The iPump iMac Computer Gas Pump
At Vintage Vending we first put an Apple iMac computer in an original gas pump in 1999. The idea was to create a workstation for a car collector’s garage or a kiosk for an automobile dealer. The one pictured here we did for ourselves to use at trade-shows and in our retail store. With the iMac you could surf the web, listen to iTunes or show photos with an iPhoto slideshow.
To pull this alteration off, we took an original Gilbarco 96 gas pump and mounted the computer where the faceplate would have been. Then we custom finished the opening for a nice clean look. The faceplate became the screensaver. To access the keyboard we built a slide out drawer and mounted a mousepad to the right side of the pump. We also added extra speakers and a cooling fan in the back. As with all of our restorations, it was finished inside and out.
We hope you like it and if you have any interest in owning one we still have one available painted in Chevy colors.
This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.