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Old 07-08-2005, 11:14 PM
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Got my gas tank and possibly a new project

Hello guys,
I've been looking for a Beer Keg as a gas tank for my T-pile and the only place I found 'em was on e-bay. Well shipping to Canada and customs would kill me so I couldnt afford that. Well today I was at the scrapper getting some 1" squared tubing to make my minibike and a welding cart when I ask the guy if he has any motorcycle tanks I could use on my minibike. He said "just go in the far corner there, we pile a bunch of old bike and lawnmower stuff there" so I go and look, and guess what I saw...









a BEER KEG, actually 2 of 'em. It weighed 30 pounds and stainless is $2 a pound so you make the math. But he said I could have it for $50 (38 american) so I took it. It's in nice shape, just needs some cleaning up and gotta weld my sending unit and all that jazz to it but it should make a neat gas tank. I told my uncle about the second one so he went and snatched that up.
Oh and I also looked at a 1950 Fargo pickup truck today. Running and driving, pretty much no rust, just needs some interior work. Flatty 6 with a 3 on the tree. Safetied and street legal. 3 grand. We'll see how that goes, my dads in South America for another week so I'll have to wait.

Later gang,



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Old 07-09-2005, 11:09 PM
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waste of a core dude don't ruin a good keg like that
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
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What do you mean? Its empty.......well actually, there is a little bit left in it, lol, and I paid $2 a pound for it, dangit!
But the Dodge Fargo truck I got first dibs, my uncle is checking it out tomorow for me and if its all good I'm buying it, so I'm excited!



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Old 07-10-2005, 09:35 AM
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Great finds dude! Personally, wouldn't it have been more fun just to go buy a new keg that was full, and empty it out?


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Great finds dude! Personally, wouldn't it have been more fun just to go buy a new keg that was full, and empty it out?


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now thats what i was thinking a man after my own heart!!

btw nice find dude!!
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:07 AM
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Great finds dude! Personally, wouldn't it have been more fun just to go buy a new keg that was full, and empty it out?


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Yes, that was the plan. My pops and me went to the liquor store here but they dont sell kegs to the public. Only bars and hotels get them, cause they're on a contract with the store. The actual kegs are never sold, they always go back to the store for refills, and its a +$100 if they get lost.
I'll know more about the Dodge tonight.





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Your dad tried to buy you a keg?!?!? Dude thats awesome!
Anyway, that dodge sounds pretty good. You don't see many of those like that. Sounds like it would be a fun project for you.
Funny, I remeber back when you didn't have a project, now you might have 2 of them!


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Old 07-10-2005, 01:39 PM
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Yeah, I've been looking for a project for 3 years straight now. Before I saw this truck I never even seen one like that before. My dad's in south america for a business trip so I called him up yesterday and told him that I found a nice truck within my budget. I was surprised to hear him say I could buy it if I wanted to and if I was sure it was the right one. But he also added that the truck would be half his. So I called up my uncle who's a mechanic to have a look at it, we're leaving in 5 minutes, I'm so excited! I hope the truck passes his critical eyes inspection and I can seal a deal. I wont pay the full 3 grand for it, more like 2.5. More info tonight!




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