From:Barry Brown
Subject:RE: Deluxe short tanks Date:Mon Oct 15 20:48:01 2012
Response to:4316
Great idea to make tanks . Here's a crazy suggestion. Why not make a Deluxe
tank as cast aluminum? You probably saw the way Markus made his Crocker cast
tanks , simpler than steel. Painted up they could be indistinguishable from steel
and 100 times better, after all that's probably what Schwinn thought when they
made the KJ tanks ( and Crocker and Indian too) Then you would have
something unique to market and not made in Indonesia or wherever all that stuff
comes from.

Does anybody have any interest in repop Deluxe fuel tanks? I have been
approached about this and I too wonder if it would be feasable. Those old tanks
are getting hard to find and what is out there is rotten junk mostly. That guy I
see at the swap meets get around 1200 for those nice Harley ones. If done the
original deep drawing way, the tooling to pound out the sides is going to be
dear. Another tool for the nose piece would need to be done also. Then of
course the other fiddly parts and then final assembly. Any input on this would be
greatly appreciated.