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Robert Zuver
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« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2012, 02:31:56 PM »

Sorry Dave
To many Dave's , not enough Bob's
Happy Thanksgiving
RZ

Hey guys?
One of members from here has just posted a nice little write up about Zuver's plates on Dave Drapers site.
You might like to check it out. Job well done.
RZ


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« Reply #126 on: December 19, 2012, 09:25:06 PM »

Sorry Dave
To many Dave's , not enough Bob's
Happy Thanksgiving
RZ

Check them out on eBay.


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« Reply #127 on: December 19, 2012, 09:27:15 PM »



Just thought I would let you guys know someone is selling one of the nicest sets of Zuver Hall of Fame 50lb plates I've seen on eBay. Check them out.
RZ


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« Reply #128 on: December 21, 2012, 02:04:58 PM »

Great site!!!
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« Reply #129 on: December 21, 2012, 04:32:50 PM »

Great site!!!

Willie
Thanks for the intrest. After the Hollyadays ill post some stories about some of the BB's that trained at the old Costa Mesa St. Zuver's Gym. Don't know if you know who Mike Glass is but he was a pritty good Bodybuielder in his day also got his start at our gym and was our gym manager for over ten years. He now puts on some of the top BB contests around. More to come in 2013.
 Well Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all.
Robert Zuver

PS
Dennis was one of the best of the best
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« Reply #130 on: January 01, 2013, 05:45:43 AM »

Great site!!!

Hey guys
When you get time check out my short story on Drapers site. It had the Christmas spirt.
Also some cool pics.
RZ


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« Reply #131 on: January 01, 2013, 06:00:23 AM »

that's bodybuildings equivallant to the sistine chapel. inspired by michaeangelo. waiting to hear more from a true insider.

Funny thing happened this Christmas. My son and daughter in law were in a gift shop at a museum in LA when my daughter in law just happened to pick up a book and started flipping through it. The book was on LA history and as she glanced through the pages she came apon this old photo of Zuver's equipment factory in Costa Mesa. The photo was taken 1978 right after the original Hall of Fame closed down. I had never seen it before. What are the chances that one of my kids would just run across it like that. Intersting.
RZ
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They gave me that book for Christmas , way Cool.


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« Reply #132 on: January 01, 2013, 07:12:12 AM »

NICE...looks a great book.
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« Reply #133 on: January 01, 2013, 07:31:54 AM »

NICE...looks a great book.

It's an awsome book with a lot of great history on LA. If you ever get a chance check it out. There's like 700 pages. That's what made it special that the kids just happened to run across that one page with that picture.
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« Reply #134 on: January 01, 2013, 10:15:04 AM »

It's an awsome book with a lot of great history on LA. If you ever get a chance check it out. There's like 700 pages. That's what made it special that the kids just happened to run across that one page with that picture.
RZ
book goes for like 44 bucks on amazon.com.60 some copies still availavle.
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« Reply #135 on: January 01, 2013, 10:41:01 AM »

book goes for like 44 bucks on amazon.com.60 some copies still availavle.

For me it was the story on finding a new picture not seen on the Internet before, just out of the blue.
The book is a plus with great history on LA. Highly Recomended reading. Thanks for the Amazon info.
RZ


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« Reply #136 on: April 12, 2013, 07:45:22 AM »

 Wink bumped in  need of  more zuver gym ; pics robert.  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #137 on: April 12, 2013, 09:18:39 AM »

Wink bumped in  need of  more zuver gym ; pics robert.  Grin Grin Grin Grin

OK
Question!
How many real weight plates does any gym need to decorate there place. Does the gym you presently visit have thousands of dollars worth of iron decorating the entrence?  Back in the 60s Zuvers used more weights for decorating than most gyms of that time had in there gym.  Here are just a few pics of what I mean.
Yes, the Olympic bars were real.
Yes, all the plates were real.
Yes, all the equipment was real.
Yes, Bob Zuver was obsessed with his gym being a one of a kind place.
Yes, It was known as The Disneyland of the muscle world.


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« Reply #138 on: April 12, 2013, 09:21:12 AM »

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« Reply #139 on: April 12, 2013, 09:23:03 AM »

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Check out the 300lbs plus door handle.


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« Reply #140 on: April 12, 2013, 09:27:42 AM »

EVEN OUR BARSTOOLS WERE 50lb ZUVER PLATES!
The third pic is all that is left of the original gym barstool today.


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« Reply #141 on: April 12, 2013, 09:32:40 AM »

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Yes, that is a real, compleat Olympic set.
And yes the last picture is of the famed writer Dick Tyler doing a interview with Big Bob Zuver.
Check out the floor.


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« Reply #142 on: April 12, 2013, 09:43:42 AM »

How's that for now Mr. funk?
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« Reply #143 on: April 12, 2013, 12:37:03 PM »

Zuver's Gym
Here is a rare photo of the 19th street costa mesa Zuver's gym after the Original Hamilton Street Gym Closed.
This is the only photo of this gym I have found so far. Hope to find more of this one and the El Toro Gym to show you. Anyone out there that had visited any of our gyms and may have photos please contact me.


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« Reply #144 on: April 12, 2013, 02:02:40 PM »

How's that for now Mr. funk?
thank you robert , that's what i'm talking about.
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« Reply #145 on: April 12, 2013, 06:48:58 PM »

thank you robert , that's what i'm talking about.

More to come.
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« Reply #146 on: April 12, 2013, 09:17:38 PM »

Even the BARSTOOLS were Zuver Muscle Plates.
The last pic is one of the original stool plates. I have had it all these years.


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« Reply #147 on: April 17, 2013, 03:54:23 PM »

The Big Visitors Pass
Pop would have people that just wanted to look around carry this metal pass with them as they looked around.
Pop was always thinking.


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« Reply #148 on: April 17, 2013, 10:30:11 PM »

AT ZUVER'S GYM
EVERYONE COULD BECOME A ZUVERMAN.
AT LEAST FOR PHOTOS.


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« Reply #149 on: April 17, 2013, 10:31:43 PM »

That's funny!
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