A very "Special" project
Post Reply    Forum -> Not-So-Modern
Author Message
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2214
Location: Veria, Greece
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:14 am quote
I have posted about this before in the smallframe thread (October of 2019), but now it's GAME ON!!! A 1981 V50s we got for 200 and will be restored for my brother in law. Lots of nice "Go Fast" parts ordered and we decided to turn it into a "Special" since you don't see any around here. Handlebar was cheap (80) and came from Italy. I had it blasted a while back, new legshield is here with lots of body parts, so as to have it dry built and ready for paint. Shortened PK front fork (one is for a friend), disc brake, etc. etc. etc. I'll keep you guys updated...

First pics...





































Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2949

Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:32 pm quote
sweet
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2214
Location: Veria, Greece
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:38 pm quote
Our "Special" project was hiding a "special" surprise. Frame was a bit off. Brought out my hydraulic press, the ruler jig I have for smallies and five minutes later it's done...









Addicted
86 T5, 71 Sprint, 63 GL
Joined: 30 Oct 2014
Posts: 659
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:24 pm quote
Nice work!
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2949

Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:51 pm quote
That's a pretty slick porta-power ram set up for straightening frames!
Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 580
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:23 pm quote
Amazing! thanks for sharing. J jig is genius, and the alignment visual check hole is smart. I'd like to know more about that hydraulic ram. I've got a frame or 2 that needs some tweaking... the ram would do better than a long pole and come-along
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2901
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:35 pm quote
always some next lvl sh*t from you!

Love it.

How'd you make that jig? from an existing straight frame and just sitting there welding metal together?
Hooked
PX 200
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 261

Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:00 pm quote
The jig and hydraulic ram......

Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 580
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:19 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
always some next lvl sh*t from you!

Love it.

How'd you make that jig? from an existing straight frame and just sitting there welding metal together?
Basicly, now this is what I am inspired to do! Been wracking my brain trying to decide the best way to tackle this diy. II know the ong pole and bolt th frame to the ground trick. this is way more sophisticated! I have straight frames, that I know are straight because I had them checked; and could be used to dial in a jig. I got scraps, and welder action! Now I just need to drop and get a big ram.... just one small thing. Fantastic work SAfis!!!
Hooked
PX 200
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 261

Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:46 pm quote
GeekLion wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
always some next lvl sh*t from you!

Love it.

How'd you make that jig? from an existing straight frame and just sitting there welding metal together?
Basicly, now this is what I am inspired to do! Been wracking my brain trying to decide the best way to tackle this diy. II know the ong pole and bolt th frame to the ground trick. this is way more sophisticated! I have straight frames, that I know are straight because I had them checked; and could be used to dial in a jig. I got scraps, and welder action! Now I just need to drop and get a big ram.... just one small thing. Fantastic work SAfis!!!
Which is the bolt the frame to the ground / long pole trick? Interested in straightening my own frame...
Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 580
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:38 pm quote
108 wrote:
Which is the bolt the frame to the ground / long pole trick? Interested in straightening my own frame...
The quick and dirty of it is this - bolt the bare frame down to the concrete floor. Or secure whatever best way you see fit.

Insert steel pole, long, strong, and of appropriate diameter to match the steering column.

Leverage on the pole, slowly and gently moving the frame back to position. Really only works if your frame isn't too bad out of whack, Sometimes easier said than done.
  DoubleGood Vespa T-Shirts  
Post Reply    Forum -> Not-So-Modern
[ Time: 0.1416s ][ Queries: 25 (0.0341s) ][ Debug on ]