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#126842 - 10/22/07 10:59 pm T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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I've got a UK tank needing painted and I'm looking for inspiration on the paintjob .
My 'export' spec looks like this :


Should I go for a similar colour-scheme ?
or , get black sidepanels and ? ? ? colour ?
any good 'graphics' ideas ?

How is that 'smoke' effect done ?

Any ideas considered ? confused

Thanks,
Al.


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#126843 - 10/23/07 9:53 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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It looks great as it is but if you must fit a UK tank then make sure it's the 'blob' and not the 'breadbin'
Meriden fitted the blob to UK/RoW models from 1981 on and on US models (except TSX) from 1982 on
The sidepanels matched the tank (see US example below)
cool

At the end of the day, of course, it's up to you ... bigt


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#126844 - 10/23/07 6:43 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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I like that ! ...


... but my UK tank is the ugly one :rolleyes:

I'm looking for ideas that might even make it look pretty laughing
A paintjob like my export tank would be nice , but I'm not sure if the white 'swooshes' would work or if white 'panels' would be better .
Maybe just red/black - but I think it may make the tank look a bit plain confused

Anyone got any ideas or pics of anything similar ?

Thanks,
Al.


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#126845 - 10/23/07 7:15 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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This any good?



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#126846 - 10/24/07 11:46 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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That is a nice paintjob !
I think the graphics break it up well and don't make the tank look bulky.

Ideas like that are just what I'm looking for to inspire me bigt
Keep them coming !

Thanks,
Al.


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#126847 - 10/24/07 12:40 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Hi Al,

Your tank isn't the ugly one! It's the one that was Made in England, as opposed to the Italian? tank on the later T140's.

I've always thought that they looked good two-tone, with a darker top and the bottom 2" or so white or cream. It makes it look lighter. As for finding a picture.....

FWIW

Tom

#126848 - 01/19/08 1:52 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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39tiger100,
I think you have convinced me to go for a similar paint-job - Jubilee style , but in red . . . .

. . . I quite like the look of the one on the Triumph Bonneville 750 MCN Machine of the year poster I have too though .



What do you guys think looks best ?

Al.


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#126849 - 01/19/08 3:43 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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I have a breadbox that needs repainting (eventually).....39tigers color scheme is my pick !!

wat specific colors are they Terry??

not sure if mines original or not...??



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#126850 - 01/19/08 4:20 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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I have a `79 Bonnie with the bread box tank.
It is black with a metallic red disign on the
side that looks like a longated Z.
Like it alot.
My question for anyone familiar with that tank
is what does the part that holds it down in the
front look like? Is there a part # or is one
available anywhere? I fabed one,but would like to find correct one or at least know what it looks
like?
confused Thanks...JR

#126851 - 01/19/08 4:33 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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AFIK there is nothing holding the front "down".
The threaded bolt holes in the front underside are for a simple strap that ties the two sides together to help prevent vibration cracking. So you can easily make one. It is important that the only thing the tank contacts are the two rubbers on the frame and the central mounting rubber on a bolt.
The strap is app. 1 inch wide and 1/8 inch thick steel. I think aluminum is better and have made two so far
Why not post a picture of yours for the painting ideas of this thread..

>>sb


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#126852 - 01/19/08 6:51 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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this is the one i got for the peanut tank....



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#126853 - 01/19/08 5:23 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Sorry BrianFromOZ I screwed that post up.
Cant help you with the color as it was painted years ago. I am now having the fenders painted to match but he's mixed the colors with a computer so no off the shelf color.


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#126854 - 01/20/08 3:04 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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thanx Terry....ill keep your pic as a guide for the future paint job...cheers mate

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#126855 - 01/20/08 10:07 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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take a look at this scheme


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#126856 - 01/20/08 7:30 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Drool !
I want , I want , I want.

. . . . It is my birthday on Wednesday if any of you guys want to buy me this beautiful tank wink . . . Please :rolleyes:

Al.


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#126857 - 01/21/08 3:05 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Somehow, i feel I ought not to share this link ...and with locking cap, too !! :p


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#126858 - 01/23/08 5:01 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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happy birthday, Al

Did a generous texan oil millionaire send you that eBay gas tank or did your missus let you spend your hard earned on it ? :rolleyes: beerchug


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#126859 - 02/16/08 10:15 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Thanks for the birthday wishes meridan4ever !
Unfortunately I didn't get that tank as a present frown laugh

I've spoken to my painter and I'm going to go for something (very) similar to 39tiger100's.
I'll post up some pics in a few weeks when it is done.

Thanks for all the help and ideas guys bigt

Al.


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#126860 - 02/17/08 7:40 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Hey Ally,

Who are you using?

Blapper redwine

#126861 - 02/17/08 8:13 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Hi Blapper,
A very good biker buddy of mine is doing the work.
He is a pro car painter and does bikes in his spare time - strictly 'friends and family' though wink .
His own bikes have won shows up here in bonny (Bonnie !) Scotland - big jap 'streetfighter'style things , but he also has a '64 3TA and a brand new Hinkley Street-triple. So he speaks our language cool

Al.


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#126862 - 02/17/08 9:13 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Hi Ally,

Your details just say 'UK' and I didn't catch the accent in your posting wink

Thought you may have been one of us sassanachs (sp)!

Blapper redwine

#126863 - 02/18/08 12:47 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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I've updated my details to avoid further confusion smile

Och-aye the noo etc laugh

lol,
Al.


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#126864 - 02/18/08 10:11 am Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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IMHO the finest paint job for the breadbox tank is the red and cold white shown on Brian's tank. It is described in J.R.Nelson's book; "Bonnie", as just that: Red and cold white or poly-red and cold white from 73 to 76.

Sean


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#126865 - 02/23/08 8:25 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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Here's an original '79 UK bonnie with the factory lacquer paintjob. The red is a beautiful candy color;






cheers Junior

#126866 - 04/29/08 11:48 pm Re: T140E UK tank paint ideas ?  
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My tank is back cool
I have new badges to paint and fit , new taps , new cap and new bung to fit . . . .then I'll post pics . Its a class job (as you'll soon see smile

10/10 to 'Dunky' BAMC Glasgow Scotland http://www.blueangelsscotland.com/ for the splendid job. bigt (I'm not associated in any way )

One question though guys ... how should the UK spec badges be painted ? - Just the lettering in black , or all the background black ? what was 'original' spec ?

Al.


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