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Project by ChuckJR posted 01-30-2020 02:59 PM 906 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a model of a Gulf Oil Gas Station located at 6961 Miramar Pky. Miramar, Florida.
It was built in 1957 and demolished in 2003. Mr. & Mrs. C. Olds were the Gulf Dealer
From 1977 to 1993. Gulf Oil inc. was sold to BP Oil in South Florida and BP Oil moved out of
South Florida In 1994.





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#1 posted 01-30-2020 03:11 PM

GREAT JOB :<))

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#2 posted 01-30-2020 03:11 PM

ahhhh the good ol days when someone would fill your tank wash your wind shield and check your oil.you could get a tune up and a brake job.today you can buy some over priced junk food and talk to someone behind bullet proof glass,sighhhh…......beautiful model work.thanks for the flash back.

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#3 posted 01-30-2020 04:26 PM

Does that ever bring back memories of my old Texaco gas station. Those were good days!

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#4 posted 01-30-2020 04:37 PM

Excellent model, pop machines and all. Nicely detailed. I’m with BurlyBob only I always remember the Oklahoma gas stations.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-30-2020 07:17 PM

Wonderful rendition of an older SERVICE station; from when they stillexisted.

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#6 posted 01-31-2020 02:40 AM

Love it! What scale is this? Is that an Arkus-Duntov corvette model in the picture?

Great to see something a little different once in a while on here! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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htl

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#7 posted 01-31-2020 02:44 AM

Nice job!
I remember working at a station like that in my youth 1965 or so.
Check the oil and clean the wind shield. lol

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#8 posted 01-31-2020 06:03 AM

Nice job Chucky… what is the background/inspiration?

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ChuckJR

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#9 posted 01-31-2020 07:35 AM

The cars are 1953 Corvette, 1955 Chevy 2 dr. post & 1950 Mercury.
The scale I used was 1-43, the base of the station 24” by 24” plywood.

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#10 posted 01-31-2020 11:10 AM

Chuck nice job on that! Reading you post I found we are neighbors. (I’m in Ft Myers) congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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#11 posted 01-31-2020 02:51 PM

Nice Job! Helps reminisce about the good old days. Great detail too. When I first looked at it, I didn’t notice the pop machines until I saw the picture of the real gas station.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#12 posted 02-01-2020 11:36 AM

I grew up down there, and know exactly where that gas station was. Nice job

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#13 posted 02-05-2020 04:28 AM

Superb job sir on the old petrol station as we call them downunder…love it!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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plang

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#14 posted 02-09-2020 05:26 AM

Just one awesome project. I grew up in the 60s and 70s and remember going fishing with my grandfather and getting gas and having all those FREE services done on his 53 Buick Special. One heck of a tank. I Also remember how friendly those guys were who served us. Again, one beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

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plang

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#15 posted 02-09-2020 05:32 AM

oh yeah, dont forget putting air in the tires.

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