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Old 05-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #21
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Basically, this project will consist of a new frame with a 4" stretch, 2" drop, full fenders, 19" x 4" rims/tires on the front and rear, custom made grey top solo seat, lowered headlight, stock engine, stock front end (lowered slightly), twin leading front brake hub from a 69, stock taillight, stock gauges, etc. It'll have a mix of 1967/68 paint colors - 67 Aubergine base but with the silver center stripe and gold pinstripes of the 1968 scheme. Fenders and oil bag will be straight Aubergine (no stripes). Frame will be black, rims black.
Wow, another cookie cutter Triumph "bobber"! How original! And another fine historical piece bites the dust.
What a pity!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #22
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i would almost bet money that oil tank is a Indian vertical oil tank 1949-1952?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #23
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i would almost bet money that oil tank is a Indian vertical oil tank 1949-1952?
Yeah, that's right - I think it came off a scout.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:21 PM   #24
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damn, that's one fine Trumpet. you can't find them in that nice of stock trim anymore.
Thanks, it's not pristine by any stretch - it has some issues, they all do. You can find them, you just gotta look and be ready when the deal is right.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #25
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Finally got a chance to start disassembling today. More to come...

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Old 05-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #26
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I am doing a similar thing to my t100. Keep the pics coming please
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:28 AM   #27
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More disassembly today. The photobomber is Jake...


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Old 05-15-2012, 05:15 PM   #28
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Getting closer to bare bones...



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Old 05-15-2012, 05:27 PM   #29
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i still think those mid-to late 60's triumph's are some of the best looking bikes ever produced. nice scoot ya got there.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:06 PM   #30
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Still going. Mostly rear section disassembly this afternoon. This is taking a while since I've been wiping down all the removed parts, putting all the bolts back in, bagging/tagging, and packing everything away into plastic storage bins.

Also, the new hard tail arrived today from The Factory Metal Works, and I finally found the correct oil cap for the Indian oil bag so I don't have to machine one.

On to the progress pics...









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Old 05-17-2012, 01:22 AM   #31
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i want this bike!
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #32
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Pulled off the rest of the back end and tried test fitting the new hardtail today. No go. Turns out I was shipped a hardtail for a 500, not a 650 by mistake. Lucas over at TFMW was very cool about it and is shipping me out a replacement loop today.

Now, where'd I put the other half of that bike?











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Old 05-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #33
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Very sweet find, way better than the crap I run up on.
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sweet find
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #35
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Back to work!

Finally got the right hardtail in the mail so I bolted it on to see how things sit. Also spent the day stripping the paint off the tank with my girlfriend. Pics...

This stuff is evil in a can, works great but damn is it horrible to work with...


Evil bubbling action...


Not bad for the first pass...


My amazing woman, jumping right in and cleaning out the underside of the tank with her much smaller hands. The tank came out great, some hacker painted over the original paint so I figured there would be dents and bondo galore but it turned out to be great underneath...


Tank all done and set on the newly bolted up hardtail roller just to see how things look. The forks haven't been lowered yet but things are looking good...


More to come soon!
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:44 AM   #36
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Back to work!

Finally got the right hardtail in the mail so I bolted it on to see how things sit. Also spent the day stripping the paint off the tank with my girlfriend. Pics...

This stuff is evil in a can, works great but damn is it horrible to work with...


Evil bubbling action...


Not bad for the first pass...


My amazing woman, jumping right in and cleaning out the underside of the tank with her much smaller hands. The tank came out great, some hacker painted over the original paint so I figured there would be dents and bondo galore but it turned out to be great underneath...


Tank all done and set on the newly bolted up hardtail roller just to see how things look. The forks haven't been lowered yet but things are looking good...


More to come soon!
love those old trumps!

especially the easy hardtailing with just bolting a rigid rearend

cool project so far - would add a 16 inch rim with some classic avon rubber on the tail
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #37
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cool project so far - would add a 16 inch rim with some classic avon rubber on the tail
Thank you. I'm going with the same size rim/tire combo on both the front and rear. Trying to decide between keeping the rear at 18 and getting a 18" front to replace the 19, or keeping the front and getting a 19 rear.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:19 PM   #38
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A bit more progress after picking up a few items at a local swap meet...





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Old 06-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #39
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Now, where'd I put the other half of that bike?



Big D Cycle used to have a rear loop shocks and swing arm setup like that in the showroom with a label that read "Chopper Repair Kit" back in the day.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:32 PM   #40
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Looking great!! Thats the way to do it start out with something that nice saves a lot of time and money
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