T110 Rebuild

This blog is about the rebuild of my Dads Triumph T110 after being in "boxes" for 39 years!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A visitor

Today I had a visit from a fellow T110 builder from Klerksdorp in South Africa.
I was put in contact with Kelly through his son in Canada who stumbled upon this blog.
It was good to exchange info and compare parts, brackets and mounting points. It is amazing how the parts on these old triumphs are so interchangeable and how over the years you are not always to sure what you are left with is still original.
It was also encouraging to find out Kelly has traced down two other T110s in South Africa which are restored, and he is planning on paying them a visit sometime.
Keep us posted Kelly.
Good meeting you.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Panel repair kit

Managed to pick up an inexpensive panel repair kit for assisting to remove the dents and dings on the body work. Will see how it goes.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Panel beating and the TIG

After priming the mudguards etc. the next step is to fill in some unwanted holes, and cracks which had become evident after the sand blasting. Roger arranged for us to visit a friend with a TIG welder (Thanks Russell). Was an interesting learning curve, but success was achieved with only minor "sunburn" :-).
Figuring out this TIG thing
The front mudguards had quite big gaps in them on either side, not sure if it was purely from wear or if a modification had been done at some time in its past. Anyway the gaps needed filling. Cut some small mild steel filler pieces. Welded them in and then ground them down.
The Gap

Filler Piece
Welded and cleaned up slightly
Also had a lesson on how to start work out some of the many dings and dents in the mudguards - clearly they have had a colourful and adventurous life up until now. Here is a picture of a small part of the front mudguard.

Imperial world

So was thrilled to get a set of imperial spanners for my birthday last month - quite an exciting event in the land of METRIC :-)
So far been struggling with a few odd spanners from my dads garage.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Primer coat

After getting the tins back they needed to be primed asap otherwise rust will start.
It is now very evident where the body work needs attention.

Sand blasted tins

Got a call this morning to collect the sand blasted tins. They cleaned up very nicely can see all the dings, and found a cracked bracket on the oil tank.