Last edited by RedRumGTI; 09-14-2012 at 06:56 AM.
HEP makes a aluminum coolant tank for us. Blue Water sells it. I picked one up, and it looks perfect. Now im just trying to get someone to create an all aluminum master cylinder tank.
oh and you should pull and plug up that washer nozzle. then cut the metal brace to look flush
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Not my idea of a good solution.but A for effort.
Lets not confuse efforts with results though. The big box is 20 times uglier than the OEM expansion tank. I get the idea and appreciate the work.but its huge and ugly no matter how many ways you look at it
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good effort in trying to come up with a creative solution, but it sticks out like a sore thumb and doesn't fit in with the rest of the bay. it's a giant square metal box...no matter how you swing it, it's still going to look awkward. the oem reservoir can just be ignored, but with yours it takes the eye away from the rest of the bay and draws it to a big metal box. not ideal in my opinion.
and a lunar module looking thing doesn't "stick out"??
good job on it oliver.
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As it sits now I'm making some there are a little different from the first idea, the stainless is getting a little heavy for the stock plastic nuts. So next ones will be aluminum. Just going to take longer to make with limited access to the tig welder at work.
Idk, I'm still leaning toward just deleting the bubble. The tank will be airbrushed regardless, but it will be eddy over Suzuki yellow if it stays for the quad. Just have to find a brush artist that'll do it. So far 3 people decided to pass on the job. Too technical.
If I go with a tank. Tbh I would probably heckle BW for a good deal on that tank...
Also like I said before that one isn't finished, I plan on adding a tube for coolant level or figure out a way to keep the factory low level indicator by running wires in.
I can see you point that it might look out of place in a factory engine bay, but the truth of the matter is my bay doesn't look that factory anymore, so a shiny coolant over flow container would blend in nicely.
But thanks for your opinions, its good to hear comments from both sides good and bad. Here's a pic for reference of the rest of the bay.
I think it fits right in there and is gonna look good all polished up with the rest of your engine bits. I wish I knew how to use and had access to a welder. God knows I would get creative with lots of things in there if I could, just dont have the know how to do so. for going against the grain.
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I like how a coolant tank is being ridiculed for being a box, yet no one brings up the UM SRI...Combine the 2 together for a truly unique look.