Saturday, March 3, 2012

Coffin Tank

Had a little spare time at work this week waiting for some painted parts to come back from the painters, so with nothing to do I thought I'd make something. I don't know where the idea to build a coffin tank came from, just something quick and easy i thought i could get knocked on the head real quick. As always whenever you start building something the parts turn up and i had to finish it at home.
Anyways the first day i played around with a full size template, just like the saying "Rome wasn't built without a template." Happy with the template I high fived myself before transferring it into sheet metal. Normal panel steel is 0.9mm usually but i used 1.1mm. Doesn't sound like much but this tank could cop a beating, super solid but not in a heavy way. The tank was built based on the measurements of a Sportster tank. It's as long as a Sportster tank, half an inch out of the overall height and an inch narrower.
Perfect fit makes for easy welding.
Cleaned up the welds and shazam the end result for now. Still needs a filler neck, petcock, and a base/tunnel. Obviously i don't have an intended use for this tank so the tunnel will get made if i ever find someone with a need for it.

Super happy on how it turned out. Imagine this fucker painted! You want it or one like it?

1 comment:

  1. I want it! Or one like it, but i imagine getting it to the UK would be more costly than is practical. Very cool tank though dude.

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