Yikes, is that the best fuel tank you could come up with?
you need to find a better scrap yard. Preference should be given to aluminum fuel tanks, old steel tanks suck. ... a long tank would be super nice.
The stock swingarm bushings were trash back then too, you could really upgrade those.
That was about the only tank at the salvage yard I liked. It's rough as hell, but nothing a good body man can't fix. This is going to be a big project as I'm taking her down to the frame. Good advice on the swing arm bushing. Is there a place that deals in CL350 parts? I'm also going to need cables as mine were cracked and crappy.
On the swingarm you can either turn some out of brass or bronze or replace it with needle bearings if you really want to get fancy. A metal turning lathe is handy for the bushings
and you need a better scrap yard to pick from.