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  1. Sir Clip

    Sir Clip Senior Member

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    The depression by the filler cap pulled out easily, and there are no dents in the tank, surprisingly.
    Every job on a rebuild project is 90% preparation!
    I use a cheap and cheerful body filler which is a two part polyester mastic. When these appeared in the late 70s they made repairs much easier.
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    Last week the prep work for the tank and front mudguard was done. Here they are ready for the top coat, which is a cellulose paint, same as Triumph used back in the 60s.
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    I am happy with how the front mudguard is turning out. Not ecstatic, just happy. The Grenadier red stripe went on today, and in a week or so when it is properly dry i will apply the gold line either side. No picture of the tank as it’s not good, and i may have to re-do it. :worried:
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  4. speedrattle

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    did tbe original stripes go all the way to the lip of the mudguard?
     
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  5. darkman

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    All unit bikes upto end of 67 and 68 on cut short of ends :)
     
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    The end two inches of the front mudguard were rusted to metal with no paint, and had been painted in primer to protect them while in storage. There is a pic of the mudguard here: https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/tiger-90-rebuild.31008/page-15
    I assumed :eek: that the red strip went all the way to the end. Hey ho!
     
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    Looks like i will have to check what it should look like and overpaint a bit of the red.
     
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  8. darkman

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    Pre 68 bikes to the end like you have done :) I should have made it more clear in my comment :) 68 on only stopped before the end.
     
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  9. Sir Clip

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    Phew! no change needed then. :)
     
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    Front mudguard finished and fitted. I used screw head bolts, not the original hexagon head bolts, as I prefer the look of them.
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    New exhaust pipes and silencers, correct for the T90 rather than the Goldie style that it came with. The brackets for the down pipes are on their way.
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    Underside of the seat. It is rusted out along the edges, around the hinges and catch.
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    The best way forward was to buy a modern reproduction seat. This has a metal base (not fibre glass) but the metal is thinner than the original, so it flexes a bit. Still it looks great, so smiles all round.
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  14. Sir Clip

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    Repainting the petrol tank, back to primer.
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    Finished! There will be some things that come from a shake down on the road, but for now it calls for a celebration.
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    Very nice!
     
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  17. Adie P

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    Nice work; nice bike - well done indeed! :)
     
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  18. Iron

    Iron Elite Member

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    Good job. Run round the block and on to the next one.....:)
     
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  19. speedrattle

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    excellent. can you do video of it running?
     
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  20. Sir Clip

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    indeed i shall, at the weekend as i have some long neglected domestic tasks to do first :rolleyes:
     
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