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Hello,

Since my last (and first) restoration (Banana Run), I was willing to rebuilt another Vespa.

I found close to my place a PX200 Iris (Spanish version of the Arcobaleno) for a very good price.

It is from 88, is in a not so good state, but complete this time.

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It has been resprayed or maybe, probably poorly re brushed without any parts removal, great Facepalm emoticon

I can spot some rust under the black « thing », on both sides

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It looks the engine bushing are shot, at minimum…

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Speaking about engine, it turns over but no start. The fuel tank is covered in dust that became one solid piece of rock inside… I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the tank but is is in the same state than under the tank.

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The fuel hose was hard as steel and the fuel selector sounds like a pepper mill when turning.

The engine has spark and the compression is perfect

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I'll start with a cleaning and a test with an external fuel reservoir.

I guess the carb is loosing some fluid (that is the back of the carb box !

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The grease outside of the box is hard as a rock, it is very difficult to remove ! Only solution was to let soak with WD40 for a night, even there I had to scrape quite hard !

Carb now clean + rebuilt kit.

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You can spot Banana Run at the back !

Ok the engine seems to run well, it will be split open anyway to replace bearings, seals... and see the conditions, but it is a good start !
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I took the paint off the rust to see what is under, it is not critical, bit more than superficial but still solid. I can feel a little bit a rust from the inside of the tunnel, this will be brushed, rust converted, antirust primer and I'll use some cavity wax.

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Now I can start the disassembly

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I'll have to re-wire the stator as insulation is totally dry and peels off

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I can't believe this Vespa went through official technical control last year, it has no brake, tires are dry, left blinkers don't blink… Maybe Spain is like Belgium ? With a little help of a folded bank note…

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Underside is OK, only surface rust

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Now it is time to strip the paint using a chemical stripper, brushes, patiente

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That took a lot of time, there was quite a lot of surface rust under the paint.
After a lot of time spent with hammer and dolly because there was a lot of dings, this is ready to be primed, painted and clear coated

I did buy some new rear panels, the old ones have both been previously badly repaired, welds, cracked bond, out of shape… Too much work compared to cheap brand new one

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I already done a classic resto(mod) with my VBA1t, I want to experience something else, it might be controversial for some people, but hey, let's give a try !

I'm going to built a rat's look PX, if I don't like I can always reverse to paint
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Great thread and nice PX! Subscribed.
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I think you got that just in time rust wise. Treated and sealed well and you will get a good few years before having to weld. Whatever you decide to do I am sure it will be right and a lot better than some near me do! LOL. I am sure it will make you smile every time you are out on it and that is the most important thing.
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Super stoked to see another PX saved! Can't wait to see whatcha do with it!
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Funny how it looked awful to start but isn't bad under. That means it's not a bodge. Bodges are the opposite. They look fabulous on the outside but have horrendous problems under the shine.
It looks like you're on your way to having a great solid scoot.
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I used some seam sealer everywhere after removing the old dried one

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I don't want some visible rust on hidden parts,

Anti rust primer on the underside of the chassis and into the rear panels, after a coat of rust converter

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Followed by 2 coats of chips protection

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I used some seam sealer everywhere after removing the old dried one

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I can see them.
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Usually can see the pics after you sign in
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Cool thread! Thanks for doing it!

(I can see the pics just fine too.)
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I want to protect the tunnel and the underside of the fuel tank with anti rust primer.

After a light sanding, a coat of rust converter and some seam sealer, the surface is ready but to access the tunnel I have to turn the chassis upside down because the spray can does not work head down

A bit tricky but went ok

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I had a few weird reactions between the rust converter and the primer but nothing serious, it is just cosmetic, well protected and will be invisible

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I also want to coat the non visible surfaces under the side panels

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Did a test panel for the rust

I took a new bare glovebox door, put some grey primer on, sanded the primer to mimic the leftover primer on the chassis and tried different methods to make the metal rust.

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Then I sprayed a coat of 2k clear coat to make sure it sticks properly to the surface

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The clear does not seem to be slick but that is normal, it will need at least 3 coats, the aim here was just to make sure it works.
I'll go for the top left method, make rust, spray a transparent rust converter that does not change the look of the rust and is a good base for clear coat.

To make the metal rust, there is no official proper technique, I used a combination of white vinegar + a little bit a salt (few grams for half liter), and the same + hydrogen peroxyde.

Now the fun part, make it rust !!
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What a long time I did not update !

