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Old 11-01-2017, 12:27 AM   #61
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I found that my front leading shoe brake plate had some shitty metal cancer around the outer rim. This was a bummer because it meant i couldn't polish the outer edge which is what its supposed to be.

So I just decided to fill in the majority with JB weld, smooth it out, and then paint the whole lot with VHT Wheel paint - "Chev Rally Silver" (same as the matching front hub i did a while back). Looks OK to me.





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Old 11-01-2017, 09:21 AM   #62
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Neat & tidy. I sure like the looks of those brakes; they work well too.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:25 AM   #63
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Makes me feel good to look at these photos. Stock is very hard to improve on.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:58 AM   #65
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...hey Ratso, is because is a Triumph, if you look at other brands is not the same.
Triumphs designers had the eye.
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Well, yes, stock Triumph is what I meant.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:51 AM   #67
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...hey Ratso, is because is a Triumph, if you look at other brands is not the same.
Triumphs designers had the eye.
I agree 100% - this shape and style has charm.

Even if some parts aspects are a bit daggy - or downright unfashionable - i prefer to keep those parts intact.

I love custom bikes and choppers too but i think when restored in this way it keeps some charm.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:52 AM   #68
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Makes me feel good to look at these photos. Stock is very hard to improve on.
the more i get into this build the more i agree! im glad i can bring some variation to this site - even though im sure 1 out of 10 million bonneville stock restorations...
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:19 PM   #69
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They're such sweet bikes, and so good for their time. I sympathize with the temptation to hardtail one, and have succumbed to that urge myself, but I'd never do it again. Well, maybe never.

I've had two or three relatively nice-looking examples, as well as plenty of which you'd have to say that handsome is as handsome does, but I never had a Triumph as outright purty as yours.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:57 PM   #70
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looking great!
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still alot of work to do underneath that tank and those side covers but i couldnt resist a quick mock-up to keep me motivated...





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Old 12-09-2017, 07:40 PM   #72
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I tidied up the tail light assembly and fitted a non genuine lens that needed some trimming to get it to fit properly - however now it looks fine now.

I figured painting the tail piece black would look better in contrast to the stainless steel guards. Usually they are polished metal and look fine against painted mudguards - but not against stainless.

I used rustoleum gloss black and i am happy with the finish. Should be pretty durable aswell.










I also painted all the battery box parts and installed with rubber grommets.

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The taillight is an non genuine aftermarket
No, that is an original factory taillight assembly. However, it looks good the way you finished it off
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:17 AM   #74
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Installed oil lines. Bought a small pipe bender and made one 90 degree bend. Ha! but what a bend!



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Oh baby!!!
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:06 AM   #76
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got some front fender brackets at a swap meet for a steal - however they were chromes so i roughed-em up and painted black with rustoleum. If the paint doesn't last ill get them powder coated down the line. Same with the chrome grab rail.



also started connecting the wiring loom. It's easy when you have a brand new one!



i still have about $750 worth of parts to find

problem is I'm broke at the moment - so its a slow burn...
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:14 AM   #77
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so the fender is a few inches short at the front, but should be no probs to keep moving on. The rustoleum worked out a treat.



This is actually another grab rail - the previous one was sat too close to the seat for my liking - i reckon it was from a T140 or T150 or a later model. I got this one for $15 and painted it.

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I was uncertain about your black taillight, but it looks fine in situ. Such a kool bike.
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Still needs a battery and a few cables, but getting the old girl off bench is a satisfying experience. Preparing for the first kick-over...










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She is spectacular! Love the colors and the whole package. So sano. Cant wait for the startup report.
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