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Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase?

Posted By: bagged1961

Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Jan 28 2015 12:01 AM

Just curious if anyone has used the aftermarket Wayne 71 showcase parts to convert a Wayne 70 to a display pump? I noticed the bases the main piece that they do not produce.
Posted By: K W FRITH

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Jan 28 2015 12:03 AM

I don't think it would be possible.
Posted By: SKomatinsky

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Jan 28 2015 01:23 AM

Could be done but you have to really be top notch with metal fabrication to pull it off. Craig said it was a pain to get an original aligned when putting back together, so I can only imagine how hard it is to fabricate
Posted By: Jack Sim

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Jan 28 2015 06:41 AM

Seriously, the 70 is about 24" wide, the 71 is about 36" wide. Enough said.

Jack Sim
Posted By: Dale Stephens

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Jan 28 2015 03:35 PM

PM sent...
Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Thu Jan 29 2015 02:04 AM

It is difficult, but possible with the middle and bottom doors. Good metal body man can make that happen, but the top door would require metal to be taken off both sides in order to fit. Could be wrong also, but think the sight glass is different also.

If they could make a Wayne 50 then anything is possible.
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Feb 07 2018 12:13 AM

Finally progress on our wayne 70 to 71 showcase conversion. Got 1 door hinged and internal structure braced and upper panels are mounted. Been a slow process but making headway as of late.

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Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Feb 07 2018 02:26 AM

It is looking good. There is lots of time involved for sure but like anything else it can be done. With the reproduction doors you can fit the body to the doors verses the other way around. Filling in the base also I see. Looking forward to seeing the final product. Good luck with it.
Posted By: Oldgas

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Feb 07 2018 03:15 PM

Looks like it is coming along nicely. A lot like doing custom fabrication on a chopped and channeled hot rod. Takes some skill and creativity to get it to come out right. Keep posting pictures as you go.
Posted By: tjhvintage

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Feb 07 2018 10:31 PM

Originally Posted by K W FRITH
I don't think it would be possible.


Originally Posted by Jack Sim
Seriously, the 70 is about 24" wide, the 71 is about 36" wide. Enough said.

Jack Sim


Nice metal work! You obviously have some great fabrication skills.
a.) looks like it may be possible
b.) it appears there's more to be said.
Posted By: Signal Gas & Oil

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Feb 07 2018 11:59 PM

The can't be done looks like might be done. I have a metal working guy does this kind of stuff all the time.Good job. Keep it up.
Posted By: Ryan Underthun

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Thu Feb 08 2018 12:07 AM

I dont think this would be all that difficult to do. The hardest parts needed are available through gas pump heaven. The gas manifold is the same as early 70's as well as the computer mounts ect. The hardest part would be making the electrical manifold for the showcase and fabricating the top. I would think that a base could be made pretty easy out of 2 and if done correctly I dont think you would be able to tell that it was not a factory 71 base.
Posted By: JimT

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Thu Feb 08 2018 05:00 AM

The top might be kind of tough-no?
Posted By: LOWright

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Thu Feb 08 2018 02:37 PM

I knew if it could be done, you guys could do it! Looks great! Watching....
Posted By: Dale Stephens

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Fri Feb 09 2018 12:41 AM

I did one of these about 4 years ago. To do the top, I cut 2 tops up and welded them together to form the wide top needed and as someone already mentioned, I cut 2 bases apart and welded them together to form the wide base. I'm just a flunky when it comes to welding and body work but it really turned out well. I'd post the pictures of it but I don't have them stored in my computer, only on my phone. If someone would post them I could sent them through a text message....Dale
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sat Feb 10 2018 11:45 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. Our pump won’t be an exact 100% true recreation but will be very close. You can look at it and know it’s a Wayne 71 but subtle differences. We are building it off of pictures, honestly we have never seen one in person.

Our biggest struggle is mounting the veeder root. Close to figuring out the slight glass manifold. Parts of this pump will be purely cosmetic to give the look of certain parts with our own mounts and adaptations.

