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Then and now #306074
Sun Feb 19 2012 07:43 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline OP
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I was looking through some old photos and thought it would be fun to post then and now photos to show how things change. If you have picture of your garage, shop or outside that show how thing have changed over time please post. I will post more of my garage and outside.









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Re: Then and now [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #306118
Mon Feb 20 2012 05:53 AM
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Matt, I like the short A1. I have one of these here and was looking for ideas. Your display cabinet is really nice. Hope you don't mind if I use it? Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: Then and now [Re: gasmansgp] #306323
Mon Feb 20 2012 07:05 PM
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Here is another part of the garage.









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Re: Then and now [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #306339
Mon Feb 20 2012 08:20 PM
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Matt you obviously like rare pumps. Your display of pumps look awesome.


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Re: Then and now [Re: s932] #306867
Wed Feb 22 2012 08:20 PM
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I guess no one else wants to join and show some pictures of how their display or work area has changed. Here is another corner in the garage.







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Re: Then and now [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #306897
Thu Feb 23 2012 03:41 AM
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Matt- mine just keeps getting messier. The isles just get a little narrower. BTW I like this thread. but have never been much of a picture guy.

Re: Then and now [Re: JimT] #307247
Fri Feb 24 2012 11:13 AM
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I see the signs of an addiction. LOL.


~Jason

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Re: Then and now [Re: pollyman] #307294
Fri Feb 24 2012 02:24 PM
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Matt, you have a fantastic Collection!

This version of my Collection evolves, but since I have only the 1 pump at this time... All that have changed in my garage are oil cans and signs....... Compared to what you have displayed, my collection would be considered a "poor country bumpkin cousin"...LOL

Thanks for the look see!


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Re: Then and now [Re: Bob Richards] #307309
Fri Feb 24 2012 03:28 PM
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Hey Matt, My shop and collection is minute compared to yours but its getting there hope pictures show up.

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Re: Then and now [Re: Big B1] #307341
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Thanks for the comments. I started collecting pumps in 1995. From then until 2006 or 2007 I did not keep any in the garage. I had about 16 pumps at the time the "then" pictures were taken. They slowly moved in the garage and side yard and like rabbits kept multiplying. In the last two years I started adding some cans and signs to the collection.

Big B1, your pumps are nice. Pretty soon your garage will change.

I will post some side yard pics next. Been getting rid of trucks and parts to buy pumps. Sold five trucks and lots of parts.


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Re: Then and now [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #307370
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and constantly changing.

Re: Then and now [Re: Badmotorfinger] #307385
Fri Feb 24 2012 08:00 PM
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Nice! They do constantly chance.


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Re: Then and now [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #307387
Fri Feb 24 2012 08:16 PM
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Here are some side yard shots.







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Re: Then and now [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #307423
Fri Feb 24 2012 10:12 PM
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Here is one wall that has changed in my garage in the last year and a half;

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Re: Then and now [Re: Bob Richards] #307427
Fri Feb 24 2012 10:50 PM
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Wish I had taken pics over the years. Great stuff all.


Thanks, Phil
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