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2008 Vespa LX 50, 1964 Vespa 150 VBB
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2008 Vespa LX 50, 1964 Vespa 150 VBB
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Hi everybody. A couple of months ago I picked up a salvage bike on the auction. I assumed that the hit was to the shell of the leg shield and not affected the body. I had a goal of low budget restoration using the parts that i have and some paint that i have left from another project. I am not a professional and this was my hobby project . I was not looking for perfection, just to put the bike back on the road. I know I did not do a perfect job and this post does not serve as an educational topic on "how to". My body work skills are getting better, but painting still remains a culprit. Here it is to your judgement...
At the auction. the damage to the leg shield is visible
At the auction. the damage to the leg shield is visible
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2008 Vespa LX 50, 1964 Vespa 150 VBB
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I ordered the leg shield and the front fender from Scooterwest. The original GTV fender is almost three time more expensive then GTS so I opted out for a GST with a handmade cutout ( thanks for the advice , Jerry). The leg shield is coming primed and the primer felt like more of a powdercoat, very difficult to grind off. I had to remove the brackets for the plastic and the radiators off the old one and weld it on the new one.
In my garage
In my garage
I tried to pull the old leg shield straight and to align the brackets, but that went nowhere.
I tried to pull the old leg shield straight and to align the brackets, but that went nowhere.
I had to slice the metal and then to twist the old shell.
I had to slice the metal and then to twist the old shell.
Old shield removed, some body work, some grinding
Old shield removed, some body work, some grinding
The most difficult part that metal was hard to reach and bump out.
The most difficult part that metal was hard to reach and bump out.
New welded on. My welder was acting up and it did not go smooth. I have to blame my welder, because my skills are perfect (giggle).
New welded on. My welder was acting up and it did not go smooth. I have to blame my welder, because my skills are perfect (giggle).
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Painted. Putting the bike back together.
Painted. Putting the bike back together.
New "vintage" badge is a nice touch.
New "vintage" badge is a nice touch.
Here it is, ready for the road. Now, roast me!
Here it is, ready for the road. Now, roast me!
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300 super sport Full Malossi and carbon Edition
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300 super sport Full Malossi and carbon Edition
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Respect, à super job,Nice work
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2018 GTS Super
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Resurrected is more like it, brought that one back from the dead. Nice.
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2008 Vespa LX 50, 1964 Vespa 150 VBB
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bluecloud wrote:
Resurrected is more like it, brought that one back from the dead. Nice.
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Used to have P150, GS180, P200, GTS300, and now GTS300HPE,
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Resurrected - amen!
Nice job and nice passion to bring it to life....
I used to do that with old British sports cars.... Awesome you are!
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GTS 300i, Vespa P150X `79, VNB, GT200, LML 125
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...very good job
you did a perfect job ob this GTV

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From the 1st picture I thought no frickin way.

Then as I watched the progress I thought holy crap.

You got skills.

Thank you for bringing the GTV back to the road.
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