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Indianapolis, Indiana: Muffler Man: Mr. Bendo

Big fiberglass man with an unusual arm and hand configuration that could perhaps merit a name change to Mr. Drop-o.

Ralph's Muffler Shop

1250 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN
Ralph's Muffler Shop. I-65 exit 115. Drive west on 21st St., then a quick left onto Martin Luther King St. south to 16th St. Turn right on 16th and Mr. Bendo will be about a mile on the right, just before the railroad crossing.
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Mr. Bendo.

Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

Mr. Bendo's paint is pretty faded, and his boots are a little ragged, with holes and broken seams at some points, but overall he seems to be sturdy!

[Kayti McMyermick, 05/01/2022]

Mr. Bendo.

Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

Really cool. I'm fascinated by these. On a main road, easy to get right up to for pictures. This one was in good shape.

[CornerstoneJeep, 10/19/2017]

Mr. Bendo.

Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

He's pretty tall. Kids just woke up.

[Gina Stansberry, 03/30/2014]

Mr. Bendo and pals.

Mr. Bendo Muffler Man

I drive by Mr. Bendo every day for work, but I finally got the opportunity for a photo op while we were riding our bikes. Such a random Muffler Man!

[Nikki M, 06/13/2013]
Muffler Man - Mr. Bendo

This figure appears to have perhaps been a paint store icon, the extended arm would have held a paint can.

[Geoff, 04/15/2013]

The arm position is more common on Indian Chiefs. Holding a full-gallon paint can at arm's length is something you shouldn't try at home.

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