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I'd be looking for a wrecked ET body with a usable underside. Cut out the cancerous section from your scoot body, cut out the same section from the wreck and weld it up. You're gonna need to go really slow on the welding to keep things from warping.

That's an amazing amount of rust. Do they use salt on the roads in the winter in the UK? I've see auto sheetmetal like that in the US in states like Michigan where they use salt (or did when I lived there). But since coming to Arizona, I never see this first hand anymore.

-Craig
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or trash

The strength of the frame to resist twisting comes from that section being a box. With the bottom gone so is much of that strength. fiberglass will not take the loads, any repair will need to be in steel.
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If that frame isn`t already distorted having got into that state, it almost certainly will be if you try to weld such a large section back in. Don`t even consider fiberglass!
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Wow, that looks like something the Alien slobbered on. Weld, definitely.
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caschnd1 wrote:
I'd be looking for a wrecked ET body with a usable underside. Cut out the cancerous section from your scoot body, cut out the same section from the wreck and weld it up. You're gonna need to go really slow on the welding to keep things from warping.

That's an amazing amount of rust. Do they use salt on the roads in the winter in the UK? I've see auto sheetmetal like that in the US in states like Michigan where they use salt (or did when I lived there). But since coming to Arizona, I never see this first hand anymore.

-Craig
Craig nailed it.
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Definitely NO fiberglass...

You could do the frame replacement as Craig mentioned.

Since it is 'under' the scoot - you can do some heavy duty reinforcement of the frame as well, then cover with some sheet metal without the need to do too much body work.

Yes - be careful as the frame could twist/buckle as the welding is being done - but a good welder will know how to deal with that.

Best of luck!

Desi B.
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I have never seen an ET rusted out like that. Seems like a good piece to send to the recycler to me.
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Thanks chaps, I just picked up an ET2 from Gumtree for £100 ( or a ton as we say in England! )
Donor bike and a doner kebab!

Cheers

Den

PS might build a stretched ET4 !
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That looks familiar!!!

Is the donor definitely good?
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It's an et2, I'll get it running and then part it out, wheels are metallic blue....
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Donor ET2 next to ET4

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