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Old 10-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1966 TR6R rebuild

I probably should have started my thread off with the right title, rather than asking about paint and such so here goes...

Back in September someone backed into my parked Scrambler and caused $3500.00 in damages, thankfully covered by insurance. The wait for parts has been excruciating but I understand that new petrol tanks and such aren't growing on trees. In the interim, to stop the onset of rage and insanity from not being able to ride, I was cruising the local vintage board and came across an ad posted from a fellow I have bought from before. The bike in the ad was sold, however he did have this 1966 Trophy that had belonged to a very good friend that he had no time or space to restore. I was offered first refusal (the bike was put up for sale that afternoon).

The bike was complete (with the exception of the gauges) matching numbers and ownership. As my dad already had an NOS set of gauges that came with a Norton for some reason, I convinced him it was obviously meant to be. The most compelling aspect of the bike was the fact that its entire history was known. The fellow's friend had held on to it in pieces (which he labelled and kept organized in various tote and tupperware bins) since the mid '70's. I was told in no uncertain terms that this bike was to be sold to someone who would restore it to original form, not chop or bob it. No issues there, as I have always loved the design and beauty of these bikes.

A drive to Toronto and $1200.00 later my car was once again filled with old bike parts!

Here is what we have started with:



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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8...3dc23694_m.jpg

I have already stripped and powdercoated 19 or so parts a lovely gloss black.

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Following very close Jon. Glad to hear your on the right track. This is a link to my 66, for my money the Blue and White is one of the most stand out colour schemes.

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbth...46742&page=all

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Needless to say Rod, you have set the bar very high indeed! I spent the better part of the afternoon beginning the long process of sanding down all the flaws in the cases. I'd be very happy to see this Trophy end up as gorgeous as yours! By the way, I approve of the painted logo on the case....
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keep the pics coming jon! looks like a real solid project, nice find! Rick
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Thanks Rick, I primarily update the pics using the Flickr camera tool from my mobile. I have pretty much dived into this head long, mostly to keep myself from getting depressed. Currently unemployed, the local economy (like everywhere else, I'm sure) has really slowed down this year. It's my dad's purchase, I am just putting in the hours on the more tedious and heavy labour. I had been working in offices since 2004, next month I will be starting training doing TIG welding (hopefully I can hone my skills well enough to fix the damaged case). This week I will be finishing sandblasting and powder coating the frame, cleaning up the wheels and putting on fresh tyres.
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Check out the HTS-2000 aluminium rod repair - I'm going to give it a short here shortly to fix my cases.
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Looks like you have a great start to what will surely be a very nice bike when you are done.

I wish we were a bit closer. When I get my '66 T120R done, it would be nice to shoot some pics of them together. Kinda like making our own brochure for the '66 model year.

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Looks like you have a great start to what will surely be a very nice bike when you are done.

I wish we were a bit closer. When I get my '66 T120R done, it would be nice to shoot some pics of them together. Kinda like making our own brochure for the '66 model year.

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Rob that sounds great! I am actually pretty close to the border, 45 minute drive, so you never know.... Upstate NY is really beautiful in the fall, I have always enjoyed taking the long drive to NYC just for the scenery.

As for the bike, things are moving along nicely, I am taking pics as I go and adding them to Flickr. I will add some here too, I always have trouble with it, no matter how many times I read the tutorial. I am working on getting the remainder of the parts powder coated and waiting on fork components so the front end can be rebuilt.
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So I got the frame back today.....Looks resplendent in fresh powder coat. HOWEVER....the frame numbers are gone! I can barely make out where they were. Has anyone here ever had this happen and come up with a good fix? I am thinking sanding down and then matching up with a lighter gloss paint to cover the sanding scars...

Its not the end of the world, but it might be an issue If it's ever appraised.
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Very common problem with powder coat. Maybe use a scalpel to cut into the numbers and whipe some white paint into the cuts?

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