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Most "Modern / Space Age" looking pump
#758546 Fri Dec 18 2020 05:31 PM
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I have a '59 Coupe DeVille, or I should say my wife has one, and she has decided that the '59's home is due a remodel. She would like to have a vintage pump in a Fantasy style to compliment the car. Sooooo my question is in your opinion who makes the most apropos pump in a modern/space age style in keeping with the '59 Coupe DeVille? I have a couple of thoughts; Wayne 505, A.O. Smith 483 or LD-3. But would like to hear everyone's thoughts.

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wolfmanwooley #758552 Fri Dec 18 2020 10:52 PM
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It all depends on your budget too smile But a 505 would be a cool economical way to go.

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wolfmanwooley #758553 Fri Dec 18 2020 10:57 PM
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Hmmm.... something kind of "atomic age" I guess. I think this "SUPER" gas pump done in the right colors,etc, looks like a vintage robot to me. The other one is not bad either, these are slightly too new but thats OK.

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wolfmanwooley #758570 Sat Dec 19 2020 12:06 PM
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How about this one from the 60's?

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I think a Wayne 100 or 100A would look sweet.

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Originally Posted by Smoketree
How about this one from the 60's?
Neat pump but probably a little too new.

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Tokheim intercepter. Matches the age and era of the car. I don't have a picture, but a google image search will provide good photos.

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This is what I had in mind when you started this thread. I could not remember the make and model so I had to look it up in Jack`s book. It is a Tokheim model 455 "Vanguard". It was made from 1958 to 1961 according to the book.

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wolfmanwooley #758657 Mon Dec 21 2020 01:26 AM
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I’m changing my vote.... He needs the Sinclair ones from the 1964 Worlds Fair display.

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MATT ALVAREZ #758676 Mon Dec 21 2020 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MATT ALVAREZ
This is what I had in mind when you started this thread. I could not remember the make and model so I had to look it up in Jack`s book. It is a Tokheim model 455 "Vanguard". It was made from 1958 to 1961 according to the book.
Matt those are way cool. Don't think I have ever seen one before!

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Originally Posted by Speedracer
I’m changing my vote.... He needs the Sinclair ones from the 1964 Worlds Fair display.
Awesome! Wonder if I could get a second mortgage to finance the purchase and build an appropriate home for it. And of course a '64 concept car or two to complete the vignette.

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Originally Posted by Speedracer
I’m changing my vote.... He needs the Sinclair ones from the 1964 Worlds Fair display.
Check out this video, good stuff starts at 1:20 mark. https://dissolve.com/video/Sinclair...free-stock-video-footage/001-D378-37-004

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MATT ALVAREZ #758709 Tue Dec 22 2020 10:59 PM
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I do remember seeing those Tokheim model 455 Vanguards as a kid and always thought they were rather top-heavy and easy to knock down.


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