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Are you going to do a complete restore?
If not, I'd leave that wound alone... that scooter is awesome just as it sits.
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Please leave tthat scooter alone
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i've gotten dents out like that by shoving a blood pressure cuff up the horn cast, and then pumping up the bulb. It takes a while, you may have to do it 5 or 6 times, but it will work.

I've also used this trick to get dents out of motorcycle gas tanks.
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Too bad you're not in the US, you could easily trade that for a nice 'pretty' one.

I'd have to keep it as is also, but it's your bike.... Repainting will likely reduce it's value, so consider that too.

Don't repaint yet, get EVERYTHING mechanical taken care of first. In many cases the old paint starts to appeal to new owners after a while and at least if you do repaint, you won't damage new paint while fighting with the motor, the cables & wiring, the handlebars & fork and even the gas tank etc.

We'd love to see more pics of this rugged old survivor too. Please? Eyelashes emoticon
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Drill a hole in the other side and stick an air hammer with extension through the hole. You'll still need some filling.
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Auto body shops will have a little thing that welds a rod with a slide hammer to the metal. Then use the slide hammer to pull the dent and then cut the little rod off...

If not repainting, try the cuff, I would love to know if that works!!
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Given the replies from state siders, the fashion there seems to have old scooters looking original vintage. If you like that look , then just leave it. Your scooter looks kind of like an old boxer with a broken twisted nose. It doesnt look too out of place...on a boxer.
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Thanks
Now I know its value and I will leave this scooter like the way it is so, Thanks for you guys comment.
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Another question pls. Is this the right horn for 1959 VBA?
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Too bad you're not in the US, you could easily trade that for a nice 'pretty' one.

I'd have to keep it as is also, but it's your bike.... Repainting will likely reduce it's value, so consider that too.

Don't repaint yet, get EVERYTHING mechanical taken care of first. In many cases the old paint starts to appeal to new owners after a while and at least if you do repaint, you won't damage new paint while fighting with the motor, the cables & wiring, the handlebars & fork and even the gas tank etc.

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Nothing wrong with that bike at all.........but be ready for the tire police to tell ya to get new tires.
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patina is soo~ last week


id spend a month snapping n drilling all those seized up screws and give it a nice new glossy coat of enamel
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thats a one nice patina bike you got there.
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That's a nice bike lad. Change that rubber though. If you want you could leave the spare for looks. But it wouldn't be recommended for use
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that tyre on the spare ..... dont they use them on the 'garden wheelbarrow 2000'??..... sweet looking scoot
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That's a nice bike lad. Change that rubber though. If you want you could leave the spare for looks. But it wouldn't be recommended for use
Hoping you mean only the tires . All the rubber trim seems in great shape, in fact DO change it for new & send the old to me. Razz emoticon

Thanks for the pics, now we see what a beauty she is and remarkably straight & complete too. Thanks too for your change of heart re painting. I don't think you'll regret it, that color is one of the 'best'. You're in good company too, look here: Barn find...


I'd suggest that you leave the dent for now & see if you still want to attempt to remove it in six months. Chances are, your repair could be more distracting than that little dent, especially if you stick with the original paint. And please get some good wax on there if you haven't yet.

Now can we see the motor and the other side?


Looks like you're in Thailand? If you need any odd bits bringing her back up to form, be sure to post up here. Lots of nice ppl here helping others this way.
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If the paint was nice I'd leave it. In this case the paint is wore out. Its time for a new coat. As for removing the dent. With body work like anything else there is more than one way to do it. I dont think the blood psi cuff is going to be enough to pull this dent but its a good idea. Drilling a hole on the is also a workable idea. However you will need to then weld the hole shut. Other solutions would be srltudding it out as someone mentioned. In the shop we used a stud gun to weld on nails to pull from. You can also brase on studs. Braced on studs are easy to remove and less work to do finish work over. May also want to try pry bars and spoon it out.
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Chiangmai Mai plates. Where did you find it? Is it ex government?

Being 700km from the coast is probably the only reason it survived in original paint. It looks like it has been repainted under the floor boards. Let's hope it isn't hiding anything too nasty
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The dent's in a tough spot. Messing with it is likely to make it look worse than it does now. But if you really want to give it a try, I'd start by taking the horn out and see if you can get to it from the inside with long, angled pry bars. Go slow and see if you can pop it out working from the edges in.

Have fun. Love the custom switches in the glove box.
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