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Old 01-26-2011, 12:22 PM
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I made the sign about 3' high and the width of my trailer so I could see over it and the resistance wouldnt be much more than the equipment and the tray up front. I drilled holes every inch on a piece of angle iron and then cut out six pieces and welded them to the ramp for brackets. I made the backing myself for ridgidity so the total price was $300. I could get the same thing on aluminum for less than $200. I put the ramp up when working so it is a billboard when people drive by. I kept it simple, cause everyone assumes I do lawn stuff and I don't feel a need for an infinite list. I made it EYE catching and the Phone # readable from over 2 blocks away.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:05 PM
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I have basic signs on the back of my trailer and I think they work.I am having new ones made this Spring to match my business card.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:00 PM
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post more pictures i might be geting one
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:41 PM
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All my signs are homemade, Total three signs on each side of trailer and tailgate. I haul away lots of plywood & spray paint. I buy those ( size 4" & 6") card board letters, line em up into a long square board pattern, tape em together, lay em on a precut board & spray paint them. Not actually professional like a pro shop would do them but it works for me!
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:54 PM
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I will take some pix of mine in the morning. But, I had mine made at Fast Signs, don't know if you have one or not.
I think it was about 52" wide by 40" high logo, phone #, tag line, and website. They put that on a thick alum sheet. On my trailer gate, I have the one where the vertical rails are made out of angle iron so I install 2x4's on gate first next to vertical rails then I bought a piece of treated plywood, screwed that to the 2x4's, counter sunk the screws some, then screwed the alum sign to the plywood. I had to do it that way because I did not want the wind to catch the alum. It was a job coming up with getting it to work but then again, I always go way overboard with things I build. I will get you some pix.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:22 AM
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I will take some pix of mine in the morning. But, I had mine made at Fast Signs, don't know if you have one or not.
I think it was about 52" wide by 40" high logo, phone #, tag line, and website. They put that on a thick alum sheet. On my trailer gate, I have the one where the vertical rails are made out of angle iron so I install 2x4's on gate first next to vertical rails then I bought a piece of treated plywood, screwed that to the 2x4's, counter sunk the screws some, then screwed the alum sign to the plywood. I had to do it that way because I did not want the wind to catch the alum. It was a job coming up with getting it to work but then again, I always go way overboard with things I build. I will get you some pix.
If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to have one made at Fast Signs?
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:46 AM
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If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to have one made at Fast Signs?
Let me look for paper work, give a few min.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:55 AM
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OK, it was $174.50 and it was 32"x56" on .040 Aluminum from FastSigns.
Now I also had a little money on top of this for the wood, screws. I would say maybe aroun $50 or so, but I did buy treated plywood.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:58 AM
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OK, it was $174.50 and it was 32"x56" on .040 Aluminum from FastSigns.
Now I also had a little money on top of this for the wood, screws. I would say maybe aroun $50 or so, but I did buy treated plywood.
Thank you.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:02 AM
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Your welcome, check back later in the afternoon and I will go the the shop and take some pix.
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