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Gas station petrol tank caps, lids, tobys.
« on: December 08, 2016, 07:56:54 PM »
There's not much on the net about these things, but my sparky is a mad collector of em.
He travels to the Bendigo swap meet in Australia every year, and buys a few.
Anyway, he's got a huge collection of these cast iron caps, that we all drive across regularly, when we pull into a gas station, to full up.
I've painted at least fifteen of these things, in the company colors.
I wish I'd taken more pics, but my sparky just came back from Australia with five more, and this 1930s Shell one, is the first I've painted, out of this new haul.
It needs a few touch ups, before I give it back, but thought I'd share it here, and by creating this thread, it'll help me to document them better.
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Re: Gas station petrol tank caps, lids, tobys.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 08:01:16 PM »
Last one I did, a BP one.
No idea of its age.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 08:02:16 PM »
That's amazing that they are still out there. Great work.

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 08:07:30 PM »
That's a unique item to collect I need to keep an eye for them

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 09:21:17 PM »
Being cast iron, they're heavy. Also you can't really stop cast iron from rusting, so we sand blast em, then I etch prime before painting.
They should last a while before the rust starts to show.
I'll have to get an invite to his toy shed for pics of the ones I've done.
My sparky owns a nice og Model A Sedan, and some nice restored Indian motorcycles.
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Re: Gas station petrol tank caps, lids, tobys.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 11:00:43 PM »
I'd love to find a Shell sign.
Since that's my last name. Too bad no relation with the company.

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 10:15:29 AM »
Great looking stuff there Jeff...Nice work!!
Too soon we get old too late we get smart. One out of two ain’t bad 8)

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 08:53:48 AM »
I think that would be nice to have things like that hanging on the wall in a man cave
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Re: Gas station petrol tank caps, lids, tobys.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 05:17:50 PM »
I'd love to find a Shell sign.
Since that's my last name. Too bad no relation with the company.

If related, you could be worth millions.
I could probably get you one, but being cast iron, the postage may be expensive.

Here's a few pics my sparky sent me, from another collector of these things.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 05:20:28 PM »
A few more, ive been given a HCS one to do next, which is a fore runner to Golden Fleece.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2016, 02:44:16 PM »
The HCS one is almost done.
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Re: Gas station petrol tank caps, lids, tobys.
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2016, 03:47:08 PM »
I'd love to find a Shell sign.
Since that's my last name. Too bad no relation with the company.
My wife owns a Shell station in Connecticut and I don't have a sign either.

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 04:06:23 PM »
I'd love to find a Shell sign.
Since that's my last name. Too bad no relation with the company.
My wife owns a Shell station in Connecticut and I don't have a sign either.

Ron, you need to remedy that.
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2016, 04:09:22 PM »
HCS is finished.
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2016, 04:29:53 PM »
 Jeff Yes I do. HCS looks good. Nice. Ron

 


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