Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking
i'd have to agree about going with steel, though that is still an interesting project. i'd just worry about bung stripping or tank cracking over time. i'm a fan of giving oddball projects TLC and enjoyed reading your thread.
to a smaller degree i'm modifying my cruiser as well, with a front fork suspension, rear rack (welded to frame), ammo can saddle bags, among others.