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#643938 Sat Jan 16 2016 01:22 PM
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After owning this pump for nearly 10 years, I finally finished the restoration on it. I purchased it in Dec. of ’06. I found it on ebay and it came from the Spokane, Wa. Area. It was a total “rust bucket”, so it addition to every piece coming apart, many of them were beyond repair, and had to be replaced.
Those of you that have restored a rare pump know that if one is truly rare, parts are hard to come by. Vendors make parts to sell, in order to make a profit. If there aren’t too many calls for the parts, then no one makes them, and that was my problem. I needed lots of parts, but very few were to be found. Re-creating the needed parts, or finding someone with the skills to do so, can be time consuming.
Plus, there are always those other projects that seem to jump in, and beg for priority.
The Signal theme was chosen from the fantasy globe that Mike Slama created. I felt the lower panels of the pump gave me plenty of room to work with, and so the “winged auto” found it’s self a runway of sorts. Those images are hand painted on the lower panels by a talented guy here in So. Oregon. The first attempt was by a bloke who charged me more for decals, and couldn’t get the colors right, than the artist who painted them.
At one time I had thoughts of documenting the process with photos. I’m afraid it would take as long to view them all, as it did for the restoration itself. If there is any interest, I might put together an abbreviated version. In the mean time, I’m just thrilled this project is completed.

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Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
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That's all for now.
Don

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Extremely nice Don



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All I can say is WOW !
Beautiful Work and Pump !!!!


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Very nice!! Really like the artwork on bottom of pump.


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Very very nice. You have an amazing collection
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Looks great


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Very beautiful pump. How about a pic of the station lighter next to it?

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Beautiful! WOW!!

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Sweet pump, extremely nice work. I can bet you're glad to have it finished, looks like a lot of work.

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The pump is awesome. I seen it before the restoration and during, it came out great.


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Gorgeous pump! I can totally appreciate the tribute to Signal as a West Coaster.


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Very very well done. Looks great!


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Great color and beautiful artwork.

What was the hardest part to find/replicate?

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Amazing looking pump and collection!!!
And kudos to the artist on the bottom signage!! Awesome!!


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