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Old 02-10-2011, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: Tinsmith's in frame gas tank for cantilever Schwinn.

Your tank build has surely been an inspiration to me and has me really thinking about building my own, just to see what I could come up with.
I have been a sheet metal mechanic for quite awhile now and have done and seen some pretty wild sheet metal creations way beyond ductwork.

This morning I found some pretty nice size pieces of copper sheeting in the
shop I work out of. I would guess it's about 24 gauge thickness.
Since we have a bending brake, rollers, lock formers, etc, I just need
to sit down and draw up something do-able. I have more spare time than I do spare money. I want to build an above the top tube design,but want tunnel on the bottom so it rides down below the top tube much like a motorcycle tank does.
I'm sure our shop man will have his 2 cents to pitch in, he can make anything that can be drawn up, but I want to do this one myself.
We'll see I guess. Usually my big ideas become a passing daydream.

Thanks for the creative and unique hand crafted projects you always bring to this forum. It always keeps thing fresh around here...

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