obviously the tank is gonna need some work. With a new battery and gas she started right up. All electrical checked out, she held an idle, and the brakes were fair. Eric rode her from Riverwest to 68th and Morgan without a hitch.
Tank pulled for sandblasting to see if it is salvageable, is might be with a little welding. Otherwise, a used tank will be on the shopping list. Note the leaking front right fork. Time for a fork rebuild.
After a little research, found out that JB Weld is the perfect patch for pin holes and better than a traditional filler for the major patches of pitting. JB Weld, per their product information, is non-reactive with gasoline and many other chemicals.
After filling and curing for a couple of days, time to break out the orbital sander. It worked perfectly. Next steps: etching primer, additional filler (where needed), block sanding, high build primer, and coat of gloss black.