Bit of artificial rust

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All the plastic parts will be painted with a grey/green color, black wheels, black trims...
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Turns out very cool! Great!
I always think about something similar but realizing how much work it is needs always stopped me.
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It's to my taste, as is any decent P/PX restoration/restomod. The lovely thing about Ps, apart from the better suspension, the disc brake (on later ones), the comfy seats and the 12v electronics and ignition is that you'll never/rarely need to worry about SEA bodges! Yes there are badly rebuilt examples, but the bad bits are rather obvious and in general easy to remedy. There are also enough of them that you can pick and choose, disregarding the ones with rotten frames or nasty accident damage.
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The fork needs some attention, as everything in fact...

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All gaskets, O-rings, bearings have been replaced, even the ones from the balancer (NOT an easy task !!)

all sanded and ready for anti-rust primer

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New brake drums but have surface defects, so sanded, then spot repair with putty, then sanded then primed

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Then black paint

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+ 2 coats of 2K clear

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My first idea was painting the Px in a grey/green paint (Ral 7009) but I changed my mind for a rusty look, as I already ordered some paint, I painted some plastics to have a look.

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Not clear coated yet, but looks ok to me. It is going to look different once associated to rust color... If I new before, I would have gone for a dark chocolate paint but as I already have it, I give it a chance ! If I don't like I will repaint the parts later
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Wow, very cool! Nice job Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
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Very nice!
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ColinBelgium wrote:
I used some seam sealer everywhere after removing the old dried one

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I don't want some visible rust on hidden parts,

Anti rust primer on the underside of the chassis and into the rear panels, after a coat of rust converter

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Followed by 2 coats of chips protection

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Bravo! Great thread. Thanks.
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Time for speedo refurbishment !

It is looking absolutely shit !

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The previous owner did cut a round piece of glass (not plastic !) and used some silicone to bound it to the speedo…

Time to disassemble that

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I ran some test, after a bit of cleaning, one track is cut, I had to solder a wire to pass through the cut. The board looks tired but works other than the cut

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The base plate is in bad shape

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I polished the plastic covers to have a look, the signs are gone but the plastic is ok !

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As you can see there is a crack into the window just above the rollers

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I decided to cut open the window

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The needle was broken and was barely standing, I removed it and discovered it was broken and glued to the pin

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Now it is time to take the base plate and the fuel gauge plate home to recreate the design

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A bit of work on fusion 360

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I then sent the files to the plotter
I also designed a Vespa logo, see on later pictures.

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I lightly sanded the plastic covers before applying the stickers to a nice surface for the clear coat to adhere to

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Now that I have the prints, I can sand

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Pay attention to these 2 holes, they should not be there

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After a close inspection, I realized someone drilled these 2 holes through the plate, AND THE ROLLERS !! WTF ?!

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About the rollers there is nothing I can do, but for the plates, I used a little bit of bondo
I also remove the pin stopper for the speedo needle as it can reach the zero position ! I'll place another one

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Also used some on the bezel as it was damaged

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I drilled a new hole for the needle stopper and painted the base plate, the fuel plate and the bezel. The masking of the plate is important, I have to leave a 2mm gap all around not painted in order to let the light go through to go trough the orange plate to illuminate the speedo at night

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I apply the stickers

The paint looks dull, I very lightly sanded it before sticking the stickers for the clear to properly adhere to the surface

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Time to clear everything, plus some other parts

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I sourced a used but in good shape needle, I painted the tip red in order to give more contrast

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I refit a new bezel and a new window, this is what it looks like now

Sorry for the strong light reflexions, I'll do some more pictures later

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Wow, really nice job! Clap emoticon I'm posting the original adjacent to compare.
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Absolutely great work! I always like to see how people restoring their speedos.
That holes in odometer rollers is crazy. Some people do lot of strange useless things with their poor little Vespas.
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Absolutely great work! I always like to see how people restoring their speedos.
That holes in odometer rollers is crazy. Some people do lot of strange useless things with their poor little Vespas.
Strange useless things or just stupid things !! I have no clue why someone has done that. On that bike he fitted a wood screw close to the rear bulb, through the holder, that was stupid but at least I understand why, the little brass bracket was broken so he drilled it. That was a stupid move, but the bulb still worked, so I can understand. Concerning the holes into the speedo, I can't figure out why...
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You are doing a good job with this scooter. Clap emoticon
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Wow… that is great work!
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Question about the speedo. Looks like the numbers aren't backlit.

