Has anyone changed legshield on GTS300?
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Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:27 pm quote
I got a damaged 2010 GTS 300, legshield is the only thing that is damaged real bad. It still rides no problem, but I want to replace it. I have watched videos on youtube of people changing legshield on older model vespas, I can't find much info on GTS models.

Any info/help would be appreciated.

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Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:35 am quote
That is part of the welded uni-body which is the frame of the scooter. Major repair. Insurance companies often total out a Vespa with a crunched front end.
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:21 am quote
NightWing wrote:
That is part of the welded uni-body which is the frame of the scooter. Major repair. Insurance companies often total out a Vespa with a crunched front end.
Considering the labor involved in the complete tear down and rebuild, I wonder if it is any cheaper to repair the unibody frame in that way rather than simply replacing the entire frame - which is also available as a replacement part.

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Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:01 pm quote
I know insurance considers it total loss, but besides bent metal there is nothing wrong with it, absolutely clean GTS300 Super. The frame itself cost too much, $1500 for frame vs $200 for legshield. I think i will just order the legshield and take on the challenge.
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:27 pm quote
How about showing us a pic or two of the damage before you do anything. Perhaps that one can be repaired. I believe the Vespa frames are assembled and welded in a jig to maintain alignment.
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:31 pm quote
I havent tackled the job. but it doesnt look that hard to me. at least from an avid do it yourselfer. good luck, and be sure to post pics and feedback.

around 110-120 for the shield when I priced them
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:08 am quote
jerryd wrote:
I havent tackled the job. but it doesnt look that hard to me. at least from an avid do it yourselfer. good luck, and be sure to post pics and feedback.

around 110-120 for the shield when I priced them
Where did you find that price?

And I will try to get some pictures of the damage.
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:59 am quote
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af1 racing 110 and change. my local dealer matches their pricing
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:19 pm quote
Here you go...

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Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:53 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Oh wow so it has been done before. Thank you for this. My confidence level just went up.
jerryd wrote:
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af1 racing 110 and change. my local dealer matches their pricing
I really like that price, thank you.
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:56 pm quote
Here is some pictures. In the beginning i was like there is no way i can pull this off, but once I got going, there is no stopping me now. It is actually pretty fun process.

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:07 am quote
nice work so far. how will you approach the finishing - i.e. will you paint the whole scooter or what is your plan?
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:00 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
nice work so far. how will you approach the finishing - i.e. will you paint the whole scooter or what is your plan?
Thank you, I ordered the new legshield. I am going to wait until it arrives before I continue.

I would really like to paint the whole frame, but not sure on color yet.
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:35 pm quote
So finally got the leg-shield

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Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:18 pm quote
Nice... I am starring the thread right now. What a great project. Please continue to keep us posted.

All the best,

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Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:36 am quote
Started welding

Waiting on longer tongs for the spot welder to reach deeper areas.

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Molto Verboso
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:30 pm quote
Nice! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:47 pm quote
wow, good looking work thus far.

just an odd question though, if you go to sell this in the future would you be forthcoming in the facts that you carried out this repair?

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Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:29 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
wow, good looking work thus far.

just an odd question though, if you go to sell this in the future would you be forthcoming in the facts that you carried out this repair?

-g
Thank you. It currently has salvaged title/certificate, and the resale value drops dramatically due to the fact. So in other words, the amount of time/money spent on it it really is not worth selling it. At best case scenario I break even on it which i have no intention of selling it.

But to answer your question, yes I do provide pictures before the repairs were done and that information is not secret, accident reports, car fax reports, auction reports all available to the public with search of a VIN.
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Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:59 pm quote
how many hours you estimate this took?
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Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:18 pm quote
If you keep doing it as well as you are, you’d have nothing to hide from a buyer anyway. Pics and an explanation would be no problem for me as a buyer.
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Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:32 pm quote
Wow. Very ambitious. Good work.
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:46 pm quote
jerryd wrote:
how many hours you estimate this took?
So far about 10 hours.
vintage red matthew wrote:
Wow. Very ambitious. Good work.
Thank you
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:00 am quote
Good work, interesting repair not often seen on a scooter due to overall value vs. parts & labor.

Title wise, too my knowledge there are no states left where the branded title gets "cleaned up", it stays branded in some fashion. My state would call, brand your scoot as a "repaired from salvage" vehicle.
I always took pics, copies of parts & labor, as originals went to the DMV.

Done correctly, it's not a nasty business at all.

"Clips" are a commonly done AB repair in the vehicle repair world. many, many vehicles of much higher value than any scooter, still get totaled by insurance companies. We all pay for it too. There are some doable repairs I'd not want on my own vehicles. I know a guy well whose cheapo Ranger ford PU truck got repaired twice when it needed a cab clip. it was based on his insurance agents best friend owning a local AB shop which he fed with work.
There's quite a secondary parts business in the "insurance take-off parts alone. I often used take-off parts with minor damage instead of Asian aftermarket, low grade parts.
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:25 am quote
greasy125 wrote:
wow, good looking work thus far.

just an odd question though, if you go to sell this in the future would you be forthcoming in the facts that you carried out this repair?

-g
Nah... it's a keeper. But yeah I do think it would hurt the value.

Great work BTW, tightening a screw is in my wheel house and hell I was proud when I instaled my floor rack all on my own. When I see this kind of work here though I am always in awe. Great way to pass the time now for sure.
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Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 pm quote
I was hoping to get her done sooner but work kept me extremely busy (even during corona season) and with family it's hard to find time to work on the vespa.

Finally got it painted. I had a co-worker of mine do the painting. Last time i held a paint gun is decades ago.

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:07 pm quote
I got the color idea from 2020 Chevy Corvette Blue. Pictures do no justice. You have to see it in person.

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:20 pm quote
It's probably going to end up looking better than it did new.

Nice work!
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Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:24 am quote
one of my favorite color shades.looks like 2000 porsche riviera blue and yes blues loose shades in pictures. I think its red eye reduction in cameras.

paint job looks pretty fabulous .. liken it.
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Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:38 am quote
Excellent work all around and I absolutely love the color. Reminds me of the Saab Viggen blue.
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