastic blanks. For the red plates, I have dies for 'GOVT', Hazzard County, Chickasaw County, Capitol City, and Atlanta. I also have all of these options plus Savannah as printed clear vinyl decals for the later type green plates, and red HAZZARD decals for season 1 plates. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HazzardCountyProps
  2. Here's a link to photos of the Boss & Rosco plates I recently made. Boss & Rosco Plates I now have all of the steel dies needed to make the plate numbers for the main characters and many of the others also. I have all of the numbers and most of the alphabet in that style except for a few of the less common letters.
  3. I never liked the cheap looking plain plastic plates that they used for the '97 reunion. I made my own version to show what they may have looked like if they'd had more time and the money for some better props. Alternate Concept for the 1997 Reunion License Plates This is based on the 1990-1996 Georgia plates. I used a 1992 sticker because Bo and Luke had been away for a few years in the story.
  4. I have received the corrected dies for the General Lee & Daisy license plate details. Here's a link with photos of the finished plates and some work in progress photos of the dies. One red season 1-5 plate and one green season 6-7 plate. General Lee Plates
  5. Here are some photos of a green season 6-7 style test plate that I made with the defective dies. I also added a few HD screenshots for reference. The dies were mistakenly made backward, and they will not cut the edges of the letters from the correct side so that they lay flat on the plate as they should. The '0' and 'H' dies were also scaled wrong and couldn't be used for the test plate. All of the issues are being corrected and they are sending me new dies soon. Season 6-7 Replica Test Plate & HD Screenshots
  6. Links to photos of my new replica 1979-1982 registration decals for the red season 2-5 plates. I have them listed on eBay, username is drb1117. The photos are a little grainy looking because of my old camera, but the actual print quality is very clean and clear. These stickers are vinyl. I had them custom made by a sticker company from artwork based on the original props. They are weatherproof, fade resistant, and have a very good adhesive backing so you can use them outside on your cars. The 1981 sticker is available with the number 767806 and 726907. Both were used randomly on the original prop plates. I also have the red 1978 stickers for the season one plates, but haven't got photos of those yet. 1979 License Plate Sticker 1980 License Plate Sticker 1981 License Plate Sticker 1982 License Plate Sticker I'm working with a company that is making some custom steel cutting dies for the license plate lettering, so that I can make screen-accurate replica plates using the same materials as the original prop makers. I should have some updates on that soon. I received a set of dies recently, but they weren't exactly right, so they are being remade. But I was able to put together a test plate and the results look better than any other replica that I have ever seen. I'll get the dies for the season 6-7 dark green General Lee & Daisy Jeep plates first. I already have the stickers for the 1983 & Hazzard County lettering for the green plates. In a few weeks, I'll be receiving additional cutting dies for the '76', 'Hazzard County', 'GOVT', and border pinstriping for the red plates. Later this summer, I'll have the letter dies available for all of the other main character vehicles. By the end of the year, I should have all the remaining letters and numbers available for any custom plates that you need with the screen-accurate font.
  7. If anyone needs a Knight Rider plate I also can make the KITT / KNIGHT plates. Graphics are copied from a surviving original prop. They are also $30/each shipped in the US. For the Dukes plates, I also have the yellow 1981 stickers and the white 1982 stickers if you need them. They are weatherproof, fade resistant, and have a really good adhesive backing so they will stay on your plates. They are non-reflective vinyl, and have a matte finish, like the original paper stickers. They are 2/$6 for members of this page, which includes shipping by USPS First Class Mail in the US.
  8. Yes. They are $30 for one plate or $50/pair. Includes US Priority shipping, and I'll send a photo of the plates before payment. I can have some ready to go in a couple of days. The graphics are all vinyl now. Too many issues with masking and painting them due to the humidity here. The plates will have a clear coat, so you can use them outside on a car.
  9. Some new photos of the other plates that I had made by the original prop house that they used for the TV plates. For some reason the linked photos keep disappearing.
  10. Here's one that I only noticed from watching the HD version of the show. In the flashback scenes from 'Happy Birthday, General Lee', the black Charger already had the CNH 320 license plate when Bo and Luke bought the car from the Capitol City junkyard. In 'Big Daddy', Rosco mentions to Boss Hogg that it takes 30 days to get a new plate from the DMV. That means that the original version of the CNH 320 plate that you see here must have been a Capitol City plate. In the screencap, it seems to have two words in the city/county area that are slightly too narrow to be 'Hazzard County'. The prop master for the show in the later seasons was very good about maintaining continuity with props like license plates, (the early seasons were kind of a mess) so they very likely had a custom set of prop plates made just for this episode. One of the plates that I got from the prop house that made the originals had a defect in the county label area. I removed the lettering from that section, sanded and repainted it, and replaced the missing text with a Capitol City label that I cut from red vinyl using the correct font/typeface. Coincidentally, the prop company uses the exact same type and color of paint for these plates that I have already been using for my replicas for several years! Their red details are also a perfect match for the red vinyl I use. (Bonus detail: The guy who runs the Capitol City junkyard is Will Hare, who is probably best known as 'Old Man Peabody' in Back to the Future)
  11. Yes. Georgia changed their real plates in 1983 and all of the prop plates were updated at the beginning of season 6 based on those changes. The only time red plates are seen in the last two seasons are on some background vehicles in early season 6, in reused stock shots, and for the flashbacks from 'Happy Birthday, General Lee'. In season 6, there is no registration sticker on the plates. In season 7 they added the 'W 84' sticker which was similar to the ones on real Georgia plates at the time. Here is the photo of my season 7 plate. The photo didn't upload correctly in the previous post.
  12. I was finally able to get some prop license plates from the same Los Angeles prop house that made all the real ones for the show. These are all hand made, exactly the same way that they made the actual props for Dukes back in the 80s. The lettering is an exact match for several surviving original plates, so they did use the original dies to cut them. They had a few slightly different sets of dies that were approximately the same size/type. The plates are almost identical to the real ones. The only exception is that they are made using better quality blanks now. As I have already done with the 79 plate, I will be updating the 81 and 82 plates with slightly larger more accurate sized decals. Those were made slightly too small due to a minor miscommunication. 1979 / Season 2 plate: The next 2 are the same color as the 79, just in different lighting. 1981 / Season 3-4: 1982 / Season 5: 1984 / Season 7: This plate has printed decals (green on clear vinyl) for the year and the Hazzard County text, just like the real ones.
  13. I was working on this prop last year and had to put the project on hold for a while. This is a full-size and screen-accurate replica of the Re-Elect Rosco poster from 'One Armed Bandits'. The posters are excellent quality and professionally printed with very sharp, clear graphics copied from the original source material. They look like they could have been taken from the Dukes set. This is a very limited print run of only 25 posters for now. Each poster will be rolled, sealed in a protective poly bag, and shipped in a mailing tube by USPS Priority Mail. With each poster, I will also include a free Hazzard Co. Sheriff's Dept. Patch just like the ones worn by Rosco, Enos, and Cletus in the show. I'm picking these up from the printing company on Monday and will begin shipping orders on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Here is the link to order. They are $35. I will also be listing some of them on eBay in a day or two. If you want more than one, I can give you a better price as long as they can fit in the same tube. I can't post the photo here because it is too large, but you can see it on the listing. https://www.etsy.com/listing/684028119
  14. From S5E6 'Big Daddy'. It's the stolen plate used on a truck in a robbery. The guy makes a deal with Boss to get a clean plate for his truck, and Rosco swaps plates with the General. The 'Atlanta' is a little bit too big on mine. I'll fix that for the next one.
  15. Almost finished set of 7 plates (+ the Atlanta plate)
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