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Here is one of my gts's hope you like it ..not everyone's cup of tea.but it puts a smile on my face.
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Let me understand, what do you sell in your shop?
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Fabulous!! Thx
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Please include more pics. It looks super cool.

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On the back.

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Rustomod style , very hot in the truck market.


I like it
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Different, but I like it! 8)
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Rat-scooter or tiger-scooter?
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I like the exhaust. Would be nice to see it in full.
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Thanks for the positive comments here are some more pics
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It is remarkable ... also as an advertising vehicle, I must admit that the other nature of the Vespa is also made to function as an object from the post-nuclear disaster era; Mad Max with the Vespa.
Bravo and well interpreted.

PS: the wheel rims are too bright, make it opaque or painted in a "hammered" color like the medical machinery of the 1950s.
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I think Bitza would approve.
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... who is Bitza ..?
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Can you tell us anything about the paint job or what you have done (if this bike is indeed this rusted as it looks) to preserve it?

Because it looks amazing.
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Making a new scoot look old - usually it does not work, but I think you nailed it and it looks great. My 2 cents - lose the chrome, it detracts from the rest of the wonderful job you did.
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Very nice, bravo!
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Making a new scoot look old - usually it does not work, but I think you nailed it and it looks great. My 2 cents - lose the chrome, it detracts from the rest of the wonderful job you did.
Agreed.. Turn that chrome into rusted metal.
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Belkwinith wrote:
Can you tell us anything about the paint job or what you have done (if this bike is indeed this rusted as it looks) to preserve it?

Because it looks amazing.
Hi yes the paint was really easy I just brush coated it with a product called Rusty paint ,they have a website. then you sand it back,and spray it with an activator.The green is again just brushed on enamel that i mixed iron filings with, sanded down and activated again.For the textured rust , just make a paste with paint and the filings, and stick it on.Rusty paint supply everything you need. Just mess about with it.
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... who is Bitza ..?
Bitza was an MV member from the UK that focused on bikes of an older era. He died in the last year having made about 17K posts. He was character with an unusual writing style from Yorkshire. There's lot of commentary about Bitza if you care to read about him.

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Fran, You did a really nice job on the GTV. I've always maintained that the GTV was the most vintage looking of all the modern Vespa but would look better without the digital clock and the chrome. I like what you did with the seat, pillion footpads, taillight, dash and paint. Thanks for the tips on the rusty paint products. Never heard of them before. Bravo

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If unique is what you seek, I'd say a fine job. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Scooter emoticon
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As Jim said I like what you have done with the seat.

Can you tell us more about it and the modifications to make it all fit together , please.
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Love it!
That is the most awesome looking scooter I've seen.
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Gape
Who is Bitza indeed.

The man was a bloody legend.

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Literally one of the coolest Vespas I have seen in my career.

I'm obsessed.

Wow!

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Re: Penrith Porker
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Here is one of my gts's hope you like it ..not everyone's cup of tea.but it puts a smile on my face.
Isn't that a GTV with the light on the Fender? In the US it would be.
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Who is Bitza indeed.

The man was a bloody legend.

Bill x
I'm sorry i didn't get to know...had to be a particular type.
Bill, without offending you, but with those shells on your eyes you scare me. (are you the one in the avatar?)
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It's a brilliant looking scoot!Somewhat steampunk and retro-mod. LOVED the touch about the gas extension. What did you do to the storage compartment?
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you've given me an idea for a nice snack, mushy peas & marmite 8)

Love the bike by the way
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Scuffs
Bitza was a dyed in the wool northen scooter rider who had a couple of really well prepared T5's.

He typed like he spoke which was often difficult for some to comprehend but like the gobshite he was he never compromised and he never apologised.

I loved the guy and I miss him terribly.

He died last year after a long and drawn out battle with cancer and his passing marked a turning point in this this forum.

That's who Bitza was.

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Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

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SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
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SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Looked like a legitimate attempt to get the thread back on track, not sure if anyone else saw foul play. I didn't.
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TroutBum wrote:
SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Looked like a legitimate attempt to get the thread back on track, not sure if anyone else saw foul play. I didn't.
Sorry, but it was blatant. Sorry if you did not pick up on that.
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SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Well not a clue what you see, but I don't. He replied to me, that it was indeed a GTV and made a comment on the scooter. Didn't know we had to reply to every comment made and in order
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TroutBum wrote:
SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Well not a clue what you see, but I don't. He replied to me, that it was indeed a GTV and made a comment on the scooter. Didn't know we had to reply to every comment made and in order
Why not add a quote to his reply then in order to keep continuity? It followed on the heals of Bill's reply regarding Bitza. It was bad form to start of with "meanwhile ..." as to disrespect the previous post speaking of a past member who has passed on.
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TroutBum wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Well not a clue what you see, but I don't. He replied to me, that it was indeed a GTV and made a comment on the scooter. Didn't know we had to reply to every comment made and in order
Why not add a quote to his reply then in order to keep continuity? It followed on the heals of Bill's reply regarding Bitza. It was bad form to start of with "meanwhile ..." as to disrespect the previous post speaking of a past member who has passed on.
I'm open to being taught how to master this forum and you are correct I should of quoted that, my bad and duly noted.

Accusing me of blatant negative activity is inaccurate and hyper sensitive. I did nothing but pay respect to the OP and talk about the subject at hand.

Bitza is a top 3 member all time and I have tremendous respect for him. He will he discussed for years to come.

Bitchin scooter ehh?

SDG
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