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Old 03-13-2021, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Vintage Ford V8 Signs

Always admired this Ford V8 sign hanging from the local garage. I’m sure he has been offered a pretty penny many times over tbe years. Been there ever since I moved here over twenty years ago. Show us what you got.
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Old 03-13-2021, 10:43 AM   #2
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Those signs were usually lit up with neon. Looks like the neon tubing is long gone.
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Old 03-13-2021, 11:01 AM   #3
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Always admired this Ford V8 sign hanging from the local garage. Iím sure he has been offered a pretty penny many times over tbe years. Been there ever since I moved here over twenty years ago. Show us what you got.
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Somebody needs to repro that one! Could be a hot seller!
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Old 03-13-2021, 01:33 PM   #5
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Haha! I was thinking the same, but it is s huge sign.
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Old 03-13-2021, 02:26 PM   #6
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It appears that the oval perimeter originally was illuminated with neon tubing.
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Old 03-13-2021, 04:27 PM   #7
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How do you like this one, and it is lit up.
It is the V8 Sign at the Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum, Auburn, Indiana.
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Old 03-13-2021, 04:34 PM   #8
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Former dealership sign from Dennison Iowa. Now resides in my basement (only one side).
Three by five.
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Old 03-13-2021, 04:42 PM   #9
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Here are some from 2018 -- Hershey.
Each one was more than one months house payment.
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That is a great old Ford sign. You are a lucky man to have it lit up in your basement, even if it is only one side.
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Old 03-13-2021, 05:00 PM   #11
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Here's mine. It's pre-neon. Has incandescent bulbs inside. Made by Sales Equipment Co. in Detroit. Listed for $49.50. 6' wide and 3' tall.
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Old 03-13-2021, 07:26 PM   #12
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Mercman -- I saved the better side.
A departed friend knew of my Ford obsession and had his brother pull it off the building. The transformers were there, and enough neon tubes for templates. Had the transformers checked out and the neon done by a little shop in Minneapolis.
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Old 03-13-2021, 07:52 PM   #13
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Former dealership sign from Dennison Iowa. Now resides in my basement (only one side).
Three by five.
Like the sign!! We have one also, made for Ford in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It has a new transformer, new can, and new tubing.

When I first installed it, the lighting was so bright it was like looking into a welder. Hurt your eyes. I went to a sign shop and bought a rheostat made for neon signs and toned it down.

It is the one in my Avatar. Came from a Ford dealership out of northern Missouri many years ago. Of course it is inside I'd never put something like that outside.
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:24 PM   #14
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ebay has a few of those signs listed. Different sizes, different prices
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Neat old signage!
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Old 03-14-2021, 07:44 AM   #16
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Somebody needs to repro that one! Could be a hot seller!
It was reproduced many years ago . Original size and could get it with or without the holes for the neon. Not very many of them got out cause the guy that was making them got shut down over copyright laws. I have one, they were fairly expensive even back then.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:38 PM   #17
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ebay has a few of those signs listed. Different sizes, different prices
Yes but original Ford signs even in half way decent shape are getting real hard to come by.

Many of the 'antique signs' on E-Bay are listed as 'used' means they are not original antique signs.
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:02 AM   #18
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I don't have pictures of them all but here is my Neon V8 and a double sided neon Ford Service Arrow. We also have a Neon V8 Ford Trucks and a small and large Porcelain Ford Oval . Both Neon V8 signs and the two Ford Ovals have a "Story" attached to them that is quite interesting!!! Oh and my double sided Lincoln sign too!!!!
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:28 AM   #19
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Nice Lincoln sign Robert !.Here is an Italian and 2 French ones.
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:45 AM   #20
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I'll try to post a pict. later. I have the Ford half of a Ford & Mercury dealer's enamel sign. It's beat up, rusty and cut in 1/2, but it was left behind from the previous owner at our last house. I took it as a good omen to purchase the property.
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