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Newbie needs DX info #57939
Mon Jun 05 2006 11:16 AM
Mon Jun 05 2006 11:16 AM
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I am new to the site, as well as searching for DX information. My father owned the "30 West" DX station in Cedar Rapids Iowa from the 1960's to 1986, and after he passed away I have been more interested in collecting bits and pieces of DX memorabilia.

Can anyone tell me their preferences on what books are good for the history of the brand, color schemes used thru history (particularly the 70's & 80's), gas pump styles, etc? From this web site, it looks as though several books are available, but just wanted to know if any contain a decent amount of DX info. I have a couple of DX gas cans I would like to restore, and I would eventually like to restore a gas pump in DX colors.

Thanks for the help and advise

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Re: Newbie needs DX info #57940
Mon Jun 05 2006 12:11 PM
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Welcome to the site.

Was that the station on the corner of Bowling St. and Wilson Ave. on the S.W side of town? I've seen a ton of original DX pumps, most were Tokheim 39's painted all red.


Brian


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Re: Newbie needs DX info #57941
Mon Jun 05 2006 03:16 PM
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Brian, thanks for the quick response. My father's DX station was on the corner of 16th Ave and edgewood rd, where the Quick Trip is now. The station you are referring to is near where I grew up and is owned by the Novaks, and I think used to be a Sinclair before it was a Texaco.

Where have you found the older red DX pumps? Also, do you know of any books that show color schemes of DX pumps thru it's history?

Re: Newbie needs DX info #57942
Mon Jun 05 2006 05:26 PM
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Gas pump restorations book by Benjamin/Henderson should give the correct color combinations for the differant DX brands.
Someone else will have to tell you which book is best for history.
db

Re: Newbie needs DX info #57943
Mon Jun 05 2006 07:24 PM
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The DX was across the street from Novaks, Jim Novak is the one who got me into this crazy stuff. Novaks went from Getty to Texaco to Sinclair.

I remember the one your talking about though.

Brian

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