I grew up with the style of the first one you posted so I am kind of partial to that style. Although either one is going to look sweet out there. I know where there are 8 of the first style all in one place and every one is in use. Some are in buildings and some are still outside being used. And no...they won't come off of any of them. I tried
There was also a gas station that closed up last year that had the first style plus the old style island light. He took the meter but left the island light. And no...he won't come off of that either. I tried
When the station was open he had to finally take it down because kids would cranks the handle around until it would break. He finally got tired of rebuilding it.