Wow Roblo, just wow. Awesome lookin' pics! I have a 1947, one owner Raleigh that Carol saw me take off the car and confiscated on the spot as it is "to nice to motor" LOL, happens a lot. If I don't get an engine on vintage bikes fast enough, they become part of the collection.
Yeppers Jay, they can be converted to functioning gas tanks. Takes a good deal of time and work but can be done. Check out Clotho's work of art; http://motorbicycling.com/f15/shift-...grin-2912.html