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Posted 6 years ago


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My 12 year old picked this oil can for $1 a few weeks ago and we finally got around to turning it into a Shell themed can this week. We finished pinstriping it this morning. He is happy with it. Turned out pretty cool I think, elbow grease, a little paint, couple of decals and some pinstriping.


  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
    Nice job young man!

  2. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    thanks kingboat, michael, and stonesfan
  3. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    Wow Very Cool !!
  4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    love it jamie
  5. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker and Van, I will pass it on to James
  6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    jamie where did you get the decals from
  7. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    I got these through an eBay seller named "largemouthlodge" but there are several others who sell these sort of decals on eBay. I prefer the vinyl ones over waterslides. Frankly I was disappointed in the ones I got from largemouthlodge as they were not die cut, they look good but not being die cut is a pain. I realized after the fact that I never inquired about that. It makes it difficult to handcut each of these, and I purchased several different items from this dealer at the same time. Its my fault though for not asking ahead of time if they were die cut.

    James has another small oil can that we will be doing in a mobile theme and we will post pics of it when we get it done.
  8. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    look forward to seeing it
  9. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    That is a really great job!! I love it.
  10. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    What a great 'Father son project' for y'all to do while it's winter time ....Every time he sees it he will remember...
  11. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    thanks to you all for the likes and loves and the great comments. Pop-abides I hope you are right. I do want him to remember things like this. Had wanted to find us a gas pump to work on this winter, but oil cans and gumball machines will have to do!
  12. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bratjdd
  13. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
    Very cool! Great job guys!!!
  14. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 6 years ago
    Kudos to you for inspiring a new generation to collect, restore and display. Getting them out of the house to garage sales and thrift stores and enjoying it. Yet still using the internet to research, find parts and display for others to enjoy. Thats what I call a balance.
  15. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    thanks toolate2 and Rocker-sd
  16. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    I collected oil cans and bottles for years when I lived up North. I gotta love this. Your little one made a good buy. I still have a dozen or two out in the shop somewhere. Probably they will end up dump bait in the end.
  17. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    Nice resto!!! Sounds like a good project ahead of him as well!!
  18. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    thanks again fhrjr2, let me know if you have anything for him

    thanks Tommy!
  19. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    If I find something I will part with it will be a donation for his cause. I seldom sell stuff I actively collect. Swap it or give it away. Miscellaneous items are a different story.
  20. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    Thats awesome! I know a young man who would be really happy!
  21. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    I poked around there in one shop today. Can't say I remember where everything is, however I did find an oil can the boy might like to clean up for his project. I will send you a picture and he can decide. I think it was originally used on singer sewing machines so that may give him an idea for a theme.
  22. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    thanks so much fhrjr2, my email is

  23. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 5 years ago
    thanks walksoftly and gargoylecollector
  24. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 5 years ago
    thanks miKKoChristmas11, egreeley1976 and spiritinthesky3

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