Ya got me there,TB. My wifes medical issues have me playing pretty close to home these days.Short,little rides of an hour or two is all I managed all summer long. I`m not a big traveler anyway,so a gallon or 2 is plenty.
Progress is pretty slow,since I`m welding both the inside and outside of every seam I can get to..
But it is starting to take on a tank like appearance.
Both sides of the tank collect at the back,so no reserve.I`m going to make a matching removable tail piece/cowl/fender/reserve tank that will utilize the frame tubing as a slide in mounting point.I`ll tap it for a fuel line,but probably just use it as a "dump" tank,like filling a lawn mower, to start with.
As for the wife,she completed her brain surgery treatments last week.She was the first to get worked on at our favorite hospital,with their new Trilogy linear accelerator.It was awesome.
4 day weekends are sure nice.Plenty of time for welding and swearing..but the tank is done except for some grinding and POR-15 treatment.[It doesn`t leak,but why not overkill it?]
And spent a few hours today,making the tail tank.
Just need to make another gas cap,a couple brackets and an outlet bung/valve.
Then onto the seat I`m glad we`ve had mostly dry weather this weekend.I`ll be off work for knee surgery the week after next,and I doubt I`d be able to stand and weld for 5 or 6 hours straight,like this weekend.
It's amazing how much less it looks like a Bonnie without the curvy tank, but I dig. Very flat-tracker-esque, but with fatter tires. Methinks it would look good going around dirt curves sideways at 100 mph.
... but of course, what wouldn't?
Best wishes regarding your wife. Sounds like no fun. Hope all goes well.
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