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1968 Commando Rebuild

Postby qside » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:04 am

Here is what it looked like when I got it... Partially restored. Color is wrong so I will either go stock green or red.

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Here are some pics as i do the assembly. The bike came unassembled... 5 boxes of unlabeled parts. Here is some of the progress that i am making.

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My bike is number: 128453

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Re: 1968 Commando Rebuild

Postby L.A.B. » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:43 am

qside,

I've split your post away from Dean's thread so you have your own rebuild thread.

Please edit the thread title if you wish.
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Re: 1968 Commando Rebuild

Postby cjandme » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:05 am

Hello qside, Is it a good strong professional type, thick paint job, or a cheap thin rattle can? The reason I ask is that although it may not be a correct factory color, it might end up looking good with the right pin striping and accents on the finished build (like maybe white or maybe black pinstripes/accent lines). The repaired headstock seems like it should be okay even though it is not precisely as per the frames that later followed yours out of the factory. Anyway just my 2 cents, thanks for posting. Cj
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Re: 1968 Commando Rebuild

Postby Dean » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:30 am

Hi qside

Looks like a good base to start with.

Our bikes are only 81 numbers apart so were probably pretty close on the assembly line. Mine is also a US bike so may have been on the same boat.

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