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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674732
Wed Dec 21 2016 09:20 AM
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My dad, brother and nephew made a road trip once from Ohio to Colorado to get a Sinclair sign. They stopped by Whiteman AFB in Missouri on the way to pick me up. We went the rest of the way and ended up buying several more items. Saw three collections that trip, met some good people. I still have a sign I got that time. Some good memories. We also stopped in Sinclair Wyoming on the way out to see the Sinclair refinery.


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Cold Pizza] #674735
Wed Dec 21 2016 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted By Cold Pizza
Took me 2 days..Got the girl,and the flu too. frown
Spent 2 weeks with her recovering and soon realized we weren't meant to be.
Drove home by myself and glad I did.Years later her & her fiancé got in a fight & she shot him in the knee.She went to jail & I never heard from her again.He still limps..



Drove 8 hours from Michigan to Upper Wisconsin to pick-up a pump. When I got there the pump was gone, sold to another for $150.00 more than what he quoted me. Half way back home stopped in a small town and bought a visible, loading the pump the guy helping lost grip and the pump fell on my foot, broke it. Limped for a while but not anymore. What a deal.


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Done4] #674755
Wed Dec 21 2016 04:58 PM
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1400 miles Oregon to South Dakota. Back before shipping pumps was as easy as it is now. Fun trip and picked up some great pumps.

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674761
Wed Dec 21 2016 05:42 PM
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drove 1300+ miles from Templeton MA to Memphis TN to deliver a few neon signs for $600. Did it for the road trip not the money, zig zagged our way back and found a few goodies along the way. This was in the early 90's when you found things as you went, No contacts via facebook ahead of time.


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674766
Wed Dec 21 2016 06:56 PM
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Did just over 1400 miles to pick up a Roman. Was worth the drive!

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674768
Wed Dec 21 2016 08:10 PM
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2,546 km or 1,591 miles for the metrically challenged. Calgary to Santa Paula, one way, to get a pump and meet Dick Bennett. Came home with a beater pump and a few DB stories. Well worth the trip.
Stellar neon btw Jim!

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Gasman84470] #681158
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1650 miles to pick up a Roman, took my daughter with me and had a great time....Louisville Kentucky to Pottsboro, Texas....Seen the Pyramid Bass Pro Shop in Arkansas on the way....or was that Memphis, Tenn...LOL it's cool!

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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #681165
Sun Mar 05 2017 10:28 AM
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2707 Miles one way from Armstrong BC to Harvey's Lake PA for these 2 beauties. No detours and just one other stop in Clear Lake Iowa, just over 5400 miles in 6 days by myself.



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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage] #681167
Sun Mar 05 2017 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted By Pogo's Garage
2707 Miles one way from Armstrong BC to Harvey's Lake PA for these 2 beauties. No detours and just one other stop in Clear Lake Iowa, just over 5400 miles in 6 days by myself.



Holy ***** that is insane!! But those are two amazing pumps!!!!!


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #681200
Sun Mar 05 2017 03:44 PM
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I like the road trip and meeting people...drove from ill to texas for 5 sings from 3 different people. Ill do it again

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #681207
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Illinois
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I drove From Chicago To McAllen Tx. for a Wayne Gas pump in 1985.
The pump was basically free,but the 3 day trip sure wasn't.
1500 miles 1 way...Oh to be that young & adventurous again.


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage] #681210
Sun Mar 05 2017 04:48 PM
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How long ago was that? Im pretty local to that area and my uncle lived there a while.

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage] #681233
Sun Mar 05 2017 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted By Pogo's Garage
2707 Miles one way from Armstrong BC to Harvey's Lake PA for these 2 beauties. No detours and just one other stop in Clear Lake Iowa, just over 5400 miles in 6 days by myself.



You should dropped one of those off in Montana on your way back....LOL


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #681240
Sun Mar 05 2017 08:32 PM
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drove 1400 miles round trip for an A38 once, got there and one side was bashed in. definitely not worth it!

driving 1000 miles round trip tomorrow to buy a sign that I'm most likely paying too much for! LOL

never let the mileage be the reason for not buying an item (or at least thats what I always tell myself)


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage] #681252
Sun Mar 05 2017 09:49 PM
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Lance that matching pair of pumps!! Wow!!


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