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#694795 - Mon Sep 18 2017 12:50 PM Restoring an old gas station
GHH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 10 2016
Loc: Charlotte NC
A friend of mine recently purchased this old gas station and wants to restore it. He has asked me to help so I thought I'd start by reaching out to the members of this forum and ask of any images you have of Sinclair stations from the 1920's-1930's. I have been told it was originally built as a Sinclair station and I believe this building was originally a white with dark green trim. Judging from the imprints in the concrete it had a round round visible in the center of the island under the porch roof. The sides of the island appear to have been modernized and I can see the square foot prints of newer pumps.
The sides still have insets for the round Sinclair signs, one still has its original light fixture.
I'd love to see other images for ideas on how to correctly restore this neat station.


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#694815 - Mon Sep 18 2017 05:55 PM Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH]
Coops 427 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Cool station. Try going on Google images or Pinterest for 1920's/1930's Sinclair stations. Keep us posted with progress pics.
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#694830 - Mon Sep 18 2017 07:48 PM Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
OK, Sinclair unlike Esso Gulf and Chevron weren't too picky as to color schemes or details . I can scan in photos of old Sinclair stations and then too, a few were included in the book, Check the Oil by Scott Anderson that I was a major contributor to. I have many shots of Sinclair's from over the years and not having a specific set of guidelines , I really don't know what to scan into an E-mail to you . You can always E-mail me a artformsdesign@Yahoo.com
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#694852 - Mon Sep 18 2017 09:51 PM Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH]
GHH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 10 2016
Loc: Charlotte NC
I have sent you an email regarding your pictures of the Sinclair station
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#694864 - Tue Sep 19 2017 07:10 AM Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...you might check some old city directories at the library, to make sure it was in fact Sinclair...be a shame to spend all of that time and money, only to learn that the station was something else when built...should be easy enough in a large city like Charlotte to find a library with city directories...
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#694921 - Tue Sep 19 2017 06:41 PM Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH]
tred Offline
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Registered: Sun May 07 2017
Loc: austin, tx
more!!! more!!!

i need my fix, please give us some updates...

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#694937 - Tue Sep 19 2017 10:33 PM Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH]
Jack Sim Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Recently a friend of mine asked me is I had any pictures of stations that were made by a certain company. So, I started scanning any picture that showed a station, I now have over 2200 pictures of stations. They cover the first off the street station that was here in St. Louis in 1908 to stations from 1970. I don't have the time to look for your station but if someone would be able to post the year this station was erected I might be able to ID it.

Jack Sim
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#694986 - Wed Sep 20 2017 05:00 PM Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH]
GHH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 10 2016
Loc: Charlotte NC
I'll try to find the year out and post it
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