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Do I restore this base or scrap it? #789059 03/16/2023 11:56 PM
by gatorgaspumps
A friend is restoring a Bowser 300 crank gas pump. His base was broken, and he did not have any of the pieces that were missing. The crank style base is different than the standard electric one. He acquired a base for a electric one and was able to modify his legs of the pump so it would work. I told him not to scrap the other base that I would play with it and see if I could fix it. What would you do?.
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Re: Do I restore this base or scrap it? #789061 Mar 17th a 12:20 AM
by gatorgaspumps
The next step was to make sure the holes were in the right place. I made a pattern out of an old folder, then traced it on the new ears. After that it was time to use some body putty to make everything look as it should. Last a shot of primer. Can you guess which is the original ear? Top left side. I never throw anything away. Even if I didn't restore it, someone might have needed the original ear for their pump. I could always cut off the portion they needed and then they could weld it to their base. Richard
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