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Wayne 505 front panel sign placement #688952
Wed Jun 21 2017 10:38 AM
Wed Jun 21 2017 10:38 AM
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central coast California
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I was double checking the placement of the signs on the front panel. The previous holes on mine I had repaired since they did not align with with my signs but assume the general placement is correct?

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Re: Wayne 505 front panel sign placement [Re: chevy350] #688960
Wed Jun 21 2017 01:59 PM
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Your placement seems too high to me? I think the pump plates should be lower. I usually measure up from the bottom in odd numbers until I find the correct look. Try 9" then 11" then 13" or more. I think you will find the pump looks better if the signs are lower. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: Wayne 505 front panel sign placement [Re: gasmansgp] #688977
Wed Jun 21 2017 07:15 PM
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Paul -Just curious here-Why odd numbers?

Re: Wayne 505 front panel sign placement [Re: chevy350] #688984
Wed Jun 21 2017 10:39 PM
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These signs have been repro, which of the signs above our original or which are repros?

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Re: Wayne 505 front panel sign placement [Re: gasmansgp] #688985
Wed Jun 21 2017 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted By gasmansgp
Your placement seems too high to me? I think the pump plates should be lower. I usually measure up from the bottom in odd numbers until I find the correct look. Try 9" then 11" then 13" or more. I think you will find the pump looks better if the signs are lower. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
I thought so too but measured placement on other pumps that "looked" original like the one posted and it is pretty darn close. You can kind of see where my original holes were on this backside photo. may be a hair lower. May be the angle I took the original picture also.

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Re: Wayne 505 front panel sign placement [Re: Jack Sim] #688986
Wed Jun 21 2017 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted By Jack Sim
These signs have been repro, which of the signs above our original or which are repros?

Jack Sim
It would be nice to have a set of originals... but boy they are not cheap.. Repros on this are fine for me.


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Re: Wayne 505 front panel sign placement [Re: JimT] #688988
Thu Jun 22 2017 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted By JimT
Paul -Just curious here-Why odd numbers?
Jim, Over the years, I have measured original sign locations from the pumps restored. Just about all used odd numbers up from the bottom. I don't know why but they did? Since it worked for all these folks who came before me, I adopted the method. Check out all the pumps we have restored and you will see where we located the signage using this method. Regards, Paul www.severngaspumps.com


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