Different Style Tanks?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by MattLGiberson, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. tommyboy1442

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    word guys, yous probably know about it, or have seen it, but i thought id let yous know anyways. imperial cycles has a sweet kustom tank available for purchase. it will probably be around 100 bucks shipped which is pricy, but its a nice tank, kinda resembles a mini sportster tank. in my opinion it looks pretty good.... Imperial Cycles: Custom Gas tank
     
  2. GoFastBicycles

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    I don't know. What is a cool bike and very fast as well?


    Adam
     
  3. Archduke Chocula

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    I was staring at an empty glass bottle the other day and got to thinking, "This would make a pretty unique tank!" Unfortunately its very dangerous. Ive been thinking of a way to add shock absorbers and found this while googling the idea. Food for thought:

    Killerglass - Contract Killer Glass Gas Tank
     
  4. Ted

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    I'm Drooling, Nice job (c)
     
  7. eastcountycustoms

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    Well, decided to go for it and build a fiberglass tank cover for my motorized micargi bronco. Its formed over a 39 chevy headlight bucket and an 8" foam florist ball. lol....wish me luck
     

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  8. Ted

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    Don't forget the mold release :)
     
  9. eastcountycustoms

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    Just a little more triming and bondo, primer, paint make er what she aint. lol. What ya think so far?
     

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  10. Dan

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    Cool, that looks awesome East
     
  11. GearNut

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    It's lookin' really good!
     
  12. eastcountycustoms

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    Finished up the body work and paint last night. should have some pics of the final assembly tomorrow night.
     

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    I gotta get into fiberglass. No, not climb up up into my attic and roll around in it, I want to learn how to work with it.
    It seems fairly easy to work with, and your example of what can be done with it just added more motivation for me to learn the craft.
     
  14. eastcountycustoms

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    Still a little more trimming and paint work left to do. but heres a sneek peek. Im really happy with the overall look and style so far. What do u guys think of it?
     

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  15. Dan

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    Cooler then the flip side of the pillow. Really sets off the look.
     
  16. Ted

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    I think you didn't forget the mold release :) all kidding aside I think that's the best looking tank I've seen, it looks like it belongs there.
     
  17. sojudave

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    I've thought about it and went so far as to "clean" one out so I can goof with it. Now that's dedication becuase I basically can't stand heineken. The problems I ran into was:

    Where the heck do I mount it?

    How do I get inside of it?

    How do I tap it for the petcock (JB weld?)

    How do I put the gas cap and flange on it (JB Weld)?

    Do I need to seal it?
     
  18. sojudave

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    Is your design set in stone? I mean, is it an aesthetic preference or more of a fuel volume requirement?
     
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    That looks very custom, if you could buy one it would probably cost around 75 to 90 bucks. Is that fiberglass and bondo, I use to work in a body shop.
     

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