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Old 01-14-2014, 09:47 AM   #1
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I retired this week from Berts Model A in Denver after 13 years . I will miss the place but I hope to find a life of semi retirement. I have a real nice 1928 Closed Cab pickup for sale, pictures were posted a few months ago if anyone is interested.Look on the Swap site here for details Thanks Phil Turner philturner2432@gmail.com

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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Wow! That is a real loss to the Model A community! Phil has a vast knowledge of these fine cars.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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Congratulations on your retirement. You will be missed at Burt's. Time to work on your own cars instead of someone else's.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
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Are you quitting Model A's completely?
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:41 AM   #5
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Wow, Phil... Not sure what to say... That's certainly big news! Sad for us, but hopefully good for you. You will be missed. Good luck in your retirement!

BTW, Phil helped me buy my first Model A in 2010, and answered a million questions since then. When I first got my car, I would come into the shop and ask a ton of questions and walk around and look at stuff like it was a museum. They have everything! Phil and Steve and Dan probably thought I was casing the joint for a big heist. I did feel a little guilty for asking so many questions and taking up all their time but a kid in a candy shop just can't help himself. Bert's is a fun place to hang out, and Phil helped make it that way.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:51 AM   #6
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Phil,

Good luck with retirement, I hope this means you will be getting more active with in the Model A hobby and attending more events. I would like to see you at the museum in Hickory Corners some September for the Model A gathering. Keep us update on your adventures in retirement!
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
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Phil,

Congrats on your retirement. I really apprecaite the help you and Steve provided during the restoration of my 29 Special Coupe. One of the highlights of the restoration journey was visiting with you and Steve for several days at Berts and searching for those hard to find original parts. It must be a great feeling to know that you helped so many folks.

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Old 01-14-2014, 03:28 PM   #8
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Congratulations Phil. More time for skiing the powder now.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:32 PM   #9
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wow, phil... Not sure what to say... That's certainly big news! Sad for us, but hopefully good for you. You will be missed. Good luck in your retirement!

Btw, phil helped me buy my first model a in 2010, and answered a million questions since then. When i first got my car, i would come into the shop and ask a ton of questions and walk around and look at stuff like it was a museum. They have everything! Phil and steve and dan probably thought i was casing the joint for a big heist. I did feel a little guilty for asking so many questions and taking up all their time but a kid in a candy shop just can't help himself. Bert's is a fun place to hang out, and phil helped make it that way.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:57 PM   #10
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Congrats on your retirement.

But I hope you weren't the guy who completely stuffed up my order a while back.

I used to praise Bert's. but not any more.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:18 PM   #11
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Nope,not me !!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:28 PM   #12
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The running boards/splash aprons I bought from you back in 06 were A nice fit on the 30 coupe, Happy retirement, you'll like it I know I do.
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Congrats to you Phil! Yes, I think there will be a huge void in the Model-A hobby because of your retirement. Do you suppose your replacement will be a sprint car guy??
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:48 PM   #14
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Nope,not me !!!!!!!!!
Hey Phil,
CONGRATS to you !
Now you've got to look out that you enjoy yourself....and not be overworked doing everything for inlaws, outlaws and neighbors. I think that retirement is a learning curve, just like full employment was !
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #15
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Phil,
Congratulations! You guys have always been top notch to the Model A community.
If I lived out there I'd be there all the time rooting for things... and maybe working there too!
Best of Luck!
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Now why would somebody who works at Bert's retire???? Seems to me it would be like working in the candy store. Enjoy your retirement ! ! ! !
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Now why would somebody who works at Bert's retire???? Seems to me it would be like working in the candy store. Enjoy your retirement ! ! ! !
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That is what I was thinking also!
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:22 PM   #18
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Congratulations! I retired 2 years ago from a job I loved and bought a '30 ccpu to help keep me busy. My wife says to send condolences to your wife.

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:02 PM   #19
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Phil, Please say it isn't so!

Thank you so much for thinking of me when you decided to sell your 1928 Special Coupe. I plan to keep it forever. I wish you well in your retirement.

Quite a loss for me as I enjoyed our many Saturday morning meetings
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Congrats Phil... You have been a GREAT help to me in getting my 31 Sedan completed... Now enjoy everyday being a Saturday...
Your help in searching out GOOD used parts will be missed... but I am confident Bert's will continue to be the BEST A part house...

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It was probably the time he sold me seat belts for my A, after my wreck. Or maybe not.....
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Phil,

You surley will be missed...thanks for all your knowledge about Model A's you have given out over the years to many, many Model A'ers.

Bert's is and always will be the heart and soul of original Model A parts.

Enjoy your retirement.

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1st post. been lurking for 1 1/2 yrs. wondered what would make me post. this was it. Phil I will miss you. you made Bert's my 1st place to call when I needed anything. GOOD LUCK & BEST WISHES. THANKS for all your help and time.
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Good luck in your retirement and I hope you continue to bring fine orignal Model A's to the national meets, like the nice original Coupe you brought to the Madison national meet years ago.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:29 AM   #26
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Thanks for all your help!
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:22 PM   #27
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Why the hell are you quitting such a gravy job for? All you did was come in early, stay late, answer the phone, dis-assemble parts, store them outside in the cold and snow, answer the phone(s), gather box and ship parts in one day, hunt down new inventory, keep the shop clean, learn most everything about most every car, be friendly to all visitors, learn where every part was in that tiny little store, go without lunch, sort and grade parts, maintain inventory, spend all that time in a truck with Steve and remembering a parts order from three years ago.

I'd have to re-think that if I were you.

PS: I would not have done as well with my 'projects' if it were not for you guys, THANKS!!!

Stay thirsty my friend!
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #28
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Best to you Phil in your retirement.

Thanks for the help you gave in on the phone and in person.

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Phil May God bless you with good health and family time It has always been a treet to talk to you on the phone for ording must have took you 10 or 11 years to train your replacement will continue to use Berts Have a BLESSED LIFE
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