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Posted By: 70charger440

Fry 117 - Sun Nov 15 2009 02:49 PM

Can anyone give me an idea on what the going rate is on a restored Fry 117? Have a chance to purchase. Thanks.
Posted By: gasmansgp

Re: Fry 117 - Sun Nov 15 2009 09:55 PM

Welcome to Oldgas. In my opinion, depending on the quality of restoration, ie: perfect body work, paint, original glass,etc....from $3500 to higher end of over $5000. Add polished brass cutoff valve with correct cast handle and brass cylinder rods, also polished...price goes up. Paul
Posted By: philmccauley

Re: Fry 117 - Sun Nov 15 2009 10:46 PM

Welcome as Paul said, they are a little cheaper down here Paul.
Posted By: gasoildude

Re: Fry 117 - Mon Nov 16 2009 02:33 AM

If you get it for less than stated you did real good smile
Posted By: 70charger440

Re: Fry 117 - Mon Nov 16 2009 04:18 PM

It is in need of some work, and for sale for about $1000 but my intent would be to restore it. Just curious if I would be making a good investment based on the sales price.

Thing is mostly cast iron and weighs a ton! This one has no cylinder, top or conduit and has a reproduction globe. There is also a pretty bad rust spot that will take some time to fix. Any insight on whether this is a decent deal?
Posted By: Dick Bennett

Re: Fry 117 - Mon Nov 16 2009 04:48 PM

W/O pictures it's hard to give an actuate est.
I would offer no more than $500 for what you say is there, as it will take time & effort to find correct original parts.
Posted By: Ryan Fortner

Re: Fry 117 - Mon Nov 16 2009 07:34 PM

Cylinders for these usually trend for the $500+ range fot these so factor that in the price as well.
Posted By: gasoildude

Re: Fry 117 - Mon Nov 16 2009 07:46 PM

I agree with DB. You will sink another $500 in at least just for parts. If you do get it I have the top curved conduit for it. Pics also do help out a bunch. Plus we love pictures anyway!! Good luck & keep us posted smile
Posted By: chrisbowers

Re: Fry 117 - Mon Nov 16 2009 08:09 PM

If no cylinder, $1000 is way too much. I paid $1300 last year for a 5 gallon with a perfect cylinder and the pump looked like it had been inside a barn for the past 40 years. It also had the correct cutoff valve, which can get pricey to find the right one. If you're talking rust damage, missing parts, no cylinder, etc DB is correct, $500 is the most I'd go, figuring you're going to be sinking another $750+ just in parts if you want an original cylinder. More if you want the correct cutoff valve (if it's not there).
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