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#231409 - Sun Feb 06 2011 03:39 PM Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted
cgrocen Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 06 2011
Loc: Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum. I recently "discovered" old gas stations and related memorabilia. I have come to really like the old Texaco stations and Texaco signs. I thought that I might like to make a small replica Texaco sign to have near my workshop. I thought that perhaps a half size replica would be about right. I was wondering if anyone out there would have an original Texaco sign support post or stand that they could measure for me. I have included a sketch with the dimensions that I would need. Once I have the original dimensions, I could scale them down to the size I need. Each letter corresponds to a dimension that I am looking for. You could reply with a marked up copy of my sketch, or with a dimension for each letter.

Thank you in advance,

Chris Rocen
cgrocen@sasktel.net


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#231462 - Sun Feb 06 2011 06:13 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: cgrocen]
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA

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#231559 - Sun Feb 06 2011 10:25 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: blacktee]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.

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#231574 - Mon Feb 07 2011 12:47 AM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: always lookin]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
These 1936 installation instructions will give you a couple of the measurement you're seeking. I'm in the slow process (it's been over a year) of building a 1/6 scale model using the 12" repro signs.
You'll have to print these and then tape them together to read it.
I used these instruction to install a full sized sign at my place when I lived in Wisconsin. (you know, where the SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS are from !)
That last part is for Mick.





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#231747 - Mon Feb 07 2011 04:45 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: Scott Baselt]
cgrocen Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 06 2011
Loc: Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Hi everyone,

Hello "Blacktree", I sent a PM to upsgaspumps. I will be waiting for his reply.

Hello "always lookin", That post is a bit high to measure! Thanks for the link and the pics of the Texaco sign.

Hello "Scott Baselt", thank you for posting the original Texaco drawing of the sign post! I am a draftsman by trade, so seeing this drawing is great! You are right though, most of the dimensions I need are not on this drawing. It looks like the details of the individual pieces would be on other drawings in the set. This drawing is DS-L-2874-A which is the installation drawing (as shown in the drawing title), and the details would most likely be on other drawings numbered 2874-1, 2874-2, 2874-3 etc.

Thanks for everyone's help so far. I am sure someone will be able to take the measurements I am looking for.

Cheers,

Chris

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#231797 - Mon Feb 07 2011 06:32 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: cgrocen]
bmclemore Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
If you can wait until the weekend I can get you the dimensions as I have a texaco pole on the ground.
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#231878 - Mon Feb 07 2011 09:00 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: bmclemore]
cgrocen Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 06 2011
Loc: Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Hello Barry,

Yes, certainly I can wait until the weekend. That would be great! I look forward to hearing from you then.

Best regards,

Chris

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#232138 - Tue Feb 08 2011 07:04 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: cgrocen]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
I have a buddy that has one on ground,that his wife won't let him put up. Was sitting around waiting for american pickers to swing by on their way out of Tennesseeeeee, but they never showed. can get what you need,if you don't have yet. Need to see if he is ready to sell away.
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#232204 - Tue Feb 08 2011 09:42 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: Loyd Pierce]
cgrocen Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 06 2011
Loc: Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Hi Loyd,

I don't have any dimensions for the Texaco post yet. However, forum member bmclemore said that he will be able to get some dimensions for me on the weekend. But, if you would like to take some measurements too, that would be OK.

Do you think that Mike and Frank would have been able to get that sign post into their van if they would have stopped by? LOL!

Cheers,

Chris

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#232205 - Tue Feb 08 2011 09:48 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: cgrocen]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
They would have called Mikey's Brother to bring a trailer

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#232212 - Wed Feb 09 2011 12:06 AM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: Dick Bennett]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Will see if I can get over there tommorow, I'll have my grand son,and won't go if the roads are bad. You know we freak over half in. of snow or less,down here. Pickers is what it is ,made for tv.They did have nice gas pump last night. The middle swung from side to side for easy fill. Have seen pump before ,but can,t remember the correct terms so I won't pretend to know. Cheers
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#232214 - Wed Feb 09 2011 12:46 AM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
You're probably thinking of the Wayne 100a with the swing arm.



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#232215 - Wed Feb 09 2011 12:59 AM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: Scott Baselt]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
THATS IT. site glass was off center. Thats a beauty you have there. Thanks for sharing it.
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#232245 - Wed Feb 09 2011 08:16 AM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: Dick Bennett]
Larry Nace Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 08 2001
Loc: Hartselle, Al, USA.
Hi Chris. I just saw your post regarding the Texaco pole measurements. I have one on the ground. Here are the measurements: Larry

"A" -- Diameter 73 1/4"
B -- 41 3/4"
C -- 15 1/4"
D -- 134 5/8"
E -- 3/4"
F -- 20"
G -- 14"
H -- 143 7/8"
I -- 9 1/4"
J -- 3 1/2"
K -- 8"
L -- 4"
M -- 3 1/2"
N -- 3 1/2"
O -- 14"

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#232316 - Wed Feb 09 2011 01:19 PM Re: Texaco Sign Support Post Dimensions Wanted [Re: Larry Nace]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Chris Just got back with measurements. See Larry bet me ,and is pretty much what I have. A is slight different,but I was trying to do by self with soft spool tape. Sould of measured across widest point and done math, now that I think about it. Slight different in L as it tapers to 4 1/2 and M tapers from 4 1/2 to 4. and N is 4. Not that big a deal. This one may not be ORG. as I'm no expert. Didn't welcome you last night, I'm new myself. Think you have found great sight with a lot of guys and gals allways willing to help. CHEERS


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