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 Post subject: Tank work...
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Thinking about reworking the tank on the ironhead, it's the King size peanut, not sure I like the size, but don't have enough to buy a new tank. Was thinking of stretching it and laying a piece of trim across the top.

No need to expand the capacity, what are your thoughts on .023 MIG wire, surface welding the pieces on, i.e. not piercing the structure of the tank. How successful do you think this would be, or am I looking at a multitude of pinholes to deal with later?

Yes, I was a professional welder, NO, I've never MIG welded a sheet metal pressure vessel (always had TIG available).

Thoughts, suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Tank work...
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:48 pm 
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I do it all the time. No pinholes. Do it!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tank work...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:49 am 
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Cool! That'll make it tons easier. Next one should be after I get the TIG in, but you know how finances go, could be a while.

Know anyone wants to trade a 3.whatever king tank for a smaller 2.4 peanut? :)

I have the design in my head, it would work with a 2.4 as a base than then 3.1 or 3.3 or whatever it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Tank work...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:19 am 
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I may have a 2. whatever peanut. I have no idea how to tell on Sportster tanks what year or how big though. Check this tank out:
http://www.ripper1.com/paint/motorcycle ... rklown.php
I might be willing to let go of it if you use it like that.....

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 Post subject: Re: Tank work...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:29 am 
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Looks like it would work, it appears to be sitting next to the larger one like I have now? years, not so concerned about, mounts would be no problem to alter and I was looking at maybe doing a custom filler (that has the older model, the one I have has the newer, inset cap).

What you looking for for it?


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 Post subject: Re: Tank work...
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:56 am 
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Deal is done.... (for those following along)

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