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#162777 - Tue Dec 01 2009 11:21 PM Rat rod gas pump
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
Has any one ever built a rat rod gas pump? Or put an artistic twist on a pump? Sure would be neat to see pictures if there is any out there.
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#162783 - Tue Dec 01 2009 11:44 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: hillsideshortleg]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
I did not save any pictures but I have seen a primer pump with flames, one with flowers and trees on it, one covered in leather in a western cowboy theme and just crazy painted like an abstract painting.
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#162802 - Wed Dec 02 2009 06:45 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
A flat black pump with flames topped with a Ford globe, sitting in the shop by your rod/muscle car would look pretty cool IMO.

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#162820 - Wed Dec 02 2009 09:00 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Ohio Oil]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
DON'T KNOW WHAT A "RAT ROD" GAS PUMP WOULD LOOK LIKE REALLY. PERHAPS OVERDONE WITH MISC NON-RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS SKULLS, DEER RACKS, BEER KEGS, HUB CAPS, ETC?

MY NEPTUNE RED SEAL 855 IS DEF RATTY, BUT DOESN'T QUALIFY AS RODDY LOL!

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#162829 - Wed Dec 02 2009 10:06 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Signal Gas & Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: Lodi, CA.
Doc that is one heck of a rat rod pump dude. Does the young lady come with it? Ted
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#162832 - Wed Dec 02 2009 10:29 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
DON'T KNOW WHAT A "RAT ROD" GAS PUMP WOULD LOOK LIKE REALLY. PERHAPS OVERDONE WITH MISC NON-RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS SKULLS, DEER RACKS, BEER KEGS, HUB CAPS, ETC?

MY NEPTUNE RED SEAL 855 IS DEF RATTY, BUT DOESN'T QUALIFY AS RODDY LOL!



There is a gas pump in that picture????
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#162886 - Wed Dec 02 2009 04:50 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Kyle Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: Erlanger, Ky
You talking about something like this...

http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/hdrp_0704_1937_ford_patina_three_window/index.html

I think it would be fun to do one with some cool patina. I don't think any of my pumps have "good" patina. Plus it's something different. Would be pretty easy to do too. Just put different colors of paint down, and then wet sand the areas you want to bleed through and when it's done, just put some flattner in the clear to keep if that way.

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#162911 - Wed Dec 02 2009 06:32 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Kyle]
dice. Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: montrose mi

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#162942 - Wed Dec 02 2009 08:38 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: dice.]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
I was hoping that custom pumps would be a pump of the month at some time. I remember there was a guy in CA named Gas Pump Ronnie that did some great custom jobs. His were tastfully and professionally done with a themed twist to them. Maybe this thread can bring some of those custom pump pictures out.

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#162946 - Wed Dec 02 2009 08:50 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: bppierce]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
lurker,
Start a thread in Showcase & Stories for Custom Pumps.

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#162989 - Thu Dec 03 2009 06:23 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Dick Bennett]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
LURKER, CUSTOM PUMPS AND CUSTOM CARS TO ME DON'T FIT INTO THE RAT ROD SCENE. I SAY THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT ENDS OF THE SAME STICK.

A GAS PUMP DONE IN SEMI-GLOSS BLACK PRIMER AND PINSTRIPED IN RED & WHITE WITH A SKULL AND CROSS BONES FANTASY LOGO ON THE DOOR WOULD BE RAT ROD.

DICE'S PUMP IS TOO GLOSSY AND PURDY AND SHOULD BE IN A SHOWROOM WITH A
CLASS OF HIGH-DOLLAR CUSTOM CLASSIC HOT RODS!
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#162992 - Thu Dec 03 2009 07:18 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA


Here is one of Ronnie's Pumps
Check out the claw feet in the base.

Hey Doc,,,
That rat rod pump would need oil all over the base and maybe some black soot????
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#162995 - Thu Dec 03 2009 07:40 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
NOW THERE'S A CUSTOM PUMP! BEAUTY I MIGHT ADD!
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#162998 - Thu Dec 03 2009 07:45 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: dice.]
TUCKER48 Offline
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Registered: Wed May 14 2008
Loc: DANSVILLE MICHIGAN USA
That is a beautiful flame job. A lot of people try and fail at painting flames. That one looks great! The Bengal pump is incredible too! I've never been a fan of the rat rod look but I do like the picture Doc took.

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#162999 - Thu Dec 03 2009 07:58 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: TUCKER48]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
I have had the Bengal pic for about 20 years.
I have some more of his pics w/ gals in them,
they haven't been scanned yet.
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#163003 - Thu Dec 03 2009 08:28 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#163004 - Thu Dec 03 2009 08:42 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
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.

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#163015 - Thu Dec 03 2009 10:10 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: hillsideshortleg]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
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.

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#163017 - Thu Dec 03 2009 10:18 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: hillsideshortleg]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
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.

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#163035 - Thu Dec 03 2009 11:36 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Bret nice flame job there. That 40 is looking wild there smile
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#163064 - Thu Dec 03 2009 04:46 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Dick Bennett]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA


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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#163065 - Thu Dec 03 2009 04:47 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: gasoildude]
quincy oil&gas Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 24 2008
Loc: quincy ma.
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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#163067 - Thu Dec 03 2009 05:17 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: quincy oil&gas]
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
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.

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#163072 - Thu Dec 03 2009 05:33 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: chadrock00]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
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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#163110 - Thu Dec 03 2009 10:32 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom]
Double D Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 17 2009
Loc: McHenry, IL, USA
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


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#163114 - Fri Dec 04 2009 01:17 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Double D]
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
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?
br
Claes


Edited by fast66 (Fri Dec 04 2009 01:18 AM)

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#163139 - Fri Dec 04 2009 07:39 AM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: fast66]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#163208 - Fri Dec 04 2009 01:57 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
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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#163210 - Fri Dec 04 2009 03:05 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: jkyocom]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
jkyocom
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

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#163219 - Fri Dec 04 2009 05:04 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: hillsideshortleg]
Ron Scobie Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 02 2000
Loc: Hugo, MN, USA
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



Edited by Ron Scobie (Fri Dec 04 2009 05:09 PM)
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#163243 - Fri Dec 04 2009 08:50 PM Re: Rat rod gas pump [Re: Dick Bennett]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
"Rat rod" pumps, Dice's over-the-top or Ronnie's theme pumps would all be classified as custom pumps to me.
Most I like, some I don't, but I like the creativity of all none the less.

I just thought I would suggest the opportunity to show them off. I probably should have started a different thread instead of hijacking the rat rod thread though.

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