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#699144 - Tue Nov 21 2017 05:19 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Corey1955 Offline

Registered: Mon Oct 23 2017
Loc: Ohio, Merica
You would be surprised what some dawn dish soap and a stiff nylon brush can do before you decide.

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#699148 - Tue Nov 21 2017 05:38 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Where is it going to be placed ? Big part of the decision.

#699149 - Tue Nov 21 2017 05:42 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I will say; that I do not understand the appeal of a weathered Pump that looks nothing like it did when it was in service...

I also do not like the "over the top" restorations. For to me; these Pumps also do not look anything like they did while in service....

I am old enough to remember what it was like to work at a Station during the mid 1960s.... One of the Stations I worked at was a smaller single island Station with a small double Service Bay... We painted the Pumps by hand; we met each Customer with a smile and checked everything... The other Station was much larger and much more Modern... We did not check items, unless asked. Personalized Customer Service was considered "old Fashion" and was not "pushed" as it was at the Smaller Station...

But, when "Push comes to Shove"; the Pump is yours and I do believe that you will follow the path that is right for you. Enjoy your Pump and I hope you will, enjoy the Hobby...
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#699156 - Tue Nov 21 2017 07:02 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: Bob Richards]
JimT Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Really a nice pump there. Just my two cents here. Me, I love items that show their age ,but have aged gracefully -I guess I'd say. IMO, your pump has. Id work some clear pastewax into it with a scotch brite pad and then polish with a rag.Maybe lightly pressure wash the interior. The money that might be put into the restoration , I would put into a one piece Gulf globe.

#699161 - Tue Nov 21 2017 08:06 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
keithia Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Leave as is and do not clear coat it.
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#699163 - Tue Nov 21 2017 08:46 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: keithia]
57-Chevy Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Locust, NC
Originally Posted By keithia
Leave as is and do not clear coat it.

KJV Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

#699165 - Tue Nov 21 2017 09:34 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Nicole Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Before you try to remove that glass to clean or restore, please get feedback about it, whether you should even attempt to remove it. I know there are some old posts here with that topic (and would someone better at finding old posts please post a link?). Apparently trying to remove it can result in heartbreak--or more accurately a broken cylinder.

#699166 - Tue Nov 21 2017 10:40 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Welcome to Oldgas. The 2 hundred dollar pump. First let me say you got a heck of a deal.
I would restore it I would never be satisfied leaving it as is,every time I walked by it I would think what it could be. Guess its a sickness I have.
Its important that you decide what will make you happy.If its going inside or out would help you decide how far to take it. I wouldn't do a over the top restore if its going outside. Do you plan on keeping it or resale I agree do not restore with the notion of resale as you limit the interest by doing one company or another. Nothing wrong with enjoying it as is. Yes a full restoration is inside and outer skins,outer skins only is just a bandaid but makes sense to me if its going outside.

Edited by Loyd Pierce (Wed Nov 22 2017 05:10 AM)
*Wanted Pierce Pennant Petroleum*

#699175 - Wed Nov 22 2017 05:09 AM Re: level of restotation [Re: Nicole]
dokako Offline

Registered: Sat Nov 18 2017
Loc: Fond du lac, Wisconsin
I believe that removing the glass will be impossible. The glass is cracked about a 1/2" up from the bottom and runs parallel to the bottom about 6" long


#699176 - Wed Nov 22 2017 06:23 AM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
KZ1000 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
If you more concerned about value, your profit will be more as it sits now than if you restored it. (99% of the time)
"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"

#699181 - Wed Nov 22 2017 08:07 AM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
The condition of the glass is another reason NOT to restore it. If you try to take the pump apart to restore it, you will likely make that crack worse or break the cylinder entirely, resulting in your having to find another original cylinder of the right size. Those typically run in the $500 range. You CAN fill the cylinder with a cleaning mixture and then drain it out and get a lot of the internal gunk out without ever having to take the pump apart. Seach here on oldgas for posts on how to do that.


#699196 - Wed Nov 22 2017 01:32 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Speedracer Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Feb 08 2014
Loc: Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
As I said in your other post......

Very nice pump and blue glass to boot. You could add a zero onto that price and still be near 'retail.' Great buy.

I vote to NOT restore it, it looks great the way it is. Put some new wiring in it and throw a globe up top. Admire it for what it is right now, you can always change your mind and restore it down the road, but you can never unrestore it to the great look it has right now.

Or you could just sell it to me for $400 and double your money... Lol. JK. Enjoy it.

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#699205 - Wed Nov 22 2017 04:16 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Wasatch Man Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Aug 03 2015
Loc: UT
There's no question in my mind what to do . Clean it up as good as you can but don't restore it . Its got a great look already made by the passage of time.

#699218 - Wed Nov 22 2017 07:58 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: Wasatch Man]
Young's Union Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 15 2012
Loc: Maltby, WA
You can't restore them to look that good. Clean it up and enjoy it!!

#699275 - Fri Nov 24 2017 12:39 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
rkmiller Offline
Active Member

Registered: Thu Jan 17 2013
Loc: Spring Hill, Kansas
I am with Jack.

The pump is not "original" anymore, it has "patina".

If you like "patina" then leave it. If you like how they looked "original" then restore it.

Just another opinion!

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