The price a person pays for vintage parts, or things you want, is a funny thing to me. If you really want it, you'll do anything to get it. Sell stuff. Work overtime. Trade, Sacrifice, Loans, Etc . . . or if you have the skills - You'll make the part. I've made a lot of little parts, since I didn't always have money. As a guy gets older, more financially secure and possibly (and most likely) more lazy . . . it's easy to just pay the extra and BUY IT NOW. Why go though all the fuss? Just buy it. That's what I've done here, and I feel kinda like a wanna-be fake bike builder. I feel I didn't wait or sacrifice enough to get this. Just got it too easy. I don't know why, but I'm anxiously waiting for this thing to arrive, and hoping I don't have to do too much work to make it correct (since it's rusty, dented, and needs the chrome stripped), but I may feel better about it . . . if I have to work to make it right, other than just buying a perfect, whatever I want.
I need No.29 and No.31 too. These parts are special mounting plates with bevels, countersinking, and special bolts with special heads and diameters. Should I make them? Get some steel? Take the time . . . but I see this guy on the internet has beautifully made plates and bolt kits, Parkerized, ready to go for $49.99 + Shipping. BUY IT NOW ?
These things really are beautiful !
(Tank No. 3)
(Tank No. 3)