1951 Vespa Allstate 788-101
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:47 pm quote
I picked up this 788-101 locally here in NJ. It was originally found in a storage unit in really nice original condition. The prior owner decided to restore it to non original specs. My plans are to restore it back to original specs.

Here are some pics of the bike when it was found several years ago.....with a little clean up this would have been one of nicest early unrestored bikes in existence...

It is interesting to note all the original Allstate accessories on bike. The buddy seat, grab handle and spare tire mount were bought new with the bike in 1951.

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Last edited by GranSport67 on Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:03 pm; edited 2 times in total
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:51 pm quote
Here are some photos of it when I got it home. Plans are to take it back to the original color.

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74 50s x3 78 P200 x2 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
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Location: seattle/athens
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:44 pm quote
Thanks for all the great pics w/ so much detail. Great find and amazing collection that shows your dedication - I hope you are able to ride them regularly, if very carefully of course.

I don't think this one's an Allstate, scene looks too Europey & wrong headlite but thought you might enjoy it regardless.

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Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:26 am quote
looks like the fork is bent.
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:47 pm quote
prior owner had sprayed a heavy coat of clear on the bike so it needed to be sand blasted. Fortunately the body is super straight. Other than the cowls and front fender there is little body work needed.

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Last edited by GranSport67 on Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:56 pm quote
Ready for paint

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:31 am quote
Paint - Single Stage PPG Allstate Green

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:34 am quote
New Pascoli wiring harness installed.

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:39 am quote
Assembly begun...

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:43 am quote
Wheels assembled with NOS Allstate Cruiseaire tires.

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:48 am quote
Badge attached. I re-created the original inspection sticker that was on this bike. The prior owner took a picture of it before he sent it to the sandblaster. I used 32lb paper which is heavier than normal paper.

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Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:09 pm quote
looking fantastic what a soothing color nice job on the inspection sticker looking forward to more photo's
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:42 am quote
great thread
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:35 pm quote
First class work, I'm excited to see the finished scooter.
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:03 am quote
Fork Assembly. I installed a high tension front spring from Andreas Nagy to help with normal Allstate dive. I will ride this with a sidecar attached so I will need a firm front suspension.

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:04 am quote
Other small accomplishments

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:11 am quote
I am restoring an original Meyers Allstate Cruisaire Companion Sidecar to go along with the bike. I will be restoring this as close to factory specs as possible.

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Last edited by GranSport67 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:19 am; edited 1 time in total
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:13 am quote
Sidecar bodywork

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:15 am quote
Ready for reassembly

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:17 am quote
Sourced correct NOS Goodyear tires. These are the same tires that were on it when sold new.

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:27 am quote
Assembly started

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Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Francesca, 2006 Vespa LX150, Sofia, 2007 Vespa GT200, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:39 pm quote
WOW!! Just W.O.W.
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74 50s x3 78 P200 x2 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:38 pm quote
Coming along very nicely, the matching AllState sidecar w/ even the proper tire is the perfect complement.


Do you have the original tire pump that fits here?

Like this? If not, I might be persuaded to part with this one, PM me.
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:52 am quote
Thanks for the offer. I already have one. I would be curious to know which is an earlier model?

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:00 am quote
Progress update...

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:39 am quote
drop dead gorgeous.
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Mon May 01, 2017 8:44 am quote
It's a fantastic job as I like them ..

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Mon May 01, 2017 9:53 am quote
Incredible, jaw-dropping work. So happy to see an update; I was just reading through this thread last week wondering when an update would come along!
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat May 06, 2017 3:25 am quote
Assembly continues

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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sat May 06, 2017 3:33 am quote
I recently sourced an original Allstate Accessory Speedo. It will need restoration so I will take it on when the bike is done. I am also intending on restoring my original accessory windshield for the bike.

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Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio USA
Mon May 08, 2017 6:29 am quote
So a perfect restoration isn't enough - you have to restore a sidecar, AND era-correct accessories, too?! Unbelievable work! I can't wait to see this completed.
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Thu May 11, 2017 3:04 am quote
I have another weekend worth of work to do to finish it. Still needs the wiring sorted out and cable sheathing installed.

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2007 Vespa LX150
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Posts: 27
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio USA
Wed May 17, 2017 7:59 am quote
Simply incredible. Waiting with bated breath for the photos of it finished up 100%.
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Sat May 20, 2017 3:42 pm quote
Neat bike, I've got a Meyers side car that probably deserves to coupled with an original bike.
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1948 Salsbury Model 85, 1951 Allstate 788-100, 1951 Allstate 788-101, 1958 VS4, 1957 Allstate
Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 162
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Sun May 28, 2017 6:03 pm quote
The scooter is finished. Still need to restore the speedo, windscreen and fabricate a sidecar windscreen. Soon to be sold to fund the restoration of the next project...

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