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My BMW Bobber, part 11
CAD version here


-Fueltank: Decided to continue with the fueltank, replacing all the thin spots. This will be quite a job since we refuse to use any kind of bondo. We will use lead to build up some thickness around the welds instead of grinding the welds away completely, we want the tank to look perfect without paint, and then we will paint it anyway.

In the first pic on this page you can see a test area that has been leaded, works fine!

When making very small pieces of sheetmetal we first make a cardboard template, then cut the part slightly oversized from sheetmetal and weld it to a piece of wire. This makes testfitting and welding a lot easier without dropping the part inside the tank.