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Author Topic: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration  (Read 39307 times)

Offline 3DogNate

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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #10 on: Jul 25, 2015, 18:43:07 »
He'll be pleased that it's not gonna have an angle grinder taken to it and turned into an eye sore.

Update: I got the rear wheel completely broken down and ready to rebuild... It's gonna get a new rim, stainless spokes, powder coated hub and drum, new sprocket and I'll replate all the hardware... Should be good as a new one. Now gotta break down the front wheel... Gonna need to score a proper socket or wrench to get that apart... My sockets aren't deep enough.



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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #11 on: Jul 25, 2015, 19:00:25 »
He'll be pleased that it's not gonna have an angle grinder taken to it and turned into an eye sore.

Update: I got the rear wheel completely broken down and ready to rebuild... It's gonna get a new rim, stainless spokes, powder coated hub and drum, new sprocket and I'll replate all the hardware... Should be good as a new one. Now gotta break down the front wheel... Gonna need to score a proper socket or wrench to get that apart... My sockets aren't deep enough.



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Looks like a great project man.

Though I did have to chuckle about the "it will not have an angle grinder taken to it..." with a picture in the same post of the spokes cut presumably by an angle grinder haha I know it's just cuz your replacing them though =) good luck man

Edit: nevermind, upon closer inspection it looks like bolt cutters were the culprit, not an angle grinder. I shall now wallow in my shame =p
« Last Edit: Jul 25, 2015, 19:02:12 by hurco550 »
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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #12 on: Jul 25, 2015, 19:32:05 »
I had to make a little spanner tool to get the bearing retainer out... That worked well.. The bearings are pressed in quite well though and I am not having good luck getting them out.



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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #13 on: Jul 27, 2015, 18:34:54 »
One of the trickiest jobs in overhauling Triumph wheels is removong the hub guts and keeping everything in proper order.
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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #14 on: Jul 29, 2015, 20:28:14 »
Omg... I fought and fought to remove the bearings in this hub... I finally had to weld a washer to the inner race to give me something to whack from the back side.


I was then able to blast and powder-coat the hub.




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3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #15 on: Jul 29, 2015, 23:16:24 »
So I was able to get a bit of time tonight to blast a good # of small parts and get them powder coated... There's surprisingly not that many more parts to powder since my frame parts are already done. A few larger ones I can do in the big oven (when the wife isn't looking) and a few I'll have to take to have done (fork lowers).




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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #16 on: Aug 01, 2015, 14:11:54 »
More parts powder coated... (I LOVE my Eastwood Powder coating kit... It has more than paid for itself in powder coating savings...) these were some parts that were too big for my little toaster oven these went in the kitchen stove. Wife didn't complain about it being a little stinky... :)



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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #17 on: Aug 01, 2015, 15:17:28 »
Hang on to her.  Shes one of the few good wives.   ;)  Rachel no longer thinks anything when finding me pulling bike parts out of the oven or dishwasher.
Or, rifle barrels soaking in the bath tub. 

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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #18 on: Aug 01, 2015, 15:21:03 »
It was not easy parting with this bike, after owning it for 31 years, it was given tome by my father in-law with the condition that I could never get rid of it! :(

No idea how long you've known Nate.  I been watching his work since the beginning...you wont be disappointed.

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Re: 3DogNate's 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R Resoration
« Reply #19 on: Aug 01, 2015, 17:21:28 »

Hang on to her.  Shes one of the few good wives.   ;)

For sure, she's pretty cute too...


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