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Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration"

Posted By: JSTOR

Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Wed Nov 21 2018 08:23 PM

Bought this 996 as is, for $650. Bones are great, no rot. Everything was there minus the glass & ID Plate (I need one if u have it)

Plans:

- Switch to Blue Sunoco

- Panels leave as is but spray a 2-part clear epoxy (Eastwood's Areospace 2k) to make it pop.

- New Gaskets, Rubber, Glass, Chrome Trims on order.

- Frame & base painted matte or flat black.

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Posted By: Jhaas63

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Thu Nov 22 2018 03:03 AM

Awesome. I would leave her as a Mobil but they are my favorite so that doesn’t really count. Post “after” photos. Very neat project!
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Thu Nov 22 2018 01:22 PM

I'll post pics as I work on it. Waiting for parts right now....My wifes Grandfather owned a Sunoco station years ago. Kind of a memories thing for her...
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Nov 24 2018 12:41 AM

Just got the 1st set of parts....QUESTION - How does the ad glass rubber go on? Corners look weird. How does it attach to the panel? Said to order "rb 101" rubber for the ad glass so that's what I got.

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Posted By: 57-Chevy

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Nov 24 2018 04:39 AM

It should have been this style rubber for 900 series ad glass. The inside corners of rubber will need to be cut out. The glass corner will be exposed and not in the little track, if that makes sense?

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Posted By: 1PetroFan

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Nov 24 2018 11:02 AM

I think the last 966 I owned had raised holes for the CONTAINS LEAD sign. If yours has the factory stamped raised holes, your longer CONTAINS LEAD sign is too long to use the factory stamped holes.
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Nov 24 2018 01:04 PM

Originally Posted by 57-Chevy
It should have been this style rubber for 900 series ad glass. The inside corners of rubber will need to be cut out. The glass corner will be exposed and not in the little track, if that makes sense?



In the process of figuring out the wrong rubber situation w/ Don from Vics
Posted By: 57-Chevy

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Nov 24 2018 02:23 PM

Originally Posted by 1PetroFan
I think the last 966 I owned had raised holes for the CONTAINS LEAD sign. If yours has the factory stamped raised holes, your longer CONTAINS LEAD sign is too long to use the factory stamped holes.


Brady is right, I've had probably 50 or more of these 900 series Gilbarco pumps over the years. I've never seen one with the long lead signs. Those are for older pumps. You need the smaller plates.
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Nov 24 2018 02:35 PM

Originally Posted by 57-Chevy
Originally Posted by 1PetroFan
I think the last 966 I owned had raised holes for the CONTAINS LEAD sign. If yours has the factory stamped raised holes, your longer CONTAINS LEAD sign is too long to use the factory stamped holes.


Brady is right, I've had probably 50 or more of these 900 series Gilbarco pumps over the years. I've never seen one with the long lead signs. Those are for older pumps. You need the smaller plates.



Jeez, I'm batting a 1000 today Haha. New to this. I ordered the correct ad glass rubber this morning, so that's done
Posted By: 1PetroFan

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sun Nov 25 2018 12:58 PM

Where else are you going to have so much fun??? I still can't get that style rubber in a pump. Lucky for me I have a great friend that lives a half mile from me that is good at it.
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sun Nov 25 2018 10:17 PM

Made the only progress I could until more parts show up next week...

- Frame was scrubbed down w/ Krud Kutter Rust Remover & sprayed w/ Undercoating to seal her up.

- Sandblasted Sight Glass pieces & Nozzle Holder thinger. Sent the Sight glass through the dishwasher.

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Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Tue Nov 27 2018 11:20 PM

Finished wet sanding & cleaning w/ Simple Green. They came out nice, lots of overspray & rust came off.... Ready for Blue paint around the window (where the red is) tomorrow.


What goes in the hole in the 2nd pic? I need to get whatever it is...

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Posted By: 57-Chevy

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Wed Nov 28 2018 01:06 AM

Rubber grommet for light switch. The only place I see that has them is Past Gas in FL.





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Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Wed Nov 28 2018 01:10 AM

Thank you! I dont have or want the globe so I guess I'll just get the grommet.
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sun Dec 02 2018 05:18 PM

Clear coated all panels w/ 2 part epoxy from Eastwood. Installed new sight glass rubber & chrome trims. Found a Serial # plate thanks to Tom Buckles.

Still waiting on the 2 door rubbers & Lead signs. Waiting to do the Ad & window glass last...

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Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Wed Dec 12 2018 01:15 AM

Getting really close to done.

Still needs both door moldings & face glass. Also waiting on both "Contains Lead" signs

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Posted By: 1PetroFan

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Thu Dec 13 2018 07:45 PM

I see the face plate is for the double dispenser model. You might like the look of the face plate for the single dispenser a bit better. They have a curved edge on both sides and bottom to make a nice clean look. Great looking pump!
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Thu Dec 13 2018 08:55 PM

You know I thought it looked a bit weird. I'll look into the correct ones
Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Dec 15 2018 03:01 AM

All done & in it's new home...

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Posted By: JSTOR

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sat Dec 15 2018 03:03 AM

BEFORE

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Posted By: Ed48

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sun Jan 20 2019 05:15 PM

Nice pump! I’m not an experienced collector but I have a Gilbarco that I think is a 996 and its ad glass opening is slightly larger than then the meter opening. Yours appears to be the same sized openings...perhaps a 906 I need a panel but I’m confused between a 906 and 996. How were you able to identify your pump as a 996?
Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Gilbarco 996 "Rustoration" - Sun Jan 20 2019 06:29 PM

The 996 has horizontal molding trim (some have one piece and some have two on each door) and the 906 has a "V" trim around the sight glass. There are other differences but that is the easiest way to tell them apart.
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