Sure thing, no need to tape the actual numbers cause I got a second set of 1956 Texas plates the initial set I was going to have restored till I found this other set that was NOS never issued and picked them up for $30 and have those issued to the car.
First picture is of the plate itself showing the layout without the tag sitting.
Next photo is showing the registration tag placed atop the plate how it would appear bolted to the top right bolt hole.
The next photo shows the tag placed on the left top hole
Photo 4 here shows tag placed upside down on top right side to provide top of plate clearance.
Photo 5 here shows the tag mounted on the back side of the plate, the sticker that goes on here covers up 90% of the tag when you apply it with the month and year of expiration near the bottom of the sticker.
And this photo is the only way I could possibly make it work but might need trimming as its resting atop the raised bead around the edge as well as resting on the raised edge of the numerals which wont let it bolt down square. I also highly hate the look of this having the tag sideways with the sticker sideways but might be my only option.
I think the problem is they make this tab to fit a wide range of year of make plates from the first dated Texas plates to 1975 which was the last year Texas plates had the year stamped on them. I had some antique style blue glass reflectors I was going to put on the top to match the blue of the car but they wont work as they wont sit flat on the plate as the holes are too close to the text.
1956 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan - 292 Y8 - Ford-O-Matic - 155,000 mi