’68 Triumph TR6R – Part IV
Our 1968 Triumph TR6R project is moving along nicely.
As you can see in the photos below, our black parts, including the frame itself, have returned from powder coating, and they look fantastic. There’s nothing quite like seeing these parts born again in deep glossy black with not one scratch or greasy mark anywhere. Our powder coaters do amazing work. While having these parts power coated is a bit more expensive than paint, the results are well worth it.
Our oil tank is painted and ready for buffing, and our fuel tank has been sandblasted and is joining the fenders in the queue for paint. We’ve got our Riviera Blue and Silver Sheen colors mixed and ready to go. The paint on this bike is going to be special.
We’re having fun pulling parts together from various dark corners of the shop, as we’ve uncovered some goodies. At the core is our super cool and all original NOS Lucas headlamp and wiring harness. We’ve also found a matched set of Smiths gauges we’ve had rebuilt, a made-in-UK set of pipes and mufflers, an Amal 930/23 carburetor, and all of our rubber bits. Wrapped in paper are the polished aluminum covers, and the boxes contain all of our powder coated parts. Also, we happened across a nice set of ’68 wheels which we built at some point and stored away for just such an occasion.
The engine still needs a bit of work. It’s been torn down and can be seen below sitting in a couple of crates. We’ve sent a load of various bits to be cadmium plated, and next step will be to bead blast the cases and start rebuilding the engine. We’ll also be focused on building the front end of the bike in the coming couple of weeks.
This project has us excited, as the end result will be outstanding.