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gatorgaspumps
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posted 08-19-2007 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message
This month's POTM will be the Gilbarco 96C.

G&B started making pumps in 1902. In 1935 they started referring to their pumps as Gilbarco. The Gilbarco 96C was made in 1938. There was a towerlite that was available with this pump. Gilbarco supplied Standard Oil with Pumps as well as other companies. The pump that is featured in this thread was branded Chevron.

This was the first Gilbarco pump that I have restored. I like the lines of the pump and it looks great restored. I did run across problems when restoring this pump and I'm curious if anyone else has run into any. This particular pump came from the Seattle area, where there is alot of rain. The way the top was designed it looks like there was alot of water that had seeped into the pump. I broke a lot of bolts when I disassembled this pump. The strips that hold the trim on the door were badly rusted as well as the door where the trim was. I had to weld strips in the backside of the door to keep the door from folding. I have seen this pump with and without the stainless steel strips on the bottom of the door. This particular pump did not have them. Were the stainless strips supposed to be there? The doors slide into place on the pump so it is extremely important that they fit properly before painting. Has anyone else run into any problems restoring this pump?

Here is the breakdown for the 96C.

This first picture shows the frame with the computer installed. The frame is 19" X 16" X 65" tall.

The next picture shows the light assy.

This picture shows the Manifold assy. There are two rubber spacers used between the frame and the manifold.

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posted 08-19-2007 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message
This picture shows the manifold, and light assy. installed.

The door retainer pieces that attach to the frame were pretty well destroyed, so I had to make new ones.

This is a picture of the base. The base is 17" X 22" X 5".

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posted 08-19-2007 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message
The top is a two-piece assy. The top is 13" X 21" X 5".

The sides are 13 1/2" X 60 1/2".

There is a shaft with a collar that locks the crank and shaft to the side of the pump. There is a set pin that holds these two pieces together. I drove the pin out but was still unable to seperate them so they got painted together. This is an original crank bezel, the repo has no writing on it. This is a repo handle.

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posted 08-19-2007 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message

This is the nozzle hanger.
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This is the nozzle receiver and bezel.


This is the hose outlet cover.


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posted 08-19-2007 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message
The doors are 18" X 63 1/2". The doors are interchangeable from front to back.

The stainless trim retainer pieces were pretty well rusted out. They do not repop this item so I cut good pieces out of what was left to keep the stainless strips on the pump.

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This picture shows the glass retainer bracket for the doors.

This picture shows the door latch assy. It also holds the side rubber assy. in place.

This is the side rubber assy. It was pretty rusty but still usable. I was able to spread the steel apart to remove the old rubber, and then use a pair of vise grips to crimp the new rubber in place.

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This is the top rubber assy. piece.

I did not have an original nameplate so I used a repo. The originals must have studs that connect it to the face of the door. The repo is applied with double back tape. I had to cut out slots in the tape so it would fit flush against the screw that were used to attach the top rubber assy.


This is the finished pump. The color codes are PPG DCC 9000 Black, and DCC 62540 Orange. The decals were obtained from two different sources. I matched the paint with the decal on the oil dispenser.

This is all I have for this pump. Would love to see any comments on restoring this pump. I would be glad to post any pictures, just email them to me. Lets see some pumps. Richard

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posted 08-20-2007 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for +Chris Holt   Click Here to Email +Chris Holt     Edit/Delete Message
Nice job Gator

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seanu71
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posted 08-20-2007 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for seanu71     Edit/Delete Message
Since I recently got two of these pumps that are going to need a complete restoration..and some new sheet metal repairs..this was very informative!

If anyone else has any photos of a restoration of a 96C or the 98..I'd love to see them!

thanks

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posted 08-20-2007 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thunder II   Click Here to Email Thunder II     Edit/Delete Message
Before..... Bullet holes, and all.....

During..... Note. I made a plate and put it on the bottom of the feed pipe, to hold the site manifold in place. The plate is painted green....

After. This pump was originaly a CHEVRON SUPREME pump. So it fits into my collection PERFECTLY.....

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posted 08-20-2007 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thunder II   Click Here to Email Thunder II     Edit/Delete Message
I forgot to add that I put the pump fitting in place, at the bottom of the feed pipe. The plate, is a flange plate, that braces itself to a pump mounting bracket, that I relocated just for that purpose. so that is NOT the corect location for that bracket. But it works. Also notice the different design of the light manofld assembly. Mine only has two lights, for the faceplates, and one on a riser for the globe.

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posted 08-22-2007 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message
Great looking pump Thunder. There has to be more 96C pumps out there. I will be glad to post pictures for anyone. Richard

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posted 08-22-2007 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message
Here is a pump from Rick in Sacramento. Great looking pump Rick. Lets see some more out there. Richard

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posted 08-30-2007 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gatorgaspumps   Click Here to Email gatorgaspumps     Edit/Delete Message
Here is another 96. This one came from Aumann Auctions. Keep the pictures coming. Richard

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