1976 Vespa 90 rebuild
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:45 pm quote
Here are some pics of my Vespa 90 rebuild project.

http://web.mac.com/lensmith1/Vespa_Rebuilds/Vespa_90_Rebuild.html

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:02 pm quote
Nice work as always, Len. How hard was it to work with the truck bed liner, and where did you get it?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:28 am quote
Thanks...the truck bed liner stuff isn't really as thick as true rhino-lining, it's a thinner coat, which actually works better in my opinion. I got it at Napa Auto Parts, and it's easy to use.

I'm hoping to have the prep work done over the next week and a half, so I can spray the frame and the parts a week from Saturday. One can always dream.....
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:43 am quote
Very nice rebuild. That looks like it is gonna be a nice bike. I am jealous, I still wanna do a rebuild of a vintage, Beale.
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:12 pm quote
Update
Here's my most recent pic:



Color is VW Sundown Orange

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Stella
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:20 pm quote
Fixed it for ya. That's an awesome red!
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:24 pm quote
Gorgeous!
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:06 pm quote
nice paint man! white side panels and front fender would look awesome.
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:28 pm quote
I'm actually going to have a pair of cream colored rally stripes on the legshield. I did a mock up of them in primer, and it looked good...I think the cream will make the paint pop.
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:41 pm quote
Very nice work, looks great!
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:10 am quote
Len Smith wrote:
I'm actually going to have a pair of cream colored rally stripes on the legshield. I did a mock up of them in primer, and it looked good...I think the cream will make the paint pop.
yove gotta get it on here when its finished!!
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Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:33 pm quote
looking gorgeous!

How's the engine and electrics?
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Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:16 pm quote
Pulled a new wiring harness through, and the engine is totally rebuilt, with a new carb and a Polini 135 top end. I also have a sito + pipe for it. I'll be putting those bits together next weekend, woohoo!
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Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:56 pm quote
Great color choice!
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Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:01 pm quote
beautiful
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:50 pm quote
latest pic:

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Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:07 pm quote
Nice Job Len! I can't wait to see it in person. I love the stripes. That came out really nice.

Pat
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Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:32 pm quote
Those stripes are great. The paint looks much more orange in this light.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:26 pm quote
She is sooo sweet... hope to be coming off of scooter restriction soon, myself. Thanks for the daydream.

Hurray for spring.....
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Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:02 am quote
thats nice!!!!!
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Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:12 am quote
That is sooo nice Len. The colour and the stripes are awesome together.
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Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:33 am quote
Latest pics look great!

How goes the headset completion?

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Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:52 pm quote
The stripes are great! Very sweet, Beale.
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Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:07 pm quote
This is one amazing Vespa, it keeps getting better and better!

The color and the stripes look great, and it' sgreat to see her on two wheels again. Great job!
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:32 am quote
Really nice work!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:37 am quote
jridg wrote:
Latest pics look great!

How goes the headset completion?

I'll take some more pics today, it's almost finished.

Len
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Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:21 pm quote
Nice
It just keeps looking better~
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Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:49 am quote
Must......have.......more......pics.........
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:31 pm quote
Finished the V90, posted more pics today at:
http://homepage.mac.com/lensmith1/family/PhotoAlbum8.html

here's a sneak peek:
Petty Tyrant
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:34 pm quote
That's really stunning, Len. Your ability to make a rough scooter into a think of beauty (coupled with my inability in the same department) is enough to make me weep.

Beautiful.
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:55 pm quote
I'm a big fan of the deep orange and cream look you've done. It's beautiful. Now...how well is it running?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:58 pm quote
Bryce-O-Rama wrote:
I'm a big fan of the deep orange and cream look you've done. It's beautiful. Now...how well is it running?
It started up on the first kick! Runs fine, but I need to sort out the selector cables and clutch cable a little. It was fun to ride it around the neighborhood this afternoon.
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:06 pm quote
Oh Len- I loved the evolution in picture form. You have done excellent work and it has paid off! The final line up photo was the cake. Hope to see it in person some time.

Secret Society has a Poker Run rally May 5th - it'd be a great venue to show us your beauty.....
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Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:25 pm quote
Looks fantastic!

Ive got a smallframe and a gl, all painted up ready for building but finding it hard to fing the time.. :?
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Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:40 am quote
finished
Well done Len! The colors are perfect together, and it's a sweetheart! I can't wait to see it in action!
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Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:42 am quote


Bravo! Beautiful job! Taking it from that first photo all the way to completion - must be very satisfying

Can't wait to see it in person
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Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:58 am quote
WOW! Len the work you did on this scooter was fantastic. The color was a perfect choice, and came out quite stunning.

I enjoyed it from start to finish. Job well done, congrats, Beale.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:28 pm quote
molto bello!

what's the cruising speed on that?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:49 pm quote
I am taking it easy while breaking in the rebuilt motor, but I expect it would do somewhere between 50 and 55 mph.

Len
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:55 pm quote
nice job Len!

Patty
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