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That doesn't look fun, maybe tape around the area to keep from scratching it up during install?
Maybe construction paper... A touch thicker and more protective. Would just have to remove it in bits as you start rolling. staying ahead of the crimping tool by a few inches.
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Maybe construction paper... A touch thicker and more protective. Would just have to remove it in bits as you start rolling. staying ahead of the crimping tool by a few inches.
Good to know. I used a couple layers of masking tape. First I tape the beading in place on the legshield, then put tape along the edge. And crimp veeery carefully. The inside of the curve on the legshield is the place you have to really watch out for.

I also do multiple low-pressure passes to work it into place.

I have no idea if that's the correct way to do it, but it seems to be working for me.
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Maybe construction paper... A touch thicker and more protective. Would just have to remove it in bits as you start rolling. staying ahead of the crimping tool by a few inches.
I actually have some 12pt 8.5x11 (don't ask) at my office I can use... If I cut it in 1 inch strips and tape it on the opposite side from the trim I think that will work well. We will find out lol
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Ok, trim on one tiny scratch. Butcher paper good, wax paper would have maybe been better. Watch where the tool can scrape the frame, it will.
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Ok, next up harness. I have a nos that came with parts, but the old one worked just fine... Should I drop the new one in? Or keep the original?
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I'd go with the new harness.
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Wow. You got the aluminum trim done so fast! I spent days and got blisters from that.
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Wow. You got the aluminum trim done so fast! I spent days and got blisters from that.
Did you use the tool?
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First go at rust b gone, not bad at all...

Neighbor comes over.... "You should just leave it with the patina"

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I'm a patina fan. But a P doesn't look right due to the plastic horn cast. Makes it stick out like a sore thumb.
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Looking good!

+1 new harness
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I did use the tool, but it didn't work to roll it. I ended up crimping it like a million times, and just rolling to smooth it out in half inch increments.

The tool was really crappy, though. I bought it from ebay.

Came out ok, though.
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after a lot of crimping.
after a lot of crimping.
But it looks so original. Worth it.
But it looks so original. Worth it.
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I did use the tool, but it didn't work to roll it. I ended up crimping it like a million times, and just rolling to smooth it out in half inch increments.

The tool was really crappy, though. I bought it from ebay.

Came out ok, though.
Nice! Same color too!!
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Nice! Same color too!!
Best color.
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Ok, no pics yet today.

Just finished cleaning the rails. Next wiring, cables and then install rails. Taking bets if I am riding it today or tomorrow.
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Ok, next up harness. I have a nos that came with parts, but the old one worked just fine... Should I drop the new one in? Or keep the original?
You sure it's the exact same US market version? Because otherwise you'll have some converting to do, which isn't impossible, but can be really time-consuming.

Nice paint job BTW
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You sure it's the exact same US market version? Because otherwise you'll have some converting to do, which isn't impossible, but can be really time-consuming.

Nice paint job BTW
Ya, I checked the colors and number of wires on each before pulling.

It took me all of 10 minutes to pull using baling wire, fish tape and fabric electrical tape. I used a fish stick separately to pull the rear brake wires and that made it go even smoother.
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Pay no attention to the screws- they are a temporary fix until I get the rivets. (I have the tool and it works pretty cool!)
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Looking good man!!! Sharp.
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Lots of little tweaks and things left to do..should ride today tho.
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Left the shifter at friend's house and he not around so..... Stalled a bit for today. It's so so so close. Front wheel stud holes were ovaled so trashed that and swapped new.
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Ok, so until I find the fricken shift tube I may as well tackle some other stuff.

The auto lube shaft fell out of the engine- which way does it go?

(I know, possibly the dumbest question over)

Oddly enough, I had another shift tube as a backup and its missing too.... Gremlins?
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Sounds like your average Vespa rebuild.

Take solace in the fact that it is looking ace. Oh and btw... I love the Mercedes hubcap. (I'm always on the look out for one.)
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The auto lube shaft fell out of the engine- which way does it go?

Shift tube nowhere to be found. Ordered one from SM hopefully gets here fast
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Wow. I had THREE additional shift tubes in a box I had forgotten about. Grr. Painted and installed. Just the taillight, gas tank and carb left. Should be able to ride tomorrow!!!
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you are a madman! luv it! keep up the good swift work
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It's already Wednesday AFTERNOON. Do you know if the motor even starts?

And what did you do about that autolube shaft, just switch to premix?

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It's already Wednesday AFTERNOON. Do you know if the motor even starts?

And what did you do about that autolube shaft, just switch to premix?

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I found a post showing the shaft- hopefully its correct.......

I figure If I can get home by 4, drop that 24/24 you sent me in and finish the taillight wiring I should be able to drop in the tank and ride by 8!

The engine is the one in there from before so I know it runs well. (I didnt end up swapping out the piston tho...)
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So fast!! Looks great. Love the Mercedes' hubcap
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Finally. Done except for the glovebox install. Whatta ride!
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I got to see the spy photos earlier, it looks even better on the big computer screen!

great work man! super fast!

I got a little pile of parts going for ya for Saturday! it's gonna be a party!
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Just a small update- Got some goodies from Greasy yesterday, swapped out the stator and flywheel and wHA? intermittent spark/miss... swapped everything back and still the same. Turned out to be a bad CDi I bought NEW a month ago. so odd.

Anywhoo- all put together and even got me a flyscreen! I still need to repair and add a bbq rack and backrest, and am debating a front rack/crash bars.....we shall see.

pic for update, and dont dare tease me about the state of my garage lol
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nice!

it was cool catching up with you and thanks for taking a bunch of parts from kajiit house of wares!

I stashed those other bits up on the rack for that down the line project.

totally banked, I have that front fender guard on the Stella, it's a little scraped up but yours if you want it. maybe on the next run!

looks kicks ass with the fly screen!
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We'll done, looks fantastic! Love that Mercedes hub cap too.
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