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On my prior sporty tank (2.5 gal) frisco jobs, I left the filler neck in the stock location.

I'm building another one, and this time I'm moving the filler neck up to the "crown" of the tank, with a weld-on bung style neck.

Question. Where the original screw-in filler was, I cut it out am going to TIG in some 16ga., but the original tanks are "Flat" in approx 3" diameter of this area around the neck.

Should I chase after trying to eliminate this flat spot, because in theory, after the original filler is removed it will appear like a flat spot exists on the center top for no reason, or should I just leave it flat?

Anyone done this and feel they should have contoured the top more, or is it not noticeable after paint?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Tony Bones said:
Bondo.

Shape that sucker out of bondo. w/ some crown, flat, or w/ a faux penis and see what you think. If you don't like it, sand it down.

Somebody get me a beer.
he's rite, ecxept for the penis part, unless that's yer gig.
bodywork doesnt come up here often, but it is sometimes needed on bikes. i'm a car guy by nature and a bodyguy by profesion and plastic filler(bondo) is pretty normal.
these days on a bike you'lle need it if ya purchace a new mustagn tank or similer tanks. the tank is new and pressure tested well, but they dont do the finish work. you'll need to cover the welded high & low spots w/ filler. seems kinda funny after ya just spent 130 clams on a new part that still needs work,but that's the way it is.
or or ya score a used tank or fender there's a good chance it'll have a couple dents or dings that will need to be addressed.

anyhow for what yer doin' a little "bondo" will be OK. as long as it's no thicker than a dime you'll be fine.

DAMMIT! didnt i tell you guys to not let me post when i've been drinkin'?

i'll get my own beer rite now.
 

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Dr. Jett said:
Should I chase after trying to eliminate this flat spot, because in theory, after the original filler is removed it will appear like a flat spot exists on the center top for no reason, or should I just leave it flat?

Anyone done this and feel they should have contoured the top more, or is it not noticeable after paint?

Thanks in advance.
Here are some pics of the tank on 'the pig', although this was a 'King Sportster' tank before it was cut up.
Pete (nutrocker) rolled out the flatspot on his English wheel.
 

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Here's a Shovel with narrow glide, broomstick bar, king Sporty tank Frisco mounted with molded flames, 18"x200 rear tire, 16" front, slash-cut mufflers,etc...:D

(My buddy's old Merry-go-round item scored on Ebay England..)
 

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Danny F. said:
Here's a Shovel with narrow glide, broomstick bar, king Sporty tank Frisco mounted with molded flames, 18"x200 rear tire, 16" front, slash-cut mufflers,etc...:D

(My buddy's old Merry-go-round item scored on Ebay England..)
Holy Shit!!!! Thats the coolest chair I've seen. I'd love to have some shit likethat just hanging out in my garage
 
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