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NOS? Daytona tank for sale #651477
05/05/16 4:05 am
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Nothing to do with me and far to rich for my liking. Nice though.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/parts-for-sale/fuel-oil-tanks/auction-1081417294.htm

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Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: R Moulding] #651485
05/05/16 5:55 am
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Geez Rod, you Cuzzi bros must have better pay than us mate, ;-) nice tank though.


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Grant
Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: R Moulding] #651615
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Hi Rod,

Paint isn't original.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: Stuart] #651631
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For a $1,000 I want it sanded down to bare metal to see how much bondo is on it.


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Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: R Moulding] #651649
05/05/16 11:44 pm
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Stuart,

Why do you say it's not original? I can't tell the difference.



THIS is a respray of an original tank. I think I did a good job of matching the color.

Cheers,

Bill


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1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
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Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: HawaiianTiger] #651660
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Looks original. Regardless, I love those colors !






Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #651755
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I would say that's very original

Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: HawaiianTiger] #651782
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Hi Bill,

Originally Posted By HawaiianTiger
Why do you say it's not original?

1. Even blowing up the pictures, you can't see any irregularities in the pinstripes. Originals were hand-lined and there are always irregularities.

2. Original paint would be 45 years old; there aren't any nicks or scratches I can see?

3. Back in the 1980's, when no-one was interested in unit 500's, I had an original '71 tank-'n'-guards set - I still have the front 'guard, which is what I use for colour-matching (Olympic Flame being one of my favourite colours). The flashes on the original tank - ime in common with all similar Triumph schemes - don't follow the line of the knee 'cut-out' in the tank.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: R Moulding] #651813
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OK, I can see where you might say it's not original. The paint job I did I measured down the the 10th of an inch and those flashes are as close to dead original as I can make them. And no, they don't follow the flat side of the tank's upper curve exactly.

But it looks great to me and I would have it on a bike I owned, no problem. But not for that price.....

Cheers,

Bill


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1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
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Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: R Moulding] #651817
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What's one of those tanks worth in used condition? What's that paint job gonna cost to have done on that used tank? Maybe the asking price is a bit high but not by much. Just my 2c


Bill B...

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Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: HawaiianTiger] #651818
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Hi Bill,

Originally Posted By HawaiianTiger
those flashes are as close to dead original as I can make them. And no, they don't follow the flat side of the tank's upper curve exactly.

The ones you sprayed don't, the ones on the NZ tank do.

Originally Posted By HawaiianTiger
But it looks great to me and I would have it on a bike I owned, no problem.

Two different things. I agree the NZ tank looks good and would enhance any bike it's on. All I'm pointing out is the paint's almost certainly (unless it's spent the last 45 years wrapped in bubble-wrap in the seller's possession the whole time) not the NOS claimed in the ad. To be clear, I'm not even suggesting the seller's a crook; if the tank was resprayed before it came into his possession, he might not even realise that.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: Boomer] #651843
05/07/16 8:05 am
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Originally Posted By Boomer
What's one of those tanks worth in used condition? What's that paint job gonna cost to have done on that used tank? Maybe the asking price is a bit high but not by much. Just my 2c


Bill B...


A top quality "paint job" for a tank, really a restoration, pressure test, fix all metal, solder or replace the filler cap, pressure test again, prime, base coat, two colors, stripe, clear coat ... can run $750 'round these parts.


Kurt
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Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: R Moulding] #651873
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I do my own paintwork.....saves lots of money. But 1200$ for a tank ready to bolt on isn't too far off the mark, I suppose.

Paint materials have gone through the roof over recent years. It's not difficult to reach 400$ for primer, basecoat, clearcoat, pinstripe paint, thinners, and other additives.

Cheers,

Bill


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1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: malla1962] #652218
05/10/16 8:24 am
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I bought this Daytona from the original owner. He said this is the original factory paint. It looks 40 plus years.






Re: NOS? Daytona tank for sale [Re: jawthree] #652378
05/11/16 8:56 am
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Jawthree's photo of what is obviously a TRUE "original tank"
shows how thin the real pinstripes were, compared to the ones on the tank in question.

I think the stripes on the eBay tank were masked with tape, and SPRAYED.


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