Tuesday, September 27, 2011

'38 Speed Twin Restoration

The Wayne Hamilton blog is doing a multi-part feature documenting the restoration of a '38 Triumph Speed Twin. I'm really gonna enjoy watching it.

I was a little shocked to see how spindly (and frankly homely) the bike looks with just without the original paint. You'd almost think it was a third world knockoff of some sort.

The scarcity on early parts makes my '51 project seem laughably simple. Having the sort of restoration budget the bikes featured on Wayne's blog seem to have might soften the blow a little.

For the non-Triumph geeks among us this is about what the bike should look like finished. I honestly think it's one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever built.

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

I'm a sucker for the girder front end...