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Old 10-22-2007, 04:54 PM
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I couldn't help but try to revive this one. I never do this but it has been a great thread and I've sifted through it dozens of times. Markee did a kick ass job---Drew
And more than seven months later (I brought this one back from the dead once before!) it's back. If there was ever a thread that deserved a bump this is it!!! And look at the final product!!!+++ Markee deserves much love for this one!!--Drew
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:22 AM
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Shit, Great thread! I don't know how I missed it for so long. The coolest thing about tech articles like this is that no matter how much you already know you can still learn new tricks if you pay attention. Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:40 PM
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I agree with anyone who found this an interesting read. I used some of it when I built my oil bag.

Great techs have pictures with the description.
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I totaly agree, this has been a big help. I just finished building a tank this past weekend. I have to re-do the bottom, but for my first time it turned out prtty good. Threads like this are so helpfull.
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Heres what I turned out this past weekend. My first attempt at tank building.

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:45 AM
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Right on, glad you guys got something out of it.

54, looking good man. I like the cap and gauge fitting bungs.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:31 PM
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looks good 54..
Markee, this has been quite informative.. I love these tech articles. to me, this is what these forums are all about, sharing a bit of know how.... Thanx again.
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Yeah, I had gloves on, but just mechanics type gloves. The disc hit the glove but went right through because they were not leather.
Leather won't stop a cut-off disc...last february I took a grinder/cut-off disc set up to the knuckle wearing insulated leather gloves. The second it hit it went directly to the bone. Split a tendon and left a nice groove in my finger. Took about 3 months to heal. Glad to hear you're okay. I love the brass strip.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:53 AM
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Leather won't stop a cut-off disc...last february I took a grinder/cut-off disc set up to the knuckle wearing insulated leather gloves. The second it hit it went directly to the bone. Split a tendon and left a nice groove in my finger. Took about 3 months to heal. Glad to hear you're okay. I love the brass strip.
Mine wasn't a cut off disc, it was a rust remover disc, they look like a coral reef. They will remove filler very well. I think leather would have stopped it, but you're right, not much will stop a cut off disc.
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Love the thread - we definitely need more tech type threads on this board. I build a lot of custom gas tanks from scratch and still learned something from this article. For those out there looking to try and start something I will pass on two things - check out some old used Jap tanks - they have really cool lines and with a little massaging can be made into pretty nice products. And finally, what Fay Butler once told me, just start pounding on some metal - that is how you learn.
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What happend to the photos?
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:50 PM
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I need to move the photos to my gallery here at CC, they are setting on my other site, so if it goes down, no photos. I'll have them right tomorrow.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:20 AM
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Thanks Markee. I know it's been said before, but this is a fantastic writeup. I hope more people post stuff like this. Is that econotig strong enough to weld your tank mounting brackets to the frame?
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:54 PM
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Markee, I am thinking of putting a fuel site tube or whatever it's called on a tank I am building now. Did you just use brass elbows screwed into the tank with vinyl tubing?
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