BIG SIGNS

Posted by: mike's48

BIG SIGNS - Tue Feb 10 2009 07:03 PM

Hey guys,
moved this to general petro discussion .
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: BIG SIGNS - Tue Feb 10 2009 07:37 PM

This is how I did mine outside Mike smile

Posted by: mike's48

Re: BIG SIGNS - Tue Feb 10 2009 08:02 PM

Thats sweet! gasoildude
Love that barn too. How old is it?
I have 100+ year old barnbds on one wall of my mancave, so I won't be covering that up.
I'm hanging mine inside because my signs don't look good on vinyl siding.lol laugh
HAGW,
mike
Posted by: mike's48

How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Feb 10 2009 08:06 PM

Hey guys,
lets see how you display your big (5'x6',2'x12',5'x5')signs.
I have a few and was wondering how to display them.
Wall or ceiling? Do I light them or not?
What did you do?
Thanx,
mike

Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Feb 10 2009 08:15 PM

This is the Only Big sign I have, I really like them but the Fact that they take up so much room keeps me from buying more of them. Now I just buy Pump Plate Signs because they are 12" X 12", 12" X 18" so I can buy alot more stuff. grin

I have see were people put Florecent Light fixtures on the wall behind the plastic signs so they can be lighted, personally with that type of sign that is what I would do. It would look impressive with all those big signs all lit up.
Posted by: Scott Baselt

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Feb 10 2009 11:04 PM

When I lived in Wisconsin this is how I displayed my big signs. They're decorated for Christmas in this shot.


Posted by: Rust Collector

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Feb 10 2009 11:06 PM

One of two large signs. I am working on a backboard for the 5'X 8' Pegasus cookie cutter.
Ed
Posted by: roadrelics

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Feb 11 2009 06:35 AM

here is a good way to display them....put them anywhere you have free space....i have a website under construction now & it will have some photos soon...... http://www.big-signs.com

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Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Feb 11 2009 09:38 AM

GREAT SIGNS guys,
I love the neons, but I guess I'll have to stay with the florecent tubes cause that would be the only thing payed for with my signs.
You guys have great ideas! Christmas lights look very good.
Thanx for your help,
HAGD
mike
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Feb 11 2009 09:40 AM

Thanx Esse,
nice sign!!!!!!!!
guess itd time to buy more extension cords! laugh
mike
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Feb 11 2009 09:42 AM

Ed be sure to send pics of your PEGASUS cause if it looks anything like the SHELL, it will be super!
Mike
Posted by: garagejunkie

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Feb 11 2009 10:35 AM

Scott,love those signs!!!!!!
Lorne
Posted by: Scott Baselt

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Feb 11 2009 11:01 AM

Hey Lorne, now that they belong to you let's see some pictures !
Posted by: bonjimmi

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Feb 11 2009 06:52 PM

I have a few big signs.

Posted by: garagejunkie

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Feb 12 2009 10:47 AM

Scott,I'm kind of computer illerate so I don't have this picture thing figured out ......yet.But I sure do enjoy everyone elses pictures.Hope California is treating you well.
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Feb 12 2009 01:34 PM

like this!!
Posted by: loftbed

Re: BIG SIGNS - Thu Feb 12 2009 02:21 PM

All inside. The plastic ones have florescent lights behind them. The Texaco and Union 76 have the original lighting.
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Feb 12 2009 02:53 PM

WOW thats a big sign oilnfuelish,are u gonna run the torch flame thru the roof? laugh
Did you put lights behind it?
looks great, thanx,
mike

loftbed, those are super lit signs too!
HAGD,
Posted by: MARK SMITH

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Feb 12 2009 05:35 PM

GREAT PICTURES OF EVERYBODY'S SIGNS.HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES OF MY BARN AND FENCE HANGERS.THANKS.
Posted by: George Johnston

Re: BIG SIGNS - Thu Feb 12 2009 05:43 PM

Brad, Great barn, has great signs. Now I know how you you are going to display my signs.
Posted by: THE SERVICE GARAGE

Re: BIG SIGNS - Thu Feb 12 2009 07:18 PM

THIS IS THE SERVICE GARAGE OF ISANTI

Posted by: mike's48

Re: BIG SIGNS - Fri Feb 13 2009 06:31 AM

Nice signs Isanti!
I have a AMOCO sign just like that,
but I think yours is older.
Pumps are sweet too.
HAGD,
mike
Posted by: mike's48

Re: BIG SIGNS - Fri Feb 13 2009 06:33 AM

Mark,
As big as those signs are do you have folks stopping in to fill up and wonder where the pumps are? lol laugh GREAT JOB!
HAGD,
mike
Posted by: Pegasus

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Feb 13 2009 05:41 PM

Here's my only "big" signs.....the red one is 4' x 7'.......
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Feb 13 2009 05:49 PM

pegasus,
those are great plus they look great on a white wall background.
mike
Posted by: Goin'Mobil

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Feb 13 2009 06:11 PM

Here is a few inside the shop. Picked the the Amoco sign up two weeks ago. (Sneaked one past SuperAmericaman!)

