T110 Rebuild

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

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.

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