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Aad's fueltank part 6

Installing a Tolle popup gascap in the left tank of Aad's bike

Aad's fueltank part 5

Adding the hinged "door" in the gastank

Aad's fueltank part 4

We are building Cadbike 31 for Aad, and one of the most complex parts will be the fueltank that is built around the Weber IDF carb and also has an electronics compartment. In part 2 some of the large holes made in part 1 get closed.

Aad's fueltank part 3

We modify the frame by adding an extra toptube that follows the topline of the fueltanks

Aad's fueltank part 2

We are building Cadbike 31 for Aad, and one of the most complex parts will be the fueltank that is built around the Weber IDF carb and also has an electronics compartment. In part 2 some of the large holes made in part 1 get closed.

Aad's fueltank part 1

We are building Cadbike 31 for Aad, and one of the most complex parts will be the fueltank that is built around the Weber IDF carb and also has an electronics compartment. In part 1 Aad uses one of the tankhalves that was originally on my 1978 FLH and butchers it severely.

My fueltank part 13 (8 pics)

After leaving the tank in black primer since August 2003, I finally completed the matching ribbed rear fender and had tank and fender painted in Satin Black.

My fueltank part 12 (8 pics)

The final welding, pressure testing, sandblasting and painting in
matt-black primer

My fueltank part 11 (10 pics)

We completed the fuelvalve fitting and the mounts for the tank emblems, after sandblasting all the parts we started welding the top and bottom together.

My fueltank part 10 (10 pics)

We completed the welding of the tankbottom and started work on the fuelvalve fitting.

My fueltank part 9 (12 pics)

We made the bottom of the tank and completed the rear rubbermounts.

My fueltank part 8 (14 pics)

We completed the front rubbermounts,
and mounted the tunnel on the frame.

My fueltank part 7 (14 pics)

We removed all the old tank-
mounting
holes and brackets from
my frame and welded in a strip
that will serve as a mounting point
for the front rubbermounts.

My fueltank part 6 (12 pics)

We completed the tunnel and started
working on the rear rubbermounts.

My fueltank part 5 (10 pics)

We cleaned and sandblasted the
inside of the tank, added a drain
tube to get rid of rain and spilled
fuel that would collect in the gap
between gascap and tank, and
started making the new tunnel.

My fueltank part 4 (12 pics)

We removed the original tankmounts
and welded a rib over the
entire tank
including the gascap for that 70's look.

My fueltank part 3 (14 pics)

We completed the flush-mount
gascap and welded it in place.

My fueltank part 2 (14 pics)

We made a flush mount for the gascap,
using the bayonet from a donor-tank.
We also cut a new hole in the tank where
the new gascap will be welded in.

My fueltank part 1 (14 pics)

I took an old king sportster tank from the attic and removed the bottom and the aircraft-style gascap. We closed the gascap holes because we wanted to put the new gascap further forward.

Harry's fueltank part 2

On Harry's bike we used the old king sportster tank from my bike (the Bitch) and gave it a deeper tunnel and rubbermounts. I had already put in an aircraft style gascap a couple of years ago.

Harry's fueltank part 1

On Harry's bike we used the old king sportster tank from my bike (the Bitch) and gave it a deeper tunnel and rubbermounts. I had already put in an aircraft style gascap a couple of years ago.