Front damage repair Vespa Gts 250ie
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Joined: 07 Nov 2019
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Location: Rotterdam
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:11 am quote
Hello,

Last year (2019) I was offered a damaged Vespa GTS 250ie with a Belgian license plate for a good amount.
At that time, the Vespa had less than 6000Km. Built end of 2009
I live in the Netherlands myself, so the vespa was financially attractive to buy.

The vespa itself was not in very good shape, but that was a nice challenge. fortunately the engine was 100% in good condition.

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Here I have connected the cable harness to see if the engine started

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When the engine was OK I started baldging the vespa on the front.

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When the vespa was bald, I started the search for replacement parts.

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luckily I could find a vespa that was sold in parts where only the engine was not available.

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I took the vespa away where they set the frame straight.
Then I welded the front cover onto the fram

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After that I built up the vespa to see if everything fit.

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After the vespa was put together, I made an appointment to drive to the inspection station with a one-day license plate.

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The vespa has been approved and the Dutch license plate has arrived.

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I also bought a second-hand Akrapovic exhaust



Last edited by MichaelGTS on Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:58 pm; edited 1 time in total
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
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Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:26 am quote
Wow! Terrific job! Ah-mazing work!
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GTS
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:54 pm quote
Soul Surfer wrote:
Wow! Terrific job! Ah-mazing work!
Thank you! the vespa is still sprayed in color, I am not sure yet which color.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:11 am quote
Nice job. Thanks for posting.
Most people don't fix newer vespa that have been damaged. Nice.to see some that get a new lease on life when someone shows them some love.
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GTS
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:45 am quote
orange s150 wrote:
Nice job. Thanks for posting.
Most people don't fix newer vespa that have been damaged. Nice.to see some that get a new lease on life when someone shows them some love.
It is that the engine was in new condition. otherwise it would not have been worth it.

It was fun to do. since I can't do anything anymore, the project is a bit on hold.
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1450
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:47 am quote
MichaelGTS wrote:
orange s150 wrote:
Nice job. Thanks for posting.
Most people don't fix newer vespa that have been damaged. Nice.to see some that get a new lease on life when someone shows them some love.
It is that the engine was in new condition. otherwise it would not have been worth it.

It was fun to do. since I can't do anything anymore, the project is a bit on hold.
Consider the possibility of a "two-tone". The scoot would have such a uniqueness about it.
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GTS
Joined: 07 Nov 2019
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Location: Rotterdam
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:03 am quote
Soul Surfer wrote:
MichaelGTS wrote:
orange s150 wrote:
Nice job. Thanks for posting.
Most people don't fix newer vespa that have been damaged. Nice.to see some that get a new lease on life when someone shows them some love.
It is that the engine was in new condition. otherwise it would not have been worth it.

It was fun to do. since I can't do anything anymore, the project is a bit on hold.
Consider the possibility of a "two-tone". The scoot would have such a uniqueness about it.
That might be possible. but the scooter must then be partially repainted.
My plan was first to make the vespa all black. with new model mp3 rims ..
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