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Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740965
Sun Dec 22 2019 05:48 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 05:48 PM
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Paso Robles, California. 934...
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Incredible job on a beauty!
Nice work Matt!

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Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740966
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:13 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:13 PM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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...the very definition of ’realized potential’...

...Dr. Frankenstein got nothin’ on you, Matt grin


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740967
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:15 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:15 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Thanks for the kind comments. It took a year and a half of on and off work.


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740968
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:38 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:38 PM
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Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
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I've been on this site for many years, known many of the collectors here, and Matt is in the top few as far a knowledge and ability of our hobby. I'm amazed at what he can accomplish. I've never heard him speak poorly of another person, and he is always available to help another collector. I'm proud to call him friend, and nominate him "pump whisperer" . This guy knows how to make lemonade ! Matt, Great job on your ADC !


Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
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Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740969
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:50 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 06:50 PM
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Kansas City, MO
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Nice save!


-Matt
Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740974
Sun Dec 22 2019 07:17 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 07:17 PM
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Washington
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Incredible transformation Matt! I’m jealous of all the Flying A petroliana inside!

Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740975
Sun Dec 22 2019 07:21 PM
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WA, USA
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Looks amazing Matt! The 'point of sale' product inside really sets this apart!

Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740979
Sun Dec 22 2019 07:55 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 07:55 PM
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Alabama, USA
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Alabama, USA
Matt:
As usual a fantastic job. Really a true craftsman. Congrats...


Wanted: Champion Spark plug, Shell, Pennzoil, Kendall, and Woco Pep signs...Dale Stephens
Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740982
Sun Dec 22 2019 08:28 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 08:28 PM
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Locust, NC
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Very inspiring Matt! Really turned out great!


KJV Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740983
Sun Dec 22 2019 08:45 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 08:45 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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Awesome craftsmanship, Matt. Kind of like bringing it back from the dead. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures before and after.


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Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740985
Sun Dec 22 2019 09:50 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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The computer that as in it was incorrect. It was a 12 inch and it needed a 10 3/4 inch. This is an odd size and was only used in Tokheim 36 and 36ADC, so not an easy one to find. A oldgas member helped me out and got one from a 36 that was getting parted out. It was badly rusted. I had to carefully cut it apart and save the 10 3/4 specific parts. I then sacrificed a early 12 inch side totalizer computer for parts. I sent all the parts along with an N.O.S. totalizer to Joe Yocom. He did his wonders and it looks great. It is connected to the reset handle and resets with a ring of the bell. Thank you Joe.

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Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740986
Sun Dec 22 2019 09:50 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740987
Sun Dec 22 2019 09:56 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 09:56 PM
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San Jose Ca us
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Matt
That pump looks incredible.


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Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740990
Sun Dec 22 2019 10:14 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Absolutely amazing and rare ADC! Thank you MAtt for saving what most would just part out or trash. You do amazing work and another one lives!!


Braden Splichal

Re: A 2nd life [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #740991
Sun Dec 22 2019 11:55 PM
Sun Dec 22 2019 11:55 PM
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California
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Matt,
You are the master of pumps and fabrication !!!!! Thanks for sharing this incredible and skillful experience ! It came out fantastic! Also thank you Don for passing this project along to Matt an upstanding collector and craftsman! Also I appreciate you saving the meter!!!

Gas Pump Rob

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