Lil' Hutch's oil tank

After "hard-tailing" Lil' Hutch's Sporty frame, he thought it'd be a good idea to send his aluminum oil tank down to me via UPS. With a well thought-out letter of instruction, some taped lines and notes written on the vessel, I set out to fulfill his desire to achieve "chopper stardom." Zzzzzzzzzzz.....


I started with the cut-out notch for chain clearance. Unfortunately, all I could get my hands on today was 3" x 3" x 1/4" 6061 alloy angle. The alloy was fine, but the thickness proved to be just a little too much girth for what I needed to do. I'll make it work, but I'm making things harder for myself than I need to.

In addtion to the chain alteration, a 2" pipe is going to be cut in half and welded in to create a tunnel for some frame clearance. Only then will I drill out two bungs, plug with aluminum slugs and relocate the oil bungs to the other side of the bag.

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