To many, owning a motorcycle is the ultimate expression of freedom - an
expression that begs to be unique. So, where can you go to forge a
one-of-a-kind ride? Welcome to West Coast Choppers and meet metal-forming
guru Jesse James, whose talent, unlike his outlaw ancestor, is arc welding
with artistry and making chrome sing. Go behind the scenes at Jesse James'
workshop and watch as he and his staff design and build six bikes for
Daytona's Bike week. It's a pressure-filled labor of love, during which
hand-wrought frames, pipes, and gas tanks come together in a blissful union
of radical design and cutting edge power. You'll even visit an Easy Riders
photoshoot of Jesse James' trademark El Diablo, then travel to Daytona,
where the world's greatest bike builders strut their stuff.
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METAL SHAPING WITH HAND TOOLS (English craftsman)
http://www.metalshapingzone.com Form any part by hand- no machines are
needed- shrink and stretch- make compound curved parts-metal finish- lead
load- all by hand! You dont have to invest thousands in machines.
Custom Motorcycle Gas tank fabrication, Chappell Customs, board track 82 XS650
check out our new store! http://www.tuffside.com
check out my other bikes and build videos on my Channel here
Making the xs650 Boardtracker tank from scratch!
Tons of hours involved, but here's the quick version...
fabrication of fuel tank required template creation, mockup, sheet metal
cutting with both plasma cutter and beverly shear, metal brake to bend up
flanges, and shrinking and stretching to match the curve of our frame.
Finally welded together with the tig welder using silicon bronze rod, then
sanded smooth and pressure tested.
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How I make an aluminium motorcycle petrol tank (gas tank) & other alloy metalwork.
Full length video of how I make an alloy petrol tank and other sheet metal
work including panel-beating & oxy-acetylene welding. Excuse abrupt edits.
Other tips:- always use a mask when welding to protect from fumes. Use a
lint-free cloth for polishing. Make sure tank is rubber-mounted to prevent
fatigue cracks. A large tank may need baffles. When tapping the little
low-spots when panel-beating, there is no need to rest it against the
block; that was only so the camera could see it. Hope this is of interest
and help to the DIYer. Sorry but as I have retired and not in perfect
health, I don't want to undertake any jobs. See also, How I made an alloy
fairing and cutting an acrylic screen:- http://youtu.be/IjNZTC2qjh8
Lazze Metal Shaping: Quick Motorcycle Gas Tank in the Shrinker and English Wheel Part 1
In this video, metal shaping teacher Lazze, demonstrates how quickly it is
possible to make half of a motorcycle gas tank using only the English wheel
and deep shrinker and stretcher. No noisy hammer and dolly work either.
See what you can accomplish a lot when the right techniques are used. These
are simple machines that fit and work in most enthusiasts' work space, even
a residential garage.
For more information on Lazze books, metal shaping tools, DVD's, and hands
on classes as his facility in California, See
http://www.lazzemetalshaping.com and subscribe to Lazze's videos and see
more at http://www.youtube.com