By GoinMobil

(Not to fire up anyone on the OK sign it has been sold.)
Craig T
Posted by: Goin'Mobil

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Feb 13 2009 06:16 PM

Here are the ones outside.

By GoinMobil
Would love to have some porcelain, but plastic will do!!
Craig
Posted by: Tokheim

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Feb 14 2009 05:57 AM

Looking for some more sq. ft. of plastic and/or beater signs for the ceiling project...
Posted by: Rust Collector

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Mon Feb 16 2009 08:20 PM

Mike, here is our pegasus under construction. Building a mounting board with spacers so ultimately I will have a place for the neon transformers and wiring.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

How did you display your big signs - Mon Feb 16 2009 10:08 PM

Here are some pictures.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: How did you display your big signs - Mon Feb 16 2009 10:18 PM

Here are some pics
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: How did you display your big signs - Mon Feb 16 2009 10:25 PM

Just trying to learn how to post photos. Just can't get it right.
Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: How did you display your big signs - Mon Feb 16 2009 10:53 PM

I just learned Imageshack (it was really quite easy) a couple weeks before things changed here. It still works fine for me.
That is one killer sign.
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Feb 17 2009 06:33 AM

Rust,
That's gonna be one heck of a nite lite!
Looking GOOD!
mike
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your big signs - Tue Feb 17 2009 06:39 AM

Craig,
you did just fine on the pics. GREAT SIGN.... does it lite up? and how in the world are you gonna hang it?(crane) laugh
I just picked up another sign this weekend that has the "ok" used cars but its plastic on a wavy white back bd. It use to be mounted here about 45 years ago before the cloverleaf came thru, but at least i know the history of it.
HAGW,
mike
Posted by: Rust Collector

Re: How did you display your big signs - Tue Feb 17 2009 07:52 PM

Folks,
Thought I would post some sketches for the bracket I built for the Shell sign just in case someone here needs some ideas for hanging their sign(s). Works great for a double sided sign that needs to hang flat on the wall.
Ed
Posted by: cmeon66

Re: How did you display your big signs - Wed Feb 18 2009 01:41 PM

If I have this figured out a picture of some of my boulavard pole signs will show up. Fortunatly I happen to have enough room to display them without causing a problem. Norm Huff.
Posted by: cmeon66

Re: How did you display your big signs - Wed Feb 18 2009 01:47 PM

And another shot of some shed hangers.
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: How did you display your big signs - Wed Feb 18 2009 03:47 PM

i was at norms last summer and all them big signs in a row are just one of the coolest things you will ever see!!
Posted by: Tara Worsham

Re: How did you display your big signs - Wed Feb 18 2009 03:51 PM

He definitely has an awesome display! They look even cooler at night when they're lit up! :-)
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your big signs - Wed Feb 18 2009 04:43 PM

Ed , Thanx for the help on hanging the heavy signs! GREAT directions...
Norm...................
I don't know what to say!
Those signs and post look like they belong on Mt.Rushmore (or someplace like that,lol)
GREAT DISPLAY.
mike
Posted by: Goin'Mobil

Re: How did you display your big signs - Thu Feb 19 2009 06:09 AM

Awesome signs Norm!
Posted by: CircaDesigns

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Feb 19 2009 07:45 AM

Good to see how folks deal with their big signs. I get to enjoy one of mine in my office, pretty much takes up the whole wall. . . sweet.

Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Feb 19 2009 05:46 PM

NICE wall art! who needs wall paper and glue? laugh
HAGW,
mike
Posted by: strnge

Re: How did you display your big signs - Sun Feb 22 2009 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: cmeon66
If I have this figured out a picture of some of my boulavard pole signs will show up. Fortunatly I happen to have enough room to display them without causing a problem. Norm Huff.



