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#682800 - Sun Mar 19 2017 06:21 PM Restored Rapidayton 450 Value???
Dave9340 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 27 2010
Loc: Michigan
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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#682821 - Sun Mar 19 2017 09:18 PM Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Dave9340]
petropumps Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
Bonnet looks off...are you aware if it's original to the pump? May just be the pictures.

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#682830 - Sun Mar 19 2017 10:02 PM Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Dave9340]
Dave9340 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 27 2010
Loc: Michigan
The Bonnett is repop through GPH. Closet aftermarket one available at the time.

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#683032 - Thu Mar 23 2017 10:28 AM Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Dave9340]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
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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Craig

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#683096 - Fri Mar 24 2017 08:03 AM Re: Restored Rapidayton 450 Value??? [Re: Craig Osbeck]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Morphys has an auction coming up with lots of really nice pumps. That should give you an idea.

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