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Old 11-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Help me ID this gas tank

I'm selling some car stuff for a guy and he had this tank lying around. It's in really good shape other than the welds on the front. The seam on top tells me that it's probably from a 60's bike, but other than that I have no clue.











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Old 11-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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My guess is that it's from a Triumph.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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Looks like one of the non-OIF tanks for a 60s triumph.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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Correct. It is for a pre-'71 Triumph 650. Probably a Bonneville.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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yep! it's a US Spec Pre oil in frame Triumph tank - Mid Sixties. Nice find.


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Old 11-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
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Thank you gentlemen
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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If there's purple paint on the top half and either white or gold on the bottom under that orange crap, it's a 1967 Bonneville tank. There should be two screw holes on each side for badges. Nice original tanks are worth a fair amount.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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You can definitely make out the purple on top and gold on bottom on that tank.

It's a 67 bonnie, as stated above.

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #9
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You can definitely make out the purple on top and gold on bottom on that tank.

It's a 67 bonnie, as stated above.

That means it's an early '67. The gold didn't go over well in the US, so it was changed to white. The gold was actually the undercoat for the candy purple top half. My '67 is a later white one.
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