Building my own gas tank

iRide Customs

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This morning after watching those great videos of board track bikes, I decided that if I am going to make a frame for my Skyhawk I should probably make a custom tank for it too.

Here's a trial run to see if I could do it. This is a miniature tank made of 20g. steel and when I do make it for the bike I will step it up to maybe 18 or 16g. steel.

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azbill

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if the practice one looks that well crafted...the final is something I can't wait to see
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Dockspa1

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Since that is just your dumb ole practice tank, you might as well give it to when you are done with it!!! HEE HEE
 

iRide Customs

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Thanks guys and I would give it away but it's only 4'' long. I wanted to see how the welder worked on the really small, really thin stuff. The next tank may or may not look like that one.

I guess it could be used as a paper weight.
 
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JosephGarcia

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Nice, I wanted to make my own custom tank, but I didn't have the materials, time, money, or know how to get it done. Hope yours turns out well!
 

iRide Customs

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Well, here's my feeble attempt at the real deal. LOTS of work to build this thing! I think I will have carpal (sp) tunnel in my right wrist from all the grinding! Looks like it may hold a gallon and half or so?? I guess I should have seen if I can mod the frame to accept the engine before I did all this work...oh well.

Dan

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Kielohawk

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That is freakin sweet!! 1 1/2 Gallons? Wow. talk about going some miles in between fill-ups!!

Dan
 
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retro_racer

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Oh yea baby,Iride thats exactly how I built my tank for my toy.I brazed in some threaded inserts,and found some 1 inch conduit clamps.A couple of pieces of old inner tubs,and I was done.If you have any small leaks,and you can't get them to seal that tank sealer realy works great too.
 
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