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You might be a petro collector... #37784
Mon Oct 01 2007 05:21 AM
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Decatur, IL
Tara Worsham Offline OP
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I don't know if this has been done before or not, but I thought it might be fun.

You might be a petro collector if...
In order to take a bath, you had to spend 10 minutes cleaning off the caulk that was stuck to the bottom of the bathtub from the last glass globe body you cleaned in it.

That's all I have (wonder what made me think of it...LOL), but I know we've got some pretty creative people here. Let's see if we can all have a good laugh with this!
Tara

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Re: You might be a petro collector... #37785
Mon Oct 01 2007 06:04 AM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Your COLLECTION is in the GARAGE, instead of the car[s].

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37786
Mon Oct 01 2007 06:26 AM
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Lafayette, LA
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Your wife knows what these terms mean... 'Gill body', 'Veeder-Root', 'Volumeter', "canadian twin'.

If you have the local paint shop as #2 on your speed dial.

If seasons are measured by the time until the next gas show.

If as you are traveling, your son spots old barns, bulk plants and other hiding places for pumps.

If you carry photos of your collection in your phone's memory.

If you watch old movies just to point out the make, model and company brand of petro stuff in the background.

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Re: You might be a petro collector... #37787
Mon Oct 01 2007 06:33 AM
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Riley, MI, USA
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"If your 'Man Cave' is filled with 'rust' - and it has more square footage than the house!"

Later . . .

Jim

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37788
Mon Oct 01 2007 07:35 AM
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Simi Valley, Ca, USA
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1. Your most frequently used words are Wayne, Tokheim, and Gilbarco.
2. Instead of a floor lamp in the living room, you have a pump with a lighted globe in its place.
3. Your front door handle is a brass gas pump nozzle.
4. You have catalogs of repro petro parts in the bathroom for reading material.
5. One of your petro signs is more valuable than your wife's wedding ring.

Enjoy!!!!! =:> ) Dave Folck

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37789
Mon Oct 01 2007 01:51 PM
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When you have pictures of your favorite pump in your wallet.

You have to move the pump stuff to be able to cook supper.

You feel guilty when you don't spend more time with your latest petro project.

You can tell your wife/girlfriend that you will be gone from sunup to sundown looking for pump junk and she believes you.

When you want your coffin/headstone to look like an A-38, and your epitaph says "He ran out of gas"


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Re: You might be a petro collector... #37790
Mon Oct 01 2007 03:43 PM
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Central Ohio
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I know there is a good joke out there about 36B's someplace...


US Air Force Retired, 1981-2007
Re: You might be a petro collector... #37791
Mon Oct 01 2007 04:17 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Always talking about TOPLESS 36B's & your wife thinks your referring to TOKHEIMS !

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37792
Mon Oct 01 2007 04:36 PM
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Interlaken, NY
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People stop at your house wanting to buy gas..........


Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!


Re: You might be a petro collector... #37793
Mon Oct 01 2007 04:49 PM
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Interlaken, NY
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Oldgas.com is at the top of your favorites list..............


Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!


Re: You might be a petro collector... #37794
Mon Oct 01 2007 06:50 PM
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Poulsbo, WA
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"If you carry photos of your collection in your phone's memory"

YOU GOT ME!

"You can tell your wife/girlfriend that you will be gone from sunup to sundown looking for pump junk and she believes you"

Uh-Oh, YOU REALLY GOT ME

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37795
Mon Oct 01 2007 08:12 PM
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Decatur, IL
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Dick,

It's been a while since I first posted this, but now seems like the perfect time to do it again...

Unfortunately, it had to be censored, as this is a family-friendly site...



Wes

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37796
Mon Oct 01 2007 08:35 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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LOL

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37797
Tue Oct 02 2007 05:34 AM
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7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
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7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
when your screen saver has only GAS,OIL,and SIGNS.


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Re: You might be a petro collector... #37798
Tue Oct 02 2007 07:13 AM
Tue Oct 02 2007 07:13 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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HEY THAT DBL TOK PIC IS MINE! LOL!

YOU MIGHT BE A PETRO COLLECTOR IF YOU CAN'T GET THRU A TYPICAL CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE WITHOUT MENTIONING A PETRO BUY, SALE, TRADE OR SIGHTING!

~DOC


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: You might be a petro collector... #37799
Tue Oct 02 2007 07:17 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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MATT...YOU FORGOT TO MENTION "CHEAP GAS!" IF MY DOORS ARE OPEN THERE ARE 4 PUMPS W/CHEAP GAS IN FULL VIEW. LOL!

