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IH Dealership Signage

Postby Stanton » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:27 pm

Attended the 2018 IHCC Collector's Auction up in Wahoo, NE last November; collectibles, especially signs, sold for high dollar. Well, higher than I wanted to pay.

I've seen advertising and reproductions of dealerships, including the signs they mounted above the Service counter. So, over the years I've collected pictures off the net and using my drafting skills, came up with a reasonable facsimile of some signs I wanted to hang in my workshop. I know you've seen them too:
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2018 IHCC National Auction, Wahoo, NE.

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Old dealership pic courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society.

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For sale on ebay.


Had started this project months ago, then the Wahoo auction finally pushed me over the edge. Finished cutting and gluing last week. Smaller lettering is about 4" tall, larger about 6". Was warm enough to shoot primer and paint on Saturday. I'm using Krylon primer with Ace Rust Stop International Blue implement paint. Had (4) bays between posts in the end of the barn, so put one in each one:
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I like the way they turned out.
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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Clownfish » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:40 pm

NICE

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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 pm

Stanton, If you had made two sets, the second set would have sold on the Vine the day before yesterday. Nice job.
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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Peter Person » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 pm

Stanton,
I like it....and I like your "man-cave" :mrgreen:

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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:05 am

Great work!!

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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Super A » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:22 am

Hard to tell them from the real thing!

I love old IH signs, sadly most of them are out of my price range.

There are some images and stuff that show how to make/paint the IH emblem so it looks “right.” I made this up earlier this fall—still have to get it hung in my shop. I’d like to try to make another, larger one for the outside.

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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Shane N. » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:35 am

Stanton, looks great!
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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby T-Mo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:59 am

Super A wrote:I love old IH signs, sadly most of them are out of my price range.


Most things are out of my price range.... :(

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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Super A » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:16 am

T-Mo wrote:
Super A wrote:I love old IH signs, sadly most of them are out of my price range.


Most things are out of my price range.... :(


Agreed!

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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Stanton » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:38 am

Super A wrote:Hard to tell them from the real thing!

I love old IH signs, sadly most of them are out of my price range.

There are some images and stuff that show how to make/paint the IH emblem so it looks “right.” I made this up earlier this fall—still have to get it hung in my shop. I’d like to try to make another, larger one for the outside.

Al

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Great job, Al. Looks very proportional to the original.

Is that about a 12"x12"? Material?
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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Super A » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:55 am

Yeah I tried to do it according to the proportions IH published. The white part is 30" or so. I want to make a replica of the tall IH signs they used in the 70s and 80s but I'd like to do it in some sort of metal so it'll last longer.

The original signs sell for crazy money. I can't swing that......

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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby Don B. » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:31 pm

Stanton - I would love to make a set of the International McCormick Parts Service signs. Would you have a pattern or font for the lettering?
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Re: IH Dealership Signage

Postby randallc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:55 am

How did you ever do without that shop.
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