A couple of CAD images I made
to show the shape the tankbottom will have.
the rear rubbermounts slide in, the front rubbermounts are bolted
|I made some cardboard templates that we will
copy in steel to strengthen the frame, while Aad completed the
welding on the tank bottom. We welded acorn-nuts in the tank to
provide a leak-proof attachment for the silentmounts.
Because the metal tanklogo's have still not
arrived we cannot finish the tank this week, because before
closing the tank we want to sandblast all the parts and then
immediately after that weld it shut and coat the inside with
"cream" before rust has a chance to start. After that
we cannot do anymore welding because that would ruin the coating....
And the tanklogo's require welding.
The Pingel fuelvalve I want to use has 3/8
NPT thread, and we couldn't find a tap in that size, so we cut
the 3/8 NPT bit out of the old tankbottom. We cleaned it up
in the lathe and will weld this into the new tankbottom.