1. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Well got you to look.. It's a V-8 juice can that I used to make a behind the seat tank. I will have to give silverbear credit for this one since it was his post that gave me the idea. I must say his tanks with the leather bag look soooo much better than mine.

    Well it was cheap...o wait inexpensive to make and I am using this on a low budget build with left over parts. The pictures show this tank un-painted. I just have this kick with the look of raw metal but I am going to paint it. Something crazy.

    Total cost:
    Can of V-8 2.99
    Brass fittings 5.00
    Silver solder 5.00
    Billet clamp 10.00
    Sheet metal 0.00

    The finished product PRICELESS
     

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  2. The 26incher

    The 26incher New Member

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    ****, I've got 22.99, can you make me one? Really...
     
  3. Prof Fate

    Prof Fate New Member

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    Quater of gallon or so? Looks good.
     
  4. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    I can hook a local guy up... Just let me know...
     
  5. WildAlaskan

    WildAlaskan New Member

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    that is so cool it gives me crazy ideas you know those huge cans of fruit you can get at costco
     
  6. Elixys

    Elixys New Member

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    or even better one of those old metal folgers coffee cans.
     
  7. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Somebody Slap him rotfl, V8 gas tank, That's good :)
     
  8. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    I use the Hinny Kan Draft keg. About 25.00 full! Drain it, plumb it, Mount it, Fill it, and RIDE IT (c) I knew that was coming, a call from my attorney, Also, I Do Not advocate the use of any substance that could alter you in any way, prior, or during any activity that involves Motorized Bicycles. This includes, but is limited to, Beer, Wine,Whiskey, Tequila,Gin, Vodka, White Lightin' , Or anything else! Have Fun :)
     
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  9. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    CCC,
    Nice job on your tank, and thanks also for the compliment to me. I guess because I've made so many of them the tank has come to be associated with me. But credit for thinking of it in the first place should go to Rockenstein for his Apple juice gas tank. I never would have thought of it had he not paved the way. The leather work is really my contribution to the juice can tank. Norm at Venice bikes suggested the stainless straps and BarelyAwake suggested the brass hose cap almost a year ago.
    I have made a couple in the coffee can size, but coffee cans don't work well, because one end has a foil cover and not a solid lid. In the same size can you can sometimes find tomato or pizza sauce. The contents of whatever you use needs to be a liquid so you can remove what's inside without removing the lids. With the juice cans I start by punching two holes, one at the gas outlet and the other at the filler location. Drain it out. With something like pizza sauce you need to make the opening where the fill goes a little larger so you can get the sauce out. There's a thread on this way back in the archives. Do a search for the apple juice tank for Rockenstein's version or V-8 tank for mine. Happy to answer questions, but you get a real good idea from CCC in this thread. The price of materials is right, but there's a fair amount of labor time and your soldering needs to be good.
    SB
     
  10. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    CCC,
    Nice job on your tank, and thanks also for the compliment to me. I guess because I've made so many of them the tank has come to be associated with me. But credit for thinking of it in the first place should go to Rockenstein for his Apple juice gas tank. I never would have thought of it had he not paved the way. The leather work is really my contribution to the juice can tank. Norm at Venice bikes suggested the stainless straps and BarelyAwake suggested the brass hose cap almost a year ago.
    I have made a couple in the coffee can size, but coffee cans don't work well, because one end has a foil cover and not a solid lid. In the same size can you can sometimes find tomato or pizza sauce. The contents of whatever you use needs to be a liquid so you can remove what's inside without removing the lids. With the juice cans I start by punching two holes, one at the gas outlet and the other at the filler location. Drain it out. With something like pizza sauce you need to make the opening where the fill goes a little larger so you can get the sauce out. There's a thread on this way back in the archives. Do a search for the apple juice tank for Rockenstein's version or V-8 tank for mine. Happy to answer questions, but you get a real good idea from CCC in this thread. The price of materials is right, but there's a fair amount of labor time and your soldering needs to be good.
    SB
     
  11. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Nice job on your tank and thanks for complimenting me on mine. Credit for thinking of the idea should go to Rockenstein for his Apple Juice tank a year ago or thereabouts. Since then I've made a number of them and think they make a nice tank.
    SB
     
  12. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Sorry for doubling up on the posts. I thought the first one did not go through.
    SB
     
  13. Hammond Egger

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    I'm thinking a couple of fat boy propane cylinders.
     
  14. skjjoe

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    where did you find the billet clamp ?
     
  15. jose Pinto

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    Good job friend, good tank, thank you for showing your project. I'm also making a tank for a full suspension bike is made of iron pipe 100mm x 60mm rectangle, I'll put some pictures here

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  16. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    sometime in the future i want to build a "beer bike."

    i found an old Hamms Beer 2.25 gallon "Tapper" keg at a thrift store a few years back. it would make an awesome tank, but it's pretty huge.

    here's a pic of one, but it's not mine:
     

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  17. thine82

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    nice tanks but who does exhaust stuff>? i hahve a great idea and need it built...
     
  18. curtisfox

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    When I seen Silverbear's post I have saved cans. Going to exspirment with them love the lights he made, tuna air cleaner, have saved propane cylinders. I refill them for camp stove.
    That is one awesome tank. And the one made from tubing I wonderd why more don't make tanks and weld them in for top tubes,nice work
     
  19. The 26incher

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    I wanted to buy one of those Hamms Beer kegs on E-bay last month...
     
  20. darkhawk22

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    I would think there would be a small demand for behind the seat tanks. I would be interested in one if someone made some up.
     

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