Featured 1966 T120 Restoration

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  1. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Time has come to sort out this longterm collection of bits :)

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  2. feckless

    feckless Senior Member

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    that looks like fun :) enjoy
     
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  3. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again
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    Oh wow another masterclass in the making. Cannot wait
     
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  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    C’mon then :mad:
    Get on with it :p
     
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  5. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    I will have some pic's soon :)
     
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  6. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    OK good shout i've been wondering when you'd get round to it, please gis a shout when your done Darkman and I'll arrange to pick it up :cool::cool:
     
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  7. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Sorting out my loft room stash of parts for the build plus loads of new parts i'm having to buy as either they were missing or beyond repair :-(

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  8. freck

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    Wow, that’s a great stash of parts. Looking forward to seeing it all come together :grinning:
     
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  9. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class
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    Holy crap..I got stuck with just trying to piece together three fairing brackets....
     
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  10. NightRider

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    What a nice project! I would say that's normal, there is always something to renew or to complete. Anyway, I hope the frame gets powder coated in the meantime, so that everything looks like brand new or even better. Keep going until it's finished! ;)
     
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  12. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Thanks, i will paint the frame as its more original and cheaper for me to do :)
     
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  13. feckless

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    aye the costs soon mount up when doing a nut and bolt rebuild. but it is very rewarding when you can sit and admire the end result.
    Just don't check your bank balance :D:D:D
     
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  14. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Lol, i wish i had a bank balance.
     
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  15. NightRider

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    Of course you can do that, but then you also need the chemicals for paint removal.

    Something else should be noted, all screws, nuts, bolts, springs etc. should be exchanged for their equivalent in stainless steel, if they are available. Some you get directly from Triumph, others would have to be obtained from other sources. That does a lot of work, but it pays off later. :idea:
    Be picky in everything you do! :)
     
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  16. feckless

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    A lot of people do not advocate the use of stainless steel for spindles or head bolts. if the bolts and nuts are in half decent condition they can be re-plated for about £20-30.
     
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  17. darkman

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    I use as many of the original bolts as i can and replate them to as new finish and i also have a huge box of old spare bits to delv into :) Stainless is not original so is not an option for me as all the bikes i build are built to exacting factory specs. As for the paint removal i have a sand and glass bead blaster for that little job :)
     
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  18. Bikerman

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    This looks like it's going to be an enjoyable project to read about and enjoy the pictures that'll go with it.
    Let the fun commence.
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  19. Tibster

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    Blimey thats almost as many new parts as I needed ! , fingers crossed for your that the rear guard is better than mine . I haven't added up the costs for mine , think I will leave that for a while ;)
     
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  20. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    The rear guard is ok :) and yes it's scary the amount just a few missing bits and new rods, pistons, shells and bearings add up to :worried:
     
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