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Old 04-23-2012, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!

Using a sanding flap disc on the side grinder I ground the tack welds smooth. In the second photo you can see the gaps between the tacks. When I weld the tank up to complete it, each gap must be filled and each pinhole. The tiniest hole will leak and be unacceptable. Boy, that's something to think about...

I've included a couple pictures of the bike the tank is being made for. I wanted to show you all my second attempt at an exhaust pipe made from conduit and bent to shape with a conduit pipe bender. I like having the exhaust sound out to the rear. Another nice benefit of learning how to weld!
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Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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