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Old 08-06-2006, 01:13 PM
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when we were on the PRO-LONGED TOUR my dad "SIR HENRY" asked for a tank shed to store motors and such in. so to guarantee my inheritance, i'm whipping him one up this afternoon. most people are enjoying the long weekend at the lake but us in the KINGDOM are working hard and enjoying cold beer.

(note it is being built upside down, not too many beers yet, LOL)

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Old 08-06-2006, 02:18 PM
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Well King, with that kind of shed, at least you won't have to worry about the roof blowing off. If the water starts to rise, you can seal the door and drop anchor.

Looks like the weather is a tad warm for you guys today.

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Old 08-06-2006, 04:31 PM
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How do you treat the inside of the tanks? Is it just left open and concave, or do you put a flat floor in there? Shelves?

Looks neat.
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:24 PM
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thansk guys, here are some more pictures, i finished right at supper time, so it was an easy project.
once i had the railway rail in place and welded, i flipped the tank over then bolted plates in to hold the rail too. i never trust railway rail when i weld it.
then the pallets went in and a some motors as gifts to SIR HENRY.

total cost, more BEER then materials, LOL

also note i used up all my bent materials on this project because this tank shed will be well hiden once at SIR HENRY'S.

also note it took 15 minutes to mount a set of wheels so when i get to SIR HENRY'S i can use the SCREAMING FORD with the winch to move the tank shed into place. i don't think the massey 44 will be able to help us on this because it on has a lift capcity of maybe 500 lbs on a good day, LOL


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Old 08-06-2006, 08:12 PM
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That's pretty wicked with the I beam for a dolly.

How much weight have you successfully slung with those? I imagine the tank body is pretty strong.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:27 PM
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Interesting....
I've never seen a tank converted for storage.

There are converted graineries all over farm country.

I need bigger toys!
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The King of Obsolete reminds me of another legend.

A lumberjack of huge size and strength, Paul Bunyan has become a folkloric character in the American psyche. It is said that he and his blue ox, Babe, were so large their footsteps created Minnesota's ten thousand lakes (including Lake Bemidji, which resembles Paul's giant footprint). Paul and Babe dug the Grand Canyon by dragging his axe behind him, and created Mount Hood by piling rocks on top of their campfire to put it out. Babe measured 42 axe handles and a plug of chewing tobacco between his horns. He was found during the winter of the blue snow.

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Old 08-06-2006, 11:02 PM
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I assume you will take the rear axle off and set it on ground level. What did you do to the tank so it didn't go BOOM when you cut on it? I always fill barrels up with water but didn't see evidence of that. Rail was ingenious. Very interesting as always, good job.
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:45 PM
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that there is one fine storage shed. i think we should all have 2.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:15 AM
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Nice shed! Sir Henry will appreciate the monorail for getting his engines in and out. Great idea!
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