My '63 VBB2T project
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'63 VBB2T - '18 300 GTS Super Notte
Joined: 26 Apr 2019
Posts: 76
Location: Belgium
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:51 am quote
Thanks!
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'63 VBB2T - '18 300 GTS Super Notte
Joined: 26 Apr 2019
Posts: 76
Location: Belgium
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:52 am quote
sdjohn wrote:
fantastic work and nice pictures.

now go ride and enjoy
Well.. I promise we did not carry it to the photo location
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'63 VBB2T - '18 300 GTS Super Notte
Joined: 26 Apr 2019
Posts: 76
Location: Belgium
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:07 pm quote
Installed a new selector box today. Difference is quite noticeable!

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'63 VBB2T - '18 300 GTS Super Notte
Joined: 26 Apr 2019
Posts: 76
Location: Belgium
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:27 am quote
Old vs new!

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Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
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Location: Florence, OR
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:48 am quote
That is a fantastic picture - Old vs New. Very cool!
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'63 VBB2T - '18 300 GTS Super Notte
Joined: 26 Apr 2019
Posts: 76
Location: Belgium
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 am quote
Had the legshield welded today.

Unfortunately, the weld on the front cracked again on the way home. The one on the back has helt until now.
What to do? Continue like this? Or have it welded again first?

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Before

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During

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During

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During

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After the ride home. The weld on the front of the shield cracked again.

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The one on the back has helt for the moment. It's great to ride without resonance!

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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 68
Location: Alexandria, VA
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:31 am quote
To be honest, that was not a good welding job. It was just tacked and was destined to crack again. It needs full stitch welding to fill the whole crack.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a herd of easy shifty rats
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Location: seattle/athens
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:58 am quote
+1, but was a good start. I'll bet you didn't want any of that original paint ground down/burned up, but it's gotta be done sometime. Sorry, I feel for you and I have been there too.


stick welded and not very pretty but has taken the vibration etc for a couple of years now without breaking.


hammer & dolly time then a little fiberglass cosmetic help, very little


done enough for me and was time to change some things on that silly headset


edit: aw geez , I already posted some of this on Pg1, as well as this prediction:
V oodoo wrote:
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You'll want a full weld to do it right and not have it crack before long. Find an autobody shop w/ somebody experienced in welding body panels. This should be easy to get a good job. Wet rags to protect the paint maybe, but this will burn it back a little. No worries paintwise, it would add to its charming personality Grind, polish and clearcoat, maybe w/ some blue tint.
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'63 VBB2T - '18 300 GTS Super Notte
Joined: 26 Apr 2019
Posts: 76
Location: Belgium
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:33 pm quote
You are both right, I didn't wanted to mess up the paint along the whole crack.
I would be happy with just a spot. Or even 2-3 spots, but it has to hold.. That's the problem.
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'63 VBB2T - '18 300 GTS Super Notte
Joined: 26 Apr 2019
Posts: 76
Location: Belgium
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:17 pm quote
My 12yo son Maxim on the vbb!
Maxim has autism, and has always been scared of my motorbikes. But not of the Vespa! The thing is running, he was even revving it !

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Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4595
Location: So Cal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:38 pm quote
^ That grin is priceless. Won’t be long before he wants to ride. Enjoy every minute.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1041
Location: Florence, OR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:05 pm quote
Maxim's got style! And he knows style when he sees it! Right on. Great picture!
Hooked
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
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Location: california
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:28 pm quote
Quote:
My 12yo son Maxim on the vbb!
Now that's a great pic.
And you have posted a lota good pictures.
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