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DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!


    Well I thought Russ and I were off to a flying start yesterday when we started Degsy's NESR race bike, the Shark Skins got here at 11:30 am on Wednesday. Russ started to wet sand the skins in order to get them ready to prime, I started in on the gas tank, Now Degsy had told me not to worry about the golf ball size dent, "Just fill with body putty don't worry about pulling it" Well I should have left well enough alone, But I looked at the dent and figured that for it to be right it should be pulled. I figured no big deal, I do after all have my special space age stud gun for welding pins to tanks to pull dents, I would just grind down the area, weld 4 or 5 pins and then pull the dent... Well it did not go as planned, I welded the pins and pulled the dent. I then preasure tested the tank for leaks. The smallest of pin hole leaks was found around one of the spots where I welded a pin, no big deal right?

    Now we come to the problem. Dan forgot to send me the key for the gas cap... This is usualy not a problem, we just wait for the customer to mail it to us, but we couldn't do this because this was an ASAP job. So we unscrewed the bottom of the gas tank for a bigger exit hole, flipped it upside down, filled her with some argon gas. We then welded the pin hole, this required about 1/4 of a second of welding time.


    KAABOOOOM





    As you can see from the picture aparently not enough argon gas and it is now a cusom tank for skipping those hated pit stops at the endurance races. Well after telling myself how stupid I was and that "I can't belive I did that"... Russ being the good son went in to make some phone calls and find another tank, he found one down in Philly Pa, and told them to over night it..

    His new tank and his old one side by side.



    I spent the rest of the day on his body work, painted it a ultra white with a second top coat of pearl...

    Next step was too wait..

    Degsy overnighted me the decals and I now also had to wait for the new tank to arrive. 11:45 the UPS guy showed up with Degsy's decals and two tanks from the guy in Pa.. one to repair for him that had a dent in it and Degsy's new tank...

    One and half hours later the tank was all painted white. Russ was working on painting the number plates and putting on decals while the paint dried. By evening Degsy's bike was done.

    This is the bike he told me should look good from at least 50 feet while going fast, instead it looks pretty good standing next to it!







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    Now we have to go in and get ready for our trip to VT tomorrow.

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    NICE WORK!!!!!!!!!!!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    Holy fuck, Bob! That looks fuckin' awesome! I'm absolutely stunned at how nice that looks! Great work guys!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    Looks fukin great, can't wait to see it from 50'@ 100mph!!!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    As usual Bob, you and your son did a great job! Pretty funny story too!


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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    That came out awesome... i like the kaboom.
    [beavis voice]
    ha heh heh eh heh


    fire! FIRE!

    HA![/beavis voice]

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    Wow!:o That is awesome!! Look at all those sponsors!! Very nice job!!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    that looks *great* bob...

    and a very fun story, too.
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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    Bob, what can I say? Sweet work man.

    Sorry about not sending the keys for the fuel tank...DOH!

    Let me know what I owe you and I will get some cash over to you asap.

    Thanks again. I will be taking pics before the races on saturday 18th, so everyone who can get to the track, get there. I want some big ass NESR crew pictures.

    Degsy

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    Holy crap that's funny. Mostly because it sounds like something I would do and because I would get the same result.

    You certainly redeemed yourself though, the paint looks great!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    Looks fukin great, can't wait to see it from 50'@ 100mph!!!
    100??? how about 135mph!!!

    Way cool! Great Job guys!

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    Guys that looks fucking sweet! I can't wait to have my bike back so I can make some trips to the track to see the Deg's man in action. Shit he only lives 20 min. from me.

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    DEGSY's New Long Distance Race Tank!!!!

    plasticweld, you are seriously an artist. One of these days I have to get off my ass and get my katana bodywork down to you.

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