Is it just the 2mm gap of clear plexi that illuminates it?

I spent a lot of time researching making backlit instruments for a flight simulator I built. I never ended up doing it as it was too complex and time consuming for the project.

Thanks
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I think the white paint used on the plate to form the lights and numbers was letting a little bit of light through, the light goes through the border of the plate through the orange which diffuses the light.

I could have done the base plate with green/grey vinyl and translucid white to illuminate the numbers but I could not find a green/grey corresponding color in vinyl.

I am actually measuring the speedo body to replicate with a 3D resin printer to get rid of the ribbon contacting shit at the back, using light sockets and a mini wire loom that will plug directly into the scooter loom, I'll be able to use better light bulbs and get a way better back light
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Cool! Thank you.
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The PX is now fully built ! I need to go through inspection to be able to register and insure.

I really dont like the rear massive and ugly PX tail light...

So I bought a V50 special tail light

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As it has only 1 light support, I got a dual light support, for the city light and the brake light, the V50 special only has city light

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I cut the single support and add the dual one

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Now here is the dilemma, for inspection I need a light for the registration plate. On the regular PX tail light, city light illuminates the bottom on the light through a clear plastic the plate. In the case of the V50 tail light, it does not work, I'm going to design a license plate light holder.

I will 3d print the holder, using fusion 360 to design it, I have quite a lot of spare time to do it, winter is the best moment to spend some time at home on the computer...

Here is the part, modeling in Fusion 360. I want to re use the light support I cut from the V50 tail light, I don't want to drill some holes for the wires, they have to go through the rods that will support the housing.

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I did print a few prototypes

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I changed the angles, I prefer a more rounded piece.
The blue one is the final piece, the green one is made in PLA, basic plastic, easy to print, good for prototypes, the blue one is the final one, printed in PETG-CF, another kind of plastic, more heat resistant and reinforced with 30% of carbon fibers.

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I sanded the part and made sure the concept of inside tubular works with threaded tubes for the wire to pass through

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Then the part is coated with a light filler and sanded, ready for paint

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Now painted and clear coated with the tail light cover and the front mudguard ornement that I forgot to paint before

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Time to assemble

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I cut a piece of poly carbonate clear to make a cover for the light, with holes to dissipate the heat from the light bulb

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I made a big conception error, I forgot to design a way to hold the window so I used screws and a washers, the washers hold the cover. I should have designed a rail to hold the cover, with an insertion from the back, flush to the back of the housing ! Maybe if I print version 2.0 I'll modify the design...

I also designed a seal, in between the frame and the license plate light housing

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This seal in 3d printed in TPU (flex, like rubber)

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With the V50 tail light

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With he license plate light holder.
I you look closely the V50 modified support, you will see that there is a return of both city light wire and ground, they are connections for the license plate light bulb.

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It works great, the Vespa passed inspection with flying colors.

A few random pics from the garage, I'll make some more later in the sun (if sun dares to show, here in Belgium we haven't seen sun for more than a month now !)

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I purchased a repro speedometer, the custom one is on my bench for now, I'm re designing it totally for better lightning and to get rid of the connection ribbon. I'll retain of course the custom base plate I made before. I'll also get rid of the rear view mirror, that was only for the inspection. I'll 3d print my own design.


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I've made a custom sticker also !

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Totally diggin it man!
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Absolutely cool!
I see that dual bulb support is from SIP right? Can you please give part number of it?
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I have to admit i was a bit skeptical when you first started the project, but came out super awesome looking! Fantastic work Colin!
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roland87 wrote:
Absolutely cool!
I see that dual bulb support is from SIP right? Can you please give part number of it?
Yes from SIP, part n° 56259290
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Unique and well executed. Congrats!

Super fun.
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I'm all for you doing it your way! Isn't that what it's all about? Great job, very unique!
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Thanks !

Now that exterior is done, I'm going to modify the engine, or try to source a P200 or rally cases to built a proper touring engine full of power but reliable, around 30 HP would be nice.
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You should start a speedo restoration business. Loved your side cowl badge. Reminds me of the movie European Vacation with Chevy Chase!
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Concerning speedos I'm working on the PX one, to get rid of the shitty connecting ribbon for a deutsch connector. I'm currently printing a 3D housing prototype
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Got a reflexion concerning the oil container for the mix as my PX has no oil mixer.

I designed a holder for the oil bottle to store it vertically into the glove box.

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The bottle slides in and out with no difficulty without beeing loose or tight, just perfect
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