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#242621 - Wed Mar 23 2011 08:44 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Terry Flannery]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
I have also done pumps to more than factory condition, and like Jim said it is all up to the person what they want. Bernie matchen does over the top stuff and it is always stunning as others that also are on this site. In fact Frank's Bowser was another beautiful Restoration to me, but its all in what people want. I like pumps just in Primer so you can enjoy the pump itself, but that is just my opinion.
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#242623 - Wed Mar 23 2011 08:57 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
PUMP POLICE ARE OUT!!!!


Who cares how guys restore there pumps. I am getting ready to do mine and it will be over done.
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#242624 - Wed Mar 23 2011 08:59 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Jarvis]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Lets ruin it some more people... we already have tons of stuff not getting posted because of repop guys stealing images and now guys won't post pictures of pump because they will be afraid someone will tell them it's over done.
We keep going this site will be worthless.
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#242629 - Wed Mar 23 2011 09:25 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Jarvis]
oillease55 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
John I think you're feeling the fumes from the black stuff in your conduit. LOL ;;;;;;;;;;Ron

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#242632 - Wed Mar 23 2011 09:35 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: oillease55]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...oh, please - it's ever so tiring to read all of the Pump Police garbage anytime someone posts anything other than 'yay, great job, Skip! I'm drooling'...

...sakes alive...maybe we should just make this site one big frilly maypole dance with lots of pink lemonade for everyone - why should anyone offer differing opinions about anything?...some grown man's feelings might get hurt... cry


Edited by gulfiend! (Wed Mar 23 2011 09:42 AM)
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#242634 - Wed Mar 23 2011 09:46 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Jarvis]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: U.S.A.
+1

Originally Posted By: Jarvis
Lets ruin it some more people... we already have tons of stuff not getting posted because of repop guys stealing images and now guys won't post pictures of pump because they will be afraid someone will tell them it's over done.
We keep going this site will be worthless.
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#242637 - Wed Mar 23 2011 10:01 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
I agree with Jim,"to each his own".Looking at the Veltex,most of the other pumps in the pic also look very highly detailed.IMO all the restorations were done to someones taste in pump restoration.I've got no problem with that and I think displayed togather they make a very eye catching presentation.

That is another question I have had to deal with over the years,"how far do I go with it?"What I do is display several pumps in various conditions;unrestored in need of restoration,restored but not really overdone(just off a pump island?),highly restored (very shiny,everything chrome or highly polished)and unrestored in displayable condition as found.

Then I point out that how far to go with it depends a lot,IMO,on what else is going to be displayed with it and the setting it will be in.To me,it is important that everything looks like they belong togather so to speak.

Then I wish them well in whatever they decide to do.

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#242642 - Wed Mar 23 2011 10:10 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: hillsideshortleg]
DasFast1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE
I don't think it is overdone. Very nice looking. I really really like the globe. Jarvis, where do i get a pair of repop police lights. I need those for my lubester. hehehe!

If I had the cash I'd over do mine too!


Edited by DasFast1 (Wed Mar 23 2011 10:13 AM)
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#242644 - Wed Mar 23 2011 10:14 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: hillsideshortleg]
BIGTOM Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
Well, considering these pumps are basically ENORMOUS over-glorified lamps, do whatever you want. Dont forget, overdone isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's just a term. Like restored cars; I like them all for what they are, some are 1959 caddies, some are 1962 plain jane ford falcons with a straight 6. Both are cool and both are classics. Just my 2 pennies.

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#242648 - Wed Mar 23 2011 10:27 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: BIGTOM]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
I like them all. Way overdone, overdone, restored to original factory, original unrestored, pile 'o rust. Don't matter.

Keith
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#242649 - Wed Mar 23 2011 10:34 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: keithia]
The Brain Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 23 2006
Loc: RALEIGH NC
I think the question was ...is it over restored..yes...yes it is.
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#242650 - Wed Mar 23 2011 10:50 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: DasFast1]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Well atleast I got people talking and thinking... confused

There has been no name calling, throwing of chairs, etc.... shocked

So,it must be true... I'm getting old and losing my touch... cry grin

I think, most in the hobby who are nearing 60 and above remember gas pumps as the "work horse" in a station. A lot of us worked in stations as kids and young adults, those stations are considered "vintage" now... We cleaned windshields and all the windows, popped the hood and checked the oil, fluid levels and belts (there were no serpentine belts back then, thank god), we checked tire pressures even asked if the driver would pop the trunk lid so we could check the spare....As Jim said we remember the hand painted surface of a pump, because some of us did some of that painting.....

I guess my favorite pumps are those that look like they could be used at any time.... Hopefully, I do appreciate the beauty, skill and workmanship that goes into a "well polished" pump. To me these types of pumps become more a "work of art" than a pump and I'm more secure with an old work horse.... something I can relate too....
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#242654 - Wed Mar 23 2011 11:18 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bob Richards]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...there's no denying that all of the pinstriping, chroming, 6 layers of clear-coat, Native American imagery, etc. take many hours...

...is it worth it? not to me...I'm more concerned with historical accuracy...anyone with enough money can spend their life savings turning their van into a dog...
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#242661 - Wed Mar 23 2011 11:48 AM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: gulfiend!]
Bigchevy Al Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 03 2010
Loc: North Texas
I think it looks good.
To each his own.
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#242665 - Wed Mar 23 2011 12:08 PM Re: Over the top restoration, you decide.... [Re: Bigchevy Al]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Bob, Sorry as i didn't answer the question on hand. Yes.. it is over done. Little more than my liking but i an going to restore mine to over done also but not quit that much. LOL
base clear paint, redone chrome, powercoated frame inside and original globe and sign.
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