If i remember right the original tanks are two piece...that bolt togeather...every one i have seen was green..like you described..Try to save those tires because its real hard to get replacements that don't almost rub the fenders...B,:trink40:
Yea,,I would hate to get my pinky finger caught between the tire and fender..Bolens1000's pic shows the clearance better...but if its for show should'nt matter..and no one will ever know if you don't point it out...B,:trink40:It turns out that he gas tank is rusted out on the bottom so I'm still looking for a tank.
The original 5.50x16 tires are weather checked really bad so I'm going to have to use the newer 6.00x16 tires that are available.
Like you said, they almost rub the fender but they do clear.
You're buddy's Ridemaster is really nice.