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Posted By: Jarvis

Picture of my petro game room - Sun Jan 27 2002 02:59 AM

I finally got some of my game room done and I wanted to post a picture since the collectors here at oldgas gave me a lot of help. I have found that I am the youngest in the hobby at 31 and even though I don't remember a lot of this stuff I do appreciate the unique style from that era. This is the first time I used PPG base coat/clear coat and I want to say I will never use anything else. I want to say a special thanks to Gary Drye and Lonnie Adcock for there help.

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Posted By: archimedes

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Sun Jan 27 2002 04:06 AM

That pump looks great! At last a silver Sky Chief, someone must have told you they never were red. I am doing a Tok 300 the same way, my favorite color scheme of all. I have you beat on the age requirement though, I'm 25. I never saw any of this stuff growing up, but I am learning to appreciate it more everyday. Keep up the good work!
Posted By: Ryan Fortner

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Wed Jan 30 2002 06:32 PM

Jarvis,Your game room looks great. But here is a word that may be of comfort to you I am 21 years old and have been in the petro hobby since I was 18. I hope to make my future game room look like yours. My parents are running out of room for my pumps in their house anyways. Looks Great keep up the good work
Posted By: Gary Drye

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Thu Jan 31 2002 12:54 AM

John, the room looks great. Too bad you couldn't get the whole room in there as I know you have more great stuff. Very nice job on the Correctly painted Skychief. I am also equally impressed with the responses from our younger members. I always wondered what would become of our stuff..physically and monetarily...when the generation that actually remembered this era passed on. I think I can now say the hobby will definitely be in good hands for the future.
Posted By: S Hardy

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Tue Feb 05 2002 08:54 PM


I really like your game room. Looks like a really cool place to hang out. I too am a fairly young collector at 33. The most challenging part for me at least is trying to figure out what will still be collectable in 30 years and allocating my limited funds to those items. Something tells me that my "junk collection" as some call it, will end up being more valuable than my 401K ever will. I guess time will tell.
Posted By: gasmelincelr

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Sat Mar 23 2002 01:56 AM

Jarvis, Very nice rompus room. I am
twenty nine years old. I finished
restoring my first pump when I was
twenty five. My rompus room is in my
cellar. I hung my globes from the
ceiling, with the lenses flipped over
of course. Nice sky chief pump.
Posted By: rext@worldnet.att.net

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Sat Mar 23 2002 04:36 AM

Posted By: Gasboy

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Sun Apr 28 2002 05:20 PM

Hey John, great job on your room. Easy to see the hard work that went into it and nice to see it on the Oldgas site as well. Keep up the great work and happy collecting. Paul in Newfoundland, Canada

Posted By: Gasboy

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Mon Apr 29 2002 09:52 AM

Wow John, that sure is a nice collection. Easy to see your heart has gone into it. The pump and globes are out of this world. Can't wait to see your next project. Keep the pic coming, love them! Keep up the great work. your Canadian buddy, Paul

Posted By: Jarvis

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Thu Nov 28 2002 03:32 AM

Jim Potts, I don't know how that picture got so big and sideways but can you fix it. I have had a couple of people asking about the paint and want to post a better picture of the pump. I haven't buffed the pump or the air meter because they didn't need it. Also that is all the org. except the nozzle hanger and i had it rechromed. This came out of a guys garage 3 miles away for $225 unrestored.
Posted By: Dwaine Buck

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Fri Nov 29 2002 04:52 PM

Jarvis , your room looks great , you did a great job on the pump and meter also , from what you said you have a lot more to put in there I hope you have enough room to play pool , greatjob.
Posted By: cans and stuff

Re: Picture of my petro game room - Fri Nov 29 2002 09:11 PM

Iv'e got all of you beat on the age thing, Im 12. And I just got done restoring my first pump last week, And I have a decant size can collection(about 200). John, Your basement is awesome, but maybe you should post some pics of all of that good stuff in your garage!
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