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Hello fellow enthusiasts! I am new to the forum and relatively new to restoring classics Triumphs. I would like to document my progress with the restoration of my recently purchased 1964 T100SC. I would also like to lean on the collective knowledge of this group for advice and guidance as I progress down this path. As you may notice, there are a few parts that come from later machines (front brake, seat, etc.). I acknowledge my ignorance on this subject and your assistance and patience are greatly appreciated! :) I will search the forum history (great resource!) prior to asking questions, but I assume there will be some "special needs". Here are a few photos of my machine prior to getting started:
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I just learned that the knee pad brackets for this particular fuel tank are welded on to the side. I don’t think welding on a used tank is a good idea. A friend of mine did it once and it turned out looking like a puffer fish. Any ideas on a modern adhesive? Thanks!
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Hi and welcome. I have a 72 Daytona and a 73 Tiger 750 - both restored by me and on both I had to glue new kneepads onto a painted tank.

This is what I used and it's absolutely stuck for life.


There'll be a US equivalent.

I worked out where the pads needed to go and masked around the outside of that position, then glued the pads on. I masked up because once that stuff's on the tank it ain't coming off..

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Hi and welcome. I have a 72 Daytona and a 73 Tiger 750 - both restored by me and on both I had to glue new kneepads onto a painted tank.

This is what I used and it's absolutely stuck for life.


There'll be a US equivalent.

I worked out where the pads needed to go and masked around the outside of that position, then glued the pads on. I masked up because once that stuff's on the tank it ain't coming off..

Andy

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I just learned that the knee pad brackets for this particular fuel tank are welded on to the side. I don’t think welding on a used tank is a good idea.
Any ideas on a modern adhesive?
Errrm ... :confused: Are you thinking you have to weld the knee pads to the tank brackets? The knee pads are rubber mouldings ... that fit over the brackets ... Just buy the correct kneepads, no "adhesive" required. Andy had to use adhesive to attach the completely-different moulded rubber kneepads to his bike because it's a '72, has a completely different tank from your bike's and Triumph didn't weld kneepad brackets on any '72 tank.

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Errrm ... :confused: Are you thinking you have to weld the knee pads to the tank brackets? The knee pads are rubber mouldings ... that fit over the brackets ... Just buy the correct kneepads, no "adhesive" required. Andy had to use adhesive to attach the completely-different moulded rubber kneepads to his bike because it's a '72, has a completely different tank from your bike's and Triumph didn't weld kneepad brackets on any '72 tank.

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Need to weld the brackets to the tank. Once I attach the brackets to the tank (weld or adhesive), the grips themselves should be relatively straight forward. I am learning of welding techniques that should prevent the “puffer fish” effect. 🙂
 

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Need to weld the brackets to the tank.
(y) I'm with you. Just that left-hand bracket is broken or both are broken similarly? Are both brackets still attached to the tank or have one or both begun to break away?

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(y) I'm with you. Just that left-hand bracket is broken or both are broken similarly? Are both brackets still attached to the tank or have one or both begun to break away?

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Stuart, both brackets are gone . The previous owner installed the later version grips with adhesive. I will need to either purchase or fabricate the T100SC tank version of the brackets. I am currently attempting to find a photo or sketch. If anyone has a photo or sketch, I would be grateful for that information. 🙂
 

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both brackets are gone
:confused:

... shows part of the bracket ...

attempting to find a photo


... that's actually a '61 TR5AC tank; restoration blog's on Typepad; if you want better pictures of the brackets(?), guy who did the restoration is still around, someone from the Forum contacted him recently.

IIrc, brackets complete, the correct kneepad moulding both hooks over the ends and two screws secures each pad to the bracket.

Hth.

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:confused:


... shows part of the bracket ...




... that's actually a '61 TR5AC tank; restoration blog's on Typepad; if you want better pictures of the brackets(?), guy who did the restoration is still around, someone from the Forum contacted him recently.

IIrc, brackets complete, the correct kneepad moulding both hooks over the ends and two screws secures each pad to the bracket.

Hth.

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Thanks again, Stuart! I now have the kneepads on order. Based on the photo and the pads, I believe I can reverse engineer and fabricate the brackets. :)
 
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