STRICKLY BAD ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: bowserguy

Re: How did you display your big signs - Sun Feb 22 2009 05:28 PM

Those pole signs are AWESOME, love that standard !!
Posted by: chadrock00

Re: How did you display your big signs - Fri Feb 27 2009 12:08 PM

Posting these for my Dad, Oilmanpat.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: How did you display your big signs - Fri Feb 27 2009 10:32 PM

Here are a couple of pics.
Posted by: CosmicArkie

Re: How did you display your big signs - Sat Feb 28 2009 10:56 AM

Hey Norm,

We'll be coming back through your neck of the woods this Christmas on the way to MI. I'd be happy to get that Gulf sign out of your way. It'd look a _LOT_ better in front of my garage.

Best to you and the Missus,

Jim
Posted by: vintagecar

Re: How did you display your big signs - Fri Apr 03 2009 03:37 PM

lucky to have wall space in the garage.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Wed Apr 22 2009 02:55 PM

HERE'S A FEW LONG ONES I'VE HUNG ON MY STOCKADE FENCE THAT RUNS 100+ FEET ALONG MY DRIVEWAY...

Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Apr 23 2009 05:33 PM

Craig, vintagecar, and DOC your signs and displays look GREAT
I think everybody puts their collection up in diffrent ways. Thats what makes the world go round! I finally got mine up but adding to it daily.
HAGD,
mike
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Posted by: bruzer75

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Apr 23 2009 06:14 PM

Hanging from the ceiling is a good idea Mike. Looks good. I would have the big Chevron outside but Michelle thinks that would be too much. Oh, and everybody needs a matching pricer sign.
Mike
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Apr 23 2009 07:29 PM

I WANT GAS AT THAT PRICE! LOL!
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Apr 24 2009 06:28 AM

Same here DOC!
Mike our wifes must have tha same thing in common, cause i made comment about putting up my big signs on the back side of my garage wall outside where she could not even see from the house..........(but you can from the road. lol)that didnt go over well,
HAGD,
mike
Posted by: bruzer75

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Apr 24 2009 09:28 AM

This didn't go over at all!!! At least I got a picture, before it came down.
Mike
Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Apr 24 2009 04:41 PM

I think that looks great!
"if mama ain't happy, nobody's happy"
HAGD,
mike
Posted by: DP

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Apr 24 2009 05:26 PM

Considering what some of those old signs are worth, is anyone worried about theft when they're displayed outdoors. I think I would be.
Posted by: bmclemore

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Apr 24 2009 05:54 PM

Here are a few of mine. The Goodyear is 17 1/2' wide.


Posted by: Old Racer

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Apr 24 2009 08:38 PM


Posted by: mike's48

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Apr 25 2009 07:08 AM

DP , I think that must be what my wife is thinking!.........not
lol.
bmclemore,
that is a sweet 'ol cola sign and the goodyear sign is straight too. (I can't say the same about mine)
Oldracer, nice signs and one cool TEXACO sunset!
HAGD,
mike
Posted by: bruzer75

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Thu Apr 30 2009 01:12 AM

How about a topper for a pickup bed.
Mike
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Sep 25 2009 09:43 AM

ONE OF THE NICER FEATURES OF THE HOUSE I BOUGHT AND MOVED INTO LAST SUMMER WAS THE 300' LONG STOCKADE FENCE ALONG THE ONE SIDE OF THE PROPERTY. 4' HIGH ALONG THE DRIVEWAY WHERE I HUNG MY LONG HORIZONTALS AND THE REAR 6' HIGH SECTION ABOUT 100' LONG ACCOMODATING MY LARGER AND ROUND SIGNS AS SEEN IN THIS PANORAMIC....


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Posted by: Jack R

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Sep 25 2009 11:18 AM

Doc,Very nice. Jack
Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Sep 25 2009 05:03 PM

That's Cool Doc!!! About time you snapped a picture of all those big Signs for Us!!! wink
Posted by: Pegasus

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Sep 25 2009 11:22 PM

Now that's a fence!! Hope those posts are in good shape...........there's some big time weight hangin' there!!

