'51 SQ4 Build Photo

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'51 SQ4 Build Photo

Postby paul.ptak » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:10 pm

I don't post too many photos of the current projects, but thought I'd share this one now that the bike is on wheels.

The wheels are from another SQ4 project that is a few steps behind this one, still a lot of work remaining, but at least it looks like a bike now.

Next step for winter work is to get the rims and a tank painted...I'm really trying to avoid a reproduction tank.

Does anyone know of an original '51 SQ4 tank that is for sale?

Thanks,

Paul
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Gas Tank

Postby pauldridge » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:59 pm

Hey Paul,
This one just posted on eBay.. Looks like, frankly, a POS and outrageously priced, but I pass it along for reference:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-Ariel-Gas-Tank-Chrome-Cap-Petcocks-Badge-Emblems-/264225661200?oid=264208109381

Phil

FYI, I purchased an India(n) all chrome tank for my bike about 2 years ago for around $250 I recall. It is not perfect, and I am going to have to adjust the mounting bosses underneath.. nowhere close to a stock frame. My current OEM is still holding up, so I will likely hold off on the new one until later.

PS your frame looks good. Wish I had that bike table in my shop.. would have saved lots of aching back time!
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Re: '51 SQ4 Build Photo

Postby simon.holyfield » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:31 pm

How desperate are you Phil?

http://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/2 ... -tank.html

You'd have to be pretty desperate, but at least its the right one.
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Re: '51 SQ4 Build Photo

Postby pauldridge » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:34 pm

OMG! That would NOT be for the faint of heart!
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Re: '51 SQ4 Build Photo

Postby simon.holyfield » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:49 pm

No... Its sitting in my loft waiting for me to run out of projects and need something to do!
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Re: '51 SQ4 Build Photo

Postby paul.jameson » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:49 pm

If you took that tank to Ray Pettit in Nottingham you would get it back as good as new for a reasonable price. He normally works to a standard which would allow rechroming of the tank but 1951 is a year that the tank was simply painted.
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