Half tank issues

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    hehe
     
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    Over the years I have paired up a bunch of tanks. I bet someone has the other half of this tank.
     
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    I don't think I will have the patience to wait for the other half of this one
     
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    Truss rods.
     
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    $700 for a half a tank. What a bargain.
     
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    No part of the fork including truss rods can touch the tank. There are little steel stops, one on the fork tube and the other inside the head tube that prevent it from turning too far.

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    Yes, when you figure somewhere around 2500 or more for a nice original steel tank, 700 for a nice half don't sound too bad.
     
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    Very cool. Obviously a very well designed bicycle.
     
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    I'm temped to get it and just hang it on the wall
     
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    Yes. I noticed those stops when I had the fork off to grease the bearings but didn't realize what they were at first. When reinstalling the fork, it wanted to turn and I didn't want it to hit the tank so I eased it over and I noticed it stopped on its own before touching the tank. I was like "oh, that's what those were for. Why don't all tank bikes have those?????"
     
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    33B4F20B-C352-437E-8300-2738B55EB3AD.jpeg Yes I’m dealing with a half a tank at the moment .Does anyone have the other half in this color scheme? The original owners family couldn’t find the other half of this tank after he passed away . I don’t want to repaint a reproduction half to match. I have the rest of the bike I’d like to make complete.
     
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    It is a work of art.
     
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    Dang....$2500 holy smokes.
     
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    It's got two bids already.
     
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    Huffman Firestone Airflex lit 1/2 Tank original paint nice same as Twinflex 1940
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    I could probably sculpt and make someone a casting mold for those light lenses. Plaster or rubber mold. Looks like an easy fix and easy thing to sculpt.

    I've been wanting to throw some of my casting knowledge at recreating bike parts. Just lookin for the right thing to do it on.

    Hindsight, I could probably sculpt and make the mold for the whole tank. But you'd have to find a fiberglasser.

    Meh. If anyone ever wants to collaborate on a cast of needed rare parts in general, get in touch, I've been mulling it over. If something inspires me, I'm game.
     
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