~DOC


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: You might be a petro collector... #37800
Tue Oct 02 2007 07:41 AM
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Los Alamitos, CA
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Los Alamitos, CA
Your homepage is Oldgas.com (like mine is).

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37801
Tue Oct 02 2007 08:24 AM
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Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
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When a 15 year old photo of your living room is now your business card...





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Re: You might be a petro collector... #37802
Tue Oct 02 2007 09:18 AM
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OHIO
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OHIO
When you name your dog: Tokheim, Wayne or Gil-bark-o.

When you think the National day of prayer is when you pray you'll find an A-38.

When you like the smell of old stale gas more than your Wife's expensive perfume.

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37803
Tue Oct 02 2007 10:31 AM
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Indianapolis IN USA
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When she says it's "me or the signs" and you think, I'm going to miss her!

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37804
Tue Oct 02 2007 12:43 PM
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northwestern Pa.
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When the back seats of your van or suv are always missing, & the smell of old gas & oil is always present. Sam

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37805
Tue Oct 02 2007 12:54 PM
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Houston Tx USA
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When you have to stop in every old town on the way tour destination to look for petro

when you dream of taking your kids along to help you look for gas pumps

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37806
Wed Oct 03 2007 10:04 AM
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Northwest Ohio
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You're doing 70 down a country road and you slam on the brakes to check out the old gas pump just inside the woods you're driving by......and it turns out to be an old refrigerator.

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37807
Wed Oct 03 2007 10:44 AM
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Trenton, Ohio
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Trenton, Ohio
When the farmer says "why do you want this old thing it ain't nothin but a pile a rust, the door won't open it's been struck by lightnin, twice. And you respond, would ya take $200 for it?

Mick

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37808
Wed Oct 03 2007 01:16 PM
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Antioch,IL
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some guy offers you an old barrel,and instead of saying "what the heck do i need that for?" you say "sure,i can put a dino sticker on it"


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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: You might be a petro collector... #37809
Wed Oct 03 2007 04:26 PM
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When you come up with new terminology on the road.....for the chicanes.
VISI-BELL, VISI-POLE, CLOCK STUMP, and if you know exactly what I am talking about ........you may be a petrohead !!!
But my favorite, is when you took a wrong turn and find a pump and you buy it at a good price... "F'd Up and Lucked Up"

Joe


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Re: You might be a petro collector... #37810
Wed Oct 03 2007 05:39 PM
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On the plains of Colorado
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I'm sure glad that I dont have that problem that Mick was talking about....




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I'd rather be flying.....
Re: You might be a petro collector... #37811
Wed Oct 03 2007 05:42 PM
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Grand Rapids Mi
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Grand Rapids Mi
-If you have ever traveled 100 miles to meet a guy that has that rare piece of sheet metal or trim that you NEED to complete a pump.

-If your cars interior is gray, but the steering wheel is dark brown or black from dirt, grease and oil because you had a great day at the salvage yard and forgot to wash your hands on the way out.

-If you named your ipod DIESEL CHIEF

-If you know what Veeder-Meter is a nickname for.

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37812
Wed Oct 03 2007 05:42 PM
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Antioch,IL
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thunder, i was thinkin of you when i put that in my truck!LOL


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: You might be a petro collector... #37813
Wed Oct 03 2007 06:28 PM
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On the plains of Colorado
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Its you and me Mick!!! LOL.


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Re: You might be a petro collector... #37814
Wed Oct 03 2007 06:45 PM
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You Volunteer to babysit the Grandkids for a week, then drag them all over Oklahoma looking at Petro stuff [museums] !
LOL

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37815
Wed Oct 03 2007 06:59 PM
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Actually the 3 older grandkids were in school in Amarillo and I took the youngest 17 mon. with me when I dropped them off so we got to look for old gas stations on old route 66 and check out some antique stores. They didn't get to go to Ok.and Ks. maybe next time. Jack

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37816
Wed Oct 03 2007 07:17 PM
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Yep ! He's a PETRO COLLECTOR.

Re: You might be a petro collector... #37817
Thu Oct 04 2007 10:45 AM
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Colorado Springs, CO
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When you make you 18 month kids wear shirts stating "Want to buy Conoco Minute Man and Powerlube" logos to church on Sunday morning just in case there's another collector you didn't know about.

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Chuck
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