Ultra Custom Aluminum Gas Tank

After almost 1 year of work, Darwin Motorcycles a.k.a. Brass Ball Cycles is finishing a new project named The Rockeeter F3 using ultra custom aluminum sheet metal for gas/oil tanks and rear fender.

Sam Wills at Racing Innovations  is the man in charge of all sheet metal fabrication and welding, from the 36-degree rake gooseneck frame to this gorgeous aluminum very art-deco themed gas tank. A very delicate welding job performed by Sam to unite the 2 gas tank halves to produce this very decorative art piece.

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17 Responses to “Ultra Custom Aluminum Gas Tank”


  1. 1 CafeSportyTC Jan 11th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I like it, not that my opinion is needed , but its pretty cool. it would look cool on a hard tail bobber

  2. 2 biker Jan 11th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I F’ing Love IT !!!

  3. 3 Andy Lund Jan 11th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    When the first bike is built with this tank on it, it should be proudly displayed in the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza’s lobby during the V-Twin Expo. It will accent the beautiful Art Deco building great!

  4. 4 The Supreme Team Jan 11th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    That is absolutely beautiful. Great work, great design Dar.

  5. 5 skulltrain Jan 11th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    That’s what custom design is all about ….. move over all the wannabees …… know of one company that does the same old tired same old same old ….. same design just different color scheme , this is on the other hand is fresh and exciting

  6. 6 TodT Jan 11th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Can’t wait to see the complete bike!

  7. 7 Sollis Jan 11th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    great looking gas tank

  8. 8 Jason Hallman Jan 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I love talent like that…I know a guy that talented…his post is directly above mine!

  9. 9 nicker Jan 11th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Very Art Deco and Very Cool.
    Puts the “custom” back into “custom bikes”
    Can’t wait to see the all of it.

    -nicker-

  10. 10 jatinder pal Jan 11th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Beautiful,no doubt about that. Love to see whole bike once finished, sam did a cool job.

  11. 11 KK11 Jan 12th, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I love it !! I am sure the bike will be very cool also. Great work !! I would love to have one on mine.

  12. 12 Tom Keefer/ Franklin Church Choppers Jan 12th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Truly a work of art. Met Dar a few years ago, what a great guy with awesome bikes! Keep up the good work.

  13. 13 Robert Filla Jan 12th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful work

  14. 14 Speed Dealer Jan 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Nice Tank…….Agree with you Jason, Sollis is a very talented metal guy!

  15. 15 Dar - Brass Balls Cycles Jan 12th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you everyone for the positive feedback. A lot has gone into the design, logistics and development of this new bike, the F3. The tins on this bike are machined from billet and have this art deco 3-D design. It will also have a host of other exclusive components on it. We will be posting progress of it on our site and on facebook if anyone wants to see how it’s coming. Happy New Year to all. Be healthy, happy and prosperous.

  16. 16 Jeff Cochran/ Speedking Jan 12th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    VERY VERY COOL, Keep up the great work

  17. 17 bean're Jan 16th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I have been watching the progress from the first time I heard about this. The idea of CNC machining the tank halves from a solid block of aluminum. Very cool and the end result is something to be proud of for sure!

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