12 | 11 | 13 | 15:37 | Filed in: Garage Stuff
A while ago I had the chance to buy two old and used Cadillac Dealer signs
As it turned out later some very important things were missing to get them back to life and to let them glow again...
Lots of wires were cut inside the sign and nobody had an idea how to fix them. After a long search I found a company in Vienna which had the know how and the parts to fix them.
First and most importantly I needed the right two transformers. I had to measure the length of the neon tubes for them to calculate the voltage needed. (11.920 Volts btw...)
My electrician now helped me to bring the neon back to life. We are still waiting for some cables to arrive, but at least the sign is glowing now. With the right cables it will hopefully light up fully.
I have a second sign which I will mount in my other Cadillac garage
The electrician at work - trying to figure out where the cables should go...
Its mounted on the wall in the center of the garage
The new transformers
20 | 08 | 12 | 15:46 | Filed in: Garage Stuff | Various
Through the help of a Belgian Cadillac friend I was put in contact with a gentleman in the Netherlands who had two Cadillac light boxes from a former Cadillac dealer for sale.
He sold them pretty cheaply - so I thought it would be a great addition for my garage as decoration item. Shipping them was not so easy. Nevertheless they look great and will eventually be hung in my planned new Cadillac garage.
My friend Tayfun helped me clean the new decoration. After some work they looked like new!