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DMCMW Julee
02-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Finally, a sign that can fit in anyone's home developed by DMC Midwest for DeLorean Motor Company!

Based on the original Dealer Sign, this home version is only 69"x18"x3". The outer frame is black anodized aluminum and the face is translucent with vinyl graphics internally lit using LEDs for low power consumption and low heat. Only 3" thick, the sign is powered by a 12V wall converter with the wire coming from the back which allows for mounting options to meet your need.

Sign sells for $925USD and ships via FedEx for under $60 to most US locations. International shipping available on request. Expertly packed with special attention to face and corners. AVAILABLE FROM DMC MIDWEST NOW! Soon to be in the delorean.com online store. Call DMC Midwest for more details 815-459-6439.



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Nicholas R
02-01-2012, 10:55 PM
WOW! That is awesome! Definitely a fan!

Chris Burns
02-01-2012, 10:58 PM
I want it!!:elmo1:

Mark D
02-01-2012, 10:59 PM
That looks awesome!

More great stuff from DMCMW :thumbup2:

thirdmanj
02-01-2012, 11:55 PM
I think I'm in love...

dvonk
02-02-2012, 12:43 AM
oh my. must... have...


seriously. i NEED this. :paranoid:

SIMid
02-02-2012, 01:00 AM
Looks great!

I need a house first! :lol:

sean
02-02-2012, 07:46 AM
Will you have one on display at DCS?

Jimmyvonviggle
02-02-2012, 10:37 AM
That is great. I have to figure out an excuse why I need this.

ccurzio
02-02-2012, 11:15 AM
That is great. I have to figure out an excuse why I need this.

The best excuse I can come up with is if you had a thousand dollars you'd have otherwise set on fire.

DMCMW Julee
02-02-2012, 11:21 AM
Will you have one on display at DCS?

I'm sure that can be arranged! :smile:

Kukem
02-02-2012, 11:25 AM
That is a really nice display piece! Would make a wonderful addition to anyone's garage or Man Cave!

vin6635
02-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Fantastic! Would love to have one...probably need to spend $1000 on my car first before I put the $$$ into a sign. :(

Domi
02-02-2012, 03:59 PM
Really nice one :)

DavidProehl
02-02-2012, 04:05 PM
Love it! I've been wanting something like this for the garage for a long time. If only my parts wishlist wasn't $1,000 long....

ccurzio
02-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Love it! I've been wanting something like this for the garage for a long time. If only my parts wishlist wasn't $1,000 long....

Yeah, this was kind of my whole thing too. It's a freaking awesome sign and I'd love to have it hanging in the garage where I keep the DeLorean, but $1k is a lot of dough to spend on a garage nicety.

I even have the perfect spot for it, too. :(

DMC5180
02-02-2012, 04:28 PM
I always though this would be a good idea, ever since the small group in the UK had a similar size custom sign made. Their was a thread on the old .com with photos.

If it weren't for some actual car repairs I have do this spring that will blow my car fund budget this year, one of these would be on my short list.


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dmcjohn
02-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Those new signs look great - I love how slim they are and that they use LED's.


I always though this would be a good idea, ever since the small group in the UK had a similar size custom sign made.

I think you're probably thinking of the ones which were made up in Ireland:

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa245/conor007/DSC01532.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa245/conor007/DSC01533.jpg

Also, I had one made up years ago by a sign shop in Ireland - they just gave me the perspex front and my brother made the enclosure for it - total cost was only around $150 and it is 5 feet wide - here's some pics of it on the wall of my garage:

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Iznodmad
02-03-2012, 09:30 AM
First of all, I think it looks great and a novel idea. Is anyone else slightly disappointed it has no stainless on it and uses vinyl decals instead of stainless?

Tamir A.
02-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Looks pretty sweet, and much more manageable than a real sign.

Cory W
02-03-2012, 07:23 PM
It'll look good on the back wall of my future garage. Probably above the door to the basement level.

mluder
02-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Hmmm ... It doesn look nice but $1000 is pretty steep.

I wonder what it would cost to fabricate with a local sign company... Then of course there's the question of the legality of using the logo for "personal memorabilia."

Might have to investigate.

Scotty
02-23-2012, 08:46 PM
Could not find these on line, are they available yet?

DMCMW Dave
02-23-2012, 08:55 PM
Could not find these on line, are they available yet?


Yes - you need to call us at the shop. We're still working on the online stuff.....
815 459 6429

dvonk
02-23-2012, 11:21 PM
Could not find these on line, are they available yet?

welcome to the forum, Scotty. :wave:

DMCMW Dave
02-24-2012, 10:48 AM
Yes - you need to call us at the shop. We're still working on the online stuff.....
815 459 6429

815 459 6439. I hate when I mis-type my own phone number!

timothymoore
02-25-2012, 08:13 PM
i want one. i will have one soon i hope.

Buckshot
04-22-2012, 01:14 PM
How badly would you guys make fun of me if I got a sign but had yet to acquire a car?? (This is my first post by the way). Maybe groupon can hook us up.

Cheers

sean
04-22-2012, 05:46 PM
How badly would you guys make fun of me if ....

