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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by FatOldGuy, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. FatOldGuy

    FatOldGuy New Member

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    There seems to be a large demand for a gas tank other than stock, yet nobody seems to make one!
    I would love to make one, but I am only really good at small resin casting. I could never do something like a tank.
    Though I am working on a really neat PipBoy 3000 replica :) (for fans of Fallout)

    Well I am going to try and make a mold. Maybe I can carve a tank out of wood or foam or something, make a rubber mold, and then instead of resin, fiberglass the tank. I will have to think about it.
     
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    Mozenrath New Member

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    Sounds good so long as the resin you are using is resistant to E10 gasoline.
     
  3. FatOldGuy

    FatOldGuy New Member

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    Well I would not make a resin tank. I was thinking of a two part mold. I would coat the inside of the mold with layers of fiberglass. Or make a wire frame and cover it in fiberglass. That is how I make speaker boxes for cars.

    The resin castings I do are mostly to make custom car models.

    Come to think of it the wire model may not be a bad idea.
     
  4. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I made epoxy resin RC boat hulls by carving the shape from foam, epoxying it up, and the melting the foam out with MEK or acetone. Messy but not to hard to do and got a great result. Use EPOXY resin instead of fiberglass for gas tanks. (Might consider lining it with fuel resistant coating too)
     

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