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Gilbarco 996 #710221
Fri May 25 2018 08:16 PM
Fri May 25 2018 08:16 PM
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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I purchased this pump in February after following up on a online ad. It was only a half hour drive from my house to a farm in Schuler, Alberta. The farmers father had bought the pump 30 years ago and had it stored in his shop. Unfortunately he had passed away before he got around to restoring it. I made a deal and promised to share pictures of the completed pump when it was finished. Here are a few pictures of the initial tear down and the glass bead abrasive blast on the frame and panels. One door was very dented and warped and would end up requiring more time than I would have like with a hammer and dolly.

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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710224
Fri May 25 2018 08:30 PM
Fri May 25 2018 08:30 PM
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Here are a few pictures of the dented door and the prep work. Eventually I got it to stand on its own after working the metal, used body filler to smooth it out and used a epoxy primer on the doors.

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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710225
Fri May 25 2018 08:48 PM
Fri May 25 2018 08:48 PM
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Plano TX
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I enjoy seeing the results of the restoration process and can only imagine the amount of hours that goes into it. Well done!

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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710255
Sat May 26 2018 12:51 PM
Sat May 26 2018 12:51 PM
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Michigan, Union Pier
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Well you've turned the corner and are headed for the home stretch. Nice job.


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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710299
Sun May 27 2018 07:43 AM
Sun May 27 2018 07:43 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, I restored this one during the winter months so I’ve got a few more pictures to follow. I used agloss white urethane top coat on the doors and powder coated the frame and base gloss white. I used aircraft paint stripper on the aluminium shroud for the veeder root to remove the red paint that was previously on it.

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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710301
Sun May 27 2018 07:48 AM
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I powder coated the side panels and cap with a dark blue I had matched to the decals. A friend helped me out with the electrical. Then it was time for assembly.

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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710429
Mon May 28 2018 08:21 PM
Mon May 28 2018 08:21 PM
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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I had the door glass and ad glass installed at a local glass shop. The ad glass has to be cut down a bit and they did a excellent job with the cut and install. I applied the decals, I had wanted to put porcelain reproduction North Star signs on the door but unfortunately I couldn’t find any. Here is the finished pump. I had started the project on February 3rd and completed it on March 12th.

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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710443
Mon May 28 2018 10:22 PM
Mon May 28 2018 10:22 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Nice job!!


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Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710501
Wed May 30 2018 09:14 AM
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Laingsburg, Mi.
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Very well done, congrats!

Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710566
Wed May 30 2018 09:15 PM
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Thank you! I’ll put a similar post together once I’m finished working on the two Gilbarco 96’s I recently picked up.

Re: Gilbarco 996 [Re: AlbertaNorthStar] #710637
Thu May 31 2018 11:11 PM
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Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
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Nice Job. You worked some magic on those doors. Very tedious work. Looks Great.
-Steve


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