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Well, I've been working on this for a little while now; so I figured I'd post some WIP pics. I have the frame & suspension done & tank assembled. My plan is to plum the brake lines. We'll see how that goes. Anyway, that's where I am so far.

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Black frame with an aluminum tank.

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i used to build tanks similar to that.they were a pain in the rear.i hated it cause i found out that i was closterfobic.

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Here are the latest in progress pics for my 1975 Fruehauf Tank Trailer. As you can see I managed to get some paint on the tank & frame, and I plumbed the brake lines. First time doing that. It was interesting. I decided to go without the spare tire carrier as most fuel tankers don't have one.

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So, I managed to get all the decals on the tank, the brake lines finished, and the discharge pipes on. It's not much, but it's something. I'm hoping to have some time in the next couple of weeks to finish this up.

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Thanks. Took me a while to figure out how to secure them to the front of the tank and have it look "realistic".

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Thanks. As of now, my snap Kenworth W900 will be hooked to it. That might change later.

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Jim, how did you secure the lines to the nose of the trailer? I some tankers to build and have tried to find a way to do it where the clamps look in scale like yours. I haven't been sure, how, though.

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Ray,

What I did was took some aluminum flashing and cut a REALLY think strip (which curled up on itself). After I straightened it out, I formed the "bump" of the clamp over a micro drill the same size as the #30 wire I used. Then I cut the "tabs" to size, and super glued it to the front of the tank securing the hose.

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if the new kits are chrome how does one go about gluing the two half's to together with out messing up the chrome???

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Every time I touch this trailer something falls off! Today was no exception. I was working on adding the outlet valves, and as i was trying to fit one on I heard a SNAP. The fricken' tank came off!!! I could not beleive it. The only thing holding it on is the air lines. Even the outlet piping fell off. What a nightmare. I'll be glad when I can finialy put this one on the shelf. Of course, it might never make it to the shelf because when I pick it up to move it to the shelf something will break off. AAGGGHHHHH!

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Every time I touch this trailer something falls off! Today was no exception. I was working on adding the outlet valves, and as i was trying to fit one on I heard a SNAP. The fricken' tank came off!!! I could not beleive it. The only thing holding it on is the air lines. Even the outlet piping fell off. What a nightmare. I'll be glad when I can finialy put this one on the shelf. Of course, it might never make it to the shelf because when I pick it up to move it to the shelf something will break off. AAGGGHHHHH!

True so true,you should see the ones I build at time I may a extra 50 parts or so.

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You should be satisfied with the build, it looks very nice. I like it behind the GMC cabover. Great build.

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