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#346918 - Tue Aug 07 2012 10:21 PM Glass Lenses--Capco body???
K W FRITH Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
OK-- confused What am I doing wrong or is it just not possible? confused
I bought 2 glass bodied globes at IG and the lenses had some minor damage and I wanted to put them into Capco bodies and sell them at the local car sale in order to recoup a portion of the cost. I have some nice NOS lenses that I put into the glass bodies.
When I tried to fit the thicker lenses into the capco body, I was straining so hard, I feared i would break the lens! The glass is thicker but I was always under the impression that they could somehow be installed in the plastic body?? I've always heard that gill lenses can be installed in a capco body by removing the alignment tab, and they would be the thicker lenses, so what gives?? If it can be done, what kind of modification do I need to make?
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#346921 - Tue Aug 07 2012 10:27 PM Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: K W FRITH]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Some lenses JUST WON'T fit in new Capco's OR some older ones either.
Remove the inner edge then use a Caulking tube of Silicone to glue into body. Home Depot sells it.

List just the Lenses in For Sale Forum, might make a New Member a Globe Collector!
Better than Fooling someone at a car swap.

Edited by Dick Bennett (Wed Aug 08 2012 12:54 AM)

#347001 - Wed Aug 08 2012 10:24 AM Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: Dick Bennett]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Yep some the the glass body lenses that are thicker just won't fit in a capco. Been there done that.

Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.

#347139 - Wed Aug 08 2012 08:23 PM Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: keithia]
T-way Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Generally speaking - single strength glass lenses were intended for CAPCO bodies and double strength glass was intended for glass bodies.

That being said: all the 13.5" lenses I make are DS and I have no problem fitting them into CAPCO bodies. And I've built hundreds of these!

Try my installation process: http://www.t-waysgraphics.com/Capco%20Body%20Assembly%20Instructions.htm

Later . . .


#347142 - Wed Aug 08 2012 08:31 PM Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: T-way]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I'll bet KW SKIPPED #1 of instructions! LOL
As MOST of us do, we don't read instructions 1st. UNLESS we have leftover parts OR it don't work afterwards!

KW, send the Warden out for Another CASE!


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