As if the car wasnt enough of a project, I picked up this old gas pump to tinker with. I believe its a 1949 Southwest pump company Mobilgas Special.
It has the info plate on it, but information on the internet is limited. Inside the pump is about 80% there, but I think at this time its going to be more of an aesthetic restoration. I think i got it pretty cheap after looking around.
That is seriously cool. How did you stumble across that gem?
I used to know of a guy in Dallas that would "restore" old pumps turning them into mini-keg coolers. He rigged up the fuel dispensing hose as the tap.
An expert on the historical significance of cottage cheese.
Someone must be making repro decals for gas pumps. I see pumps being restored on that American Restoration TV show, and they are all sporting nice new decals.
Personally, I like a little patina on vintage items, rather than spanking new looking. Be nice if one could restore them, then antique them a touch, so they would look used, at least.
i don't know dude, i'd leave the finish just like that!
it looks awesome!
Thanks for the comments.
Yea thats what I was thinking with the patina. Im gonna polish the nozzle and some of the chrome to ad a cool contrast to the patina. Also put the sqaure ad glass on the top of door that will light up with the globe, and replace the main faceplate glass on the door.
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