1958 Vespa GS 150 VS4
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Hooked
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Location: New York
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:50 am quote
Here it is 1958 GS150 VS4 with original ulma spare gas tank. It has had the same owner since 1969 and off the road since 1975. This scooter will be getting a museum quality restoration. All help and constructive criticism will be greatly appreciated along the way. Scraping the VS5 project. Parts will be for sale.

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Ossessionato
2005 GT 200
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Location: Montgomery,Alabama
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:11 pm quote
It appears to be in pretty good shape. I look forward to seeing it restored.
Ossessionato
ET2, PX150
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Location: Denver CO
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:57 pm quote
That's an awesome find. Love the back up tank!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
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Location: west aus
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:45 pm quote
lovely scoot that




hey, you mentioned scrapping a vs5, i have a mate here that owns n runs a classic scooter shop. he is looking for a vs5 fork and headset at the moment please pm me if your selling those parts, thanks
Hooked
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Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:54 am quote
thank!!!!pm sent
Ossessionato
1980 P200E, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:13 pm quote
Looking forward to your build, this is one good looking scooter.
Hooked
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Location: New York
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:35 pm quote
started taking it all apart

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Hooked
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Location: New York
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:42 pm quote
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Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:48 pm quote
awesome find. that thing looks super solid.

however, given your impeccable taste in automobiles i must ask... what's under the red car cover? you know... next to that yellow thing...

best,
-greasy
Hooked
vespa lx50 2006
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Location: Nottinghamshire, England
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:31 am quote
Can't wait to see the project unfold

It looks a very straight scooter

Good luck

Russ
Hooked
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Location: New York
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:59 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
awesome find. that thing looks super solid.

however, given your impeccable taste in automobiles i must ask... what's under the red car cover? you know... next to that yellow thing...

best,
-greasy
A red one !!!!!!!
Hooked
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:07 pm quote
some traces of original paint and primer.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:33 pm quote
jp355s wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
awesome find. that thing looks super solid.

however, given your impeccable taste in automobiles i must ask... what's under the red car cover? you know... next to that yellow thing...

best,
-greasy
A red one !!!!!!!
A red...."head"?

Tifoso, here...
Hooked
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Location: New York
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:29 pm quote
some media blasting

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Hooked
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Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:04 pm quote
getting ready for bodywork and painter

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Hooked
1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
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Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:48 pm quote
Looks good. That is very solid foundation and will be worth the time and money invested.

I have never understood the difference between the VS1-4 rims. I see that you have one star rim (Likely the spare) and the other two are non star 10" rims. Was it a US Market thing or a model year thing?
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SYM Fiddle II
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Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:35 pm quote
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amazing job so far, astonishing Attention to details thanx for sharing
Hooked
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:45 am quote
Gransport on an Italian site i found that the VS4 had no star so i would think it's model specific and worldwide. And thanks for your help and advice!
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2:6
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:50 am quote
I thought the star rims were an ulma accessory.
Hooked
1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
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Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:50 pm quote
I think JP is right. I had an original VS3 with star rims that were confirmed original to the bike. Both VS4's that I have owned did not have them.
Hooked
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:30 pm quote
this lists all the changes in the models. It's in Italian but the highlighted sentence says" The rims loose the revealed 6 point star pattern and become flat".

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Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:02 pm quote
well there it is!
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1970 vespa douglas gtr 125
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Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:32 pm quote
I'm looking forward to seeing your progress mate. Any choice On colour yet?
Hooked
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Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:45 am quote
slideaway wrote:
I'm looking forward to seeing your progress mate. Any choice On colour yet?
Original Piaggio silver.
Hooked
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:38 am quote
Ok. parts are at the painter.
Starting to refinish the rails.

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Hooked
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:40 am quote
fist sanding all the imperfections out. What a PITA!

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Hooked
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:47 am quote
From what i have researched the final finish is a dull frosted look. I was told to use 3m pads to achieve the frosted look. I think it's to shiny. In this picture the rail on the right has been done with the 3m grey pad. The rail on the left i bead blasted to get the paint off. I think it looks closer to what they are supposed to look like but they are a little ruff. thinking of sanding the imperfections out and then blasting them with a fine grade walnut shell.
Any advice?

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various
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:28 am quote
I use #0 steel wool
Hooked
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Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:20 am quote
body work getting done

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Hooked
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Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:27 am quote
Epoxy primer

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Hooked
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Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:29 am quote
is this blue to black?

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Hooked
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Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:04 pm quote
Dark blue script

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Hooked
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Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:06 pm quote
thinking of leaving the distressed look.

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Hooked
1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
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Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:22 pm quote
Looks great Joe! I believe the script was originally a very dark blue. Can't wait to see it in paint.
Hooked
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Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:00 am quote
GranSport67 wrote:
Looks great Joe! I believe the script was originally a very dark blue. Can't wait to see it in paint.
Thanks!!! Scott
yea i had the painter mix up a very dark blue. i think we got it as close to original. Do you think i should leave the Piaggio sign distressed? Getting the raised letters to show unfinished is a PITA.
Hooked
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Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:38 am quote
Original shock.Bead blasted clean.Not rebuilding it since it was working good. the top parts get phosphated the cover is no problem but i can't dip the stem so thinking of using rust converter on the stem so it turns black and clear coating flat. Any opinions?

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2001 Vespa ET4 150
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Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:13 am quote
Lookin awesome, keep posting!
Hooked
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Thu May 01, 2014 4:51 am quote
hardware CAD plated

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Hooked
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Thu May 01, 2014 4:52 am quote
locks with a dull Nickel finish

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Hooked
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Fri May 02, 2014 3:33 pm quote
Final fitting of the trim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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