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Old 10-25-2009, 07:33 PM   #21
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:27 PM   #22
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finally got a tank! nice shape no rust but a few dents











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Old 11-11-2009, 09:27 PM   #23
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Spent the last two weeks going over the whole frame with a file and continued the peak on the tank. The mounting holes on the frame didn't line up with tank so i added a half in of material to each side of the mounting tab then followed the radius of the tank mounts to the mounting tab on the frame. I also cleaned the tank with muriatic acid and steel BB's ... worked great but the fumes oxidized any raw steel in my garage





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Old 11-11-2009, 09:30 PM   #24
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Looking good so far, I look forward to seeing this bike as it comes together

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:42 PM   #25
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Nice work. I need to do the same on my front tank mounts on my 66 restoration

Do you still have the original coil mount section (photo "Triumph-05 on page 1 of this post) ?
If so, will you sell it? I really need it on my restoration.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #26
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What did you put on that tank to get that paint to peel like that??

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:36 PM   #27
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Your tank mounts didn't line up because that's a 500 tank. Nice modification to get it all mounted up!
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:57 AM   #28
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thanks for the support guys, i'm having a lot of fun with this project. I don't have the coil mount.. threw it out a while ago. I usually use aircraft stripper to chemical strip but i had some general purpose stripper laying around so i used that. they sell it at any autozone.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:21 AM   #29
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One man's trash is another man's treasure... I really a coil mount.

+1 on aircraft stripper. Nasty stuff, works well and saves time.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:23 AM   #30
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My Willie looked like that once, it's gone now.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:09 PM   #32
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Looking forward to seeing the progress, very nice so far!
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:06 PM   #33
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some progress pics happy holidays





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Old 12-26-2009, 06:59 PM   #34
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I dig it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:54 PM   #35
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some more progress on mounting the oil tank... The welding tabs from Lowbrow work great.. saves time and for the price of a beer you can't go wrong. Turned the bungs on the lathe and the mounting came out pretty well I think. Going to my buddies shop to tig everything up tomorrow.








I think I'm going to mount a tail light under the lip of the fender to keep things clean. I'm running the wire through a tube welded under the peak. Not to happy about the quality of this fender compared to the duck tail British cycle supplies
but i think i can manage. Progress on the engine is coming along.. Wes at four aces just finished the head to I'm stoked to see how it came out. MIKE
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:14 PM   #36
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Not to happy about the quality of this fender compared to the duck tail British cycle supplies
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Who supplies the actual hand-knurled ducktail fenders other than BCS?
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:42 PM   #37
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I think I'm going to weld .125 or a little larger round stock around the perimeter of the fender to give it a better look.
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I like the oil tank! Lookin good! Keep it up.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:00 AM   #39
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:03 PM   #40
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Uploaded some better pictures.. I was using my phone to take pics before but I got my dig camera working again.. sometimes trying to smash electronics actually fixes it. lol. I got some up close pics of the TIG welds, I had the machine pulsing a little too much but I didn't want to make another pass because of the warping that occured on the first pass. I think the fendering is comming along, I added the bar stock on the edges and it deff. gives it a better look. going to fully TIG it from the back side and make a notch in the fender for the chain.

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