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So this is the neck job that was hiding under 30 years of bondo on my 64ish Triumph, nice huh? (sorry for the small pics, i think you can click on it and enlarge). It looks like the downtube has been extended, and possibly the top tube 'tweaked'.

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I want to take the frame back to a stock rake and shorten the front end. The way I see it I have 3 options,
1. cut and reweld
2. buy a used front frame
3. buy and aftermarket front frame

I am guessing that repairing might be the cheapest, but I am not sure about that and how it would turn out. I like the look of the stock frame with castings as opposed to an aftermarket frame. I am kind of new to this stuff so I am looking for any input as to which way might be preferable. I think for me I would like to find a used front frame, so if you know anyone who wants to sell one let me know.

I am just about ready to tear the bike down and rebuild. I have attached some pics of the bike as it sits now.

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The king/queen seat is for sale (I can't post on the swap meet yet). Asking $75, its from Bar Enterprise in Cal. good shape.

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The neck casting is very rigid and probably not affected. Usually they section out a part of the backbone and bend the casting back. The concern here is more of how the backbone was spliced back together.
Your front brake is supposed to have an adjustable linkage between the arms rather than that fixed plate so that the shoes can be adjusted to work together.
 

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I kind of like the way your bike sits in this picture. Any idea how much the front was extended? I'm thinking of doing mine soon.
 

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IS the VIN even still there? Hard to tell in the pics but it looks like it's gone? If you're not worried about the VIN, an aftermarket frame would be the cheapest and best bet. I've fixed frames worse than that just because they had a good VIN on them and I had the paper to go with, but to do it correctly and in a workmanlike fashion, someone is going to charge you what you'd spend on a brand new frame.
 

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IS the VIN even still there? Hard to tell in the pics but it looks like it's gone? If you're not worried about the VIN, an aftermarket frame would be the cheapest and best bet. I've fixed frames worse than that just because they had a good VIN on them and I had the paper to go with, but to do it correctly and in a workmanlike fashion, someone is going to charge you what you'd spend on a brand new frame.
I found a replacement front loop on ebay and am currently assembling the bike. Neither the old frame or the replacement one had a vin.
 
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