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Posted 5 years ago


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Ever buy something because you don't know what it is but it's kind of cool?
Well I bought this tank thinking it could be from an old bicycle gas conversion. Didn't pay much for it and it has a couple soft spots in it.
A little research discovered it was a fuel tank for an old kerosene stove, but the more I looked at it the more I saw a race car hidden in there. This is where I have gotten so far. The piece cut out for the cockpit was reversed to make the tail. The sight glass will come out and be replaced with screen for a radiator look. Plans call for leather upolstery from an old pair of gloves, wooden dash, and if I get really motivated, working steering. The radiator cap is from an old perfume atomizer bottle. Like the way it looks so far.
What do you think?


  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 5 years ago
    i love it gv cant wait to see the finish project - very cool
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thats a cool project! Great imagination and craftsmanship combined!!
  3. Stonie Stonie, 5 years ago
    Very Cool George!!!!!
  4. Stonie Stonie, 5 years ago
    I'm going to have to come see it when your done.

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