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Old 02-07-2011, 09:55 AM
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Default Re: Tinsmith's in frame gas tank for cantilever Schwinn.

With the bends made, Dan carefully checked to see that the fit to the side piece was just right. The bend points needed to be carefully marked and the bends clean. Getting one wrong would be tough to redo without starting over on the long top piece. Dan is pleased with the fit and sandwiches the side piece between two of the wooden forms which are held in place with clamps. The inside form gives a backing while soldering the top and side piece together. The outside form further stiffens things up and protects the tin from being marred by the clamp. Next up is soldering it together.
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