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#242557 - Tue Mar 22 2011 11:21 PM Over the top restoration, you decide....
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
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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#242558 - Tue Mar 22 2011 11:26 PM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards]
D Phillips Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 2010
Loc: Tulsa, Ok
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.

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#242559 - Tue Mar 22 2011 11:33 PM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: D Phillips]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
IMO, WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY over done.....
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#242561 - Tue Mar 22 2011 11:53 PM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
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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#242570 - Wed Mar 23 2011 02:03 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards]
mobil100 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 11 2004
Loc: calgary ab canada
so i guess this butler i did is over done



Edited by mobil100 (Wed Mar 23 2011 02:07 AM)

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#242571 - Wed Mar 23 2011 02:13 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: mobil100]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
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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#242572 - Wed Mar 23 2011 02:22 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: mobil100]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
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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#242589 - Wed Mar 23 2011 06:50 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Madison Oil Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 06 2010
Loc: Madison, WI
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.

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#242594 - Wed Mar 23 2011 07:22 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Madison Oil]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...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


Edited by gulfiend! (Wed Mar 23 2011 07:22 AM)
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#242598 - Wed Mar 23 2011 07:48 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: gulfiend!]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#242599 - Wed Mar 23 2011 07:50 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: gulfiend!]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
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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#242604 - Wed Mar 23 2011 08:05 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: eshaver]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
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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#242608 - Wed Mar 23 2011 08:14 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Oldgas]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Well said Jim! I like em all!!!
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#242610 - Wed Mar 23 2011 08:17 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Oldgas]
Terry Flannery Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 20 2001
Loc: Goodman WI USA
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.

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#242613 - Wed Mar 23 2011 08:21 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: eshaver]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
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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