most of the tanks you see on the last page include a tank i was borrowing from kilby deuce, and decided not to use for a couple of reasons. i decided that i wanted to make something cool from the crapass tank i had. a few inspirations had influenced me.
top of that list was markee's thread here on cc about six years ago entitled tank building tutorial
. it is still one of the best threads on this site, in my book. it's also the reason i'm writing this thread, in case i can give somebody the confidence that his thread seemed to pass on to others on this site. i have nowhere near the skills that markee has, but maybe that can give some confidence to the guys who don't have much of a background.
another inspiration was this tiny little tank that i had seen on the pray for me
documentary about jason jessee. in it he had a skinny little sporty tank he'd modded, i mean skinny and high as hell. i thought it was cool as shit. you only see it for a second, during the part where he's putting chickens through endurance challenges, i think. or somewhere around then. but the point is that i had in my head that a sporty tank, modded skinny and high, would be the way to go for me. especially on such a low chop as this. i liked the whole stance of a high hunchback tank sticking up freakishly.
the last inspiration was the tank itself. it had been leaking, apparently not for the first time. an outlet at the bottom, and a couple of other places, had been brazed or soldered extensively, and still leaked. so i knew i needed to just cut out the bottom and start over for that. and as long as i was doing that, then mods to the shape of the tank would be fairly easy. (this coming from the guy who doesn't weld worth a shit, or really at all at this point.)