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I don't have a welder OR a straight leg-shield to use as a template.

If you have one and you don't mind letting me Borough/Buy/Have it, I'd appreciate it!

-also if you have ever used an alternative means, pray do tell...

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After my little run in with a curb last week, I could use one of those myself.
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I could really use one! Maybe someone could make a cardboard template and we could turn it into a suitable dolly.
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I'd pay 10 bucks+shipping.... maybe more!... someone out there with a straight legsheild & the equipment:

MAKE THESE, you could sell them to suckas like ME!

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hard work
the easiest way to get dings outta ya leggys is External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text ... thats what i did with mine and i dont think it looks bad at all Razz emoticon
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Sort of on topic,...as you might need this tool as well.

My buddy took a large pair of vice grips, welded a couple pieces of steel rod that were the same diameter as the bead thats crimped into the vespa legshield to where the teeth on the vicegrips normally are, and then basically uses that to re-crimp that curve whenever it gets banged up. He just puts the rod part of the tool into the bead, adjusts the vice grip tension, and then basically squeezes it back into being straight.

Clever tool. Would be mega simple to make, too.
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Rover Eric wrote:
Sort of on topic,...as you might need this tool as well.

My buddy took a large pair of vice grips, welded a couple pieces of steel rod that were the same diameter as the bead thats crimped into the vespa legshield to where the teeth on the vicegrips normally are, and then basically uses that to re-crimp that curve whenever it gets banged up. He just puts the rod part of the tool into the bead, adjusts the vice grip tension, and then basically squeezes it back into being straight.

Clever tool. Would be mega simple to make, too.
it is a clever tool. in two guy's nights, with a dolly and that bead too, he made greg's primavera into a vespa shaped bike. that thing looked catastrophic before he started. someone crashed into a parking lot cement thingy at the vespa dealer when it was new. forty years later, it is vespa shaped again.
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Jeff - next time you're over at Mineers and see that tool, snap a pic to show what we're talking about.
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Rover Eric wrote:
Jeff - next time you're over at Mineers and see that tool, snap a pic to show what we're talking about.
nema problema, senor.
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kslater wrote:
I could really use one! Maybe someone could make a cardboard template and we could turn it into a suitable dolly.
genius idea
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I agree, that probably would work better than the dolly i posted picts of...

although it still requires a welder...

super curious to see the pict when its possible....

again, someone could make a killing selling these...

... in other news... i got my sticky hands on some OG trim, any proxies replacement for an OG trim installation tool?

can opener?
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Really, the installation tool isn't a whole lot more complex than a large can opener.

It's basically a pair of pliers with 2 plastic wheels on them....one concave, one convex. You squeeze them down on the trim and then sorta have to pull the tool downward to advance the crimp along.

I would actually prefer a tool with a crank on it, like a can opener, to keep the force evenly applied. With the indian tool, as you're pulling downward, you can move off the mark and crimp the trim at different degrees of "on the bead", so to speak. It's sad that it's the only tool for the job, because it's not a very good tool.
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Here is the crimp tool. You can make many different variations in different lengths. I like the dolly idea though. It could really help to get the shape back.
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rex2gsu,

What's the diameter of that rod and of the partial piece of tube on the other side?

I don't (yet) have a welding rig, so I'll either have to bother my brother or go at it with the torch and some brazing rod.
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The rod is 1/4" and the tube is 3/8"
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