"Lets See Your Lubester"

Posted by: st.rod

"Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Feb 11 2007 05:51 PM

I would like to see how you all have found a way to use your 'lubester'!
My very first petrol anything was a lubester! Boy was I excited to bring it home. Then, looking in on old gas and thinking about it. My question was what do you do with a lubester? I turned mine very quickly, and not so nicely, LOL,, into a bolt bin.
Let me see what your ideas have been.



LARRY


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Posted by: st.rod

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Feb 11 2007 08:45 PM

This one sent to me to post. THANKS!

They make a killer display case.
Like the bolt bin idea. My space is limited so any way I can double the use of an item its a good thing. From one side its a clean lubester beside a pump and from the other a display case for stuff I don't want to walk off. Upload mine if you can.
Thanks,
A. Ogle




NICE Example! Who's next?

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Posted by: Thunder II

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Feb 11 2007 09:06 PM

The "POWERLUBESTER".......



Still, incomplete.... But I'm workin' on it.

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Posted by: texaspelican

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Feb 11 2007 10:05 PM

very nice Jeff.....
Paddy
Posted by: Cessna195

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Mon Feb 12 2007 07:41 AM

Here is my Richfield lubester.



John
Posted by: travis_towle

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Feb 14 2007 12:08 AM

Hey Cessna195

Can I see the plane?


Travis E. Towle
Topeka, Kansas

785-357-1004
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Feb 14 2007 10:55 AM

Being Valentines day and somewhat new here,I was very hesitant to click on this topic at first.
Whew...Nice pictures!
Posted by: Savinsam

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Feb 14 2007 12:38 PM

No pic for you but use your imagination here. Have some fun with lubester. Bolt a pvc flange down inside to bottom directly under upper hole opening. Then silicone a piece of 4" pvc pipe into it that's long enough to come up to within about 2 inches of lid. Find some cushion springs from old sofa, bed, or whatever. Tie them together as one spring. Put them down into pvc tube with top of springs about 2" from lid. Now put some fuzzy animal looking toy on top of spring & jam lid down. Insert spring pin or small bolt to hold lid closed. Have friends take a look at what's in the tank! My favorite toy was a Tasmanian devil slipper, but I guess you could use a real live road kill temporarilly but don't forget that it's in there!! Enjoy.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Feb 14 2007 10:22 PM

Savinsam,
Thanks for the Heads up IDEA. When I stop at THUNDERS, I won't touch his lubster, he has a habit of KILLING SKUNKS !
LOL
Posted by: T-BONE

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Feb 14 2007 10:24 PM

COOL LUBSTERS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! KEEP THEM COMING..
Posted by: r49th

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Feb 15 2007 08:04 AM

Here is a couple I did for a friend.





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ROD [Mich.]
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Feb 15 2007 08:56 AM

HERE IS MY ONE AND ONLY. PAID A BIT MORE THAN THE AVERAGE LUBESTER PROBABLY DUE TO THE INVADER BRAND. THIS ONE SERVED IT'S LIFE AS AN ATF/DEXRON DISPENSER.

I DID ADD THE RED STRIPE BETWEEN THE BLACK AND YELLOW AS WELL AS THE SIDE DECALS. THEY WERE HOMEMADE FROM A PICTURE TAKEN OF THE ORIGINAL ON THE FRONT PANEL.



I ALSO ADDED RUBBER WHEELS FROM AN OLD CHAIR ON THE BASE SO IT'S EASY TO MOTIVATE WHEN I NEED TO.

~DOC

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Posted by: Dustin Balduff

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Feb 15 2007 02:43 PM

Heres my Penzoil lubester I was given this one for a gift and then my dad and I restored it.

Thanks,
Dustin Balduff
Posted by: squick

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Fri Feb 23 2007 01:03 PM

Here is a shot of my one and only Lubster(At least I hope there is a picture}
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Feb 24 2007 10:56 AM

heres 1 of the 2 i have.kinda like it just the way it is,but someday i will restore it.already have the new(nos)decal.would like to get this one in the house someday!!
Posted by: 5 quart

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Feb 24 2007 01:05 PM

Tokheim double pumper -thanks don


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Wanted 5 quart cans
Posted by: st.rod

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Feb 24 2007 08:14 PM

Great looking items guys! Would love to have a glass cylinder lubester

LARRY
Posted by: Wes Maxwell

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Mon Feb 26 2007 05:31 PM

Couple old lubesters from dads and my brothers collections.
The double was redone to be close to original.

The single in the center is still as found.

The Racecar one is a take off from a design on an old flat one gallon Sinclair oil can. Once I retire from the AF and stop moving around as much I would like to get one painted up the same way.

Posted by: Ryan Underthun

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Feb 28 2007 05:28 PM

Here is a glass cylinder lubster I restored for Mark Honer. All the cast iron pieces were sanded smooth, lost my fingerprints for a few days.



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visit my website for original gas pump parts

thepumpdump.com
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Mon Jul 11 2011 03:27 AM

I found mine 20 years ago at a Garage Sale. I paid 10 bucks for it. I am starting to restore it now

Posted by: baugie

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Jul 14 2011 06:48 AM

nice lubester pics......
I want to do a lubester also......need to know where I can buy the rubber that goes around the perimeter of the open cut?.....like in this pic.....thanks


Posted by: vintagecar

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Jul 14 2011 10:25 AM

ARO Chassis... first resto, not had a lubster since and wish I didn't sell this one.
Posted by: LC 336

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Jul 14 2011 10:38 AM

Here is one that I did.
I got the black rubber trim for the opening at a warehouse here in Co that only sells automotive trim and upholstery supply.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Fri Jul 15 2011 08:32 PM

SORRY DOUBLE POST...THOUGHT THIS WAS A CURRENT THREAD! shocked
Posted by: johnson gas

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Jul 16 2011 11:15 AM

my lubesters
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Aug 11 2011 01:32 PM

I just finished mine!!!!
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Sep 10 2011 02:46 AM

I just got this gear Oil lubester at a Barn Sale

After Clean up
Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Sep 11 2011 12:25 PM

Here is Lubster I have and restored, still want to put "Motor Oil" under the Ford Logo but just havn't got to it. The Cool Lubster SIgn was Made for me by Dick Bennett. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pictures.



Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Sep 15 2011 11:51 PM

I like the Ford Pump!!! The little sign is super cool!!!
Posted by: wamsleys

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Sep 17 2011 03:03 PM

Here is mine. Holds the mailbox to perfect height!
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Oct 22 2011 06:23 AM

Very Nice mailbox Holder!!!!!
Posted by: jreeder

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Oct 22 2011 10:38 AM

Here are two that I did recently.

Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Oct 22 2011 04:33 PM

SWEET!!!!
Posted by: strnge

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Nov 05 2011 09:57 PM

I need to take pics of mine to add here.
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Mon Nov 21 2011 08:06 PM

I just got this Lubester last night. I did a favor for a friend and he re paid me with this Lubester!!!! Made my day!!!




Posted by: Wes Hague

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Nov 22 2011 06:06 AM

These are mine
Posted by: jackofalltrades

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Nov 22 2011 07:34 AM

Wes, I really like the idea of cutting the side out of the lubester and putting in shelves. I need a safer place for my oil cans rather than just out on open shelves. I could use lexan or polycarb for the door so it can take a mild accidental hit from my 6 year old and not break the glass. Thanks for sharing the pics!
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Nov 22 2011 05:45 PM

WOW!!! WES THAT IS A COOL LUBSTER!! LOVE YOUR CITIES WRECKER,,ALSO THE CITIES BOTTLE HOLDER..AWESOME!!! TXS ALAN
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Nov 22 2011 05:46 PM

WELL ROB ,,LOOKS LIKE YOU`LL BE BUSY GETTING THE LUBSTER RESTORED..I WONDER WHAT CO..YOU WILL DO IT IN ????
Posted by: Ohio Oil

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Nov 22 2011 10:58 PM

Spied this in the bed of a pickup truck at the hardware store recently. Struck a deal and he even delivered it. Not going to touch it..I like it just the way it is.

Posted by: wisconsinmike

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Mon Nov 28 2011 11:05 PM

Winter project.
Posted by: Larry Nace

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Nov 29 2011 05:53 PM



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Here is one of my favorite lubesters. Enjoy...Larry
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Nov 29 2011 06:22 PM

1922 American Model48--As found
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Thu Dec 01 2011 12:01 AM

I have this 1947 Graco Gear Oil Dispenser. Does it count??

Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Dec 13 2011 02:11 AM

These are a few lubsters that I restored in 2008.
Posted by: King of Bling

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Fri Dec 16 2011 10:00 AM

great idea for a display case great job
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Dec 31 2011 05:34 PM

Just got the decals on my Gear Oil Lubester.

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Posted by: Old Racer

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Jan 04 2012 03:58 PM

Great idea for the mail box!
Posted by: jreeder

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Mar 07 2012 06:13 AM

Here is one I just finished for a customer.

Before



After

Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Mar 20 2012 08:52 PM

Looks great!!!
Posted by: advertologist

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Tue Mar 20 2012 09:06 PM

my 1 & only.. cool
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Wed Mar 21 2012 11:36 PM

AMAZING Flying A!!!!
Posted by: jreeder

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Fri Jul 20 2012 06:00 PM

Here is another one just completed for a customer.



Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Jul 21 2012 02:23 AM

WOW! Stick that decal on a window and keep out intruders. Mitch
Posted by: justgassy

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sat Jul 21 2012 10:55 PM

Well here's my 2, still in as found condition. Now I need to find one to make a display case out of, those are just to nice.

Cliff
Posted by: moore798

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Jul 22 2012 11:40 AM

Besides the lubesters,You have some super nice signs on the wall!
Robert
Posted by: Chevroid

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Jul 22 2012 12:04 PM

This is my lubester. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My lubester is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my lubester is useless. Without my lubester, I am useless. I must paint my lubester true. I must paint straighter than my fellow old gasser, who is trying to out paint me. I must paint mine before he paints his. I will. My lubester and myself are defenders of my collection, we are the masters of our collection. So be it, until the collection is complete. Amen.

Now back to trying to learn how to download pics and thanks "Gunny" for a little paraphrasing!
Posted by: justgassy

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Jul 22 2012 02:25 PM

Thanks Robert, I'm up to about 100 pump plates so that's about 1/4 of them.

Cliff
Posted by: Tankar

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Mon Jul 23 2012 04:06 PM

Finished this a couple years back.
Posted by: johnson gas

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Nov 04 2012 08:57 PM

here's a lubester i did for a custom he wanted a harley theme, what do you think ?
Posted by: KL Bird

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Nov 04 2012 09:10 PM

Looks good, nice job.
Ken.
Posted by: JimT

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Nov 04 2012 09:29 PM

Looks real good.
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Sun Nov 04 2012 11:51 PM

Looks great, that paint is layed on very nicely, lots of flow and gloss!
Posted by: st.rod

Re: "Lets See Your Lubester" - Mon Nov 05 2012 10:27 PM

I like it and the Packer Fan!

Larry