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Featured 1956 6t Thunderbird Total Rebuild

Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by PollyPJ, Dec 3, 2018.

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  1. PollyPJ

    PollyPJ New Member

    Dec 3, 2018
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    Hello all,
    I am starting a rebuild of a total basket case 1956 6T Thunderbird. It has been in my garage for years in different boxes along with a 1960 6T (dual downtube). So, still scratching around for all the bits but I guess I will start with engine and gearbox. Planning to rebore, new bearings, main, big and small end etc. has anyone had any good service from a spare parts dealer for this era bike? I am in South Africa but importing is not a big issue - stock, service and price would be more important. Thanks for any advice or recommendations.
    i will post some pics as soon as I am a bit more organised.
     
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  2. darkman

    darkman First Class Member

    Oct 26, 2015
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    Southcoast of the UK Earth
    Hawkshaw, Grins and Ace Classic's are good for early parts :)
     
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Apr 27, 2016
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    Hi and welcome...... good luck with your project.
    Wessa
     
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  4. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst Resident Lunatic, Heavily Medicated.
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    Looking forward to some pics Polly
     
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