This thing was headed for landfill - so I will alter it in good conscience.
I have always wanted one of these for their beauty.
Had been waiting to find one that would never be "original" again to do this with.
- Power plant is biggest question. Vacillating between electric screamer and thumpy big displacement tourer.
Other stuff I am set on:
- Original green. My all time favorite classic Vespa color
- Brown leather and light colored rubber grips and trims.
- The chassis will receive an internal frame - which - of course - will have some attachment points for a sidecar to bolt cleanly and directly to.
- DC electrical system - with lights I can see with and other's can see me with
- Rubber floor runners - these came with all aluminum versions that are collector items - but utterly useless to grip with your shoes.
- 10" wheels (tho I have an idea about how to make this look vespa original)
- Front disc - also have plan of attack here that Whodat was kind enough to help out with.
- Handlebars will be original exposed chrome - and I will try a remote reservoir to keep them clean looking
When complete - I imagine it will have closer to a European Struzzo model look than an Allstate. Know that's not everyone's cup of tea - but...
Gas tank came with insulation - no extra charge
Lil body filler should fix this right up
Is this Speedo King retrievable?
Carefully pulled off all old badging for re-use at later date
Bottom of gas tank was rotted out. Any place I had a condition like this - I just did a rough cut to allow bead blaster better access to internals - I will patch afterwards. An entire rectangle was cut out here.
That included the entire bottom of the tunnel - so I just zipped it out for bead blast access. Will allow some open heart surgery placement of an internal tubular frame.
Box in the middle goes to the skip. Box on left was separated out to aluminum and steel(ish) parts for blasting. Packed up and took to the shop. Wonder if there will be anything left other than dust after they blast this.