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Yep, here is another "drama-free" supercrouton build thread :D, on a 1959 T120, that is destined for a client in <ST1:p<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com
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Here is what I had to start with, this time around.


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After the build was spoke for, I rounded up a suitable frame

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Then chopped/smoothed it to an appropriate level

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The rear section is from The Factory Metal Works. Lucas made this up custom for me, he has been super to deal with, and the section went together perfect!
 

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This is just a tease!
Dan your Black Adder in The Horse is what inspired me to get back into motorcycles. Thank you.

More pics please!!
Thanks,
Nick
 

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Thanks, sandergecko, Dan Boy, selectedgrub, buk, and La Dolce! Actually, I am about to be done with this bike, and thought I would try waiting to start this, so I could post a more condensed photo-documentation without all the waiting around. We'll see how that goes, right?:D Anyhow, back to the pics...

Next was to tig up a 10-gauge Aussie-sized license plate/ tail light bracket with a pair of brass Tit-mouse units.


Joe, at Chopped Triumphs, supplied the custom front motor mounts. He is a super guy to deal with, and he has a ton of innovative products for triumphs in the works.

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Next was the chain tensioner. This item was due for a bit of updating, so I put a "lightened" gusset across the top.
 

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Haven't been on the board in a while and I'm glad I decided to log on at the start of this! Your other builds are awesome and I can't wait to see this on come along!
 

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Thanks for kind words guys!

The seat pan was up next. This is a 10 gauge unit with a few speed holes in the brackets. No one will probably ever notice when it's all together.


This build also has a British-made 16" drop-center rear rim that I laced to a Triumph "spool" rear hub.


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Here is a close-up of the npt bungs I welded in the vertical oil tank.




Here is the front wheel/hub/brake. It is a 21" that Buchanan's made spokes for, then laced and trued.
 
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