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OhioFlameThrower
07-24-2012, 12:42 AM
Recently delivered this tank to a young local client here in NE Ohio who is building an excellent old Triumph... really looking forward to seeing the entire bike put together.

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http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i294/OhioFlameThrower/UnionJackTankComplete01.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i294/OhioFlameThrower/UnionJackTankComplete02.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i294/OhioFlameThrower/UnionJackTankComplete03.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i294/OhioFlameThrower/UnionJackTankComplete04.jpg

Scouser
07-24-2012, 5:26 AM
Fantastic

Scouser

ironshamrock
07-24-2012, 6:57 AM
that is friggin' amazing! how the hell did you get that weathered look??

NHMike
07-24-2012, 7:11 AM
Looks great man!!!

RetroRob
07-24-2012, 8:27 AM
:clap for you:

Trinda
07-24-2012, 8:42 AM
that is friggin' amazing! how the hell did you get that weathered look??

+1???

Tosse65
07-24-2012, 9:02 AM
:eek: looking great ....

OhioFlameThrower
07-24-2012, 9:02 AM
Thanks... I used under-reduced paint and a couple different natural sponges. Airbrushed the "yellowing" effect over top of certain areas of the white.

Speedfiend
07-24-2012, 11:43 AM
Fantastic work!

Looks more like a Norton tank though? Maybe a Triton?

OhioFlameThrower
07-24-2012, 12:54 PM
I believe it's a Manx tank for a 1970's Triumph.

Bonnevilleray
07-24-2012, 5:39 PM
That tank and set of side covers is for my son's bike. (Mason).
Wes at Four Aces did his motor.. Should be here and sitting in his chassis soon.. He will have a pretty kool ride when finished!! Steve did a great job on his paint as well as mine.
<a href="http://s1120.photobucket.com/albums/l494/triumphray/?action=view&amp;current=100MEDIA36IMAG0175.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l494/triumphray/100MEDIA36IMAG0175.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

OhioFlameThrower
07-24-2012, 7:32 PM
That tank and set of side covers is for my son's bike. (Mason).
Wes at Four Aces did his motor.. Should be here and sitting in his chassis soon.. He will have a pretty kool ride when finished!! Steve did a great job on his paint as well as mine.
<a href="http://s1120.photobucket.com/albums/l494/triumphray/?action=view&amp;current=100MEDIA36IMAG0175.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l494/triumphray/100MEDIA36IMAG0175.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Ray - That bike looks bad-assed... cannot wait to see it with the fresh motor re-installed!

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PaulLitespeed
07-26-2012, 9:24 AM
A fine piece of crumpet that old chum...
Madge would be proud to straddle that work of art and throttle it like there's no tomorrow.

calicruiser
07-26-2012, 10:07 AM
excellent paint and bike!!!

CRFyou
07-26-2012, 11:11 AM
That's is gonna look badass with a triumph engine in there.

The tank came out amazing!

Speedfiend
07-26-2012, 11:41 AM
Ray, how does the tank mount (without the center hole)? Are you planning on a Manx style tank strap?

Bonnevilleray
07-27-2012, 3:10 PM
Not using a manx style strap. Made two mounting straps for under the tank. Attaching one to the front of the frame where the horn would go and using the rear head stay mount for the other end. The head stay mount will also be used for what it's made for. Just doing a two for one deal there.
This pic isn't the greatest, but might give you an idea. This was before final welding and clean-up work.
<a href="http://s1120.photobucket.com/albums/l494/triumphray/?action=view&amp;current=tankmount.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l494/triumphray/tankmount.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Bonnevilleray
07-27-2012, 3:14 PM
Thanks for the feedback all. This is my sons first ground up bike.He is learning pretty fast and might not need much help from the old man next time...
I'm doing my best to teach him that there is more to life than Crotch Rockets and Harleys.. lol

Speedfiend
07-27-2012, 3:48 PM
Very clever. Nice work! can't wait to see it finished.

alexzen
08-05-2012, 8:13 AM
paint looks like it could be Johnny Rotten's bike; hey hey, my my, rock and roll will never die!

Bonnevilleray
08-05-2012, 8:31 AM
God save the queen! Lol.
Motor is in now. Working on the brake brackets today. Running front and rear master cylinders from a 99 Thunderbird. Will post pics soon.