How To Make a Cafe Racer Tank With Knee Dents
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In this post the guys of The Bullit show you how to make a Cafe Racer Tank with knee dents!
Normally it isn’t a good a thing to have a dent, or multiple, in your tank, but today we serve you with dents you definitely like!
The guys elaborate:
I had my first go at hammering in my own knee dents on the project CB. After picking up a cheap nylon teardrop mallet and watching a quick youtube video it was time to have at it.
“The Youtube Video”
The first step after grabbing a cold one was to cut out a little paper template in the size I wanted – taking inspiration from the Bullitt OG‘s tank – and mocked it up on the tank. Can’t say I wasn’t at least a little hesitant to take that first swing but it really wasn’t too bad once I started.
Get your tank, if you like, already remove the paint (for the more raw look and feel)
Use the “teardrop” mallet on both sides to get a symmetrical surface for your hammer time.
Don’t hit the tank like your life is depending on it, but hammer with patience and you will get a result like this.
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