Richard
Posted by: 1970mach

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Sep 26 2009 07:02 AM

I could sit in that chair and admire those big signs for a long time..Very Nice.
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Sep 26 2009 09:39 AM

Looking good there Doc smile
Posted by: JC327

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 16 2009 10:16 PM

First attempt:
Posted by: Don Beaver

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 16 2009 10:47 PM

I like ALL of the large signs. JC327 you have GOOD taste in cars and have all 5 years covered. I remember the days when 55 - 57 Chevys were the cars everyone was looking for and no one would sell but 58 chevys were free just to get them out of their yard. Keep the large sign pictures coming guys
Posted by: Don Beaver

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 16 2009 11:08 PM


Shot with COOLPIX S5 at 2009-10-16
Shot with COOLPIX S5 at 2009-10-16
Posted by: Tom Stover

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Oct 17 2009 12:29 AM

JC, great photo of your signs & Chevs!! Big Block, Big Body, Bigger is Better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: badgas

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Oct 17 2009 10:36 AM

Does this count?






Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Oct 17 2009 11:01 AM

UNIQUE TEXACO shelving unit. LOL
Posted by: 42packard

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 23 2009 02:23 PM

here's a few of mine
Posted by: hillsideshortleg

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 23 2009 04:30 PM

Jerry
Shouldnt the railroad crossing sign be by your caboose?
You dont trust it over on this side of the mountains do you?
Posted by: loftbed

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 23 2009 06:31 PM

41 Packard,
Very nice display!
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 23 2009 07:28 PM

Does the RR wig/wag work w/ roll-up door ?
Posted by: 42packard

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Fri Oct 23 2009 07:42 PM

Rick - this way I can keep my eyes on it - over there it would be in somebody else'e yard - I also have a semaphore for the caboose but it hid away also.

As for the crossing sign - it does light up and the bell does ring but only when I hit the switch.
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Oct 24 2009 10:00 AM

That would be SOOO COOL to have that RR sign flash when the garage door goes up and down along with one of those warning bells!
Posted by: Alex

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sat Oct 24 2009 10:55 AM

Hey Jerry....I think you just live a few doors down from my brother. I met you last year when came out to Sea Bash. How have you been?
Posted by: 42packard

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sun Oct 25 2009 06:13 AM

Alex,

You are correct - all is well - most of the time is spent on the car but still collecting a few signs and parts for the pumps

Hope all is well with you - stop by next time your in town
Posted by: Alex

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Sun Oct 25 2009 01:22 PM

We were out there in September to watch Ichiro hit a two run homer in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Yankees. I wanted to bring my wife down to meet your wife to show her that gas pumps look great upstairs and how to decorate a house with oil and gas. Next time out we will stop by.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Mon Nov 02 2009 02:08 PM

JUST HUNG THESE THREE ON MY 20' SHED....





I EVEN SCRUBBED OFF THE GREEN MOLD ON THE LOWER 8" OF THE SHED JUST TO SHOW I'M NOT LAZY! LOL! JUST GOTTA FINISH THE FRONT UNDER THE CALSO.
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Mon Nov 02 2009 07:35 PM

Looks god Doc. Hope you had some help. I have hung these big signs by myself. Even the ones on my barn. Some of those are 20 feet up. Glad the wind didnt pick up eek smile
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Mon Nov 02 2009 07:44 PM

MY HELPERS WERE A COUPLE OF MILK CRATES! AND THEY ARE MOUNTED IN A MANNER THAT THE BACK OF THE SIGN IS NOT FLAT (TOUCHING) AGAINST THE SHED.
I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOUNTING OF A HEAVY D/S PORC SUNOCO DIAMOND SIGN THAT IS 4X6' OVER A DIFFERENT SHEDS DOORS. GONNA NEED A LADDER FOR THAT ONE!
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Mon Nov 02 2009 07:49 PM

You will know what I mean when you get them heavy signs on a ladder with ya lol wink
Posted by: archer2

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Nov 03 2009 12:37 AM

I'm suffering from sign envy.
Posted by: hillsideshortleg

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Nov 03 2009 08:27 AM

Same as above! I like all your signs as well as your eye for odd thoughts like CHRISTMAS Pictures in the middle of oldgas
Posted by: Jack R

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Nov 03 2009 09:39 AM

Doc, I like all your signs also. Jack
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: How did you display your BIG signs? - Tue Nov 17 2009 02:26 PM

REMEMBER THE SHELL COMBO I PICKED UP IN JULY? ONE 8'ER AND A 12'? HERE'S HOW THEY ENDED UP ON MY NEW 8X12' SHED:



THE 8' ON THE 8' SIDE AND THE 12' ON THE 12' SIDE....DON'T THINK IT WOULD WORK THE OTHER WAY AROUND! LOL!!! laugh MY NEIGHBORS (FARM STAND) CHAIN LINK FENCE KEEPS ME FROM GETTING A BETTER CLEAR ANGLE OF THEM....SO THIS IS IT! wink