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#33941 - Wed Jun 04 2008 02:20 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up..
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
HERE IS THE SIDE OF THE NUT/BOLT THAT I HAD TO COUNTERSINK AS OPPOSED TO GOING BACK TO LOWE'S FOR LONGER BOLTS. MY IDEA WORKED OUT PRETTY GOOD.



I THEN FILLED THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TWO OAK TRIM BOARDS WITH A PAINTABLE CHAULK.



HERE, YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW MUCH THE BOLT AND NUT IS EXPOSED.




~DOC
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#33942 - Thu Jun 05 2008 05:11 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up..
bonjimmi Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 25 2006
Loc: Wappingers Falls New York
Thought you guys would like to check this out.
It is a Mobilheat Fuelometer.I found it in my grangfathers cellar.


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#33943 - Sat Jun 07 2008 02:08 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up..
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
NOW WITH A BIT OF MASKING TAPE PLACED ALONG THE EDGE OF THE OAK TRIM AND ON THE SIGN TOP, I PAINTED IT FIRST WITH A WHITE PRIMER:



THEN FOLLOWED BY TWO COATS OF RONAN PHTHALO BLUE. IT WENT ON TOO THIN AND BLUE THE FIRST COAT, BUT COLOR CORRECTED ITSELF ON THE 2ND COAT TO A MORE PURPLE-ISH BLUE AND MATCHES THE THE BORDER OF THE ORIGINAL SIGN VERY CLOSELY.





THE BALANCE OF TOUCH UP IS ON THE SIGN ITSELF, MOSTLY IN THE TOP CORNERS AND IN THE FIELD. BUT THIS IS ALL FOR NOW.

~DOC
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#33944 - Sat Jun 07 2008 03:11 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up..
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
CERTAINLY ALOT BETTER LOOKING WITH A FINISHED LOOK THAN THIS....A TETANUS SHOT WAITING TO HAPPEN!



~DOC
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#33945 - Sat Jun 07 2008 04:40 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up..
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Nice Job Doc. looks Good

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#230982 - Fri Feb 04 2011 11:05 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: Jack R]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
With the recent post of signs on C.L. of MOBILGAS signs, thought some of the NEW members would enjoy reading about this FIND.
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#230988 - Sat Feb 05 2011 01:58 AM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: Dick Bennett]
tyler Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Willowbrook, Il
man o man is that awsome, that must have been where the rainbow ended

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#231002 - Sat Feb 05 2011 07:52 AM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: tyler]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Thanks for getting this post back to the surface DB. I joined the site shortly after this thread ended, It was a great morning for reading all the posts and enjoyed reading about the thrill of this hunt!
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#231144 - Sat Feb 05 2011 05:35 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: nochevys]
Lucky's Lonestar Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Shorewood,IL
Wow, I'm speechless, you even got my heart racing!
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#231205 - Sat Feb 05 2011 11:05 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: bonjimmi]
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
I see your DIGGING this old post up again.... wink

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#231208 - Sat Feb 05 2011 11:24 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: cormy]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Doc,

Have you ever tried cobalt blue? I ask because the phthalos in general are very strong pigments (i.e. hard to clean, and hard to cover) and are transparant compared to the cobalt (semi-transparent). That explains the two coats, but it might look 'brighter' with the base showing through after two coats (your eyes will not see the white). However it may be that intensity that works best and/or might original for that brand sign.

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#231246 - Sun Feb 06 2011 08:42 AM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: Nicole]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
I like the way you fixed that sign. Making lemonade outta lemons.

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#231251 - Sun Feb 06 2011 08:55 AM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: Mike618b]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
NICOLE, YES I DEF HAD TROUBLE WITH THE PHTHALO BLUE AND IT'S TRANSPARENCY QUALITY. I SHOULD HAVE MIXED SOME COBALT BLUE
IN WITH IT. STILL WOULD HAVE DONE 2 COATS THOUGH. LOL! wink
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#257181 - Thu Jun 02 2011 11:48 AM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: Dick Bennett]
AntiquePerfectio Offline
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Registered: Sat May 14 2011
Loc: Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
With the recent post of signs on C.L. of MOBILGAS signs, thought some of the NEW members would enjoy reading about this FIND.


Thanks DB for bumping this up a couple of months ago, otherwise I doubt I would have gone back to 2008 scanning the discussions - I was just clicking though the past couple of months killing some time before a meeting and came across this post - talk about killing some time - 1 1/2 later after reading 12 pages of posts! Awesome story, pictures and comments. Loved it!

Aaron ~~
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#257217 - Thu Jun 02 2011 06:03 PM Re: Look at what I just dug up.. [Re: AntiquePerfectio]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
this has gota be one of the alltime coolest posts ever. wonder how bonjimmi is doin these days!
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