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Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red"

Posted By: Old Orcutt 76

Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Wed Jul 10 2019 07:10 AM

Hello
New here , Thanks for the add

I was offered a rotating 8 foot 76 Ball "Red" with no pole , The Ball was removed and the station became Mobil , needs a buffing and some touch up paint, not much paint missing, Just the Blue paint in the numbers , they are keeping the pole for the new sign, kind of funny because it's very old , I prefer to have a new one made

I have been looking all over the net and found no information as to what one would sell for and not sure if it is a Good Deal or if I should walk away?

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you

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Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 12:32 AM

Guy on here , Mr Young in Washington looking for one of these.
Posted By: Young's Union

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 05:41 AM

Craig- Thanks for thinking of me. I am holding out for a 6 foot ball. 8 foot is overkill for my collection.
Posted By: Old Orcutt 76

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 05:47 AM

When I went to pick it up they had a 6 ft orange one, love the size
Posted By: Young's Union

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 01:46 PM

Do you have pictures of the 6 footer?
Posted By: Old Orcutt 76

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 05:34 PM

Yes I think it is brand new, So doubt it is coming down anytime soon, the lady owns 10 stations in LA area, She recently changed from Red 76 , back to Orange 76,
I was given the offer last week and was told late yesterday if you want it , come get it now

When I got there I looked at the orange rotating ball on the pole and I thought that ball does not look 8ft , it looks smaller, I assumed I was buying the one they took down when they change colors

I was then taken to another one of her stations just 3 blocks away on the Other side of the 101, I was told this station was a 76 for 40 years and she was told to make it a Mobil station , so the 8 ft ball was taken down and put right behind the station

I was surprised no one loaded it up, but it was a process to load it up for us to load it, a small Crain would have made it a faster process , any way she said she was keeping the pole for the new Mobil sign

I never knew they could just tell the owner to change their station to another brand, but they did tell all the owners to get rid of the balls when they changed to red 76

I'll get you some photos of the smaller ball
Posted By: Old Orcutt 76

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 06:00 PM

I hope these photos come up, this Ball looks smaller than 6 foot, it rotates on the corner of a flat sign, first time I seen this version , its in Orcutt ca

I'll get you photos of the one in LA tonight, the wife wants me offline now

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Posted By: Tankar

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 11:28 PM

no photos came up
Posted By: Done4

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Thu Jul 11 2019 11:33 PM

Man, it’s dark out!
Posted By: Old Orcutt 76

Re: Rotating 76 Ball Sign "Red" - Fri Jul 12 2019 03:53 AM

For some reason only 1 of the 3 photos shows up, hopefully you can tell from this photo that the ball is smaller than the 8 foot version

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