Newly Acquired 'SHO' Signage.....

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  1. bpd1151

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    Been busy last couple of weeks monkeying around with a unique project. Utilizing what lil bit of free time I had.

    So, there's been a business located in the town where I am employed, that has changed hands multiple times over the years. Originally it was an Applebee's which closed several years ago. The next two iterations were sushi/steak restaurants. Both of which did not last long.

    The building has been vacant now for nearly two years. Recently, while on duty and patrolling, I noticed activity occurring in the form of several dumpsters combined with what appeared to be demolition work occurring.

    Hmmmm I thought to myself. Interesting. So I made a couple of phone calls and got connected with BOTH the General Contractor, as well as the lead Demolition person.

    Explaining my desires, coupled with showing them both several pics of the 'SHO' etc. I was graciously permitted to enter the job site, tools in hand, to remove all of the below signage from the buildings face/facade in order to re-purpose them for my own use.

    They both thought it was a unique and cool idea.

    Couple of weeks ago, during what hopefully was our area's last bought of cold temps, snow and ice, I removed them as needed.

    Transported them home, cleaned them up and then began the process of hanging them in my garage.

    So today, I was able to tackle the last part of the project, which was to re-wire them and install a AC to DC power converter, as the lighting was/is all LED in the same white as are the LED's used all around my SHO itself.

    Really happy with the way it turned out. Wife at 1st said I was juvenile, then quipped that the letters were "awfully large". But once hung and now powered, she actually said that it isn't as obscene as she originally thought it was going to be.

    So all in all, not a bad little project. Unique and incredibly cool that it was/is black and white, and uses white LED's to boot.

    Just thought to share. I'll have some nice mood lighting now to drink beer to this Summer. Hahaha.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Genius! And awesome!!

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    awesome, looks great!
     
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    that is cool
     
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    Sgtmeatsauce1 2013 SHO +pp

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    You are so juvenile-I LOVE IT!
     
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    That was really cool of them to let you take those.
     
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    Indeed it was.

    I was very fortunate.
     
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    Zpak Es Aich Oh!

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    Sorry I know this thread is quite old now but I just stumbled across it. That’s hilarious and awesome.
    I saw them in the pic of your garage and wondered, where the hell did he get those with that strange font.

    And also, I wanted to ask you without cluttering your rebuild thread...I just noticed you never have a front plate ruining your front bumper. You don’t live in a cool state like me that respects front facades. Hahaha How are you getting away with that?
     
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    Well I can tell you that since I stopped using my SHO as a DD a few years back, that's one way.

    Also, the fact that she hasn't been roadworthy altogether nearly this entire year, is another way. Hahaha.

    Glad you like the signage.

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