no engine, no gas tank, no problem!
planning on converting it to use a 10" electric hub motor and batteries - calling it Lucciola (Italian for firefly/lightning bug)
purchased replacement floor/legshield from SIP
dumb question: what do I do about the horncast? can I just remove it from the original legshield and splice it in?
I also ordered the metal engine-side door and will need to figure out the elusive battery-side door (anyone have one they are willing to lend me so I can copy it?)
going to use an aluminum tubeless front rim to match the new rear motor and convert the front to disc brake with better suspension
pretty enthusiastic about this project. hoping I can come up with an inexpensive system and either sell kits or do full conversions on new reproduction vespa frames after this prototype.
the plan is to swap all lighting to LEDs (12v) and eliminate the foot pedal to move to a completely automatic layout (both levers functioning as brake levers) with hydraulic disc front and rear.
4kw or better motor and plenty of juice - hoping for 55+ mph and 50-70 mile range! will custom-fabricate a battery to fit in the unibody.
another thought is remote-mounted master cylinders for the brakes (and hiding them in an ET3 Faco glovebox)