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#677577 - Tue Jan 24 2017 10:25 PM Big Chief Can
rustystuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 23 2017
Loc: colorado
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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#677595 - Wed Jan 25 2017 06:46 AM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
cggas Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
Nice can, there is a guy on here that can fix the dent in your can.

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#677609 - Wed Jan 25 2017 11:53 AM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
ezrider7011 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 28 2014
Loc: Texas, Fort Worth
Really great looking can, I tapped out about $400, congrats

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#677611 - Wed Jan 25 2017 12:18 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
rustystuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 23 2017
Loc: colorado
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..

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#677616 - Wed Jan 25 2017 02:45 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
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?
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#677619 - Wed Jan 25 2017 04:33 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: gulfiend!]
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Loc: Peoria, IL
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


Edited by BryceG (Wed Jan 25 2017 04:34 PM)
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See some of my collection & Items for sale...
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#677620 - Wed Jan 25 2017 04:42 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
rustystuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 23 2017
Loc: colorado
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?

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#677621 - Wed Jan 25 2017 04:53 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#677628 - Wed Jan 25 2017 06:34 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: Dave's Garage]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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


Edited by advertologist (Wed Jan 25 2017 06:37 PM)
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RANDY

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#677636 - Wed Jan 25 2017 07:41 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
rustystuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 23 2017
Loc: colorado
Thanks for the input Randy. Was the other can you seen sold on ebay or somewhere else? What was the selling price/ condition?

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#677639 - Wed Jan 25 2017 08:44 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
ezrider7011 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 28 2014
Loc: Texas, Fort Worth
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!

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#677649 - Wed Jan 25 2017 09:40 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
rustystuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 23 2017
Loc: colorado
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!

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#677653 - Wed Jan 25 2017 10:30 PM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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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#677686 - Thu Jan 26 2017 10:33 AM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: Dave's Garage]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By Dave's Garage
If it were my can, I wouldn't do it.


...ditto that...
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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#677690 - Thu Jan 26 2017 11:28 AM Re: Big Chief Can [Re: rustystuff]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
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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