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Molto Verboso
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Sun May 17, 2020 4:47 pm quote
Looks remarkable.
Prior owner won't believe it when he sees - you should send a pic when complete.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Sat May 23, 2020 11:44 am quote
Took advantage of the nice weather this morning and got a coat of epoxy on the topside.

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Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Sat May 23, 2020 1:37 pm quote
Wow that looks absolutely perfect.
I woke up this morning with intentions of going for a ride with my partner, uncovered her bike from the long winter nap and discovered her bike was covered in blue overspray. Wish me luck
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P200 PX150
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Sun May 24, 2020 4:26 am quote
That looks sooo good!
Addicted
2007 Stella 150
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Sun May 24, 2020 5:46 am quote
Lynnb wrote:
Wow that looks absolutely perfect.
I woke up this morning with intentions of going for a ride with my partner, uncovered her bike from the long winter nap and discovered her bike was covered in blue overspray. Wish me luck
It was nice knowing you, can you leave me your scooter parts in your will.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5299
Location: So Cal
Sun May 24, 2020 5:52 am quote
Ha, tell me about overspray... After getting some on Mrs. SoCalGuy’s car I was banned from painting in the garage. All paint projects got moved to the patio. I’m sure my neighbors love me.

Still lots of dings and ripples, but getting there. That’s the vicious circle with bodywork ... as you eliminate imperfections the ones that remain become more visible.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Sun May 24, 2020 7:30 am quote
Turns out Paint Thinner did the job, she actually stood right next to me while I brought it back to life, sheeeesh that was close. Then came the question, did that stuff get on my car , I had to think fast , too far back to remember , was she home when I did the painting , was her car in the garage , come on memory kick in, ok it came out, nope you were out. Man that was close.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Wed May 27, 2020 8:56 am quote
Steering stop needs fixin’.

Left side in pic (right side looking down) is flared, and doesn’t stop the fork from turning all the way.

Tried a notched piece of heavy flat stock but there’s not enough room to get any leverage on it. Ditto clawed nail extractor.

I’m thinking of maybe building up a new stop with spot welds ... or welding a small piece of stock in that area.

Other ideas/suggestions welcome.

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Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
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Wed May 27, 2020 9:46 am quote
I think myself having a welder readily available I would weld on a piece of stock first being shaped as best possible and then if I had to I could add tacks and build up from there as needed. Welder at work told me as I was working on the welding on my floor, " if you're going to weld, you have to grind ".
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
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Wed May 27, 2020 11:19 am quote
One way I have used and worked OK was a short fat Crescent wrench and a stout lever, starting near the muddle where it's easy to straddle the piece to be bent and working towards the tight side but opening the gap enough as you go to get around far enough. With the Crescent wrench, you can get a tight fit on the metal thickness which really helps.

The other way I haven't tried but will if I ever have to. Take an old 1/2" drive socket and grind cut a custom notch in it to fit where you need to bend and use your breaker bar for persuasion.

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Molto Verboso
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Location: california
Wed May 27, 2020 2:17 pm quote
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The other way I haven't tried but will if I ever have to. Take an old 1/2" drive socket and grind cut a custom notch in it to fit where you need to bend and use your breaker bar for persuasion.
Ooo. That sounds like it might work!
Bear to get in there with anything else.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Location: So Cal
Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm quote
Voodoo’s notched socket idea FTW (honorable mention to charlieman for the endorsement).

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Molto Verboso
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Fri May 29, 2020 8:49 pm quote
Wow that went really well, super results.
Hooked
79p200e 66smallstate 85pk50xl 84p125ets 63GL150
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Fri May 29, 2020 8:49 pm quote
Woohoooo!!! Looks like new! Nice job!
Molto Verboso
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Location: california
Fri May 29, 2020 10:43 pm quote
Socal - that is a first class repair.

Voodoo - genius. Classic one I would have drilled tapped and welded my way to oblivion.

What a simple concept and kick ass solution.
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P200 PX150
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Sat May 30, 2020 2:43 pm quote
Wow. Well sorted.

(Makes me wanna check The stops on the VNB.)
Hooked
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Sat May 30, 2020 6:30 pm quote
Nothing to do with the GL but if anybody needs to do this with a P series, a brass punch does the same since the stops are exposed.
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Sat May 30, 2020 7:55 pm quote
hell yeah nice work - I liked that post by Voodoo as soon as I saw that idea - turned out ace
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:29 am quote
Bodywork ... endless bodywork ...

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Hooked
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:14 am quote
It's gonna look good.
Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:48 am quote
Oh for that lovely California sunshine. We're getting either stifling heatwaves or wind and rain, but very little pleasant weather in between
Hooked
79p200e 66smallstate 85pk50xl 84p125ets 63GL150
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:54 am quote
Coming along soooo nice!!
Molto Verboso
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:50 pm quote
1. Remarkable patience in parallel with remarkable work.
2. Wait a minute. Is that an electric bike box in the background? Packaging stolen from your neighbors trash Im sure.

🙂
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:48 pm quote
You all are too kind. When you see all the ripples and flaws in the finished product you’ll wonder why it took so long.

CM: Good eye. Got some Genze bikes for the kiddies a couple of months ago. The boxes make a great paint booth.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:49 pm quote
I find it very very hard to be patient with paint and preparation, it seems endless. Going to look great Mike.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:28 pm quote
Ha, don’t know about that. It involves a different part of the brain from wrenching, for sure.
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P200 PX150
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 am quote
Every time I see your progress I am amazed. That thing is gonna look the snazz.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:18 am quote
Wheelie fail slowly becoming wheelie success

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