I have copied and pasted a few prior posts on the blog below:
This blog is one of the first small steps in scratching an itch I have had for many years now…a Vespa restoration.
Barnyard vespas are damn hard to find these days – indeed you come across more “wanted” than “for sale” ads. A testament to the number of restorers out there…
Anyway, having come close on a few, I settled on this 1959, 150 VBA in Karragullen, WA (2 hours from Perth). Brett simply had too many projects, and she had a great story. She had one owner who lived out near Cunderdin and drove her around during his courting days – attending local dances in the area etc. She turned into a farm “bike” for the kids and their mates (Brett) before they were old enough for motorbikes (last ridden in the 80′s). Brett’s mate was going to bin it about 15 years ago, but Brett said he’d take her with the aim of restoring.
Brett had too many projects and passed the baton, and I fell in love with the story, having lived for a couple of years in the area as a grommet (4-7 yrs old in Bruce Rock), and also having some family ties back to the area on my grandmother’s side (Northam).aus
This blog aims to serve as a: memorisation tool; a guide for other restorers; tips, hints & traps; as well as just a scrapbook of a vespa restoration. Hope you enjoy