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Value of Custom restored gas pumps
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As a restorer of Gas Pumps myself and I know there are many of us on this site I have to pose a question that keep bouncing thru my brain....

Do you think that a gas Pump that is restored by a well known shop like Rick's American Restorations (Las Vegas/History channel) is worth any more is value than a highly detailed Pump one of us does?

I have never thought that any car I restored at my shop or any pump should be worth any more or less if it's done nice compared to another restorer.
I know someone that stopped in at Rick's, Bought a pump, had it restored by them and shipped back to his home. He told me it was well worth all the costs because it was done by Rick's and that will be a great selling point!

Maybe it's just me but who's going to know who Rick's was for extra value after the show is gone from TV.


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Re: Value of Custom restored gas pumps
Mike M. #410359 Wed Apr 17 2013 08:33 PM
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I also do wonder the same question myself. My dad and I talk about it a lot when we are with friends talking about restorations.

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Lets take this a little further. Restored gas pumps sell for big dollars, why do nicely restored signs not??

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Ricks pumps look like hell and I have no clue why they even bring a dollar more than an unrestored pump. All his need blasted and start fresh. It's kinda like people paying for a car that someone famous once owned. Makes no sense.

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Notchcad #410369 Wed Apr 17 2013 09:50 PM
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With what WE have seen on the "TV Show", NOT ALL HIS Restorations have the Correct parts.

I'd rather have Frankpl or dundign do my pumps, at least they would be done w/ CORRECT PARTS. IF I want them to be Restored to working condition, then Dennis Maier of Flagstaff is MY CHOICE.

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Dick Bennett #410371 Wed Apr 17 2013 09:52 PM
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Well said Dick! Don't forget the master Craig Osbeck!

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Notchcad #410372 Wed Apr 17 2013 10:16 PM
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There are SEVERAL Members here that do GREAT RESTOS. Frank, Tom & Dennis are within driving distances for me.

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Dick Bennett #410394 Thu Apr 18 2013 06:15 AM
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The reason he gets those prices is because he is doing them for some very uninformed/non research folks that want that instant gratification and the bonus of having a TV star doing there project, just like the people who have the pickers come to there homes.

Myself I like the pumps unrestored. There only original ONCE!


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The minute I hear an owner mention a so called celebrity owned/restored his car/pump,I walk away.
Instant deal breaker.

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I guess if it makes you feel good to over pay for a restoration,I'm happy for you.

A good restored pump is just that no matter who done it.I would rather someone say man that looks as good or better as them pumps you see on TV--and I still have a little change in my pocket.

The difference between signs and pumps is there is NOS signs still found in attics,which makes collectors frown on restored signs. JM2C

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Loyd Pierce #410413 Thu Apr 18 2013 08:19 AM
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I think it's just an ego thing.I haven't personally run into it regarding Rick's pumps,but I have heard of guys bragging "Oh,I got mine at Barrett-Jackson!!".I guess that sort of "status symbol"is something some are willing to pay for.

I didn't even go look at the pump;I'm happy with my own work.Oh well,to each his own.

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The first thing that I thought when I read this thread is if was a Ricks restoration, I would pay LESS. Brady

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Speaking of Rick's. I don't watch cable (or even "regular" TV) but I saw this photo a while ago on the Net. Geez Louise, he wanted $6,500 each for these Boyle Dayton pumps and even the access doors are UPSIDE down!! Not to mention incorrect nozzles.

Ricks resto Las Vegas $6500 each.JPG
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ranchpump #410443 Thu Apr 18 2013 12:40 PM
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They have 3 gallon sticks which would make them a Wayne instead of a B&D?

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Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave #410444 Thu Apr 18 2013 12:43 PM
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WAYNE PUMP & TANK COMPANY - BOYLE DAYTON DIVISION
WRONG globe rings & "I" don't see conduit to top.

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