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Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#1

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My pal recently decided to build a tank for me “Strand Shark” which is 1938 Hawthorne Zep project Rollfast or frame. Original tank for this bike fits entirely within the opening and does not cover the bars at all. He wants this tank to cover part of the bar so it looks a little more slender.


What does he do now will be part of the tank plate for half-half. These two plates will mee
t in the middle and the tank will be built on them.

Now he has pinned a piece of wood to the back side of the frame to give me work on the surface. He has put a few lumps of clay on wood modelers to support the separation board.

Building a Fiberglass Tank
Board of separation is just a part of the 1 / 4 “hardboard cut to fit the opening. I sprayed some primer filler scratches on one side and then sanded smooth. Here I’ve squished down into lumps of clay until the surface of even the sign of I made in the middle of the frame.

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Next I filled in the gap with some modelers clay and then scraped off the excess with a razor blade.

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Here he has applied some .020 thick sheet wax to enlarge the diameter of the frame slightly. This is just to give the parts some clearance so that they will not be line to line with the frame.

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After the PVA was dry I decided to build a clay darn around the edges just to keep the resin from running all over creation. This probably should have been done before spraying the PVA. Oh well.

Building a Fiberglass Tank

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Written by qtechmaria

October 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

Posted in How To

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