Tuesday, April 24, 2012

More Tank Pics

Well, after about a zillion hours this is how the tank will sit on the bike. The coolest thing I think is how the coils are hidden.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tank Update

I promised ya'll some more tank pics so here ya go...I cut out the bottom of the tank and made a 7"x7"x 2 1/2" square box out of sheet metal. This box will hide the coils underneath. I really hate seeing coils on a custom build. I'll then weld the box to the bottom of the tank and after mounting the fuel outlet, I'll weld the bottom of the tank to the top. Afterwards, I'll cut the opening for the filler and make a custom cap. So far I have about 15 -20 hrs in the actual deconstruction/construction of this tank. I'll probably have another 10-15  hrs getting it to the point where I can start prepping the tank for paint. I'll have to test it before doing any bondo work Let me know what ya'll think......

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Another Tank Update

After extending the rear of the tank, I mocked it up on the bike and had to fish mouth out for the tunnel.The tunnel is 18 gauge cold rolled and was a pain in the ass to bend from one piece of metal. I just have some minor grinding and fitting to do to make it fit perfect.
My plan is to box in part of the bottom of the tank to hide the engine coils so this mod will take some work. More pics in the future.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tank Update

Just some pics of the tank for the Iron Steed build. Also got the Pipes tacked up.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tank Update

Just some pics of the 80 Kawasaki tank that I've been modifying. I sat it on the bike and it's about 4 1/2" short (story of my life, i know hahaha ) so my plan is to cut the tail end off and stretch it in the middle to lengthen the tank. I have never done this before so we'll see how it goes. Sure wish I had an english wheel and a panishing hammer which would make the job so much easier and nicer, but I don't, so I just make due with hand tools. More pics to follow later. The guys who build and modify gas tanks sure make it look easy bending, shrinking and forming metal don't they but I'm here to tell ya it's far from easy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another Guy's Nite

Once again, Big Al had another guy's only nite at his hideout in Wapak. We all had a few adult beverages and played darts and proceeded to spread as much bullshit as we possibly could. I got to check out how Al's Kawasaki 550 build was going. I'll keep ya'll updated (sorry no pics this time).