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Re: Pump paint job
Rick S. #774389 Sun Jan 23 2022 03:54 PM
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Being my site glass is above the door. Don't guiess I can add a ad top
Pretty cool pump

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Re: Pump paint job
Rick S. #774393 Sun Jan 23 2022 07:04 PM
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Your version on the MS80 is called a Cyclops. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: Pump paint job
Rick S. #774424 Sun Jan 23 2022 09:09 PM
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Nope, not just the sightglass but also the way the nozzle goes into the top on your pump. Still a great pump, love the tall 80 cyclops tops!

Re: Pump paint job
Rick S. #774448 Mon Jan 24 2022 06:57 PM
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Another voice here saying to leave it in it's original patina! That way some of its history still shows! Good luck!


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Re: Pump paint job
Rick S. #774449 Mon Jan 24 2022 07:20 PM
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I'm convinced.
As I look at pumps for sale on Craigs & Facebook groups, It would seem prices are for the paint job. Lots of $500 pumps asking up to $2k.
I like a nice paint job, but wow!
Not picking sides since I like restored & unrestored. Just an observation.

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Rick S. #774451 Mon Jan 24 2022 07:59 PM
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Ya that Sunoco is awesome. I wouldn’t do anything except clean it up & be done!

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Rick S. #774454 Tue Jan 25 2022 07:33 AM
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I’m no expert and I remember paying about $100 for my first pump paint job.
Those days are gone - I’m having a pump painted here in Colorado and a very reasonable paint job will run upwards of $600
Hope that helps
Vinnie

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Rick S. #774465 Tue Jan 25 2022 08:39 PM
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Not sure how you guys are getting pumps done for $600. Basecoat paint at its cheapest is $60 quart (times 2, $120), clear is at least $120 gallon with hardener. Catalyzed primer is $100 a gallon min. Then you have to strip the old paint down, hours and hours of labor, bodywork, multiple coats of primer. Then you FINALLY paint. If someone asked me to paint a pump for $600 I'd show them the door.

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Re: Pump paint job
Paul Bell #774479 Wed Jan 26 2022 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Bell
Not sure how you guys are getting pumps done for $600. Basecoat paint at its cheapest is $60 quart (times 2, $120), clear is at least $120 gallon with hardener. Catalyzed primer is $100 a gallon min. Then you have to strip the old paint down, hours and hours of labor, bodywork, multiple coats of primer. Then you FINALLY paint. If someone asked me to paint a pump for $600 I'd show them the door.
Agreed. It makes no sense to work for free.

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Paul Bell #774480 Wed Jan 26 2022 08:20 AM
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Agreed, Wouldn't paint pump for under $1000. Materials are very expensive and alot of labor involved. It would have to be really nice to do it for that. And I work for a Paint Company! LOL

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I bought I’d try painting my first vehicle, a 55 F100. I broke it down into its component parts, old trucks are cool that way, did the welding, a bit of bodywork, spent eons blocking it out, priming and blocking some more, and finally shot some color.
Did all the black splash pans under the hood first, hen moved on to the exterior.
It was pretty rewarding, and it turned out great, but if I had to charge 60/hr for my time, that job cost me 50 grand minimum.
My 58 Skyliner’s going to the paint shop… 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

I’m gonna do my own pump though. Compared to that F100, this’ll be a walk in the park.


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Rick S. #775671 Sun Mar 06 2022 05:17 PM
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Ok, everyone convinced me to not repaint the model 80 ad glass pump. I agree totally. I do have a question that is killing me. I already purchased restoration parts for this pump. I'm almost losing my mind pondering this idea.

Would you put any of these new parts on or just sell or save them?

New door corner moldings, new windows & rubber moldings, new hose & brass polished nozzle, new door rubber, "MY" NOS SUN Gasoline ad glass with new rubber, new yellow stripe decal kit like the original metal stripe. Maybe ask T-Way to reproduce the

Sunoco Blue decal as SUN GAS to go with my original ad glass. I know this sounds totally nuts, but????

Would this be a freak show pump, or maybe look right?

Re: Pump paint job
toplescuda #775684 Sun Mar 06 2022 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by toplescuda
Being my site glass is above the door. Don't guiess I can add a ad top
Pretty cool pump

I'm making a kit to convert plain tops to ad glass tops. You would lose the patina though. I posted one I was converting last week or so on oldgas. You would have to remove the site glasses.

https://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=774922#Post774922

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