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Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? #682800
Sun Mar 19 2017 04:21 PM
Sun Mar 19 2017 04:21 PM
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Looking to get some thoughts on value for my restored Rapidayton. The skins were custom made from the originals and the same guage metal and fit and finish is excellent. The frame was acid dipped and everything was PPG Epoxy, PPG sandable prime, Basecoat and Clearcoat. All the mechanisms work except for the pump handle.Original cylinder. Repro dome. Graphics and globe lenses by T-ways. Decals and pinstripes burried in clear.

It is what I would call museum quality. Cant think of a flaw. I know that these pumps are not easy to come by as it took me a long time to complete, trying to find all the parts. I realize that rare doesn't mean top dollar, just looking for thoughts.

Thanks

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Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Dave9340] #682821
Sun Mar 19 2017 07:18 PM
Sun Mar 19 2017 07:18 PM
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Bonnet looks off...are you aware if it's original to the pump? May just be the pictures.

Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Dave9340] #682830
Sun Mar 19 2017 08:02 PM
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The Bonnett is repop through GPH. Closet aftermarket one available at the time.

Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Dave9340] #683032
Thu Mar 23 2017 08:28 AM
Thu Mar 23 2017 08:28 AM
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Your pump looks beautiful and worthy of top dollar. Problem is finding the right buyer, not on ebay or an auction to get top money this deserves. I would though find an original bonnett for the very top dollar. Went through that on two pumps, one with original, one with repro. Find the original, they look way better with this first class restoration.

Good job


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Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Craig Osbeck] #683096
Fri Mar 24 2017 06:03 AM
Fri Mar 24 2017 06:03 AM
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Morphys has an auction coming up with lots of really nice pumps. That should give you an idea.


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