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1968 DT1 restoration begins.

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Still need some hard to find parts but I have enough restoration work to keep me busy for awhile. Still on the hunt for a bolt on fuel tank for the 1968. 
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Replied by asco on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

Did you grab that mis-listed top idle adjustment carburetor yesterday and do you have your eyes on that NOS battery box. The single bolt tail light is going to be a waiting game. It will happen… 

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Replied by LETSJET on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

I'll probably do a weld repair on my tail light so I'm good there. My battery box is great after powder coating, totally restored to as new condition. It is a waiting game on parts but someone may have a nice bolt on fuel tank that they will part with eventually. I'm actually 90 % there with parts, but they need restoration work.
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Replied by LETSJET on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

Here's the 1968 DT-1 fuel tank I acquired, looks pretty good inside and came as advertised. No dings or dents. The outside has flash rust but it's a solid tank. I'll take any good advice on prepping this tank prior to it going out for paint. I was lucky to get this tank as they are a waiting game.
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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

Better soak it good in Evaporust to get the inside super clean and find the leaks before you think about paint.
1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
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Replied by type one on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

That didn’t take you long to find a replacement gas tank … I’d certainly bolt a plate with a rubber gasket to the petcock holes and test for leaks as a start point ….
I tend to get a paint shop to do any parts that need painting but I have a project which I am going to at temp so will watch how you get on with this and see if I can pick up some helpful hints/applications!!
cheers T1

 
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x4 1968 US (survivor, shiny resto, MX frame mods & early project)
1968 AUS
1969 Early B front yard ripper
1969 B scabby track bike
1969 B MX project
73 CT3 project
'77 z750 hard tail chop ......
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Replied by LETSJET on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

Progress   is going forward at last.
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Replied by JGersh on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

Looks like you may have a factory MX cylinder head with one center plug hole and an angled compression release hole… mine had the same one when I got it. 

 
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Replied by LETSJET on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

Making some progress on the 1968 DT-1 re-assembly. Just need a correct lens assembly for the head light bucket and a blue dot would be fun, and I'm just about there. As usual in the restoration world, the last ten percent takes 90% of the time.
 
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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic 1968 DT1 restoration begins.

I'm guessing you're after the original style lens with the replaceable bulb option - part number 214-84120-61? They come up from time to time on fleabay and the Koito reference is 110-31795.

A left field suggestion for the blue high beam light would be to keep an eye out on UK and European fleabay (we had blue as standard). If you've got the really early, weird bulb holder, then you might be able to press out and switch just the plastic lens. If you're using the slightly later bulb holder, then our blue ones are a straight swap.
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