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#540976 - Sun Jun 08 2014 10:56 PM M & S 80 Blank Top
Novaman Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 14 2003
Loc: Ellensburg, WA
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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#541004 - Mon Jun 09 2014 08:17 AM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
K W FRITH Offline
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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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#541007 - Mon Jun 09 2014 08:41 AM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: K W FRITH]
oilmanpat Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
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.


Edited by oilmanpat (Mon Jun 09 2014 08:44 AM)

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#541011 - Mon Jun 09 2014 08:59 AM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: oilmanpat]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
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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Edited by Steve C. (Mon Jun 09 2014 09:02 AM)
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#541089 - Mon Jun 09 2014 05:01 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Steven C.]
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
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

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#541178 - Mon Jun 09 2014 10:29 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: gasmansgp]
Novaman Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 14 2003
Loc: Ellensburg, WA
Thanks for the great ideas. I like the 3D laser cutting machine. Challange would be finding an original top to digitize/scan.

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#541191 - Mon Jun 09 2014 10:59 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
I've got a top you can use for a scan...... 143 miles away.

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#541200 - Mon Jun 09 2014 11:33 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: huskybob]
Novaman Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 14 2003
Loc: Ellensburg, WA
Thanks Huskybob. Is it a Mobilgas?

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#556243 - Sat Jul 26 2014 07:59 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
Novaman Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 14 2003
Loc: Ellensburg, WA
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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#556247 - Sat Jul 26 2014 08:05 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Looks very good!
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#556283 - Sat Jul 26 2014 10:56 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Dave's Garage]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Now the threaded metal studs need to be applied.
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#556285 - Sat Jul 26 2014 11:01 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Craig Osbeck]
Novaman Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 14 2003
Loc: Ellensburg, WA
That is the next step. smile

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#556304 - Sun Jul 27 2014 12:05 AM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Nice job !
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#556326 - Sun Jul 27 2014 08:34 AM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Scott Baselt]
Bill jr Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Erie Pa
Sure looks good Have you tried the inserts yet?
Bill

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#556341 - Sun Jul 27 2014 09:19 AM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Bill jr]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Looking awesome.
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#556361 - Sun Jul 27 2014 10:55 AM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: bsplichal95]
Novaman Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 14 2003
Loc: Ellensburg, WA
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


Edited by Novaman (Sun Jul 27 2014 10:56 AM)

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#556790 - Tue Jul 29 2014 01:35 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
gulfiend! Offline
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Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
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#556792 - Tue Jul 29 2014 01:41 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
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?
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#557840 - Sun Aug 03 2014 02:31 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: gulfiend!]
Novaman Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 14 2003
Loc: Ellensburg, WA
I believe the original top was 3d scanned for the CAD program.

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#700294 - Sun Dec 10 2017 06:19 PM Re: M & S 80 Blank Top [Re: Novaman]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
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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