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Topsign of a german gas station...
#99251 Wed Nov 07 2007 03:05 PM
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Hi....
Want to introduce my new project :
The Topsign of a Station of the fifties...
( a good feller gave to me....)
He could save the front parts of the neon and the frontframes when the station was closed...
He wasn´t able to remove the backframes because the screwes were rusted ..so i decide to create a case for the new lights i will put in...
Andy
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#99252 Fri Nov 09 2007 12:32 PM
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Ok....Seems german signs are completly boring to the guys of the US.......

Translation : TANKHOF OST means : GAS STATION ON THE EAST END ( OF TOWN...)

For me - it´s a scarce cause I can remember when and were it was located in the past....
Andy

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#99253 Sat Nov 10 2007 04:53 PM
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Looking good. Love those Italian Tiles too.
Mike

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Nice project, where will you hang it and how will you light it?
John (Hohenzollern)


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#99255 Sun Nov 11 2007 10:43 AM
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Hi

In fact that it is a gift from a good friend , it will be the jewel of my garage....
I will place there a SHELL corner because of the colour of the letters...
after it is completly painted

I will light it with 3 neonlightbars....

greetings and have a good week..
Andy

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#99256 Tue Nov 13 2007 06:12 PM
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NOT Boring at all, Andy!! I watch German Ebay every once in a while for a small oil/gas sign but haven't been able to get one that would be available to us foreigners here in the USA. I definitely don't think anyone here would turn down a MOBILOEL sign.
Thanks for posting the pics. I'm anxious to see it hung up an lit up.
Tchüss!
Rod van Pelt

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#99257 Tue Nov 13 2007 08:20 PM
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andy... i for one don't really care for the foreign gas and oil stuff. but its nice to know whats out there. thanks for the posts..

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#99258 Wed Nov 14 2007 02:09 PM
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Hey Rod...

Time to start business...
You pack a container of US-Stuff and ship it to germany...I´ll fill it up with german stuff and send it back....
We´ll gonna make millions.....( Lol.... )

Andy

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#99259 Wed Nov 14 2007 05:56 PM
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Andy,
Gute Idee!!!
Well, if I could sell my 2 Wayne 60s for the amount that the French pump on EBAY is bringing, I'd sure be tempted to do just that.
I know German Shell and Mobil stuff would sell here. ARAL...maybe not.
Bis dann.
Rod

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#99260 Fri Nov 16 2007 11:43 AM
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Hi Rod...
Right now I´m very excited...
I got the second pump offered on the phone because of my ad..
It sounds almost very hot....
the old man was talking about glasscylinders !!!!!!!!!!!
..and things about his family owned a station in the thirties....

Tomorrow afternoon we got a date.......
( he is only minutes away...

Andy

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#99261 Fri Nov 16 2007 07:51 PM
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Alles Gute and Get.r.Done!! Hope you score big, Andy.
Bis dann.
Rod

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#99262 Sun Nov 16 2008 11:50 AM
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Hi guys...

sorry that i didn´t post here for a long time....
I finished my german tankhof Sign last week ( I know- i took nearly a year....)
but finally i made it....

want to show you the result...
Andy




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#99263 Sun Nov 16 2008 11:59 AM
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Looking Good! I'd say a year to get all that done is not too bad. I've got easier projects that are taking more than a year to do. In fact I still have some of the trim on my house needing paint and it has been 3 years.Mike

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#99264 Sun Nov 16 2008 12:37 PM
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Yes Mike....
In fact I was hit by some problems ( for example how to mount the letters to the woodplate...)I had to stop time by time to decide how to go further and find solutions...
Plus : this was my rainyday project....

Greetings
Andy

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#99265 Sun Nov 16 2008 02:09 PM
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andy good to see ya again!looks great!


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