Above: Forming the base lip between two formers after the initial bending. Right: The finished base.
Base set up with former to start forming the lip.
'Clockwise from left: The homemade forming tool used to finish the rolled top; the template to form the top edge; forming the rolled edge, showing the steadying block of wood; the sheet set up on a bench between two steel bars to form the lip for the base seam. '
'Far left: The tank at an early stage of rolling, showing the bar in Peter’s workbench used to roll it. The cutout in the bottom lip and the exposed wire can be seen in the bottom left of the photo. '
Left: The side nearly completely rolled.
'Far right: The tank nearly finished with soldered seam, bottom lap joint and drain-off point. '
'Above right: The plates and pipe for the drain-off point, ready for fitting. '
Right: Clamping the profile to the center of the tank prior to soldering.
The finished tank.
Above left: The cone after forming the lip and top.
The ring after forming the wired edge and rolling. It is shown set up on the work bench to form the inside lip.
Above: The old lead-out tower (left) and Peter’s copy.
Above right: The cone after rolling and ring.
Left: The magneto contact breaker showing new spring with supports at the ends.
Below: The two parts of the “T” piece ready for brazing.
'Above: Two halves of the 135-degree elbow, ready for joining. '