Found this tank a while back, it is in better shape than the XL tank I was going to use. It is a little more narrow and shorter and seems to fit the bike a little better. I just cut off one of the mounting tabs on the rear of the tank and it fits right over the frame perfectly, and is nice and snug. I do need to figure out a way to attach it.
Got a free workbench off of Craigslist tonight!! I did a little modification to the legs and attached the whole thing directly to the wall. This will come in handy when working in the garage. It pays to search CL for hours!
I have come up with a name for this build, "The Side Hill Gouger" it will be known as! This name comes from a mythical creature my grandpa invented that lived in the hills and valleys of Wisconsin and Minnesota. This is what I would think it would look like.
I started putting the bike back together to see how it would look with the frame welded together.
There is obviously a lot to do with the frame before its complete but I couldn't wait! I will need to sand the frame and get it cleaned up and then painted, also think I will add some metal pieces to the joints just for a decorative look.
I was able to get the hardtail welded onto the original CL frame recently! I think it turned out pretty good, just had to take it back once because it sat a little cocked to one side. It is not the pretties frame around but it fits with the build.