A Missouri Survivor in TX (74 VBC resto ...coming Fall 2021)
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun May 02, 2021 12:09 pm quote
I posted over in Today in Scooter Bollocks a few months back that I had picked up a straight OG Super. (I suppose a thread for this future project is appropriate at this point.)

It was moth balled until the SS180 is done, but as I am in a holding pattern on the SS180 waiting for a Denmark shipment I figured Id knock out some new shoes on the Super 150.
I don't ever like messing with two projects at once, but this was a low lift job that needed to get done.

Plan -
Go to storage facility and take off the hub and wheels.
Grind, Sand, Clean
Rust Converter
Reassemble with new tubes and tires.

Tedious job.... But, it's done and will make a good head start for when the project really gets going this fall/winter.

The candidate.

Up on the milk crate and the shoes removed.

This was the "clean one".



Time for some beers. (Sent courtesy the G-man!)

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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Sun May 02, 2021 12:59 pm quote
Glad to have contributed! The wheel and the beers!

Pretty work my dude! Looks the biz!

The kick in the ass I need to get my junk going out here!
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Sun May 02, 2021 2:10 pm quote
What's your technique for getting those bolts so shiny?
Joined: 28 May 2008
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun May 02, 2021 2:29 pm quote
Brass wire wheel.
If itís just surface rust (as seen above) I just add some penetrating oil and wire wheel again.

On serious rust I will use the phosphoric acid, but that turns them black... and requires paint of some kind. I did clear coat on my vnb lugs and it gave it a cool kinda crustoration feel. Appropriate for OG paint and patina, but ymmv for something like your GL with slick new color.
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Sun May 02, 2021 7:19 pm quote
Very nice!
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Sun May 02, 2021 7:30 pm quote
Also - I apparently need a brass wire wheel.
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