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Old 04-06-2015, 05:01 AM   #1
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Rebirth of a 1948 5T

The end of one journey and the beginning of many more ....

If any interest happy to tell the story from woe to go ...



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Old 04-06-2015, 06:02 AM   #2
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With photos of course. Pretty bike. Don't see too many of those.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:34 AM   #3
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With photos of course. Pretty bike. Don't see too many of those.
I have a gazillion photos ...
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:36 AM   #4
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Well what's stopping you my friend? It was sincere. I wanna see the resto process.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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Well what's stopping you my friend? It was sincere. I wanna see the resto process.
For sure!
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:51 AM   #6
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I wanna see too!
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:03 PM   #7
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Ok - I am on it ... will post up tonight .....
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:27 AM   #8
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In a galaxy far far away ....

I used to have a 1947 5T that I had brought back from the dead as a young fella of 17 or 18 ...

Usual story .. sold it and moved on ... so fast forward 40 odd years and I am browsing EBay looking at all sorts of past memories when this lot pops up ....







So what does one do ? Looks like the makings of three bikes, a little expensive and 5,000 k's away on the other side of the country. So the seller and I began the dance of offer and counter offer all while the auction timer is ticking down ...

We could not come to a mutually acceptable deal and the auction ended at the same time with no bids. So I thought well that was that and maybe it was a sign.

A week later I get an email reopening negotiations .. we agree on a price subject to inspection ..
Now this is where good mates come in handy ... my best mate's workshop foreman knows a bloke who lives 5 minutes away from the treasure and vaguely knows of the guy selling it ( the seller has a small shop restoring Harleys etc and accumulated all the triumph stuff over the years with the view to building something different ). Anyway I digress ... mate of a mate of a mate goes and has a look ... comes back with "Absolute bargain - mad if you don't buy it !"

So the deal is done ! Next challenge is to get it packed and shipped. The seller very obligingly packs it all into 26 boxes with the frames and wheels loose.

Enter best mate again ... he does business with a company in Melboure and the stuff is located about 60k's south of there. So if I can get it to mates business associates in Melbourne they will on ship it by rail to Perth using mates freight account. They regularly ship large air receivers across to him.

Arrange a courier from seller up to Melbourne. This is what it now all looks like ...



They in turn pack all 600 kgs into this ...



It all arrives in Perth on the 02/01/2014 ...
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:19 AM   #9
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The journey continues ...

So it all arrives safely and the unpacking and final move to its new home ...

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Utes are wonderful things ...

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Finally home ...

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And it is like Christmas all over again ...

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So the next task is to sort it all out and see what I have actually got myself into ...
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:19 AM   #10
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Nice bike, keep it coming.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:33 AM   #11
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:48 AM   #12
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Love the story so far!
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:55 PM   #13
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Man, I'd be as nervous as a whore in church wating for that stuff.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:07 PM   #14
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Man, I'd be as nervous as a whore in church wating for that stuff.
Yes there was a bit of soul searching and buyers remorse happening while I was waiting.....

And of course being over Christmas/New Year really speeded up the whole process ... not !

I will post more tonight from home.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:21 PM   #15
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Lovin' the story so far. That's a great start, lot's of parts to choose from.
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