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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721454
Sun Dec 16 2018 11:13 AM
Sun Dec 16 2018 11:13 AM
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Well the third showcase is nearing completion with just the mirrored back doors to finish. It is now upstairs and filled with the last of my Imperial 3-star and later Esso items. It has taken quite awhile to rebuild. When I purchased it a few months ago the top bevelled glass was broken, the front 6 foot long glass had two major cracks in it, and when taking the glass out I found the two front wooden corner posts were busted and needed replacing. I later decided to change the front glass design to two shorter more manageable pieces. Creating the three front wooden uprights, which are made up of three pieces each, took some time to get right but I finally got there. I wasn't sure if the Esso and the Imperial globes were of the same vintage until yesterday when I looked in a Imperial dealer Christmas give-away booklet which has a 1938 calendar in it and has an advertisement with both globes. So a neat discovery that they belong together. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721456
Sun Dec 16 2018 11:15 AM
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A couple of close-up photos.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721477
Sun Dec 16 2018 04:42 PM
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Delhi Ontario Canada
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Another GREAT display Don.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #721485
Sun Dec 16 2018 07:21 PM
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Very nice, love the feet on that display.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #724300
Mon Feb 04 2019 01:50 PM
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I haven't had a chance to move any more showcases in the garage yet, but it will happen in the near future. The present difficulty was what to do with all the can racks that I brought upstairs. They take up a lot of floor space and can be awkward to display properly. So my solution was reverse logic: whatever goes down must go up. I spent the weekend building a couple of 12 foot long shelves and attaching them to my tall wall. It worked out well for this group though there may be some moved around later on. I know if had just built a lot of narrow shelves and placed the cans side by side I could put up a lot more. However to me the racks give the cans more context in groups especially when you have the original signs to go with them. The only downside is that this is just half of the racks that I want to move in and this is my only big wall. So another problem now to solve. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #724301
Mon Feb 04 2019 01:57 PM
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xlnt display of oil cans, cool .. ... cool


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #724303
Mon Feb 04 2019 02:28 PM
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Very nice!! Look forward to your progress.
Brian


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725105
Mon Feb 18 2019 05:08 PM
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So cool!!!!


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725114
Mon Feb 18 2019 09:26 PM
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Had to get my jaw off the floor before typing! The neatness of the displays is extremely satisfying to look at even down to the smallest details. Well done 👍


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725209
Wed Feb 20 2019 09:54 AM
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great looking transformation.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725233
Wed Feb 20 2019 08:50 PM
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Wow awesome displays . Keep up the good work . Museum Quality !


Wanted TEXACO related items & SUNOCO related items .Signs -Globes et'c. Oil Cans - Grease cans .
Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #725251
Thu Feb 21 2019 07:50 AM
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Great displays. Its nice to see groupings of same brand/ company items.


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #727861
Mon Apr 08 2019 09:21 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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Well with spring finally here I thought it was time to start hanging some wall signs on the main level of the garage. I've always wanted to do one wall in a British theme to reflect my car's heritage. My Brit-wall has some products that the car originally used such as Castrol motor oil and Dunlop tires. The Canadian Dominion Royal tires name also reflects this history. It took two weekends to put it all up and I am quite happy with it. Not all the signs are pristine but I've always bought what I could find and afford at the time. It is feels great to finally see them hung together in context with the Jag. Cheers, Don.

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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #727862
Mon Apr 08 2019 09:24 AM
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its like putting a puzzle together, looks great .. ... cool


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Re: 1st showcase upstairs in the new garage [Re: coopersplace] #727864
Mon Apr 08 2019 09:46 AM
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Another Great display Don.


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