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M & S 80 Blank Top
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I recently picked up on original M & S 80 tall top that is solid (same height as script top) . Does not have script cut out or hole for sight glass. Has anyone picked up one of these in the past, and is it possible to have lettering cut out for script top? If so, any recommendations on the best process. Thanks,

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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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I've never heard of anyone doing it, but I have to think it could be done? You wouldn't have the little mounting posts on the inside though.


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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
K W FRITH #541007 Mon Jun 09 2014 06:41 AM
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I think it would be tuff to do unless you had some form of tracer mill. I have had a couple of these tops over the years.

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A 3D laser cutting machine would do a great job. But you would need an original to digitize/scan first to make the cad file in order to program the machine. Wouldn't be cheap.

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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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I've made ad glass tops out of the solid high tops. It is not easy and requires studs welded inside to hold in your advertisement. In my case, I made plexi-glass GULF ad glasses. They flexed inside the top when studs were tightened. Certainly not for the challenged. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
gasmansgp #541178 Mon Jun 09 2014 08:29 PM
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Thanks for the great ideas. I like the 3D laser cutting machine. Challange would be finding an original top to digitize/scan.

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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I've got a top you can use for a scan...... 143 miles away.

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
huskybob #541200 Mon Jun 09 2014 09:33 PM
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Thanks Huskybob. Is it a Mobilgas?

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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Update on my M & S 80 Blank Top. Thanks to Husky Bob for allowing me to borrow his top as a pattern. Was able to locate a 3D laser cutter. Photos of before, after and comparison to original.

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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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Looks very good!


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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
Dave's Garage #556283 Sat Jul 26 2014 08:56 PM
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Now the threaded metal studs need to be applied.


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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
Craig Osbeck #556285 Sat Jul 26 2014 09:01 PM
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That is the next step. smile

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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Nice job !



Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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Sure looks good Have you tried the inserts yet?
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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top
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Looking awesome.


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