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M & S 80 Blank Top #540976
Sun Jun 08 2014 08:56 PM
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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 [Re: Novaman] #541004
Mon Jun 09 2014 06:17 AM
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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 [Re: 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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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: oilmanpat] #541011
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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 [Re: Steven C.] #541089
Mon Jun 09 2014 03:01 PM
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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 [Re: 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 [Re: Novaman] #541191
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I've got a top you can use for a scan...... 143 miles away.

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: 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 [Re: Novaman] #556243
Sat Jul 26 2014 05:59 PM
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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 [Re: Novaman] #556247
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Looks very good!


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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Dave's Garage] #556283
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Now the threaded metal studs need to be applied.


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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Craig Osbeck] #556285
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That is the next step. smile

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman] #556304
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Nice job !



Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Scott Baselt] #556326
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Sure looks good Have you tried the inserts yet?
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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Bill jr] #556341
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Looking awesome.


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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: bsplichal95] #556361
Sun Jul 27 2014 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the comments. I was pleased on how it turned out. Have to pick up the inserts. It is an exact copy of the original so it should fit. Famous last words. smile

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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman] #556790
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman] #556792
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Originally Posted By: Novaman
It is an exact copy of the original


...how did you make the pattern for the laser? was the original script-top laser-scanned in 3 dimensions - or was the original traced on paper, scanned and recreated?


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: gulfiend!] #557840
Sun Aug 03 2014 12:31 PM
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I believe the original top was 3d scanned for the CAD program.

Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman] #700294
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There also was a guy on here from the east coast advertising that he could for $175.00 laser them out. Can anyone remember. All my tops are on pumps.


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Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman] #704404
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Thanks I will check all that out. Really appreciate the lead.




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