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Make a Standard oil pole sign frame for wall mount #696557
Wed Oct 11 2017 06:17 PM
Wed Oct 11 2017 06:17 PM
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Hello first post I think. I might get some criticism for not restoring or doing it properly, but I want to make the standard oil lexan pole sign I have into a wall mount lighted half. I have both halves and the torch flame, no frame.

It is lexan, and I am just trying to get some ideas on how to make a frame and backer for one half. The flame is glued or something to make it one piece and I don't dare separate it in fear of damage, but I think I can make the whole flame work with some though to my frame design. Has anyone ever made a frame for something like this?

I was thinking of a plywood backer with a metal 4" band around the perimeter, and somehow mounting the sign half to the band but I don't know how to go about doing that.

I will be using LED strip lights in a track with frosted lens to diffuse light evenly. I will mount it in the peak of the gable end of my dads shop for a Father's Day gift. My grandpa owned a standard station in small town minnesota so it has some meaning to the family.

Any help or input would be much appreciated.

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Re: Make a Standard oil pole sign frame for wall mount [Re: Service oil co.] #696558
Wed Oct 11 2017 06:28 PM
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One half is pretty rough paint wise, and the other I'm happy with using. A previous owner made plexi cutouts of red and riveted to the sign instead of painting the inside like original. I'm not sure if I'll leave it as is or use the plexi. The lit pic I have is with plexi.

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Re: Make a Standard oil pole sign frame for wall mount [Re: Service oil co.] #696560
Wed Oct 11 2017 07:05 PM
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Cut plywood to inside dimension of the side wall of the sign minus thickness of band. Make the band tuck inside the perimeter of the sign. Drill 4 or 6 holes in perimeter edge (side wall) of sign and screw to band.

Flame already looks broke so not to big a deal to separate I guess. A band saw would work great. A big band saw : )

Also, cut hole in side wall to add a switch. Cut large hole in plywood that will fit over electrical outlet. Plug sign into outlet and hang plywood over outlet and screw to wall. Then assemble sign over band and screw in place. Then no exposed chord. Will look clean and simple flick to turn on.

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Re: Make a Standard oil pole sign frame for wall mount [Re: Service oil co.] #696578
Thu Oct 12 2017 03:58 AM
Thu Oct 12 2017 03:58 AM
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I would like to see this project when it is completed. Please keep us updated. That half of sign looks pretty good.

Re: Make a Standard oil pole sign frame for wall mount [Re: Service oil co.] #696630
Thu Oct 12 2017 10:59 PM
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Awesome! I was thinking something like that too but didn't want to drill holes in fear of breaking it. I'll do some you tubing to get some info on drilling lexan.

Thanks guys! I'll keep posting updates but not too sure when it will happen...


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