My brother is going to come over to assist me with the dimpling of the tank skins ( easier that way ), so while waiting, I decided to take the time to do some of the “paper work”. Basically, these tanks are easy, even for a first time builder, with the saddles and match drilling, it would be difficult to go wrong. I did have to develop a process for performing two tasks and they are, aligning the fuel sender in the center of the hole and building the fuel pick up. I also was taught a good way to install anchor nuts, so I have documented those processes along with the general build of the tanks. For full construction details, click on this link:
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To align the sender, I put the sender on the inside and clamp it where it looks to be in the center. Then turned it over and drilled. See details
I need to make a note here. After doing this, I read Tony’s Picasa site on Fuel Tank Construction, again and noticed that he has a more simple way to center the sender. I certainly “overthank” this one.
Now above is showing how I installed the anchor nuts. Since the holes in the tabs are the size of #40, I will use solid rivets for this.
Below is my 4th pickup tube. I ruined my supply of 3/8 tubing on the first two, and had to order more, so I got 4 feet to be sure. Then I proceeded to ruin #3, so decided to take a step back and devise a process for this that could be repeated. See construction details for a full description.
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