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#301 BowDown OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 01:23 PM

Pegs mounted, and gas tank has been pulled today for finishing work.

 

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Niiiiiiice!


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Posted October 05, 2017 - 01:19 PM

Today was a few steps forward and a couple steps back. Got the top of the tank leveled off. Drilled and tapped the 10-32 mounting holes for the sending unit. While trying to mount it with the junk included hardware one of the screws got tight then snapped off. Cheap Chinese stainless that was a hair out of spec on the larger side. So I used different screws for the other 5. Will have to redrill and tap the broken one.

Then I went to mount the tank back in and damnit! 1/8" or so too tall now. Lol. So I'll have to cut the welds on the uprights and shift the tank down 1/4" or so.

Getting there slowly.

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Posted October 05, 2017 - 08:27 PM

Are you sure the bracing is adequate?  :rolling:

 

 

The filler neck is cool as heck.


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Posted October 06, 2017 - 06:47 AM

Are you sure the bracing is adequate?  :rolling:

 

 

The filler neck is cool as heck.

 

Very true! We don't have much material here that's under 1/4" thick! Going to make for a heavy duty tractor. LOL. I over build everything anyway... going to be a double-edge sward. 


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Posted October 06, 2017 - 08:10 AM

Ahhhhh, ok, in my mind I was thinking horizontal. You probably said something along the way, but my mind gets distracted easy. Happens with shiny things a lot.


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Posted October 06, 2017 - 08:11 AM

That looks really great but I'm a little surprised that you didn't put the fill cap right on top of the tank ?


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Posted October 06, 2017 - 08:22 AM

That looks really great but I'm a little surprised that you didn't put the fill cap right on top of the tank ?

 

Well the tank once fully mounted will live in the grill area. If I put the filler cap on the top of the tank I would of had to bore a hole into the cast iron grill. 

 

I have a fuel level sender unit inside the tank from the top down now.. even though it's only 1 gallon I figured it would be neat to have a fuel level gauge. LOL. 


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Posted October 06, 2017 - 01:30 PM

Grr. Now I have to clearance the steering bushing part that's cast into the grill. Wasn't an issue when it was higher up.

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Posted October 06, 2017 - 07:51 PM

Well the tank once fully mounted will live in the grill area. If I put the filler cap on the top of the tank I would of had to bore a hole into the cast iron grill. 

 

I have a fuel level sender unit inside the tank from the top down now.. even though it's only 1 gallon I figured it would be neat to have a fuel level gauge. LOL. 

Okay .. that makes sense and having a gas gauge is a good idea too.



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Posted October 07, 2017 - 07:01 PM

might want contact this dude, look at photo 9 in his ad, kinda looks like what your building

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Posted October 07, 2017 - 10:05 PM

might want contact this dude, look at photo 9 in his ad, kinda looks like what your building https://swmi.craigsl...6310920101.html


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Posted October 09, 2017 - 02:08 PM

Tank is back in! Next up pressure testing it. 2a3e2791687abdd76e76d89347932970.jpg


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Posted October 10, 2017 - 01:44 PM

Pressure tested the tank today.. I think it tested damn well! There was a pin hole in the weld on the top of the tank.. I sealed that with a tack weld. The only other slow leak is around the gasket for the sending unit.. The gasket is just on there dry, and I leveled that location with a 4" angle grinder... So I'll just take a bit more time with something larger format, and use some sealant on the sending unit.. But holding everything together with 10-15psi was a nice relief. 


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Posted October 19, 2017 - 01:12 PM

Looks like the gas tank treatment is going to have to happen in the off hours. Have to rotate the tank every 20-30 minuets. So I started in the steering spool cover. Going to mimic the lines of the cast iron grill.

Bending 12ga plate is lots of fun cold with a vice. Lol.

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