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Re: Back yard Gas Stations #85744
Wed Jul 07 2004 08:34 PM
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Here is another photo to add to this post:
Ivan Fietcher of Denver has this one in his backyard. He is a big ford guy as you can tell.

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Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #713353
Tue Jul 17 2018 11:46 AM
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After four or five years of day-dreaming and talking about building a backyard gas station to house all the petroliana that I have accumulated over some fifty years, I realized that I had better get down to business since I am not getting any younger! I have a 40x60 building in which I currently store most of it along with a few old cars. My first thought was to erect two non load bearing walls in one corner of my building and have an indoor gas station in the 15x15 area that I use for an office.

Then I realized that an outdoor gas station would free up enough space in my 40x60 that I could possibly actually work on a car and move around a lot more easily. Not only that, I already had a cement slab nearby that once supported a one car garage that we tore down when we first purchased the property. I bit the bullet earlier this month and purchased a pre-built "cabin" that I really liked. It is 14x24, 4' of which is a covered porch on the front end. So, my plan is to finish off the inside and then transfer most of what is in my 15x15 office into what is a 14x20 space.

I was so excited when the structure was delivered that I could not sleep that night. I don't have a plan on paper yet, but the layout is etched in my brain. I will post before and after pics as soon as I have it finished. My personal goal is to have everything done before the first snow. Wish me luck!

Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #713357
Tue Jul 17 2018 01:15 PM
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Jefferson County, Mo, USA
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Sounds like a great project. Keep us updated, especially photos along the way.


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Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #713373
Tue Jul 17 2018 05:45 PM
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Thanks to JW55767 for reviving this thread. There are some beautiful pictures here. I don't have a backyard, but if any of you are ever in CT, Carter Hill Filling Station is on CT-66 a little west of CT-2 in Marlborough.

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Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #713387
Tue Jul 17 2018 08:16 PM
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Whoa, this is an old thread. 2002... Another time and lot of friends gone. R.I.P. everyone

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Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #713467
Thu Jul 19 2018 09:40 AM
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Here are a couple of pics to give you some idea of what I have been talking about. Please be gentle in your comments as this is still very much a work in progress! As you can see the pumps are not yet in place. I have to wait until my son in law and grandson stop by to give me a hand. I am not focused on any one brand so the outside is going to continue to look fairly generic. One of the globes on the pumps will say "Regular" and the other, "Gasoline".

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Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #713469
Thu Jul 19 2018 12:10 PM
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I notice that a lot of petro buffs like Coca-Cola collectibles as well. I've been thinking about getting into that because my dad worked for Coke, Pepsi, and RC. Can anyone here fill me in on that hobby?

Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #713481
Thu Jul 19 2018 02:20 PM
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Nebraska USA
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Our backyard station 😁

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Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #714576
Tue Aug 07 2018 11:09 AM
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Minnesota
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Pumps are back up. "GAS" sign is home made and purposely painted rough to give it a vintage look.

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Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #714591
Tue Aug 07 2018 02:02 PM
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Illinois
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Very nice.


Collecting Vintage Sunoco
Re: Back yard Gas Stations [Re: +Chris Holt] #714593
Tue Aug 07 2018 02:07 PM
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Plano TX
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Both the stations moparjess and JW55767 have created have that "back in the day" look. Well done.


Regards, Jim

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