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mbarden last won the day on October 14 2015

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About mbarden

  • Birthday 10/30/1968

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    Big River Sign Co.
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    Eastern Iowa
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    Full Service Shop

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    165 Westside Ct
    Dubuque, IA 52003
  • Equipment
    Roland SP540V, CJ500, CM400 and CX24. Gerber Edge II and Envisions 375. FlexiSign Pro 8.1 & Designer. Adobe Photoshop CS2. '91 Ford F700 with 42' Bucket Lift. '00 Ford Install and Service Van

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  1. Hi Folks, Was wondering if anyone would be willing to share a wholesale LED poster Box source with me. We are putting a bid together for a local casino and they are asking for pricing on a few LED light box for back lit prints. I suppose if I had my choice a supplier located mid country would work best. Thanks Mike B Big River Sign Co.
  2. Hi Folks, Does anyone know of a wholesale source for these changable letter boards. School needs a few more. Thanks Mike B
  3. It felt better to go up through the wires than over and down. Oh well, just another installation. Thanks MB
  4. One side was phone and one side was power. The power to the building was shut off by City. It was actually roomier than it looks. MB
  5. Im sure Paul will chime in on this one. He has both in his fleet. MB
  6. Very Nice! I am conviced that design and presentation will win over price! Thanks MB
  7. Hey Chubby, With direction from Paul. We used 3" channel and one inch tube with a flat tab so the ladder doesn't slide off. We had to keep it lower that 40" so the the boom counter wieght could pass over it on rotation. Cut holes in bed and weded to cross members under neath and bed as well. Hope this helps.
  8. Thanks Folks, Keith it is a Model# EC-L-55 and yes that is the jib winch. I believe Elliott now places that at the end of the jib assembly instead of on the floor of the work basket. It does reduce your floor space but it is really nice to lift and manuver signs while in the basket. It can be operated from the ground controls as well. Paul, thanks you! I will be posting our other modifications and additions to the truck. I feel like we are turning a sow's ear into a silk purse! Have a safe work week every one!! Thanks MB
  9. OK, ok,.... They're not OEM! But we did them by the spec sheet. Hope they come in handy. Have a great weekend Folks!! Mike B Big River Sign Co.
  10. Man sometimes I wish I lived where Paul does!! 10 mile work radius would be freakin awesome!!!! I am refurbishing an older L55 right now and will post some picks when we are ready. It's not going to be near as flashy as Paul's stuff but we are dam proud of where we are today! Thanks guys and have a safe day! MB
  11. For some reason this looks like it would be a good truck for Paul's Sign in New York! Um...... Maybe the red and chrome? http://www.signweb.com/forum/for-sale/just-reduced-2005-freightliner-m2-elliot-l55-with-jib-winch#.VVyFZ1I271E Have a great and safe day every one! Thanks Mike B Big River Sign Co.
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