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me
04-17-2011, 7:50 PM
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll237/oldskool8/lil%20pistol%20to%20iduno/here%20we%20go%20again/friscoingandmoldingtank1.jpg


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I gotta say I'm really starting to get a good feel for my welder and really feeling confident in my welder and mines abilities...I cut out the filler hole and spot welded the who tank cause I knew if I tried to run a beed it would have burned threw

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I suppose I can start the long ardjuous process of checking for pinholes...that might end up being a nightmare!! I have a couple areas of concern.

I got the filler bung in today and the bottom molding pieces in, I used some 26 guage steel...that stuff loves to burn!


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and on the bike I will be making new bars and a new AC...and poss new headlight)

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll237/oldskool8/lil%20pistol%20to%20iduno/here%20we%20go%20again/moldingcomplete15.jpg

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So thats that until I get the sight guage and bung for the petcock. Any tips on pressure testing? how too? I was thinking a clog all the holes and dump it in water and watch for bubbles.

750666
04-17-2011, 8:19 PM
different but i like it,will look alot better once you clean up the welds and put some paint on it. i would assume the water test would work,

Sects
04-17-2011, 10:56 PM
If you want to get crazy about it, you can take it to a radiator and gas tank repair shop. I usually just fill em with water and set it on a clean dry piece of poster board for a while. If it's leaking, you'll see it.

SMChewy
04-17-2011, 11:01 PM
You gonna call that style the alien but crack? Ha ha. Really wanna see this finished up and painted. Think you got a good idea for something different man. Do the water thing first, fill the pinholes as best you can, then clean it out with MEK and red coat it. You'll be rockin then.

savage454
04-18-2011, 12:52 AM
Plug all the holes except put a rubber cork in the fill hole or petcock hole, wherever. Drill a small hole in the cork. Put either a hand bicycle pump with a football filler in the rubber cork or use your compressor (careful using the compressor) and put it under water. Pump air into the tank and you will see the bubbles come up even from a spot that would just weep.

MegaDON666
04-18-2011, 11:59 AM
I brazed the pinholes in my tank, your looks in better shape then mine was, I hope its easier for you then it was for me. Good Work