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Old 02-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #102
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Hey Bambi - interesting idea - never heard of that! My buddy saw a thing with CO2 and a heat gun to pop the dents out with pressure from heat changed, but I'm scared to even try with all

Right or wrong, I actually already took to the tank today. I can't stand doing nothing on this bike - a good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Ok, the idea is to cut out the dented piece and try to pop the dents out. If I can't, that's cool, no harm done, I'm going to cut the same piece out of a used tank and tig it in.

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And Finally...



Close, but no joint. As with everything it's pretty easy to get 90% there, but the final details are just so hard to get right, especially without the right skills, knowledge, and tools... and patience.

I found a damaged tank that should fit my needs for $50 shipped... more money than brains, and not enough of either. I'll trace the piece I cut out onto the new tank, steal that chunk, and see if I can make it happen.

In the meantime, I'm sure there's a few things I can do.

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