Hallo. The tank shall be the same as the fiberglass one
I havent cut up it in front and back yet , i shall do the the botom
Round the frame first ,then i shall do a
Little presstool for the lowering gascup hole,
As the tank stand here it is 5 days work , i use english wheel,
Shrink and stretscher, and also a pullmax to stretch to , the disco
Shape is little trickey because convex and concave shape ,
But after little thinking it sorted out wich way to go,,
The first time it take a little more time to , to make papermodel
And radius followers , so i can measure so left and right be same
In shape , i can tell that the fibreglass gastank is not symetric
Left and right side of it are not the same in shape , i noticed that
When i lay my radius follower from right side on the same place
On left side , so it had be nice to measure up a orginal disco tank
And see wich side is correct , or maby the where not symetric
I have thougt about to start a little company , doing these kind of
Job , in last july i was without a job after 13 years of being a
Toolmaker so maby this is what i shall start with ,,
Kind regards Åke
Very nice work, Ake. There is definitely high demand for items that help complete valuable vintage motorcycle restorations correctly. I have no idea if you can make a living at it or not. My friend Evan Wilcox is a maker of aluminum gas tanks here in the USA and although he is very good and has a long waiting list for his work, he is definitely not getting rich.
My friend Dave is a professional toolmaker like you. He has made up some absolutely beautiful replica parts for MV 175 Discos because he or someone he knows needs them. If he priced them by the time spent on them, no one could afford them! He does it for the love of the MV restoration (he owns several beautiful MV 175 machines himself).
MV 175 parts Dave has made: Disco seat frames (complete), transmission gears, shock springs, fork parts, battery straps, and an ingenious tool to assist in installing / removing the Sport hairpin valve springs.
Dave asked me to sell a few things for him, as he is too busy to deal with web stuff. Feel free to PM me if you have any MV 175 parts needs and I will try to help.