Looking for the how to felt top tube fuel tank

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  1. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    Looking for the how to felt top tube fuel tank can any one help me find the thread
     
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    I could not find it, need to be a little more specific
     
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    You know fair, there is a member here that sealed the top tube on a sweet lookin' felt bike, jackshafted, kinda off-white in color. The person that did that bike also did a thread I believe on how they sealed the top tube and turned it into a gas tank.
    I forgot the persons user name but I do have a pic of the bike.
     

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    Clotho... I love that bike. I am searching now.

    Thank You NunyaBidness
     
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    Dang! Had links to 3 step by step posts but reloaded OS on this PC.
     
  7. Venice Motor Bikes

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    I'm actually doing that to my build off bike right now!! I should post some pics while I'm doing it!! (^)
     
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    Please do VB. Be awesome 2 see
     
  9. tyrslider

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    There's several ways to do it. The easiest I've seen is to:

    Drill for petcock in front of the seat tube.This gives access to where the top tube goes around the seat tube; top tube does not seal here and goes down the seat stays. You need to seal it here. Clean out inside of frame w/ some sort of degreaser paint prep alcohol or whatever. Stuff steel wool into the voids inside the top tube around the seat tube. Hang the frame dropouts down head tube up. and fill w/ DevCon or Jb weld up to petcock hole. Allow to cure up. If level drops stuff in more steel wool and repeat epoxy. Do the same w/ the head tube making sure not to get interference w/ the headset/ fork steerer. You should be able to dc or jb a fitting for a petcock in the hole you drilled. You can drill the filler out a bit tap it and put a larger bung but you'll need to do some significant mods to make it large enough for a normal gas can or pump to fit.
     
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  10. Terry Blow

    Terry Blow Dealer & Custom Builder

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    Thank you every one this will help me a lot Thank you all
     
  11. Venice Motor Bikes

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    I'm gonna test some constuction expansion foam with the tank sealer to see if that'll work first.
    If it does work, I'll shoot that into the top of the wheel stays through the petcock hole.
    I already sealed up all the other holes in the steerer tube & seat post tube with JB Weld yesterday.

    I'll post some pics & progress on the http://motorbicycling.com/f15/biker-build-off-11941.html thread.
     

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