Jim, we are going to use 2 tops to make 1 which is just cutting and welding. Don’t think it will be too bad but nothings been easy sir far.

Finally, BEST part of this whole build is the fact that my dad and I are doing it together.
Posted By: azjockey

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sat Feb 10 2018 03:13 PM


Finally, BEST part of this whole build is the fact that my dad and I are doing it together.
Great job on the wayne and can't wait to see it finished, but your right the fact you both get to work together is fantastic.
Posted By: Done4

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sat Feb 10 2018 03:37 PM

You and you dad are doing a great job. Thats what is so cool about our hobby that guys will take on a challenge like this. I personally never liked the 71 display case but what you are doing is very cool. Glen Thompson had a couple and always tried to talk me into buying one but could never get past how it looked. Thanks for the post.
Posted By: JimT

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sat Feb 10 2018 03:49 PM

I really like the looks of them (even though they are a bit homely)and think they capture perfectly the feel of the time and of the locations where they were used. There certainly are "Better looking" display pumps. -probably just about all of them.lol Most of us cant afford or dont get lucky enough to chance into nice original display pumps but once or twice-if ever- in our collecting lifetimes. Especially now days.
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sun Feb 11 2018 01:20 AM

Text me at765-432-6406 I’d like to see the pictures
Posted By: LOWright

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sun Feb 11 2018 03:06 PM

Dale, Text them to me and i will post them...1-502-396-3435
Posted By: LOWright

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Mon Feb 12 2018 03:54 PM

Here's Dale's Pics...

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Posted By: JimT

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Mon Feb 12 2018 04:39 PM

Wow. It came out really good Dale!
Posted By: J, Micieli

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Mon Feb 12 2018 05:22 PM

Nice display!
Posted By: we're the other guys

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Mon Feb 12 2018 05:33 PM

very very cool well done !
Posted By: Dale Stephens

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Mon Feb 12 2018 11:35 PM

Thanks,guys, for the fine compliments. And a big THANK YOU to Owen for posting the pics for me.....Dale
Posted By: Bass Master

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Tue Feb 13 2018 12:25 AM

Dale, You did an awesome job on that 71, Nice work!!
Brian
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Tue Feb 13 2018 02:57 AM

Dale did a phenomenal job!
Posted By: pumpdoc

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Tue Feb 13 2018 12:53 PM

I have an original one and I hope when it is done it will look half as nice as Dale's...
Posted By: Dale Stephens

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Feb 14 2018 01:25 AM

Thanks guys. It was a lot of hard work but the end result was worth all the sweat....Dale
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Fri Feb 16 2018 12:00 AM

Top is cut and just sitting on the pump. Little more difficult than we thought but getting there....

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Posted By: Oldgas

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Fri Feb 16 2018 02:48 AM

Looks great, Dale! Thanks for sending in the pics.

Lots of work, Seth, but I'm sure the end result will be worth it.
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sat Feb 17 2018 12:26 AM

Sight glasses are mounted!
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Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Sun Feb 18 2018 10:56 PM

Veeder root is mounted...starting to really look like a gas pump!
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Posted By: JimT

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Mon Feb 19 2018 02:23 AM

You guys are going to town.
Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Mon Feb 19 2018 04:13 AM

Love those pumps. Great job.
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Wed Feb 21 2018 10:18 PM

Base is getting welded up...
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Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Thu Feb 22 2018 01:02 AM

Base is finished!
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Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Thu Feb 22 2018 02:47 AM

Looks good!! Is that an aluminum base? I had a Wayne 70 with an aluminum base in the past and thought it was unusual.
Posted By: bagged1961

Re: Anyone converted Wayne 70 to a Wayne 71 showcase? - Thu Feb 22 2018 01:12 PM

Yeah it’s aluminum, I think they made aluminum and steel. We have another wayne 70 and it has aluminum base as well.
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