custom keg style fuel tank

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  1. hollywood528

    hollywood528 New Member

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    Seeing how weak the stock tank is made me set out an alternative.
    I saw some rear rack mounted keg style tanks I liked and scavenged for some material. A 7" length of 6" round pipe with plate welded for end caps and a custom cap.
    Here it is all welded up, still gotta do some grinding and treat the inside and paint of course.
    I calculated it to be roughly 0.6 US Gal.

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  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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  3. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I like it! I'm thinking your's is better because YOU made it.
     
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    rich4240 New Member

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    how was this tank welded mig or tig or stick also was it weled by a pro
     
  5. hollywood528

    hollywood528 New Member

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    I TIG welded it. Can't get as good heat penetration and cleanliness using MIG. As far as being welded by a "pro"... I am a certified welder and have been welding for 10 years.
     
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    Nice work. How will it be mounted? And I agree. TIG would be the best approach for welding up a steel tank like yours.
    Good work. Show us some finished photos, please.

    Tom
     
  7. hollywood528

    hollywood528 New Member

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    I'm most likely going to mount it on a rear rack behind the seat. I looked at some online, but I think I will make my own custom rack so I can set everything up nice and clean.
    I have been really busy lately so I haven't had much time to work on it. When I get it finished I will definitely post some pics
     
  8. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Very nice! Sure beats the tin can version. I've been thinking about a copper cylindrical behind the seat tank for over a year now. I think that's long enough putting it off. This summer I'll make it for a 1934 Elgin.
    Wish I could weld like you. Beautiful work...
    SB
     
  9. Tinsmith

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    Nicely done!
    Dan
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    First rate job. Now we have to follow in your footsteps.

    Steve.
     
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    Thank you. Hopefully I will get some time soon and post some finished pics
     

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