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post #1 of 251 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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new guy here ..want a triton so starting from the frame

bin reading and looking a lot on this great forum so now its time to start..this is going to be a total build so it will take awhile...so here i go...started with a loaner atlas thinline to make my form jigs...the guy was really cool letting me keep it for a week( i actually don't think it was his to loan but great guy anyway) ..so last night i finally got the first side bent after a day of scrape....any info or suggestions along this long road please chime
in... thanx...billy









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YEEF!

Don't tell me you're going to carve your own cases & head out of blocks of aluminum?

Man, talk about starting from scratch!

Welcome to the forum, this should be one of the absolute best threads in the forum after a while...

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YEEF!

Don't tell me you're going to carve your own cases & head out of blocks of aluminum?

Man, talk about starting from scratch!

Welcome to the forum, this should be one of the absolute best threads in the forum after a while...
haha ...no carving from me..tube bending is my thing so thats where I'm starting..
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Looks good to me.

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well the metal was flyin today! got the other side of the thinline done and figured i would bend up some 4130 for a wideline..
can't do that rear kink in the 4130 so wideline it is for that material..here are the pics





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Billy,

Just a quick tip, please hit "ENTER" after inserting each photo, so you get them stacked vertically instead of horizontally.

I fixed the first page, and am about to fix the second page.

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sorry about the non-stacked pics...i got it now..
well its bin a hell of a long couple weeks on this frame from making check jigs to all kinds of measuring to cad ...but! i end today with 3 good frames! oh yea and this!

lots of scrap for the straight pieces !
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Looks great Billy

I'll be following this build very closely, I'm also in the middle (well, nearer the start!) of building a Triton and so is GPZ.

Have you decided upon a motor yet ?

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no decision on motor yet..i'm very new to the brit thing...i just saw a triton pic on line some where and fell in love...all i have ever done are small honda 305's.. after doin lots of searches and became more knowledgeable of what i was lookin at it was all about the frame! after searching for a frame it was all about making it myself..(way to much money for bent up tube) and when i finally got to see a frame in person,the guy was nice enough to lend it to me for a week..with Faro Arm in hand i beeped every measurement i could..just had to give him the first one for payment.. i do have an xs650 motor laying here but i would really like a triumph.. like i said completely new to British stuff so it will be back to google to learn what i need
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