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Old 07-29-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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This past weekend I was on a road trip with a good pal and his '49 Ford. We broke down south of Oklahoma City on I35 and wound up just a few miles from my...
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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Ryan,
the linky no worky. Is it just me or...?
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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Sorry about that.. Fixed.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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Man, check out THOSE pumps!
Neat pic, makes you imagine what the world was like back then, no power tools, a/c, etc...
Got any more pics?
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:38 PM   #5
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Impressive. I just love seeing old places like that. Thanks for posting Ryan.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:00 PM   #6
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Awesome pic! I agree about the hard working building part. Nice shops are a thing of beauty, but that place saw some work!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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I was taught the transmission trade in a building like that !!! pot belly stove for a heater and hot bricks to warm the solvent so we could wash the parts.!!! Thank you Joe Hicks.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:06 PM   #8
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I love the sliding doors. Timeless technology. Wouldn't build a garage without at least a couple of them (or 14 in my case ) .

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Old 07-30-2009, 08:53 AM   #9
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7 comments on the Hamb, yet linked here?

One of these days, I am going to have to make a scan and large print of my grandfathers old shop from the 20's.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:01 PM   #10
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That's a sweet looking shop.I love the looks of older shops and would love to build a similar styled one. Concrete (or brick) with a corrugated steel front can't be that hard to duplicated but the flat roof design would be a drag in MN.

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Great trip down memory lane, Ryan.

That just reminded me of my Paw Paw's shop, complete with a gas pump -- regular with a fat nozzle -- with the price rusted at 55 cents!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:40 AM   #12
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Ryan,

One the front page it says, "Read more on the HAMB"
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:49 PM   #13
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Interesting, isn’t it, how in the old days there were service stations some of which were apparently garages that had gas pumps, and some of which were apparently filling stations that had garages. They looked similar, but ‘long about the 1970s they divided - the former ditching the gas pumps and focusing strictly on being garages, and the latter ditching garages and becoming convenience stores.

Just an observation.

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:30 AM   #14
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My Dad has a building like the one in the pic. I was trying to find a pic of it, but the web site I had it on doesn't want to pull up.

It's about 45x70 and there are either 6 or 7 bays. Not sure exactly when it was built.

Still plenty of shops with gas pumps/ vice versa in the more rural places.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:59 AM   #15
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Still plenty of shops with gas pumps/ vice versa in the more rural places.
More rural, or more Arkansas? Because I don't think I've seen a place like that in Michigan since the 1980s, and I've seen plenty of rural Michigan.

The closest recent example I can think of would be a little mom and pop general store that still had a gas pump, but they sure didn't work on cars.

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Ryan, cool picture.

Is that any of your relatives in the photo?

I hope you have a copy in your shop for old time sake.
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