Friday, August 10, 2007

How do I assemble my Swinger sign?



In about 15 minutes (this includes help from my daughter and time to take pictures), I easily assembled a Swinger Message Board sign. This would also be the assembly instructions to be used on:

  1. Swinger Deluxe Message Board
  2. Swinger WO/WO Sidewalk Sign
  3. Swinger Sidewalk Sign Ready-4-Graphics
  4. Black Swinger Message Board
  5. Black Swinger Deluxe Message Board
  6. Black Swinger WO/WO Sidewalk Sign
  7. Black Swinger Sidewalk Sign Ready-4-Graphics

I am including the Swinger Sidewalk Sign Assembly instructions. And, I will make comments and show a few pictures along the way.

  1. Install anti-slip feet by pushing feet into the holes on the bottom of Uprights and pressing drive pin in completely to lock foot in hole. The cushion went in pretty easily-you may want a small hammer to tap in the drive pin.
  2. Attach cross tubes to uprights using cross tube inserts (small bushings) and truss head bolts. Put tub insert into cross tube (small end in), slide cross tube into deep recess of Upright, insert Truss head bolt and tighten. Repeat until both cross tubes are in place. After securing the caps in the ends of both crossbars, the crossbars need to be securely pushing into the uprights. Once the crossbar is firmly placed in the uprights, the screw can be easily tightened. A flathead screwdriver is necessary.
  3. Measure 13 1/2" - 13 3/4" (35 cm) down from the top of sign face and mark edge. This is where the cross rod will slide through sign. You will need a tape measure to get the right distance--as you can see, it is VERY easy to do.
  4. Attach sign to uprights using sign holder busingh, know bushing, threaded cross rod and knobs.
    • attach knob to one end of threaded cross rod
    • slide on knob bushing, large flat face against knob.
    • insert threaded cross rod into hole at top of upright from outside edge.
    • slide on sign holder bushing, "U" channel facing in.
    • insert threaded cross rod into sign face at mark 13 1/2" - 13 3/4" (35 cm) from top
    • slide on sign holder bushing, "U" channel facing sign
    • insert threaded cross rod into hole at top of upright
    • slide on knob bushing, large flat face out
    • tighten knobs firmly making sure sign face sits in "U" channel
    • I tightened both of the sides of the sign simultaneously using both my left and right hands--this worked fine for me.
Helpful Hints
  • Decorate sign face before attaching to sign base. Keep design simple for maximum impact.
  • To transport, tip sign on one upright and hold from other upright. Sign is only 24" wide and will fit through any doorway.
  • Swinger Sidewalk Signs are designed for winds up to 20-25 mph. In the event of high winds bring sign inside, put sandbags on crosstubes, or add sand to ballast port on inside of Upright by prying out cap. The crossbars are pretty heavy, but I certainly believe these cautions are accurate.
The Swinger series of signs are VERY easy to put together. I sell many of them, and as I continue to write about other signs, they will certainly be a sign I will compare the others, too.

At SignsSeen, we try and really know the signs we are selling. If you have questions about the Swinger series of signs, sidewalk signs in general OR any other type of sign, please contact me with your questions.

Andy
www.signsseen.com

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