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Old 03-31-2012, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Still fabbing and forming pieces of my new tank together. I think this job will be easier with a bigger torch, or maybe MAPP. If I use MAPP though, I'll have to dial it down so I don't burn through the aluminum.
It's a good thing that aluminum kick-plates for doors are a little more than 1/16 inch thick. It makes for just the right stiffness, yet still very workable. I just wasn't able to find a piece of basic sheet aluminum both big enough and thick enough. Then I remembered kick plates. But getting it up to temp, and keeping it there, when it comes time to apply the Alumiweld could be a pain. Looks like I'll find out soon enough.

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