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My latest rusto. #709538
Sat May 12 2018 10:54 PM
Sat May 12 2018 10:54 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline OP
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This is my latest rustoration. This pump is made up of parts from many pumps. Some of the parts were pretty rough. It started as a parts pump that was missing parts. I bought it because I needed parts from it. Later I hunted down some parts to patch it together then robbed parts from it again. After time passed I collected enough parts to put it together again, then I got a 373 (clock face) that needed parts so it got robbed again. I collected more parts to make it whole one more time and did a rustoration so I would not rob it again. There is only two parts on this pump from the original pump. I do need a " Hi-Octane " pricer in rough or ok condition for the back door if someone has one they want to part with.

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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709539
Sat May 12 2018 11:02 PM
Sat May 12 2018 11:02 PM
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Arlington,TX,USA
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Another nice addition to your collection. How did you age the decals on the doors?

Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709542
Sun May 13 2018 05:33 AM
Sun May 13 2018 05:33 AM
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Cataula, Georgia, USA
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Nice. You've got those "rustoration" techniques honed to a fine art. Great job ! Dave


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709550
Sun May 13 2018 08:28 AM
Sun May 13 2018 08:28 AM
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NJ
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Awesome


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709552
Sun May 13 2018 08:45 AM
Sun May 13 2018 08:45 AM
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Michigan, Union Pier
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Great job Matt, looks sweet. I had a Wayne 515 that went through that life experience. Glad to see the pump will no longer be a donor.


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709622
Sun May 13 2018 10:07 PM
Sun May 13 2018 10:07 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Looks awesome Matt! You are the best at these "rustorations"


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: A P Ogle] #709624
Sun May 13 2018 10:29 PM
Sun May 13 2018 10:29 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline OP
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Thanks for the comments. I tried a couple of things different on this one. Instead of covering the whole thing with wood stain and wiping it off like past projects I only used a little here and there but mostly on the bottom. I mixed black white and brown paint to make it a grayish color then thinned it and dabbed and wiped similar to using the wood stain. Another thing I did was to put the original ad glass and new door glass in before painting it so I could get paint on the rubber and a little on the glass like what happened when they were painted back in the day. I was going to paint over the emblem too but could not get myself to because they look better unpainted.

Originally Posted by A P Ogle
Another nice addition to your collection. How did you age the decals on the doors?

I dabbed some of the watered down gray paint I made on them.


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709666
Mon May 14 2018 06:33 PM
Mon May 14 2018 06:33 PM
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tulare, ca
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Nice job Matt— wish I could figure out the process I tried but can’t do it— sign me up for classes— what that stationlighter go on I have one myself — I was told Neptune but can be wrong Ruben


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709683
Mon May 14 2018 09:46 PM
Mon May 14 2018 09:46 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Ruben, I was told the station lighter is a Revere. It has a spot were there was an ID tag but the tag is missing. If it is a revere then it would have been available to put on any pump.


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709697
Tue May 15 2018 07:53 AM
Tue May 15 2018 07:53 AM
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Maltby, WA
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Looks great!! I like these better than the base coat clear coat jobs!!


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709708
Tue May 15 2018 09:19 AM
Tue May 15 2018 09:19 AM
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Kelso, Washington
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great looking pump.


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709729
Tue May 15 2018 07:03 PM
Tue May 15 2018 07:03 PM
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Bunker Hill, WV,USA
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Great save Matt, I find great satisfaction in taking a parts pump and turning it back into a keeper. Makes a great story. Brady

Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709733
Tue May 15 2018 07:30 PM
Tue May 15 2018 07:30 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline OP
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Brady, there are a couple parts on it that were from the parts lot I got from you in the past.


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Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709794
Wed May 16 2018 06:34 PM
Wed May 16 2018 06:34 PM
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Bunker Hill, WV,USA
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They couldn't be in a nicer collection. If I ever get to the west coast I know where I'm headed!

Re: My latest rusto. [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #709807
Wed May 16 2018 08:38 PM
Wed May 16 2018 08:38 PM
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Missouri,USA
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Looks good Matt. If something sets around the shop long enough it's bound to get some attention sooner or later, right? Maybe I should try a rustoration on those lubesters I got from you a couple years ago, I never seem to get around to doing anything with them.....GB

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