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Old 04-08-2010, 03:25 PM
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Awesome thread! Your bike is also awesome!
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:10 AM
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That really looks nice, BA.

Do you have to "coat" the inside of the tank or not? I've heard people talk about coating the inside of old rusted tanks but never about a new tank.

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Old 04-10-2010, 12:00 AM
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nice job
a really good how-to
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:41 PM
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Very clean job. I bookmarked this for reference.

Still the title faked me out- you need a friend who can weld.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:09 PM
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Looks straight to me! Holy smokes!
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:42 AM
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That's a piece of art!
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: DIY tank... even if you can't weld

Like that tank: it gives the bike a Harley J D look. (Ever build a gas headlight?)
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:17 AM
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Thanks guys - but I'd not go so far as to call it "art" heh, the reason I made this thread is to show it's actually a LOT easier to make a tank than it seems

I never did line the tank, it didn't leak at all and the oil/fuel mix keeps the inside spotless. Were I ever to put the bike up for storage for some reason (pfft - I ride it every day lol) I'd simply spray the inside of the tank with a buncha PBblaster (what WD40 should be) and call it good.

As for the "gas headlight" - it's an interesting project and I like the look, but for this project I preferred the ol' "lidded" headlight style - I thought about something like this;



...but it seemed a lil "busy" for this build, but now that ya got me lookin' again I found this one and really like it's simplicity;



SO now ya got me thinkin' about it... hmm... mebbe... great... jus' when I thought I might be "done" lol, shoulda known better - no ride is ever done
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: DIY tank... even if you can't weld

Wanted to say THANKYOU! I just cought this yesterday, dated 6-17. I have worked with metal all my life & wanted to build two tanks. I just could not figure out the best way to procede. Now, of corse, it's a snap! I won't be Tigging here ether, I could tack but I think I'll just tape as you did to take it to a weldor.
& Thanks for the NAPA gas bowl too! Two will be orderd.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:10 AM
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That is really sweet ! good job !
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