Integrate them to make them one piece or just for looks?
Making the tank and seat one solid piece was going to be way more work than it was worth, plus it wouldnt have looked very good on this bike with the frame the way it is. I plan on building some side covers to kind of fill in under the seat and blend from the tank back and down a bit eventually.
Tried doing some actual welding today... didn't go very well. Not happy with the way the joint along the top of the tank turned out so I think I'm going to cut the back half off and try it again.
I took the shock off when I was doing some figuring on how to run the rear brake lines. It will be going back on.