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Big Chief Can #677577
Tue Jan 24 2017 09:25 PM
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Hello everyone!! New guy here.
Just thought I would stop by and show off my newest can. Hope everyone enjoys the pic. If you have history, info, rarity, and or comments on this can I'm all ears.
Thanks and good hunting!

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Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677595
Wed Jan 25 2017 05:46 AM
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Nice can, there is a guy on here that can fix the dent in your can.

Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677609
Wed Jan 25 2017 10:53 AM
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Really great looking can, I tapped out about $400, congrats

Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677611
Wed Jan 25 2017 11:18 AM
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Thanks cggs!! If you know who that is please have them contact me.

Hey Ezrider, Thanks! I couldn't let it go.
That rare of a can in such good condition and FULL to boot! That chance just doesn't happen often.
Might just be the new "Holy Grail" of my collection anyway..

Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677616
Wed Jan 25 2017 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted By rustystuff
Thanks cggs!! If you know who that is please have them contact me.


...can they do it without draining the oil, cutting off the old lid, and relidding the can?


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Big Chief Can [Re: gulfiend!] #677619
Wed Jan 25 2017 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted By gulfiend!
Originally Posted By rustystuff
Thanks cggs!! If you know who that is please have them contact me.


...can they do it without draining the oil, cutting off the old lid, and relidding the can?


Nope. But here's the guy, if you decide to go that route... Dan McGuffey's Profile

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Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677620
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Thanks for the info guys..
Do you really think it's necessary for this can? It's in amazing condition overall. I can't see that small dent hurting the value much at all?

Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677621
Wed Jan 25 2017 03:53 PM
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If it were my can, I wouldn't do it. It will require the lid or bottom to be removed. The oil drained and the dent removed and then the oil put back in and the lid replaced.


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Big Chief Can [Re: Dave's Garage] #677628
Wed Jan 25 2017 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted By Dave's Garage
If it were my can, I wouldn't do it..


that dent is in a spot its not going too pop out,
best too leave the can as is, my 2ยข
that is the 2nd of these cans I've seen in
the last couple weeks & there locations are
close together- maybe more too come .. ... cool

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Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677636
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Thanks for the input Randy. Was the other can you seen sold on ebay or somewhere else? What was the selling price/ condition?

Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677639
Wed Jan 25 2017 07:44 PM
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Dan can certainly get the dent out it you want to drain and relid; he does amazing work. I brought a full can like this with a similar dent to a local body shop that restores classic cars. i'm friendly with the owner and showed him the can. He warmed up some type of putty that was placed on the edge of a two inch "rod" and pushed the warm putty in the center of the dent. He let it cool and then attached the rod to a specialized car tool for pulling out dents. Squeezing a trigger it applied pressure and slowly pulled out the dent. The he peeled away the putty. I apologize for doing a lousy job of explaining this specialized tool, but the bottom line was he got 95% of the dent out and it really improved the can. Point is there always is a way!

Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677649
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Great alternative EZ!! I'm in the auto industry and I'm familiar with the process. You did a good job of explaining it. I have some hail dent guys that work miracles should I feel the need to make this already special can perfect.
Thanks for the great conversation fellas!

Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677653
Wed Jan 25 2017 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted By rustystuff
Thanks for the input Randy. Was the other can you seen sold on ebay or somewhere else? What was the selling price/ condition?


the other can went thru 2 private sales - first picker too picker for 25.00 then.... will get picture & post .. ... cool


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Re: Big Chief Can [Re: Dave's Garage] #677686
Thu Jan 26 2017 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted By Dave's Garage
If it were my can, I wouldn't do it.


...ditto that...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff] #677690
Thu Jan 26 2017 10:28 AM
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I wouldnt touch it either. I would drain from the bottom if i owned it. Does not hurt value and when it hits the floor ever it will not be smashed.

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