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mosmgras
03-20-2007, 08:07 PM
So, I finally got the new signs installed. Only thing I regret is "Specializing in Large Property Maintenance." Now that I see them on the truck, I worry that people will assume that I only mow/maintain large properties. Oh well, too late now.

What do you guys think? :confused:

BSDeality
03-20-2007, 09:04 PM
if they're vinyl you should be able to peel them right off with no damage to the sign.

RedMax Man
03-20-2007, 09:07 PM
It's ok, better than nothing. the "Yard Work" text is a bit dorky IMO.

Lawn Enforcer
03-20-2007, 09:15 PM
Nice signs. I painted some signs for my trailer, and they don't look as good as that.

Young Lawn Boy
03-20-2007, 09:21 PM
it looks really good ...what size it that? and if you dont mind me asking...how much did it cost?

mosmgras
03-20-2007, 09:26 PM
if they're vinyl you should be able to peel them right off with no damage to the sign.

I had them digitally printed on one piece vinyl then applied to .060" aluminum. To change the phrase, I'd have to cover it up.

I'll leave it the way it is for a while and see what happens. Time will tell.

mosmgras
03-20-2007, 09:30 PM
it looks really good ...what size it that? and if you dont mind me asking...how much did it cost?

The sign on the rear is 30" tall, 60" wide. The signs on the sides are 20" tall, 40" wide. Three all together were $250. Graphics guy wanted $100 to install. I paid $7.50 for 100 s.s. pop rivets and did it my self. Install turned out nice.

DodgeTruckMan731
03-21-2007, 03:58 PM
The sign on the rear is 30" tall, 60" wide. The signs on the sides are 20" tall, 40" wide. Three all together were $250. Graphics guy wanted $100 to install. I paid $7.50 for 100 s.s. pop rivets and did it my self. Install turned out nice.

If you have some extra time could you take some close up pictures of the rivets just to see where you fastened them, if you fastened them in the mesh how do the rivets not fall out? i dont really know how to explain what im looking for but i tihnk the pics will help.

Chris

mosmgras
03-22-2007, 12:32 AM
I'll take some closer pics tomorrow. The signs are mounted directly to the steel tubing. The expanded metal is on the inside of the tailgate and sides.

When I bought the truck, it had a 16' stake bed. I cut all the rubrail and stake pockets off and then cut 3' off the rear of the bed. I then added a 4' dovetail and 5' tailgate. I also added 21" sides with flattened expanded metal. The dovetail is 2" x 5" tubing with 4" channel cross members topped with 11ga. sheet and 3/4"-9 raised expanded metal for traction. The tailgate is 1" x 3" tubing with 3/4"-9 raised expanded metal. I fab'd some plates and flush mounted LED tail lights in them.

This project had been ongoing for about 6 months now. The signs were the last thing I had to do.

LawnSharks
03-22-2007, 06:52 AM
Where are you located in NC?

mosmgras
03-22-2007, 06:44 PM
Where are you located in NC?

I'm in the Gaston County area.

daveintoledo
03-22-2007, 07:32 PM
sorry, but the font used in the name is very illegible.....kind of hard to read.... but what the heck, all the important stuff is easy to read..... what you do.....:)

mosmgras
03-22-2007, 08:25 PM
sorry, but the font used in the name is very illegible.....kind of hard to read.... but what the heck, all the important stuff is easy to read..... what you do.....:)

Yea, I've had several people say that. Maybe I should've used something a little closer to a 'block' style font.

On the plus side, I've gotten a lot of calls where people say they got my number from the truck. Hey... at least they can read that part.

jlbf0786
03-23-2007, 02:09 AM
I got a quote from FASTSIGNS here in Charlotte NC, (which includes the aluminum sign as well as the design work and installing) of a 2'x3' sign.
The quote only ended up being for $115 and some change... Havent decided which route to take yet.

I have been trying to design the layout for awhile now, but im having trouble deciding what and what not to place on the sign itself!!!

jb
charlotte nc
sunrise landscaping
www.sunriselandscapingservice.com

fazzy815-66
03-23-2007, 08:37 AM
speedysigns.com is pretty awesome...check out there website