behind the seat gas tank?

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  1. bluenosegoat

    bluenosegoat New Member

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    I have seen a few pics of people with round (can style) fuel tanks mounted behind the seat and I am wondering if anyone sells them? I just picked up a Cranbrook and think it would look really nice with one. I've also seen a post on how someone made one but I cant seem to find it now.
     
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    Small engine shops may carry them. You can find them on EBay.
     
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    While mine isn't quite round its close... made mine out of an old small engine gas tank I picked up. Had to make the brackets to hold it to the frame....picture makes it look a little big, but it fits nicely....an on the plus side, it was cheap!
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    bluenosegoat New Member

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    That tank kit looks really cool. I dont like the price though. I think I will take a ride to the local scrap yards and find one for next to free already welded up. Thanks for the link though. I wonder what kind of stuff I might find? Even just the right gauge metal sheet welded together to make the round body of the tank and some flat caps for the ends will do nicely at a couple bucks. Now where to buy the time to do it!?!?!? I see making the round body as the difficult part. Hmm wooden jigs might work nicely to get it tacked............
     
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    I hit up the scrapyards, thinking coolant tanks, expansions etc might work, still nothing I like, I've got a weedeater tank back there now, but the capacity is small and having a heck of a time getting it to flow even though it's higher than the carb. the line come off the top of the tank......oh well more brainstorming to be had.
     
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    have you guys thought about a pvc tank? I am building one right now. I have a thread about it. It is titled "PVC gas tank questions". It is similar to the apple juice tank but you don't have to know how to solder.
     
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    Thats a great idea! How does the pvc hold up to fuel though after a period of time? I'll check your thread now......
     
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    bluenosegoat New Member

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    That tank looks very nice! and looks to have a good capacity too. I've looked on ebay and found one similar but by the time got to bid on it it was gone! Very nice job on it though I like it alot. Would like to see a pic with your ride all put together- nice looking bike man!
     
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    Yes the pvc will hold up to the gas. You probably already saw the thread. I am almost done building mine.
     

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