Mobiloil curb sign

Posted by: joseschopshop

Mobiloil curb sign - Sat May 06 2017 12:18 PM

My pieced together Mobiloil curb. I bought this sign from my dad a while back at the Pate Swapmeet when I was working hard at beefing up my trading stock. The original pipe had been cut about an inch or so below the threads. I rolled the dice and fought it and persuaded it until I got the pipe off the threads. I mated the sign up with a proper SOCONY big base but jury rigged it with the typical lazy solution of a hardware store pipe reducer. After a year of threatening to fix it the right way I finally pulled the trigger and did it up right. I got my dad to donate the pipe from his pipe rack, thread the base for me and loan out a pipe tap to thread the inside. My brother threaded the inside of the pipe for me in his old Southbend lathe. I fixed it the proper way so I could sell it at Pate this year to partially fund a nice 72" Texaco for my banjo. After I pulled it out of my trailer at the swapmeet and put it all back together I started liking the sign more than I wanted a few more Benny's in my pocket so I decided to sit on it for a while longer. It turned out good and well worth the effort.
Posted by: joseschopshop

Re: Mobiloil curb sign - Sat May 06 2017 12:22 PM

The original hacked off pipe that I started with and base.
Posted by: pickurt

Re: Mobiloil curb sign - Sun May 07 2017 10:02 AM

Nice looking sign. I think keeping it is a good move.

Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Mobiloil curb sign - Sun May 07 2017 09:48 PM

Looks good!
Posted by: NvrDun

Re: Mobiloil curb sign - Mon May 29 2017 02:58 PM

AC thermometer for sale?
Posted by: joseschopshop

Re: Mobiloil curb sign - Sat Dec 16 2017 07:24 PM

NvrDun, I'm sorry for the delay. I've been fighting an addiction so I haven't been on here in months. Good news is I think I have beaten my sign buying addiction aside from the occasional soda sign related relapse.

I was supposed to sell that ratty old AC thermometer for my dad at Pate but I wound up stealing it from him instead. If I remember correctly he told me to see if I could get $40 for it. The old man also bet me that I couldn't get $40 for a real rough round Sinclair oil sign. I assume it's an old truck sign. I pilfered that one also since he didn't care about it. He said it was too rough and no one would want that junky thing.
Posted by: Speedracer

Re: Mobiloil curb sign - Sat Dec 16 2017 11:31 PM

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