Sunday, April 19, 2009

Travis' tank is done.

I finished Travis' tank today. I have to say I am very pleased with final product and can't wait to see it on the bike. Travis stopped by after I finished it and I think he dug it.
Hope to start working on the oil tank next. He already had one for the bike. I like the style, but it needs cleaned up a bit. This time I think I will sketch out the idea first and then post it.
That way I will be challenged to follow through with the design, rather than letting the occasional mistakes dictate the outcome. Have to wait and see and that all works out. Until then, enjoy a pic of the tank.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Travis' new tank

Jim picked up his tank and fairing yesterday. I was glad to see that he liked it. I try to do my best and it takes me a little longer than it should. I definitely have gained a new respect for the pinstripers that do a job at a car show. On the spot and in front of everybody. Wow!

As promised, I started on Travis' tank. I had hoped to fabricate the tank from scratch. But after banging out the first piece, I just wasn't satisfied with it. I have a couple of old "Mustang" tanks lying around. So the idea struck me to narrow one of those. I have always dug on the choppers from the '70s. Narrow forks, narrow bars and narrow tanks. They look fast sitting still.

Travis actually stopped by after I finished welding the two halves together. He commented on how small the tank was and how it wouldn't hold much gas. That's when I informed him that the tank was for his bike. Not sure he took me seriously. I'll finish it, mount it on his bike and then see if he really likes it or not.

Until then, see ya later.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm back!

I promised myself that I would try to post everyday. So much for promises. I have been busy trying to finish Jim's pinstriping. I finally finished tonight. I am pretty happy with it. I hope Jim likes it. I also started the gas tank for Travis' bike. I will try to post pics of that as soon as possible.