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Mobiloil curb sign #686175
Sat May 06 2017 10:18 AM
Sat May 06 2017 10:18 AM
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Austin, TX
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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.

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Last edited by joseschopshop; Sat May 06 2017 10:28 AM.
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Re: Mobiloil curb sign [Re: joseschopshop] #686176
Sat May 06 2017 10:22 AM
Sat May 06 2017 10:22 AM
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Austin, TX
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The original hacked off pipe that I started with and base.

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Last edited by joseschopshop; Sat May 06 2017 10:33 AM.
Re: Mobiloil curb sign [Re: joseschopshop] #686220
Sun May 07 2017 08:02 AM
Sun May 07 2017 08:02 AM
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Northern California
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Nice looking sign. I think keeping it is a good move.

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Re: Mobiloil curb sign [Re: joseschopshop] #686284
Sun May 07 2017 07:48 PM
Sun May 07 2017 07:48 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Looks good!


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Re: Mobiloil curb sign [Re: joseschopshop] #687614
Mon May 29 2017 12:58 PM
Mon May 29 2017 12:58 PM
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Tx
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AC thermometer for sale?

Re: Mobiloil curb sign [Re: joseschopshop] #700645
Sat Dec 16 2017 06:24 PM
Sat Dec 16 2017 06:24 PM
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Austin, TX
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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.

Re: Mobiloil curb sign [Re: joseschopshop] #700656
Sat Dec 16 2017 10:31 PM
Sat Dec 16 2017 10:31 PM
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Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
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