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Post  bazzer on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 4:43 pm

July was a bit light as regards work on kits, so I thought I would have a go at making a Water Bowser for my 4" agri.
These are photos of finished article.
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Post  LiveSteam on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 9:46 pm

Thats rather neat, what did you base the tank on or is it scratch built ??

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Post  bazzer on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 10:03 pm

The tank is an old gas cylinder.
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Post  LiveSteam on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 10:26 pm

I did have my suspicions Wink

Until I saw yours I hadnt thought of useing one, think I'll have a rumage in the garden over the coming weeks.

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Post  bazzer on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 10:34 pm

Capacity is around 44 litres, much the same as the STW one.
I'm in two minds regarding the wheels at the moment though, on the lookout for slightly smaller ones.
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Post  LiveSteam on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 6:25 pm

Yes I tend to agree the wheels could do with being a tadge smaller.

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Post  Ian on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 9:41 am

bazzer wrote:Capacity is around 44 litres, much the same as the STW one.
I'm in two minds regarding the wheels at the moment though, on the lookout for slightly smaller ones.

Hide your wheel barrows and mobility scooters guys and gals

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Post  bazzer on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 5:37 pm

Darn it, my cunning plan has been foiled.
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Post  bazzer on Mon 02 Jan 2017, 12:14 pm

I couldn't find any wheels off the shelf that were suitable, so had a go at making some myself.

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Post  Robfishman on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 5:12 pm

They look great, and much better than the bigger wheels. I've the STW one myself, but think your tank looks a bit better with more rounded ends. Does the tank have baffled in it, I've never looked inside one?
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Post  bazzer on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 7:49 pm

Hi Rob,
Yes I'm quite pleased with the wheels.
The tank has no baffles, not sure how it will behave when half full, only time will tell !!!!!

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Post  LiveSteam on Mon 09 Jan 2017, 7:18 pm

Love the wheels, they look the mutts, how did you go about doing them ??

If you dont mind me asking ?

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Post  bazzer on Mon 09 Jan 2017, 9:48 pm

I know a fabricator who rolled the rims for me, I drew a sketch of the spokes and a local water jet company cut them for me, I then welded the spokes to the rims. Found some thick scraper rubber, cut and glued the ends then isoflexed to the rims. Hubs are adapted from some indespension units. Hub caps are stainless steel cups from Tesco thermos flask.
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Post  LiveSteam on Tue 10 Jan 2017, 7:43 pm

bazzer wrote:I know a fabricator who rolled the rims for me, I drew a sketch of the spokes and a local water jet company cut them for me, I then welded the spokes to the rims. Found some thick scraper rubber, cut and glued the ends then isoflexed to the rims. Hubs are adapted from some indespension units. Hub caps are stainless steel cups from Tesco thermos flask.

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 10 Jan 2017, 10:36 pm

bazzer wrote:Hi Rob,
Yes I'm quite pleased with the wheels.
The tank has no baffles, not sure how it will behave when half full, only time will tell !!!!!

Barry

Indeed, but if you do get a problem you could drop some baffle balls inside which would help solve it if you can find some small enough to drop through the hole.
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