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#249322 - Thu Apr 21 2011 08:23 AM Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
It came down easy, with the correct equipment. Its in great condition. Has a 47 stamped on the makers plate. The owner of the tire shop knows for a fact it was hung in 1951. 8 ft long by 5 foot tall. No damage and looks good. I think I will open it and see whats inside.
NEW better, cleaner pics..


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#249323 - Thu Apr 21 2011 08:30 AM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
Matt_Martin Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 17 2011
Loc: North Georgia
That's such a killer sign! It would look great lit up in a basement.

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#249326 - Thu Apr 21 2011 08:40 AM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: Matt_Martin]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
Great story..... Thanks for sharing all the pictures!
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#249335 - Thu Apr 21 2011 09:22 AM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THERMOMAN]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Exciting without a doubt! I love it when a plan comes together and collectors & sellers like us score BIG! wink
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#249345 - Thu Apr 21 2011 10:12 AM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
a job well done..Congratulations
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#249362 - Thu Apr 21 2011 10:48 AM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: advertologist]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: U.S.A.
Awesome!
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#249391 - Thu Apr 21 2011 01:01 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: strnge]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
THANKS!! I love the "new baby" feeling !! Even though I have never had one smile

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#249402 - Thu Apr 21 2011 01:53 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
BIGTOM Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
Originally Posted By: always lookin
THANKS!! I love the "new baby" feeling !! Even though I have never had one smile


NICE JOB!!!

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#249447 - Thu Apr 21 2011 05:09 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: BIGTOM]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
I got it open


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#249452 - Thu Apr 21 2011 05:29 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
GILMORE Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Congrats, nice sign.
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#249473 - Thu Apr 21 2011 06:44 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: GILMORE]
bwfergus Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 26 2010
Loc: Central City, Kentucky
This has to be the NEATEST plastic sign I have ever saw!!!
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Central City, KY
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#249689 - Fri Apr 22 2011 11:24 AM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: bwfergus]
BIGTOM Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
Hows the wiring? I am assuming all the ballasts will need to be replaced and the rest gone through, but it looks great inside - no "residents" in there to evict!

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#249721 - Fri Apr 22 2011 02:58 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: BIGTOM]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
I was suprised too. Never opened since it was hung. Lots of work getting it open. All that was in there was flaking paint. I took the shop vac and sucked it all out. NO bees, or anything in there. The wiring is all incased in tubing, looks pretty good. I am not sure if I should plug it in ??????


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#249722 - Fri Apr 22 2011 03:03 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
DuceCpe Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 09 2001
Loc: Pueblo Colorado usa
Don't BE Scared! Go for IT!!! Nice sign for sure..
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#249725 - Fri Apr 22 2011 03:11 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Def a Well made sign! Plug it in and listen (make sure radio is off) in a quiet room where the sign is. Worst that could happen is it'll trip your circuit breaker. If bulbs try to light up that's a good sign. laugh Give the bulbs a 1/4 turn in both directions. Maybe remove them as well and check for corrosion...steel wool any muck. Poke around and see how it's wired and to how many ballasts, etc. Narrow down the problems by figuring out which bulbs, ballasts (starters?) need to be replaced. Most ballasts tell you on a label what it's supposed to be lighting. Wondering if they used HO (high Output) bulbs for this sign for colder weather locations. If 2-prongs at the end of each bulb NOT HO's, If 2 prongs surrounded by a black oblong boot...then they're HO's.
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