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Old 12-11-2006, 07:45 PM
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Tank pictures...

Thought I would start a post of tanks I've done, I'll add them as I do them. I have LOTS of pics, so if someone wants certain pics of something (like maybe "How did you make that side?" or questions like that) just ask and if I have close ups of what your asking, they'll be posted. Some of these pics are on my website, some may not be. Enjoy!...

Here was a month leading up to a show I was going to display tanks at, so I was building up inventory for a display.


This is a tank I did for a customer in Virginia, and in the second pic you can see that he sent it back to me to have it modified to contain an oil tank in the left side... Very cool project!



Here is a slender snake like tank, it's hard to get the full affect of the double radius on the top but the light catches it a little.



Here's another with a double radius top, this one shows up much better!


here are a couple modified sportster tanks...


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Old 12-11-2006, 07:53 PM
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Some more pics...

This is one I was building for myself to replace the stock tank on my Sportster...


Here are a couple I built using old Jerry can spring loaded caps, talk about attention getters!




Lots of time in something like this...



Here's one with some smooth lines...

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Very cool tanks do you do tear drop tanks also ?
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:29 PM
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Nice work brother...

[quote=oilburner]Some more pics...

This is one I was building for myself to replace the stock tank on my Sportster...
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Very nice. What did ya use to get the double radius on the top of those 2?

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Very cool tanks do you do tear drop tanks also ?

I can do any tank you can think up. The best way to do a scratch built tank is building off a foam or wooden buck, but I can do them off of drawings and measurements too. I am working on a series of pics on how to make a buck also, should have a couple pics up on that soon.
The double radius's are all time on the english wheel, anything you see with a body line/stepped edge I do with a bead roller. I either space the roller dies accordingly for what I want, or make special dies/have them made. Thanks for all the feedbacl and compliments, Mark.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:54 AM
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dang. nice work.
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:17 AM
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Thats some nice looking work!
The foam buck is the best way to go IMO. That way all you did was make a mess if the customer dont like it,and saved some time.
Keep up the great work!

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Nice tank works
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:44 AM
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That is some very nice work.

Someday I want to be that good.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:50 PM
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some really nice tank, being a jeep man I really like the gerry can design. Post finished pics, please. Have you done any tanks for EFI though? Yes I went that route and now I am having a hard time finding a descent custom tank.
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:15 PM
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Outstanding work. Ive been looking for a modified tank like you see on j.j.;s cfl's. They look like modified sportster tanks? Great work.
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Everyone, thanks for all the compliments. If you want to see where I got my REAL start in this metal shaping stuff, or are serious about learning yourself, check out my good friend and mentor's website and look it all over. www.faybutler.com
Trainwrek, I havn't done an efi tank yet...yet. It's like any other job though, they're all different. The first person to commission me to build an EFI tank will be the first one I do. Mark.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:10 PM
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keep up the good work; everything looks awesome!
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:36 PM
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Really nice work. Where do you find those metal working hammers?
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