And, a picture of one of the two (front and back) crosses right after the rough cut (no sanding).

And, after a clean-up with the chipping hammer and a pneumatic sander.

Since the gusset is curved and we wanted the tank to look like it is merely a thicker version of the same, we put oxy-ace torch to it and bent it around a piece of the original partial pipe (same radius) that we made the gusset from. This is the result.



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Well, we've all been pretty damn busy over the fall and into the winter - but Big Daddy's been making progress. I guess things just take a bit longer when you really give a shit about what you do - and that is CLEAR in this chapter. I have never seen anybody spend as much time on one part as this oil tank - but when it's all said and done, ol' BD has something no one else has...total bike-building class.

Hey - you can visit Big Daddy and his crew online at:
http://www.bitterend
choppers.com

...tell 'em Warren sent ya.