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72 Triumph project #212466
12/02/07 2:59 pm
12/02/07 2:59 pm
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 22
Knoxville,Tennessee
Tri-Hook Offline OP
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My 1st post , 72 Tr-6 Triumph PROJECT.
Bought from a barn in Illinois in 2003, one of those "projects someone else got tired off"/
At home I call out the wife to check out my new purchase,
It squirts oil profusely from the base gasket,she goes back to the house, nice !(she don't care as long as I'm happy)
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No big deal, I like taken stuff apart.
Later I get to "THINKIN",(thats when you go to the shop,set down and look at your STUFF),I take the motor out and tear it down and THINK, this thing needs to be a hardtail bobber!
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and
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Ofcourse , we all understand that this thing has alot of sittin at back of the shop time. You know, you get another project and you start"Thinkin" bout IT !So, a couple years later I got this
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Another year or so and I make it my goal to take it to Hiawasee in "07", goals are nice !
But,I bare down and in July I fire the the think up and ride around the yard !
Its not done yet ,I have got around 500 mile on the motor since rebuild. I got a few more tabs to weld on the frame and then take it apart for paint. Here is what it looks like today.
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note: Thanks to Shel for the photo posting tutorial ! These new fangeled machines(computers)exersize my brain more than tryin to figure out why an old Bike is "cuttin out" !


Ronnie
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Re: 72 Triumph project #212467
12/03/07 4:23 pm
12/03/07 4:23 pm
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Laredo (South) Texas, USA
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Different strokes for different folks.

Why in the heck would you take that bike back apart, it looks just fine to me!!

Sometimes, I "think" like you, too.

It makes my head hurt, and the only thing that makes it feel better is finishing the project and riding it, then posting a picture or two.


GrandPaul (does not use emoticons)
Author of the book "Old Bikes"
Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European
"The Iron in your blood should be Vintage"
Re: 72 Triumph project #212468
12/04/07 3:28 am
12/04/07 3:28 am
Joined: Nov 2007
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Knoxville,Tennessee
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Thanks for looking at my project.
Like most pix , the paint ain't that nice (on the frame)Tank was painted Black Cherry and thats what I want to paint the frame and fenders.
But is fun to ride and I wish I didn't have to take it apart to paint . Anyone know how to paint a frame with the motor ,wheels , fenders ,ect still on the the thing ?


Ronnie
Mostly Triumphs
Re: 72 Triumph project #212469
12/04/07 4:57 am
12/04/07 4:57 am
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Laredo (South) Texas, USA
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Rust-O-Leum Gloss Black rattle can in one hand, and a piece of cardboard in the other hand.

hee hee

Masking tape and newspaper helps. A clean room with good light and a fan sucking out the fumes helps.

Definitely spend a couple of quarters on a HOT spray car wash with the hand-held wand before painting, and dry with a leaf blower.


GrandPaul (does not use emoticons)
Author of the book "Old Bikes"
Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European
"The Iron in your blood should be Vintage"

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