Not a bit, we all start somewhere

Jimmyvonviggle
04-22-2012, 05:54 PM
How badly would you guys make fun of me if I got a sign but had yet to acquire a car?? (This is my first post by the way). Maybe groupon can hook us up.

Cheers

That's how the obsession starts. You will look at that sign everyday until one day you go crazy and can't help but acquire a D. Please post a pic when you get it.

dvonk
04-22-2012, 09:35 PM
welcome to the forum, Buckshot! :wave:


That's how the obsession starts. You will look at that sign everyday until one day you go crazy and can't help but acquire a D. Please post a pic when you get it.

:bigclap: this is how it is for me with my DeLorean paraphernalia.

ive been haunting DMCTalk for a few years now... :lol:

Buckshot
05-04-2012, 02:20 PM
For those who may be interested, I've spoken with Julee about a reduction in price for these signs if enough orders could be generated. I am currently waiting for her to get back to me with some figures. I've asked for the pricing of an order of 3, 5, and 10. Also, I've asked for pics of the sign illuminated using the backlit LED's so we can get an idea what it would look like in a garage or rec room.

Hopefully, the "volume discount" principle can be attractive enough to those who want to compliment their obsession with such an accessory.

As soon as she gets back to me, I'll pass it along.


Cheers.

DMCMW Dave
05-04-2012, 03:52 PM
. Also, I've asked for pics of the sign illuminated using the backlit LED's so we can get an idea what it would look like in a garage or rec room.
Cheers.

We're trying to figure out what added pictures you would like. The three in the first post of the thread are what it will look like from most angles.

I've added a couple of photos here in various lighting.

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We're still checking on the pricing deal.

Buckshot
05-04-2012, 08:55 PM
The original pics and these additional pics are perfect. I was just curious what the sign looked like when it was lit up by the internal LEDs. Thanks Dave! Looking forward to the pricing info.

Cheers

dvonk
05-04-2012, 11:38 PM
I've added a couple of photos here in various lighting.

mmm, that sure is pretty. :hihi2:

dmcpom
05-05-2012, 10:49 AM
love this :-))))

Buckshot
05-08-2012, 03:20 PM
Hey all,
Julee has arranged for a discounted rate for these signs from their vendor. Here is the email response regarding the details I received from her this morning.


"It looks like we will be able to do a two week special from 5-14-12 until
the end of the day, 5-25-12. We will offer a minimum sign purchase of 5
signs at $825.00 each plus shipping. People must contact me directly to
order with credit card and shipping information. Credit cards will be
charged at time of order due to the fact that this is a custom build. We
will place this bulk order on the May 29th. If we are unable to get the
minimum order, we will not be able to hold the $825.00 price. Shipping
would probably be within a couple of weeks after we submit the bulk order."

In addition to contacting Julee for your order, I would ask for anyone placing an order with her to also make a post to this thread. This will help to track the
success and keep the thread fresh to generate interest among the forum members.

Cheers

Buckshot
05-14-2012, 04:55 AM
"It looks like we will be able to do a two week special from 5-14-12 until
the end of the day, 5-25-12. We will offer a minimum sign purchase of 5
signs at $825.00 each plus shipping."


In addition to contacting Julee for your order, I would ask for anyone placing an order with her to also make a post to this thread. This will help to track the
success and keep the thread fresh to generate interest among the forum members.

Cheers

Sale starts today!!!

dmcnorway
05-14-2012, 01:32 PM
I just signed up for one of those excellent signs!
Come on folks, you know you want one, and for $825, this is a steal! :thumbup:

Best wishes
Stian Birkeland
Norway

VIN # 06759

Chris3991
03-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Just so we are all clear, I still want this....

Cheers.

StainlessSteelDream
03-21-2013, 05:29 PM
Just so we are all clear, I still want this....

I found this thread late .. but if there's still interest.. I'm interested too

DMCMW Dave
03-21-2013, 07:07 PM
We have a couple in stock, packed to ship.

justlooking
03-21-2013, 07:55 PM
That's how the obsession starts. You will look at that sign everyday until one day you go crazy and can't help but acquire a D. Please post a pic when you get it.
Its a shame dmctalk is the only place these signs were advertised.

Michael
03-21-2013, 08:09 PM
I have decided to make one of these in roughly 3' x 1.5' size. Going to the art store this weekend to search for a frame large and deep enough...everything else will be easy.

Dangermouse
03-22-2013, 11:32 PM
Its a shame dmctalk is the only place these signs were advertised.

One of the benefits of membership ;)

DeLorean03
03-22-2013, 11:35 PM
I love, love, LOVE these signs - but man - $825 for a sigh - oof.

It will be nice when I make 1st Lt. Then I can buy these kinds of fun toys :D.

Don't get me wrong though; I do want one.

jawn101
07-29-2013, 11:21 PM
I dunno about you guys, but my interest in this was rekindled by the original dealer sign's appearance on American Pickers tonight... now my wife thinks $925 for this is a deal. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Michael
07-30-2013, 12:00 AM
I am in the finishing stages of my wife's birthday present, (Ohh I will definitely show it off here) and then I have to finish my Millennium Falcon model. By mid September I will start building my own sign. After my research, I can't believe how simple these are going to be to make. The only hard part is building the frame. I am still looking for a frame that is pre constructed from metal but it looks like I will have to make my own at this point. The good news is that it will have user programmable/selectable colors to choose from, not just white.

