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#633585 - Sun Oct 18 2015 06:57 PM Re: User Names [Re: old dog]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Old Mack's are cool . Fred great topic to start back up. Mine is my for my two 47 REO trucks and for my first name .


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#633587 - Sun Oct 18 2015 07:02 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Hardy's Garage Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 30 2004
Loc: Victor, NY, 14564
I've been working on cars since I was a kid. My dad worked nights with my granddad at the phone company and they would bring me along to gas up the trucks, check the oil and wash them. My first car was a 66 mustang and I was always working on it to make it look and run better. Eventually my mother, tired of washing all my greasy cloths, gave me a set of coveralls embroidered with Hardy's Garage above a standard oil patch. I guess it stuck and, believe it or not, 50 years latter I still have the coveralls. Unfortunately they have shrunk as I surly can't have gotten that much bigger.

The avatar is a photo of my 54 F100 street rod that I built and have owned in one form or another since 1974 and our families best friend.

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#633612 - Sun Oct 18 2015 08:19 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
hri_2008 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Dec 30 2012
Loc: .
I started a hobby business selling classic car images & clothing at car shows and local swap meets. The business was called Hot Rod Image (HRI) and started in 2008.

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#633633 - Sun Oct 18 2015 10:56 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Thought that I did this years ago, guess not. Just my name, Like Dick said, good to know your first name.
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#633634 - Sun Oct 18 2015 11:27 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Gasman84470 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Travis I got to see the lil red truck in person with sound reducing headphones I presume!

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#633637 - Mon Oct 19 2015 01:17 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
It was bittersweet to look at some of these...

Old Iron and I had a number of pms that I have saved. He also sent me e-mail pictures of his 'yard art' that was so cool, it was used on at least one occasion as a film set. He also was really generous with showing his collections and sharing his wisdom about collecting to anyone who visited. He called his collection his museum, and Bob and I were trying to figure out if we could swing by and see him on our next trip to a cactus convention, when he passed away.

He did not have an avatar, but either Jim or one of the moderators put his picture in there after he passed away, and I am really glad to see it. He was such a gentleman with a big heart and that picture shows it.

And for those of you wondering why DB's avatar is not the pump he describes, he changed his avatar on a regular basis. During my tenure, it was two different kind of pumps (one being a Sunset Tok 34 twin) and a weird shark/cat thing. One of the pumps was yellow with white lathe behind it, and looked like an old jaundiced guy with glasses--that I asked DB if that was a self portrait. The one you see now is his beloved dog Ben Hur, who lived to be 15--smoking must be really good for dogs then cause that was old for a dog! I think that Avatar showed up after the last Iowa gas where Mick posted pic's of DB playing with Micks pug Bella. The black sash was added after DB passed away.

And Cold Pizza did have a cold pizza avatar! And it looked both mouth-watering and icky at the same time...

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#633655 - Mon Oct 19 2015 09:22 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Koby Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 25 2012
Loc: Syosset, NY
I just went with my first name smile
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#633689 - Mon Oct 19 2015 02:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Done4 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
So glad this thread was brought back up. I missed it, but won't this time.

I've been working on a 32 ford roadster for about 8 years now, collecting period correct parts has been a very slow process to build a 40's style traditional hot rod, it's taken a lot patience but is worth it.

My wife came into the shop when I was placing another piece on the car that I found and she said " when you get that thing done you'll be DoneFor". It stuck.
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#634056 - Thu Oct 22 2015 04:45 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
PetroPlus Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Oct 15 2015
Loc: Kansas
Long time lurker, first time poster - I’ve been in the gasoline business most of my life; I enjoy collecting petroleum (Petro) and non-petroleum (Plus) collectibles.

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#634128 - Fri Oct 23 2015 12:33 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
toplescuda Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Jul 20 2014
Loc: poplar bluff missouri 63901
My name is ralph campbell. My screen name is from my 1970 cuda convertible (number matching 383)
Im not so much a die hard gas/oil as you guys. But. I picked up a few pumps here n there. for decor for my shop
I am however a very hardcore mopar guy
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1970 cuda convertable

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#634177 - Fri Oct 23 2015 10:28 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
pumpdoc Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 06 2014
Loc: Spring Valley,Illinois
Owned a Petroleum Equipment Maintenance Co. for 36 years. Repaired and delivered many, many gaspumps. What else to be called. Pumpdoc .

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#634235 - Sat Oct 24 2015 12:17 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
SandPCollector Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
This has been a fun thread to read. Some of the user names have a lot of thought and creativity in them. Mine, not so much! I've been collecting gas pump Salt and Pepper shakers about 15 years now and chose SandPCollector as my user name.


Edited by SandPCollector (Sat Oct 24 2015 12:17 PM)
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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#634284 - Sun Oct 25 2015 01:49 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
cannonball Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 19 2010
Loc: tehachapi calif
Mine is for my 1959 GMC Cannonball truck as shown here;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzabDtw7gG8

Tom

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