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Glass Lenses--Capco body??? #346918
Tue Aug 07 2012 08:21 PM
Tue Aug 07 2012 08:21 PM
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K W FRITH Offline OP
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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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Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: K W FRITH] #346921
Tue Aug 07 2012 08:27 PM
Tue Aug 07 2012 08:27 PM
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Dick Bennett Offline
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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.

Last edited by Dick Bennett; Tue Aug 07 2012 10:54 PM.
Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: Dick Bennett] #347001
Wed Aug 08 2012 08:24 AM
Wed Aug 08 2012 08:24 AM
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Yep some the the glass body lenses that are thicker just won't fit in a capco. Been there done that.

Keith


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Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: keithia] #347139
Wed Aug 08 2012 06:23 PM
Wed Aug 08 2012 06:23 PM
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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 . . .

Jim

Re: Glass Lenses--Capco body??? [Re: T-way] #347142
Wed Aug 08 2012 06:31 PM
Wed Aug 08 2012 06:31 PM
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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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