62 Allstate Cruisaire - getting it back on the road
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Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:07 am quote
I cleaned things up with 600 and 1000 wet sand paper, then made sure all the edging was straightened out. Time to do some touch up painting.

I wanted to just paint what I welded and under the floor rails where the weather and floor rails rubbing worked their destructive magic. I also wanted to paint the floor pan edge underneath, but just the edge.

It's possible to dial in the gun to spray in just a little area - the size of a nickle. I covered everything for any overspray, but there was so little, I probably didn't need to. I had a big piece o cardboard that I played with spray patterns on before settling on what I wanted to use.

I made this elaborate cardboard cutout of the leg trim positions and use Voodoo's trick of holding it off the area to paint, so the overspray blends in with the original, but in the end, I didn't use it. This paint gun can be dialed in that fine.

I can install the new edge trim after the paint cures!

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Left side

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Right side

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Right inside legshield before

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After

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Welded area

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After

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The underside floorboard edges were totally trashed. I figured while I had the paint gun out....

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Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:08 am quote
Wow! That really looks good... great job!
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:42 am quote
I think it's almost time for a road trip to Seattle and please bring your paint gun & some of that blue paint with you.

Can not tell where the new ends and we're onto the old. Bang up job! And kudos to Ron for nailing the color match, tell him I said so.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:27 pm quote
its already look like a time capsule, top job Brother Q
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:42 pm quote
Thanks Luckybear, Voodoo and Ebeth. It's a labor of love. And Voodoo, I'll let Ron know he was on the money and we need another pint! As far as road trip - that would be AWESOME. Maybe sometime in the future. Never say never...

So today I cleared off the bench a bit and got busy dismantling the headset. I've got to make a bushing for the shift side. It only has one. I'm going to make a matching set out of a piece of hard plastic my brother gave me that I used as a skateboard kick so I didn't flatten out the tail of my board riding the tail in the concrete.

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The headset

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Headset in pieces ready to be cleaned and polished.

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The 1/2 bushing I have. Marked the outside diameter on the hard plastic

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Whittling it down using the drill and a drywall rasp. Poor man's lathe.

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OK, close on the Outside Diameter, now to drill the inside diameter. That'll have to wait for tomorrow.

Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:08 pm quote
I finished the bushing with the dremel and sand paper. I also wire brushed, cleaned, used the tap and die on all nuts and bolts, rubbing compound and silicone wax on all paint, regreased and reinstalled everything.

Now I can get to installing legshield trim, straightening and polishing floor rails, install said rails, and get back to replacing the cables! Ha!

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The inside, all cleaned, lubed and put back together

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Top side, and bottom side

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Closeup of upper bushing. Works smooth.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:21 pm quote
Using a skateboard kick and a bungee cord for cruise control on your drill. I love your ingenuity, great work Scott.
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:28 am quote
This bike is looking beautiful! enjoying the progress!
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:32 am quote
I'm loving the work on ol' B 62. What a beauty. And that old (and new matching...) paint is the nicest thing I've seen in a long time! Great work and thanks for the process photos...
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:55 am quote
The paint match is so good, I might want to get your paint guy to match my scooter paint color! Let me see if I can find a part with good paint on it that is small enough to ship...
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 am quote
Thanks ScooterChris! It's fun figuring out how to get stuff done. I just gotta think "what would Voodoo or Ebeth do?"

And thank you for the kind words Swiss and Zach! I'm not too fast, and only chip away at things, but it's all about enjoying the process, and of course the ride when you're done.

And Swiss, let me know and I'll hit up Ron about paint. This was one of those things that he did after hours so he could take his time and get it spot on - a challenge. And he digs the one of a kind projects. That, and I've known him for a long time. He's a cool dude.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:00 pm quote
I straightened trim today. Also polished it and fit it to the floorboards. I straightened them using diferent types of pliers, the vice, a hammer, a chunk of wood, etc. Basically whatever I could find that would straighten the edge of the rails. They're pretty rough.

Polishing I used these sanding bits from Amazon for the dremel.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075C72PGK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They worked pretty good - I went through a few of them, but way faster than mothers polish and a microfiber rag.

