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#697256 - Mon Oct 23 2017 06:20 AM metal bodies for globies
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Registered: Wed Sep 27 2017
Loc: Laingsburg, Mi.
Hello all, I was just wondering if there is a way to tell the difference between the original metal bodies for globes and the new bodies that are being made


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#697271 - Mon Oct 23 2017 09:45 AM Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys]
bcouchene Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 12 2017
Loc: Newark Ohio
I do not know how the original ones were manufactured. However, I recently purchased the aluminum reproduction version from gas pump heaven. It was manufactured by using the "spinning" process. It's a way of making a rounded surface out of a flat piece of metal, sort of like how a person uses a spinning wheel to form a clay pot. I'm certain they used the spinning process because you could see fairly deep grooves around the circumference of the globe where the wheel was contacting the metal. The grooves were big enough to see and feel with your hand. You could not just paint it, you had to coat it with body filler first, then wet sand.
So, look inside the globe, maybe you'll see those spinning marks on the inside where they didn't use body filler, or maybe they even didn't paint the inside.

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#697344 - Tue Oct 24 2017 01:36 PM Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys]
we're the other guys Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 27 2017
Loc: Laingsburg, Mi.
Thank you for the information. if new ones are aluminum, can I just use a magnet and tell the difference between metal and aluminum?

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#697345 - Tue Oct 24 2017 01:37 PM Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys]
we're the other guys Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 27 2017
Loc: Laingsburg, Mi.
Thank you for the information. if new ones are aluminum, can I just use a magnet and tell the difference between metal and aluminum?

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#697360 - Tue Oct 24 2017 06:18 PM Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys]
Don Beaver Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 20 2001
Loc: Sedro Woolley Washington
The aluminum bodies are spun and the steel bodies are press stamped. Both are available as reproductions.
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#697391 - Wed Oct 25 2017 05:07 AM Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys]
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Registered: Wed Sep 27 2017
Loc: Laingsburg, Mi.
Thank you for the information

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