Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum  


Go Back   Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum > Motorized Bicycle > Motorized Bicycle General Discussion

Motorized Bicycle General Discussion All topics regarding bicycles with engines.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2011, 11:46 PM
Allen_Wrench's Avatar
Allen_Wrench Allen_Wrench is offline
Resident Mad Scientist
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,755
Default Re: Dent in gas tank?

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
This might work but if you try it, please, please make sure there are NO gasoline fumes in the tank before heating it.
But where's the fun in that. Why, I think it might provide a little extra light to see what you're doing (never mind that your eyebrows are singed off).

"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style!"
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 12:44 AM
adam valentine's Avatar
adam valentine adam valentine is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mission Kansas
Posts: 221
Default Re: Dent in gas tank?

Originally Posted by Black_Moons View Post
Anyone know how to get a large dent outta a gas tank? The 1.8L black one..
Fell over today and hit a post on the way down...
I do paint less dent repair and there are cheaper tools of what i use sold at auto zone for 5 bucks including tax its a flat rounded edge piece of metal and all you do is use slight pressure and work the dent from the outer edge to the inside it will get smaller with minimal pressure use very bright lighting tho so you can see it and don't work too fast unless the paint has cracked, you will not notice that it ever had a dent when you are done, if it has a crease forget it
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 07:50 PM
thimmaker thimmaker is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bartlett, Illinois
Posts: 64
Default Re: Dent in gas tank?

You can also just fill the dent. Sand off the paint in the dent and spray on a coat of self-etching primer (walmart). Let it dry good and start filling with thin layers of Bondo spot putty (walmart). Dry well between coats with a hair-dryer and over fill and let dry completely. Wet sand it to the right contour, prime and paint. Iv'e done 2 old Whizzers and a Cushman Eagle like this and can't tell the difference. And i'm sure the Gasoline doesn't really care if there's a bump inside.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 09:41 AM
kipharley's Avatar
kipharley kipharley is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sanford,Maine
Posts: 647
Default Re: Dent in gas tank?

Venice was selling some in the Swap and Shop Thread! Seems to me they were pretty cheap? Kip.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 04:50 PM
2door's Avatar
2door 2door is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 16,222
Default Re: Dent in gas tank?

I dented a tank a while back, stupid, I dropped it, and needed a way to un-dent it. I made this little swing arm hammer thing that I can insert into the fuel tank and hammer away by manipulating the wire from the outside. It works great on small dents that aren't creased too bad. The weighted thing on the end was just something I found in a junk drawer. It fit on the 5/32 stainless welding rode and even had a set screw to keep it there. I made this one just to have the desired reach for the dent I was working on but one could be made to reach the full length of the tank and adjustable for shorter reaches.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Tank Dent Tool.JPG (100.3 KB, 32 views)
Age and Treachery Will Always Triumph
Over Youth and Skill & "Charlie Don't Ride"
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.