Posted 7 years ago
I found this 1948 Neptune Meter Co gas pump left for dead in a junkyard, but I had other plans for it.
The exterior was salvaged by painstakingly banging out the bent panels and building/welding a lightweight frame for it.
For the theme I decided to paint it in honor of my girlfriend, who lives in Argentina. I lightly drew the sun and then painted it with acrylics. Needless to say my back and neck were rather sore after many hours of siting on the floor to finish it.
To complete the look I weathered the paint with a wash of real rust, but it could use a little more.
It really need the staggered rectangular panel for the center of the front door. I should have everything else I need.. including the glass bulb.