Tomorrow I'll rig up something to install the rivets, then put in the new rubber!

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The dremel polishing wheel

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I had to remove the rivets from most of the end caps.

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Polished end caps and rail

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Now all I need to do is rivet them in place.

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:58 pm quote
Beautiful!
If you're installing by yourself, it helps to put each rail in place one at a time w/ small screws in all but one hole which you rivet, then remove screws one at a time and replace with a rivet. Repeat five times, add rubber and done.
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:32 pm quote
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If you're installing by yourself, it helps to put each rail in place one at a time w/ small screws in all but one hole which you rivet, then remove screws one at a time and replace with a rivet. Repeat five times, add rubber and done.
1. That is a good tip.
2. Damn Scott - the paint work is remarkable. Kinda cant wait to see how the headset comes out when you are done - assume that is going to get touched up as well?

Pure pride riding this one around town - if you are not already locally famous (one suspects you are), you will be.
Molto Verboso
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:15 pm quote
charlieman22 wrote:
Kinda cant wait to see how the headset comes out when you are done - assume that is going to get touched up as well?

Pure pride riding this one around town - if you are not already locally famous (one suspects you are), you will be.
Thanks CM! Actually, I'm going to leave the headset and tail light, and the side panel scars. I figure they tell a tale and if I start touching up everything, where do I stop? I can keep those areas waxed up. Not so easy under the floor runners or where I welded the legshield.

And in this small town, I'm just the guy that rides around on a fast moped. Haha!
Molto Verboso
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:15 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
Beautiful!
If you're installing by yourself, it helps to put each rail in place one at a time w/ small screws in all but one hole which you rivet, then remove screws one at a time and replace with a rivet. Repeat five times, add rubber and done.
Thanks Voodoo! And great tip. Now to see if I've got screws small enough. If not, a trip to the hardware store is warranted.
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:47 pm quote
I think it is, you want just the right screws! Better take Ruby, huh?
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:47 am quote
I installed the legtrim yesterday evening. It wasn't too hard with the proper tool and the home made groove straightening tool - AND - after watching this video.

Unfortunately I think it's the wrong stuff. It doesn't cover the whole groove and stops short of the floor rail. It looks pretty good though!

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Taped it off and gently but firmly worked the aluminum trim onto the edge. I've got to do some more "finessing" of the inside edge. I was in a hurry to install it.

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Strapped it down so it doesn't go anywhere

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All crimped - just need to remove the tape

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Inside shot of crimp job. Notice that it's short of the floor rail rivet hole. :-(

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Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:52 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
I think it is, you want just the right screws! Better take Ruby, huh?
But of course! I always take Ruby, when I can. Two days ago I went to the store and got a watermelon, pineapple, bag of potatoes, greens, ice cream, etc. Overflowed the box on the rack and two bags on the helmet hook! I was just short of stuffing groceries in my jacket! Ha!
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:14 am quote
qascooter the legshield trim looks great!
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:57 pm quote
"So, you ride a moped?"

"Well, not really a moped, exactly. It's a scooter. They're a little different."

"Oh! A moped. Cool!"

Yeah, quascooter. You ride the sweetest blue moped!😊 Cool! And B62 is lookin' really good.
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:19 pm quote
Kimono32 wrote:
"So, you ride a moped?"

"Well, not really a moped, exactly. It's a scooter. They're a little different."

"Oh! A moped. Cool!"

Yeah, quascooter. You ride the sweetest blue moped!😊 Cool! And B62 is lookin' really good.
Bwahahaha! I see you've either had the same conversation, or witnessed me going through the schpeal. What a crack up! Thanks Kimono for the laugh and the kind words.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 am quote
Very nice work!!

Where did you get the paint? Did you get it scanned? I absolutely see no difference with the rest of the scoot!
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:49 am quote
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I always take Ruby, when I can. Two days ago I went to the store and got a watermelon, pineapple, bag of potatoes, greens, ice cream, etc. Overflowed the box on the rack and two bags on the helmet hook! I was just short of stuffing groceries in my jacket! Ha!
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