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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom] #163003
Thu Dec 03 2009 07:28 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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SO CAN WE ASSUME ANY RATTY LOOKING PUMP IS A RAT ROD PUMP? OR DOES IT HAVE TO BE TO RAT ROD STANDARDS....WELDED SEEMS, CRACKED GLASS, BONDO SHOWING, PRIMED AND CRUDELY PINSTRIPED AND A VARIOUS MIX OF ODDS 'N ENDS ATTACHED TO IT THAT MAKE PEOPLE SAY..."HUH?....COOL!" LOL!


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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #163004
Thu Dec 03 2009 07:42 AM
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We built a gate for a kid that started a web site called Killbillet.com and since then have really got off on the rat rod cars that were put together with fence post, signs, spurs, guns and you get the idea. I think a gas pump could look prety good done out of misc. pump parts along with some other nicely placed dodads. I have some old heavy broken up cast iron ornate fluted columns that I am trying to come up with a concept of a roman column clock face rat rod pump.

Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: hillsideshortleg] #163015
Thu Dec 03 2009 09:10 AM
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Hi lurker,

I agree with DB & DOC. There is a place for both in the hobby and both are fun to look at; just different.IMO.

Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: hillsideshortleg] #163017
Thu Dec 03 2009 09:18 AM
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Hi Hillside,

Now I see what you are after. The possibilities are interesting. How about an old rusty pump with hubcaps for pump plates, acar emblem for an ID tag and an old headlight for a globe? I like garage art, that might fun.

Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom] #163035
Thu Dec 03 2009 10:36 AM
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Oneida IL USA
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Bret nice flame job there. That 40 is looking wild there smile


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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Dick Bennett] #163064
Thu Dec 03 2009 03:46 PM
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Here is a computer I did in speculation someone would want to do a radical GULF or PHILLIPS, etc.
I still have it in stock if anyone is interested.


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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: gasoildude] #163065
Thu Dec 03 2009 03:47 PM
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ok, a rat rod to me is some kid in the 50's gets a 32 ford starts to hop it up in his back yard gets it running with a cad. or Lincoln engine, a lasalle tranny, maybe a quick change rear end. once the rod is in running shape it go's on the road and the kid drives it every where and guess what, the car never gets finish, that's why you find banged up and rusty body's, plywood floor boards, strip out interiors, thats the way i see it. cool


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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: quincy oil&gas] #163067
Thu Dec 03 2009 04:17 PM
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I thought it always would be cool to build a pump, and try to incorporate parts from 3 or 4 different pumps into it. Wouldn't want it to be tacky like most of the "rat rods" falling out if the wood works these days though. Everything would have to incorporate with each other.

Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: chadrock00] #163072
Thu Dec 03 2009 04:33 PM
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I have had that same idea.
I can always make it a clock!!!
.....purists are shaking their fingers as I type...lol


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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom] #163110
Thu Dec 03 2009 09:32 PM
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Here's one I did. GB 96 in red oxide primer, scuffed up with Scotchbrite pads and a couple of smacks with bike chains.

DD


Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Double D] #163114
Fri Dec 04 2009 12:17 AM
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Hi all, Nice pump DoubleD!

I also like the rough cracked look of Docs pump. How did you do that, Doc?

There was also a long post some years back where Don, Oldtoydoc, restored a Neptune (iirc) and made it look as if it had been been out in the rough for years - any one has the link to that post?
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Claes

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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: fast66] #163139
Fri Dec 04 2009 06:39 AM
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CLAES - I BOUGHT THAT PUMP FROM AN ANTIQUE DEALER IN CARLISLE, PA. ABOUT 9 YEARS AGO. THE REASON I BOUGHT IT WAS BECAUSE IT LOOKED JUST LIKE THAT! PLUS IT WAS FAIRLY CHEAP! I DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO THAT PUMP ACCES DRESS IT UP WITH A GLOBE AND SOME SIGNS AND GOT IT LIT UP! THANKS!


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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #163208
Fri Dec 04 2009 12:57 PM
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Here is an idea....
Use a pump that has flat panels on all four sides.
Take a few big rectangular ratty porcelain signs and chop them into new panels for the pump.
Better yet, use non oil co signs...or a mix of several signs.
Perferated "Crisco" can for a globe, pair of vise grips for the reset handle, old garden hose, and the rattiest, beat to h*ll nozzle you can find.
Put a few bullet holes in the faces, maybe a few more in the panels. Use unrestored misc. stainless parts of various pumps
for the exterior, so no paint would be needed.... the old GOC pumps would work good.

Maybe not such a bad idea if all you have is the base, frame, top of that cabinet.
I know it is politically incorrect but I had to do one with a Shell globe on top, it just looked too good on that top!!!!!



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Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom] #163210
Fri Dec 04 2009 02:05 PM
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Spokane, Washington
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I love the crisco idea. there's all kinds of ***** (stuff) you could put on there. Kind of like making a North Dakota Fence. What ever is laying around to seal up the bullet holes

Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: hillsideshortleg] #163219
Fri Dec 04 2009 04:04 PM
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Here's a couple of desk top pieces (gas pump & air meter)I had done which 'adorn' my office area. They aren't exactly what you are looking for but hopefully will give you some ideas.
Here's some of the parts- watch; race for a ball bearing; pressure gauge; saxophone parts; chain link; freezer thermometer; brass acorn nut; belt buckle... You get the idea.

Ron


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