Further to my last, my welder friend reckons it can possibly be done – but when it came to measuring up something occurred to me.
The distance between the front and rear tank bolt bolt holes is exactly 25″.
The tank itself is 20″, and the distance between the front of the tank and the mounting bolt hole on the rod is 1″.
This means that there is (would be when welded) a 4″ gap between the rear of the tank and the rear mounting bolt hole on the frame.
Is this normal? Have I got the wrong size/length of tank or do ‘they all do that sir’?
All pontification gratefully received…