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Hello to the group! I’m new to the Gas Pump Community.

I have been considering restoring a gas pump for some time now, but have finally decided to get serious with it. I have restored several cars and old generators/motors etc.

I am wanting to rebuild a 30s-40s pump to functioning condition. This Tokheim 39 is for sale close to me, and it has the internals and pump. From the more experienced members, does this look like a decent project for a full restoration. I wasn’t sure if some brands/models are harder or more expensive.

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Hi Ben. Welcome.

There is no photo attached.

The Tokheim 39 was onced described as the 68 Chevy Malibu of gas pumps. There are lots of them around and not rare.

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Welcome to Oldgas. Good luck with your project!


Regards, Jim

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and the plastic coin banks made by AVSCO.
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Good pump to restore. Parts are available. Looks like it is in decent shape as far as rust and dents.


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Restore it? Its done! Wax it and some glass .

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Yep, pressure wash it , shine it up add glass, signs & a globe!! Plenty of parts available for 39’s. Chris

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The pictured pump is $600. Does that seem like a fair price to pay for it? While I am wanting to restore my the pump for myself and am not too concerned with resale value, I don’t want to blatantly overpay for something right off the bat.

Thanks

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............... that’s a fair deal, a bit underpriced actually! Chris

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I would pay that in a heartbeat.

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Looks like a $900 pump to me! A little rubbing compound on the blue areas would do wonders for it. I sure wouldn't bother with a restore!
Heres a picture of mine and I really like it unrestored!

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