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Old 02-07-2011, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: Tinsmith's in frame gas tank for cantilever Schwinn.

I had taken Dan's unfinished tank #1 home with me as a kind of souvenir and was pleased to discover that the tank fits with a squeeze into my 51 Schwinn. The opening is slightly different from the 53 in Dan's shop. The 51 was a balloon tire bike while the 53 was a middleweight, even though to my eye the frames look the same. Apparently they are not, but they are close enough that I believe tank #2 will fit either frame nicely. So we will go ahead with finishing up #1 as well. It still needs the final section to finish out the bottom and in that section will be the means of mounting the tank to the frame, on this one it will probably be acorn nuts soldered from the inside. Unless Dan thinks of something better before our next session. We also have to solder in the gas filler and the gas outlet. Later,
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