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Old 06-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #41
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Sure looks good, gonna be great to following this build
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #42
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That's a sweet as find, I'm sure you will do it justice with you build you gonna put the tank pads back on?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #43
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I'm not going to do anything to the original parts. Anything original will be removed, some of them will be restored to original spec and safely stored away. For example, the frame will be a new one, but I'll refurbish the old one and put it away. The engine will remain stock (but be rebuilt).
thanks for doing that ^^
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #44
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thanks for doing that ^^
I realize we don't really own these, we borrow em. I respect history and besides, if I ever sell it, it'll be far more valuable if I have all the original parts to go with it just in case the next owner wants to go the concours route.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #45
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Not 100% bike related but I built myself a fairly badass 8 ft workbench today which will come in very handy for this build. I plan to mount up a vise and drill press on one end, bench grinder/polisher on the other, hang all my tools on the pegboard, and mount up an engine stand in the middle. Mig welder will mount on the bottom shelf and I'll be mounting a real fluorescent overhead light (that's just my shop light in there now) and power strip tomorrow...

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #46
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Clean up and test fit of the Revolator and mounting bracket...









Also just a quick look at the taillight and where it will sit on the fender...





Oh and the workbench has been all stocked up - that real estate goes fast!

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Old 06-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #47
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damn!... that work bench came out nice, oh... and the bike is looking pretty good too.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #48
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damn!... that work bench came out nice, oh... and the bike is looking pretty good too.
Good job.
Thanks Tony.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:05 AM   #49
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Cosmo: Nice work on the bike and the bench.. nothing beats having your stuff in one place when working. well done!

that speedo is super cool to.. looks "high tech". hehe

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Cosmo,

what kind of speedo is that?

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #51
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what kind of speedo is that?

thx,

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It's a Smiths Chronometric Revolator 6T S.647/107/N. It was used on pre-unit Triumph/BSA/Nortons from 1951-59. They are getting increasingly expensive and harder to find. Got mine for just over $400 USD but I've seen them go for as much as $800.
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Your tool bench is the tits, you should make and sell those

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #53
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Your tool bench is the tits, you should make and sell those
Thanks Dan, it's been really useful. They are crazy simple and cheap to make, just google "simpson workbench".
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #54
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So today I chopped up two rear fenders and made them into one. I'm not the worlds greatest welder, but I'll be damned if I didn't get it right on the first try without any heat distortion or alignment problems. I consider myself lucky!

I also got a great deal on a lift table at Harbor Freight for $299. PM me if you want the coupon code. Here's some pix...









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Old 06-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #55
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Your bike is an inspiriation.

That is not a 'fairly badass' workbench'.

That is a truly righteous workbench.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:51 PM   #56
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Your bike is an inspiriation.

That is not a 'fairly badass' workbench'.

That is a truly righteous workbench.
Thanks man, I'm having a ridiculous amount of fun building out this bike and everything in the shop that goes with it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #57
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Today I made a couple of inside brackets for the rear fender. It's amazing how long it can take to make parts that most people will never see...











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Will you rivet those to the fender?
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #59
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Will you rivet those to the fender?
No, they'll be plug welded. The inside holes are just for a place to weld. The outside holes will mate up to the fender struts.

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Old 06-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #60
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Nice bench Cosmo! Wish I had built one like it instead of buying the one on sale at HF. When I saw you stripping the tank I was like NO!! then read it was shitty paint. Love those Triumph tanks, perfect size shape and trim. Can't wait to see the whole bike done.
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