WTB - Westfield Built Elgin Tank

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Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 23, 2011
856
Las Vegas
Title says it all. She needs this tank!

Must be the short tank (22" long, doesn't go past seat tube), like in the pics, with 3 "gills" instead of the 3 "V" shaped slots that are more common.

Thanks. Any condition accepted as it will be fully restored to match the Black Elgin.

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Balloontyre

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 2, 2011
5,105
Bismarck, United States
That hanging tank might be found on some Columbia bikes. What about using a short snap tank as an option, might be easier to find.
 

Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 23, 2011
856
Las Vegas
What is a short snap tank? Do you have any pics?
 

scrubbinrims

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2010
6,774
4900 New Kent Rd, Richmond, VA 23225, USA
The good news is that metal clamshell repops are on ebay and since this is a restoration...
The hanging tank above and the embossed tank (41 only attached) are the only tanks that will fit this frame corectly and to my knowledge, Westfield never had a snap tank.
Chris
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Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 23, 2011
856
Las Vegas
Can admin move this over to the WTB area? Guess it was a holdover from the old combined days.
 
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Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 23, 2011
856
Las Vegas
Thank you, I have seen that one and am not convinced its correct. It has those flanges as well, I'm not positive about that feature.
 

Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 23, 2011
856
Las Vegas
Removed from this bike
Sean, thanks. That bike it came off of has distinct Columbia features. Chainguard (late 30s), rack, raingutter fenders, etc. You sure it's an Elgin? It's definitely a Westfield built bike as is my black Elgin. Ken, you around? DO you know if that would be correct on my '39 Elgin (Westfield made)?
 
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Sean

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 31, 2006
275
SF Bay Area
It's badged a Westfield.

The rack I added and fenders are incorrect but were on the bike when I got it.
 

Buster1

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 23, 2011
856
Las Vegas
I'm told the clamshell tanks are '41 or later.

Thanks Sean, I will pass for now.
 
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