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Great project. Heroic effort. Excellent documentation.
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Amazing Restoration
Thank you so much for posting such great pics and description of your work. I have a 2006 GTS250ie that a friend has given me after his crash with 296 original miles on it and would like to do the same with. It has a bent frame so I need to take it all apart, have the frame straightened powder coated and then put back together. I hope to achieve the same end result you have.
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Wow, that's incredible and such a detailed report. Great Photos.

Great Work!
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Amazing write up. Well done!
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That looks amazing! Very nice job.
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whodatschrome: I tracked down the owner and he gave it to me for free

T5bitza69: You're right! It was a cool color at first, but I've grown tired of it. I think I'll repaint it this spring
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Every time I come back to this thread I am fascinated and very very thankful that you did it.
So, once again, Thank You!
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1wheel_drive - Disassembly -The file you posted for this seems no longer available. When I click on the ling I get a '404 - That file isn't here anymore' message.

Is there any chance you can re-post it please?
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1wheel_drive - Disassembly -The file you posted for this seems no longer available. When I click on the ling I get a '404 - That file isn't here anymore' message.

Is there any chance you can re-post it please?
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lostboater: thanks for the props!

Touring300: I updated the Dropbox. Should be good to go.
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Wow! What an ah-mazing story and adventure! Thank you for sharing this epic journey.
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Thank you for this wonderful effort!
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Thank you for all the effort you put into this post.
Outstanding Job!
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Just ran across this. Jaw-droppingly detailed and documented. 8)
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Amazing post. I spent a lot of time reading and going through everything. Awesome job! All in all, what were your total costs to do this and how much time did it take from start to finish?
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Now this a real restore!!
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Hi Denis,
Great blog! I have a Primavera 150 that looks like the exact same ignition assembly with the lock-block sandwiched behind the key cylinder just like your photos. My Vespa was vandalized and I'm having to replace the lock block, but it won't fit into the cylinder past the fork. Should it be able to fit with the front fork in place, or is that because I have to remove the front fork in order to replace it, or might it be that the cylinder or fork was damaged? Help!
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You are simply a master. Thanks dear friend for share this beatiful story and this great picts, that clearly shows all the process. I really enjoy it every pict and pict. I have a GTS300 red that it's my love since 2017.

Good job friend, for people as you, the world it's a better place.
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wow great work I have a 1985 BMW 635 CSI could you do restoration? 201-220-4401 car runs no rust but needs cosmetics 201-220-4401 George
great work you deserve a medal
great work you deserve a medal
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i have done exactly the same thing to mine, shot blast rust treated, i have welded all the seams up on mine as thats where the water damage starts, etch and primed , filled any dents in the body work, its is being flatted ready for black paint and carbon dipping. its a big project but as you can see with yours well worth the effort. i will post some build pics when its back home to build.
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