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Old 07-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default My indoor TEXACO gas station

Hello forum friends,

I've been inspired by many of you guys to make something special of my 2 car garage.
I spend many hours reading and admiring your sometimes amazing creations.
All of you thnxs for your inspiration.

My most inspiring threads are:

Don Long's http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=153099
Shopnut's http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3148
BB767's http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=51567
Jack Olsen's http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=55006

And indeed I'd love to have a shop like this,

Roger55's http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=8044

Here are the first pics of my 2 car garage "before"





and a little teaser of what it shall be, I hope !!!!







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Old 07-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: My indoor TEXACO gas station

Sunbimmer what a great idea you have.
I'm certain that you can pull it off and I could just imagin how happy
it will make you feel enjoying the fruits of your labor
I am all excited for you can't wait for some update photos

welcome to the G.J. you will be a welcome addition
Don

PS thanks for the complement you gave me pride
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: My indoor TEXACO gas station

Do you have a texaco collection ??
love to see it
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Very nice!!! Keep this one going!
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:56 AM   #5
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Do you have a texaco collection ??
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Hi Don,

Thnx for your kind words and welcoming to GJ, i love this site.
No i don't have a TEXACO collection, yet, but there will be one as soon as i can put the stuff up everywhere and ofcourse there will be a TEXACO gaspump, that will be the first thing.
My wife is saving some money now to buy a gaspump for me, she wants to give it to me for my 50th birthday that will be in September of 2014.

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:59 AM   #6
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Very nice!!! Keep this one going!
Thnx Red Leader, i will.
BTW you were quite the inspiration too, nice place you got.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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Three reasons for checking in today...

First - you are very welcome for any inspiration I may have given you in my build thread. That's why many of us continue to post updates of our builds. Thank you for mentioning me.

Second - good luck on your future endeavours. I'm sure you will have fun along the way and end up with something special you'll be proud of. And you'll provide us with some tips and entertainment if you continue to share it here with us at GJ too.

Third - I wanted to share my Dad's restored Texaco pump for perhaps a bit more inspiration going forward:
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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Thnx Red Leader, i will.
BTW you were quite the inspiration too, nice place you got.

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Thank you much - still has a long way to go but we're gettin' there

Some fine folks you make mention of in your first post, albeit a little crazy (wink wink)
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1956-1957 Craftsman 12" Foley-Belsaw planer -FOUND!
1940-1941 Craftsman lathe machine base - http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photo...hestand-vi.jpg
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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Great idea and plan!!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #10
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Three reasons for checking in today...

First - you are very welcome for any inspiration I may have given you in my build thread. That's why many of us continue to post updates of our builds. Thank you for mentioning me.

Second - good luck on your future endeavours. I'm sure you will have fun along the way and end up with something special you'll be proud of. And you'll provide us with some tips and entertainment if you continue to share it here with us at GJ too.

Third - I wanted to share my Dad's restored Texaco pump for perhaps a bit more inspiration going forward:
Shopnut,

Many thnx for your kind words and some more inspiration indeed from your dad's gaspump, that's a fine example of what i want for the future.
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Thnx i thought so 2,

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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some other pictures from the outside of the garages and.....
demolition has began!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #13
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I'll keep an eye out for local Texaco stuff. If I find any, maybe swap ya for some of those license plates LOL. Used to be Texaco on every corner here.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
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Thanks for posting the pic,s
that back yard looks challenging !!
Where did the concrete chunks come from was it that stub wall ?

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Thanks for posting the pic,s
that back yard looks challenging !!
Where did the concrete chunks come from was it that stub wall ?

Go for it hard man life is too short to wait to get easy
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I am busy renovating the whole house, these chunks came from a floor behind the green steel door you see on the pics.
There is a lot of breaking and pouring concrete waiting for me in the future.
There are no windows in the 2 garages now i want to make three of them for daylight and one between the two garages (shown on the teaserpic) and one big window with a door in it for access to the garden, and yes it is "challenging" indeed I'll post some more pics of our jungle later on.

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I'll keep an eye out for local Texaco stuff. If I find any, maybe swap ya for some of those license plates LOL. Used to be Texaco on every corner here.
Hi Falcon67, thnx for doing that, there is a lot of stuff on eBay but sometimes they do ask a ridiculous price for it especially the "vintage" stuff.
Texaco was not that common over here in the Netherlands in the old days, nowadays it is quite common along with Esso, Shell and BP
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Been very busy today but not much done in the garage, and since Don Long noticed the "challenging" back yard, I'll post a couple of pics of our little jungle
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Here is an idea...
If you want a texaco sign you can get a piece of sheet metal and paint it up to make one. I know is not like having an original one but you have to start somewhere

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Old 07-12-2012, 01:57 AM   #18
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If you want a texaco sign you can get a piece of sheet metal and paint it up to make one. I know is not like having an original one but you have to start somewhere

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Hi rsanter thnx for the input.
My painting skills however are not that good.
Once the garage is finished (that will not be for at least a year)I will start a TEXACO collection .
So I still have some time to put aside some money for the stuff.
The real vintage stuff is very expensive but there are good reproductions out there, I don't need it to be original and vintage.
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How about you take a picture in and have a vinyl graphic done that you can stick onto metal. For a big sign it may be cheaper

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How about you take a picture in and have a vinyl graphic done that you can stick onto metal. For a big sign it may be cheaper

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thnx again for thinking with me, I think that is a splendid idea and affordable

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