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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 1 Year ago  
Heating will promote stretching. What you need for the ripples is to compress or shrink. Very hard to accomplish from one side of a concave form.
If you could fill it with fine sand and work it from below the sand would buffer the hammer blows and help to shrink. Then again, gas tank full of sand.
 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 1 Year ago  
Old school dish jobs used to put made via pounding out/ using english wheel to make two dishes then cutting out sides of tank and welding in the dishes.
 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 1 Year ago  
I'm slowly getting it. I'm using a 5" rounded end of a mop handle and a hammer and just keep going over the dish hitting the hi spots. I'm getting a nice hammered look which is what I want. I'm puttin in so many small dents that it is becoming very even, uniform and rippled. I'll prime around the perimeter of the dishes, paint the rest of the tank, feather sand the paint and primer into the dishes and then accelerate the rusting of the dishes. Hoping that will end up with a weathered look with the primer being the boarder around the rusted dishes. Then on to the fenders.



 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 1 Year ago  
Started out as this after my son dropped it.



Ground the ends of a rubber mallet for a smaller end.



Started banging in the dish.



Stripped the paint and then this.



Masked off the dish since I will accelerate the rust in this area and painted the tank.



Once it dries good, I'll sand the transition from the paint to the raw metal to reveal the primer around the edge, do the rust treatment and coat with a satin clear.
 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 1 Year ago  
Cool tank man. I like it alot! JC
 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 12 Months ago  
Got this far. Had to use chlorine to rust the stainless tank. Rebuilding the forks now then will reassemble and add some pinstriping.

 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 12 Months ago  
Great looking build Steve!!! Keep the pics coming!!
 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 12 Months ago  
That's looking really good! I like it!!!
 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 12 Months ago  
Anyone ever dished an R* tank here? I don't recall ever seeing one.
 
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Re:Dishing a tank old school? 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Pretty much done. Dished tank rusted with chlorine. Forks rebuilt with polished lowers and boots added, smaller tail light, trimmed down rear portion of seat, vinyl pinstripes and some chrome blacked out. Still gonna lower it by lengthening the rear shock dog bones, paint stripe the rims gold and considering upsweep pipes.











 
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