Oct 5, 2015
I think you are correct.
Both are gorgeous!
And lots of metal (no plastic) - you can make two Toyotas out of just one of the fenders...
Or about a million cans of tuna! Ha ha....
I stumbled upon this International while looking through my collection of antique car photos:
It would look quite at home in some of the gas station photos here.
I snapped this at an outdoor antique car show in September 2019.
Stopping in Shamrock, Texas on a trip from Utah to Missouri with a friend. '40 Chevy on the right is his and the '48 GMC on the left is mine.
I thought this looked familiar!!
It's Ramone's Paint Shop from the movie "Cars"!!
Now that's a cool truck. Flames and all!
The perfect place to stop for gas, too. Step right out of the time machine.
Great pic. That place looks like you could get gas and take in a movie!
Wasn't it great when a clean, uniformed attendant came out to serve you?
Made going to the gas station a nice experience.
Now you pump your gas yourself and then hand out half your wallet's contents to the half-asleep cashier.
Never had such in the north woods. Just the mechanic. Lately it's just a piece of plastic. If it works!
I do remember the jars of oil.
When I built the house ....
I put an overhang off the front of the shop (house is at the back of the building) and wanted to put two old gas pumps there but as with a lot of things never got it done.
The island is wired for the pumps just waiting for them. A friend gave me one of the very old oil tanks that were at gas stations out front by the pumps. They would hand pump from the tank into a container and top off the engine oil. If someone wants that they can come and get it.
The older the pump the higher the price. But enjoy if you can find them.
I was thinking of doing much the same when I moved up here.
There are replica globes and pumps which can be had. Or you can even get a globe with whatever fictional name you desire.
Like this one...
Friends from Canada that race at Bonneville and have been to the house gave me the one above. Pumps have gotten really expensive. The tall ones with the glass at the top are too tall to go under the overhang. I was going to make a couple from the late 40's era. You can get most of the parts. There are a few in a field here but the owner probably knows what they are worth and I don't have the time anyway. Have this hobby called model railroading that is taking up most of my time .
Here are two pictures of the 'Lubester' that was also given to me..
Does a good job of holding a hose in place.
First car was this ....
... 1951 Ford Vicky. Bought it in 1960 for $150. Folks paid the insurance and dad used it one day a week in his car pool but hated it since I'd pulled the door handles off and installed solenoids that worked most of the time. An aunt gave us her car so he then used it and I got the Ford 100% of the time . I did the body work which looks better in the pictures than it was and saved for a long time to get the $150 for a paint job. Engine was a stock flathead except for dual exhausts. Didn't have the money to do anything to it......
Your first car sure beats mine - a 1980 Ford Pinto. That lasted a couple of years until I got my aircraft carrier, a 1969 Chrysler Newport, in 1990.
That old beast was a lot of fun. I learned some basic mechanical skills on that.
The only other cars I've had that get close to this were my three Crown Vics in a row (1992, 1997, 2007).
My first car was a red '64 Comet 2door hardtop, very sharp looking car, but mechanically a piece of junk. This was replaced by a '67 Ford Galaxie 2 door HT. Nice ride. 5 years old, 48,000 miles, $1250. A better time.