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Over the top restoration, you decide.... #242557
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:21 PM
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Bob Richards Offline OP
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Since Tom shared, his beautiful Tok showcase in the Veltex wrapper.... I went looking on ebay for something in Veltex..

I found a G&B 106 on ebay in Veltex, also.......

To me this really is an "over the top" resto; I will let you decide for yourselves. Ebay auction # 220756226179









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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards] #242558
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:26 PM
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Are you saying it was overdone? or a job well done? I like it, but its a bit flashy for my taste, and waaaay out of my budget. Its a cool pump.

Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: D Phillips] #242559
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:33 PM
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IMO, WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY over done.....


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards] #242561
Tue Mar 22 2011 09:53 PM
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I AGREE, was looking at fry seller had and found this, looks like

a poster child pump, if you get my drift.OVER DONE. just think it

takes away from a great pump body ,cause you can't get past the

bold signage.


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards] #242570
Wed Mar 23 2011 12:03 AM
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so i guess this butler i did is over done


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: mobil100] #242571
Wed Mar 23 2011 12:13 AM
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IMO, yes... But that is just my opinion. Take my opinion and $3 and one would be able to buy 1/2 a coffee at Starbucks.. grin

Nothing like that ever came from the factory and sure the hell wouldn't have been used at a station, looking as it does in the photo.

That paint job would have lasted about 2 seconds in a "real world" working situation. Once greasy hands and the first time the nozzle missed the hanger.....

As you already know, it doesn't matter what I think. And I do think it is a beautiful looking pump....

You have reason to be proud of it and that is all that matters!


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: mobil100] #242572
Wed Mar 23 2011 12:22 AM
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I wouldn't say that.
Mobil 100, yours is a beauty. I'd have to go back and look but ,the one Bobs speaking about if I remember correctly has large lettering on three sides, and just seems a bit much.


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Loyd Pierce] #242589
Wed Mar 23 2011 04:50 AM
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The Texaco pump is killer! Forget what these other guys say, it is better than any pump they have for sure! You did not retore your pump for use at a station, you retored it for display in your shop, and it is First Class any day of the week for the rest of the world.

Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Madison Oil] #242594
Wed Mar 23 2011 05:22 AM
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...remember folks: the term for an over-the-top pump restoration is 'circus peanut cart', coined in a flash of genius right here on Oldgas!...learn it, know it, live it... wink

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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: gulfiend!] #242598
Wed Mar 23 2011 05:48 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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YES, QUITE FLASHY AND OVERDONE...STILL NICE TO LOOK AT THOUGH EVEN IF NOT DONE TO ORIGINAL STANDARADS. BUT, ISN'T RESTORING A PUMP TO YOUR OWN STANDARDS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?

I'M A SUCKER FOR VELTEX...SO I LIKE IT, OVERDONE OR NOT!
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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: gulfiend!] #242599
Wed Mar 23 2011 05:50 AM
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Like too many so called "Restored " vintage automobiles , the new owner puts every option andthen a few known to mankind on his new Charriot . Hey, if this is what turns ya on, kwell. To me ............ I can't post it as it's all too "X " Rated . Ed Shaver


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: eshaver] #242604
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:05 AM
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If we are going to hold the restoration standard to gas pumps as they looked when they were in service, nearly all restored gas pumps are overdone. Today's glossy paint, fine detailing and polished/plated details are way nicer than the brush-painted, low tech finish of the old days.

We usually tell people who ask, "It's your pump, do it as you want."

My personal opinion is that most "restored" gas pumps are really custom displays, not historically accurate restorations. The Veltex and Texaco branded pumps shown here are great pumps to begin with and show a lot of craftsmanship. I appreciate that whether I would have done it up the same or not. To each his own.


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Oldgas] #242608
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:14 AM
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Well said Jim! I like em all!!!


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Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Oldgas] #242610
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:17 AM
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Yup, they are overdone, bring them to my house and let me slobber over them. I like overdone! That Indian pump don't look very shabby either, bring it along too. I've got lots of room for them.

Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: eshaver] #242613
Wed Mar 23 2011 06:21 AM
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To me pumps are like women. They are all beautiful in there own way! Weather there wraped in gunny sacks or million dollar dresses.
I suppose im getting old but the newer, younger pumps just dont have the style or lines I like and when you get to the curb style pumps or pre-visable! I dont know? thier just a little to old for my taste no matter what you paint on them.
Am I nuts?

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