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Old 04-07-2012, 06:57 AM
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Default Re: Vintage Style PVC Tank

Thanks guys! PVC has been used on the forum for a while now, this is just my spin on it. Was looking for a way to avoid using the end caps. Of course this stuff works easily with wood tools, so the 45 degree cut on the end was easy to do with a mitre saw. The basic construction only took about an hour. The angled end cap took the most time having to be finished filed flush after the JBW set( about 30min). I added the fake vent tube in the same way basically as the rivets, except with #4 screws. The heads will be filled to look like rivets. The rear bracket is bonded totally to the end plate. The JBW has yet to be finished and will basically disappear. The bike/tank will be light gray with the finished aged. Since I cant get the PVC to rust, I plan on painting certain areas with brass spray paint then sanding through to make the tank appear made from a brass tube. Got some water slide decals, and a trick for the gas cap also.
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