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Keep it original or use repop parts? #692296
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:15 AM
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Looking for opinions about restoring the pump. I know ultimately it is up to me.
The pump is for me, not to restore and sell for a quick buck.
Also does it make sense to do some with original parts like door skins.
Being my first pump I Don't know how good / bad repop parts are.
The pump will need a few parts to say the lest.

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Re: Keep it original or use repop parts? [Re: shavron] #692297
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:19 AM
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Photos didn't upload, tying again.

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Re: Keep it original or use repop parts? [Re: shavron] #692298
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:23 AM
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:23 AM
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Re: Keep it original or use repop parts? [Re: shavron] #692300
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:35 AM
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:35 AM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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I would try to keep it as original as I could. I think that I might have a pair of doors.


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Re: Keep it original or use repop parts? [Re: shavron] #692301
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:56 AM
Fri Aug 11 2017 07:56 AM
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Victor, NY, 14564
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I would agree with Ryan. Looks like you have both face pans and a good top which are the harder parts to find. Pump also needs a base and hose outlet cover.

Re: Keep it original or use repop parts? [Re: shavron] #692327
Fri Aug 11 2017 04:28 PM
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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In case you don't know, you purchased a Tokheim 36B. This is one of the most desired Tokheim pumps that were made.

Here are some pictures that are on my website: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/tokheim%20pumps.htm

First click on Tokheim, then click on 36B.

There are two groups of us, some that like to restore the pumps back to what them looked like when they were put on the island. Then there are who like the looks of pumps with what they call "petina."
I have nothing against the 2nd group, I just like my pumps restored.
Now your pump, as mentioned it need a number of parts, but look at it this way, now that you have the best website and sources of parts, try and find another 36B that has the parts you need, then either restore it, or leave it as it is.
One other option, of all the parts on your pump, the top and a few other parts are what others are looking for, and probably worth more than what you paid for the pump.

Just don't get in a hurry, look around before you make a decision.

Jack Sim


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We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.
Re: Keep it original or use repop parts? [Re: shavron] #692331
Fri Aug 11 2017 04:48 PM
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I have a good base for sale.


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Re: Keep it original or use repop parts? [Re: shavron] #692352
Fri Aug 11 2017 08:50 PM
Fri Aug 11 2017 08:50 PM
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If your plan is to restore the pump new doors may be the way to go. They are nice. They will not need any bodywork. If you also get new sides then they will fit really nicely with out having to fight them on and off. I used a set and then had the pump powder coated. A powder coat finish is not as nice as an automotive finish but it was cheaper. This is the pump with new doors and sides.



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