Make a tumbler. Take the seat pan off of Bror, the front axle off of Johnny Crash, fab a bracket to secure the front axle to the back of Bror, jack up the rear end of Bror and set the tank on the 4 tires.
Start the engine and engage the transmission. Set the throttle for the desired tank rpm.
I think I'll have to get you to draw me a picture of THAT one, Tudor! I just can't see it in my mind! Would this involve turning things upside down too?LOL!
Actually.... If the 12" rims from my trailer (with the tires on them) would fit over the ends of this tank, the tires would probably give me enough clearance to do
the rolling around in the yard without endangering the pipe stubs! I'd just have to get the tank laid down on something to support it far enough off the ground that I could set a rim on either end, then I run 2 12' winch straps through the "spokes" of the rims (one on either side of the tank) and cinch them up to hold the rims on... Then I find a really tall hill!
Of course, if those rims do fit is the big question. I went out to measure tonight, and its possible that the tank is 13" in diameter... I was in too much of a rush to take the circumference and do math tho, so I'm not totally sure. I can always just get the rims back from my neighbour the electrician (he took them because he thought they would fit his boat trailer, but its a 4 bolt and my rims are 5 bolt) and try popping one onto the top of the tank as it is currently standing in my garage. If they do fit, then what I do is 1) leave the tire on one, take the tire off another, 2) cut a notch in the edge of the rim without the tire on it that would be big enough to pass a piece of aircraft cable through, 3) bolt the two rims together with 1/2" bolts of an appropriate length, 4) get the right fittings to fit my pull-activated drain valve mounted into the bung on the end of the tank and mount it, 5) sneak some winch straps (one on each side, or possibly one 12' one through the spokes of the top rim 6) set the tank into the rim without a tire on it, so the tire is at the bottom of the tank, and run the pull cord for the drain valve through the notch, 7) hook the hooks from each end of the winch strap onto the rim of the former tank stand and cinch it up to hold the tank securely onto the rim.
This is all assuming the rims fit, and
that I don't find this tank has any pinhole leaks in it.
In other news, the last rim went back into the electrolysis tank tonight after I pressure washed as much loose goo off the back side of it as I could. We should find out by tomorrow night how well that's cleaned up the rusty backside of this rim, then I can blast it and we'll be ready to prime.