GS450-Junkie
11-24-2013, 01:47 PM
I am in the finishing stages of my wife's birthday present, (Ohh I will definitely show it off here) and then I have to finish my Millennium Falcon model. By mid September I will start building my own sign. After my research, I can't believe how simple these are going to be to make. The only hard part is building the frame. I am still looking for a frame that is pre constructed from metal but it looks like I will have to make my own at this point. The good news is that it will have user programmable/selectable colors to choose from, not just white.

So how's it going? Start yet?

Michael
11-24-2013, 03:20 PM
So how's it going? Start yet?

So odd that you asked, now that the falcon is finished I am going ahead with this project. I actually finished my falcon a bit late to make an illuminated art piece for my wife, took longer than expected, but I learned a lot about the lights which will help me on my sign.

I was just at Walmart looking at poster frames yesterday. I found the right size but nowhere near deep enough. I didn't want to have to build my own frame because I would have to do it with wood, and its hard to get a modern finish from wood. I am going to search online later today for the right size frame. I need to find something approx. 4' x 1.5' that's about 4" deep. Once that is done the rest is gravy. My best bet to find something pre made is a shadow box, but that's a odd size for something not custom, and I am setting a budget at 200.00, maybe 250.00 tops for this entire thing.

Here is what gave me such a fit with lights, it would seem that when you use long runs of lights, the power source has to be divided and modulated carefully. I used two different runs to allow complete user selectable colors and brightness levels. This way it matches any room or season, for instance I can make them red and green for a upcoming Christmas party. Anyway, I am going to do the same thing with the DMC sign, instead of just one color, why not give myself a choice? I may document the construction process and if I do I will start a thread here in the near future.

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Chris3991
12-05-2018, 08:53 PM
Itís been a few years. Is there any hope of getting one of these Dealer Signs these days?

Michael
12-05-2018, 08:58 PM
Itís been a few years. Is there any hope of getting one of these Dealer Signs these days?

I think Dave said they are no longer making them but I did finish mine several years ago. Still going strong. Complete instructions here:

http://dmctoday.com/showthread.php?1194-Make-a-Scaled-down-Dealership-sign-for-200-bucks&highlight=Dealership+sign

I strayed away from 100% scale since I split my design 50/50 rather than 60/40 and I didn't use a stainless background but others have built their signs 100% to the original.

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DavidProehl
12-05-2018, 10:42 PM
I think Dave said they are no longer making them but I did finish mine several years ago. Still going strong. Complete instructions here:

http://dmctoday.com/showthread.php?1194-Make-a-Scaled-down-Dealership-sign-for-200-bucks&highlight=Dealership+sign

I strayed away from 100% scale since I split my design 50/50 rather than 60/40 and I didn't use a stainless background but others have built their signs 100% to the original.

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I used these instructions to make my own as well. They were incredibly helpful. It was a fair amount of work, but well worth it!

Michael
12-05-2018, 11:13 PM
I used these instructions to make my own as well. They were incredibly helpful. It was a fair amount of work, but well worth it!

If i remember right, yours was the bomb. You had the brushed metal background and chrome letters, correct dimensions, etc. Well done!!

DavidProehl
12-06-2018, 08:38 AM
If i remember right, yours was the bomb. You had the brushed metal background and chrome letters, correct dimensions, etc. Well done!!

Thanks! Here are a couple photos from right after I built it. I hung it on my garage wall and plugged it into a motion activated switch, so whenever I enter the garage it turns on. The vinyl used contains aluminum so it is a real metallic look. It is 1/3 scale (about 4 feet wide) and the frame is less than 2" thick which is perfect for easy hanging.

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Ras12
12-06-2018, 10:22 PM
One of you should offer to make these for sale. I would totally "prepay" for one!

Michael
12-06-2018, 10:55 PM
Another great thing about these smaller signs is they fit in the trunk and when you consider they are 12v DC ready, you can have an awesome display sign at your next night cruise in. I use a jumper box which doubles as a sign rest giving me a wireless display sign on the fly.

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DavidProehl
12-06-2018, 11:58 PM
One of you should offer to make these for sale. I would totally "prepay" for one!

DMCH has never been very supportive of individuals selling merch with their logo on it without a contract in place. I don't think something like this could be built and sold by an enthusiast without risking a lawsuit. Even if they didn't care, the time this took would price it beyond what most would want to pay for a replica.


Another great thing about these smaller signs is they fit in the trunk and when you consider they are 12v DC ready, you can have an awesome display sign at your next night cruise in. I use a jumper box which doubles as a sign rest giving me a wireless display sign on the fly.

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That is a great idea! I don't think mine is small enough to fit in the trunk, that would be nice.

Chris3991
12-07-2018, 02:16 PM
Truly fantastic looking! Nice work guys!

-Chris