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metal bodies for globies #697256
Mon Oct 23 2017 04:20 AM
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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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Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys] #697271
Mon Oct 23 2017 07:45 AM
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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.

Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys] #697344
Tue Oct 24 2017 11:36 AM
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Thank you for the information. if new ones are aluminum, can I just use a magnet and tell the difference between metal and aluminum?

Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys] #697345
Tue Oct 24 2017 11:37 AM
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Thank you for the information. if new ones are aluminum, can I just use a magnet and tell the difference between metal and aluminum?

Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys] #697360
Tue Oct 24 2017 04:18 PM
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The aluminum bodies are spun and the steel bodies are press stamped. Both are available as reproductions.


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Re: metal bodies for globies [Re: we're the other guys] #697391
Wed Oct 25 2017 03:07 AM
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Thank you for the information


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