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#86332 - Wed Jan 07 2009 09:51 PM Tokheim 39 chrome spears
F John Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 22 2004
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Back in May of 2008 I asked about the chrome plated spears on my Tokhiem 39A ( economy grade pump ). Couldn't find any, so I used the generic hose guards.

Similar to those on the higher grade pumps. I'm still using spray cans on my restorations, and have had the best luck using two cans at once, and trying to stay with Rustolium's" Painters touch " line. Dries faster, with quicker re-coat times, and I think a better overall finish.
The Tokhiem took forever. I repainted most the numbers in the calculator. I guess I won't do that again!!!

Also was inspired to restore this ECO air meter. Special thanks to Jack Sim for the ECO parts, and a great conversation. Also to Dennis Cline for replacing the internal parts in the air meter.

Also a special thanks to Ray Folsom of Paso Robles, CA.
You started this whole thing with me, and sold me the Visible
pump I restored a few years back.


Best wishes to you all in this new year.

F. John, in the Redwoods.


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#86333 - Wed Jan 07 2009 10:29 PM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
There's nothing wrong with using Rustoleum.

http://www.oldgas.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=001409#000000

And If thats how you did those pumps, lubester & airmeter, you've got plenty to be proud of.
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#86334 - Thu Jan 08 2009 08:36 AM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
I used to use Martin Senior , ( N A P A ) all the time . In fact I used their primer to do my 1953 Ford panel delivery. I think I used about four cases to do the whole truck. I won second place in the first show too. Ed Shaver
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#86335 - Fri Jan 09 2009 10:35 PM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
F John Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 22 2004
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Thanks for the kind words.

It's funny how half the dings you think you fixed don't show up until you start to get a decent coat of paint on the thing.

Best wishes,

F. John

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#86336 - Sat Jan 10 2009 07:14 AM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
looks good i will have to try the spray paint method
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#86337 - Sat Jan 10 2009 08:25 AM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
It looks a lot better than the job my "body man" did on my pump. I see nothing wrong with rattle caning unless its a rare,valuable pump.
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#86338 - Sat Jan 10 2009 08:50 AM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
F. John: pump looks great. In MY opinion I think the hobby in general has gone a little overboard in pump restorations. Most pumps when initially put in service were not show pieces.
Also...looks like you have a very nice place.
Thanks for sharing your pics with us.

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#86339 - Sat Jan 10 2009 02:06 PM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
travis_towle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 22 2003
Loc: Topeka, Kansas USA
Looks GREAT!~

I have upgraded to Omni automotive paint (how ever that is spelled) becuse it last longer and does not fade so quickly. Plus it drys very fast, and is cheaper then buying lots of spray cans - it is about 30 bucks a gallon.


Travis
Topeka, Kansas

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#86340 - Sat Jan 10 2009 02:18 PM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
looks real nice!!ive had good results with spray cans,and have just recently tried automotive paint.nice thing with a spraycan is alot less cleanup,no mixing.reason i tried auto stuff is its supposed to be much harder,and i know that if you just breath too hard on the spray can paint it scratches.
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#131811 - Mon Feb 16 2009 10:17 PM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears [Re: travis_towle]
roger55 Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 12 2009
Loc: San Angelo, TX
Originally Posted By: travis_towle
Looks GREAT!~

I have upgraded to Omni automotive paint (how ever that is spelled) because it last longer and does not fade so quickly. Plus it drys very fast, and is cheaper then buying lots of spray cans - it is about 30 bucks a gallon.


Travis
Topeka, Kansas


Could you mean $30 a quart?
Last time I bought Omni MTK single stage acrylic urethane, it cost me about $80 a gallon plus the hardener.

I just bought some PPG Shop-Line JAU single-stage Urethane in Texaco Red today and it was over $40 a quart plus the hardener.
Shop-Line is basically equivalent to Omni.

This paint sprays really nice with my Harbor Freight gravity touch-up gun. It's really easier to spray with than using a rattle can paint and the gloss is better too.

This is an economy paint for an automobile but a superb paint for a gas pump. Since it uses hardener, this paint is superior to even the best automotive lacquer or acrylic enamel. It's way, way better than any rattle can paint.

Rattle can paint for the insides is OK. But I recommend using acrylic urethane for the outside.
Try it guys. You will never go back.

By the way, I also use epoxy primer on all the outside parts.
You can't beat the price for the epoxy primer sold here:
Southern Polyurethanes
Not only is inexpensive, but it is probably the highest quality epoxy primer available.



Edited by roger55 (Mon Feb 16 2009 10:19 PM)

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#131846 - Tue Feb 17 2009 09:09 AM Re: Tokheim 39 chrome spears [Re: roger55]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
The pump looks great. Like Thunder said before you have plenty to be proud of smile
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