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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. El Gordo
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    This 4 foot high sign hung outside my father-in-laws poultry business for 40+ years.
    When I first went out to the small town that my future wife was born in for the dreaded "meet-her-folks" dinner I saw this and said "some day I'll have this sign"
    When the old guy finally retired 5 years ago I got it and it now hangs in my 15-year-olds' bedroom [​IMG]
     
  2. tony von chevy
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    a few from my hunting trip in gunnison, utah...

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    moms cafe...salinas utah
     
  3. 61TBird
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    Laughlin NV in '07

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    I made it only 3 years ago but the image is taken from Frank Kurtis' fab shop doors in the day. The wall mount bracket is a replica of an Offy exhaust manifold flange which is unique with 2 bolt holes each end. Vacuum formed ABS faces, 040 aluminum body, fluorescent tubes inside. Approx 28 x 18" (Arlen, thanks for permission)
     

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    Nevada
     

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    Jersey City, New Jersey............Van and close-up of logo
     

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  8. I posted some pics earlier in this thread that were mostly Neon and most were taken while on a family trip out west a thousand miles or more from home.

    These two photos are from a small Norwegian community (Hanska) 13 miles from my house. I am guessing the building to be late 20's early 30's. Everytime I drive by I envision (fantasize) owning this property and converting it to a home, restoring the facade with full windows, vintage lighting, and awnings. Check out the close up of the stone detail (the camera battery died so I did not get a close-up detail of the right piece of art). Technically not a sign per se, but some beautiful architecture, especially for car people...

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    Check www.vintageroadside.com they are vendors at rod shows and have classy colorised tee shirts for sale.

    For some of us, a tee shirt is as classy as it gets :)!!!!!:)

    Jim
     
  11. 59 flamezz
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    This sign is the pride and joy of my sign collection. It took me over two and a half years of talkin to the owner to get this thing bought. Once I owned it I had to find a crane to lower it from its 2 fourty foot poles and on to a hay rack, then I had to build a wooden frame to hold it upright for the 30 mile trip home through the country with a top speed of 8 to 10 mph. Then had to reinforce some pallet racking and find a freind with a fork lift. It hadent been lit in years, but when I wired it up I was amased that it still worked.
     
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    This is one of mine.[​IMG]
     
  13. Vintage Roadside
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    Jim - Thanks for the kind words! Glad to hear you enjoyed taking a look at our site. The two photos you posted above were a couple of our favorite shots from our Route 66 trip last Fall. Lots of good stuff to see out there.

    Here's a couple small signs we have.

    This one is an early 1960s Superior Motor Courts "cash register" lighted sign.

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    This one once hung at the Ozark Drive In Theater in Missouri.

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    This one came from the Logan Motor Court in Iowa.

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    Jeff
     
  14. Vintage Roadside
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    The Rotosphere in Salt Lake City is great. Here's an article we have from 1964 showing it when it was brand new.

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  20. My buddy Daniel bent most of if not all of the neon for this restoration.
     
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    Rescue from a closed-down, true 'junk dealer' back in the mid '80s in NYState, hanging in my shop (ever since it was built in '92) :

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    Best movie ever made,next to American Graffiti and Two Lane Blacktop...

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