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    I find SS extremely easy to TIG weld, just about any kind of SS.

    You've got enough metal there and enough curves to piece together something decent I bet.
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    PS. the hard part is cold working SS, it's a bitch on cutting tools and it doesn't like to bend.

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    Nearly all the fabrication stuff I do at work is with stainless (or Inconel) because we can't use magnetic stuff inside the chamber and the temps get up to 1100C (sometimes more.) I have to sharpen so many bits it's not funny. It bends just fine, when it's cherry red and anyway you can anneal it pretty easily if you get too much cold work going. Now I have to do this since my tank just isn't working for me.

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    Hell if you use a double sink. Use one side for making the tank and the other for a seat. After looking at the size of the drain hole. I'm thinking it'd be a little on the bigger size. Just hack off a stock lid and weld it on. I'm kinda surprised on the feedback on the whole idea. I thought I get a "ummm a kitchen sink? Your flipping crazy" I could go really crazy and try using the handle and linkage in my toilet to fab up a set of rearsets for the shifter. lol.
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    i think maybe a quarter turn sprint car type fuel cap would work. i think speedway motors sells these and if you do get your welds all pretty, polish it and leave it bare stainless (THAT would be REALLY impressive) Also...bar sinks have smaller holes...
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    you guys are gonna make me try this. I have a spare sink and I'm buying a welder here soon...

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    can't hurt to try! did you score the sink or what?
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    you guys better post pics once you do it!!!
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    Damn people never replied back to me yet so unless I find another free sink then someone else will have to step in. Damn rat bastards!
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    the sink I have is sitting in my parent's garage from when they redid their kitchen. I know it's never gonna get used as a sink.

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    i know this takes away from the pinchyness of the whole thing, but you can get a new SS sink at the 'depot for like 40 beans...

    high quality ss sinks usually have like rubberizing on the bottoms to eliminate the cheap noisyness the cheap sinks have too.. the 40 one at the depot (one I have in my kitchen) doesn't have this goo..

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