DVD Making Motorcycle Gas Tanks
In this two-part dvd, Ron Covell goes through the process of making 2 very different motorcycle gas tanks. Part 1 shows a chopper style tank being made from steel and part 2 shows a comma-shapped tank being made from aluminium. Each step is clearly detailed and techniques shows can be used to make tanks of any shape.
In this two-part series, Ron Covell goes through the process of making two very different motorcycle gas tanks.
Part 1 shows a chopper-style tank being made from steel. Design, layout, patterning and buck construction are shown in detail. Hand shaping is demonstrated as well as the use of a manual shrinker and the benchtop English wheel.
Part 2 shows a comma-shaped tank being made from aluminium. Design, layout and patterning are shown, along with annealing, hand shaping, and metal finishing. Both the benchtop and full-size English wheel are demonstrated, and both TIG and gas welding are utilized. The tank is leak-tested, and a method is shown for making hidden rubber mounts.
Each step is clearly detailed, and described in a manner that is easy to understand. The techniques shown in this program can be used to make motorcycle tanks of any shape.
Running time: 166 minutes.