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Old 08-16-2013, 11:37 AM
Fang Fang is offline
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: San Diego
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Default Jesse James faux tank build!

I picked up this faux tank that came off the west coast chopper Jesse James edition schwinn stingray
Listed $40 on craigslist
Managed to get it for $25
So far It seems I will have to
cut the welds and widen the rear of the tank since my frame goes from oval to wide circle half way down the top tube
close up all the holes on the bottom
weld on some gas outlets
cut a hole for the filler cap (I plan on using an old school valve cover push in oil cap)
seal the inside
find a way to mount this thing!
I have started sanding it briefly
I plan on painting it flat black
Any suggestions on mounting options?
I would like to keep frame modifications out of it but I am willing to do it if necessary since the tank looks really good on my bike!
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