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Don't know if you folks remember the orange GS 150 that I picked up last year. Just about done with my first restoration. Tried to get as close to original as possible. Used original parts, paint codes from Eric Rover and Bar Italia. All appropriate hardware was removed, cleaned, and CAD plated. Shock got a new phosphate coat. Still need to get parts rechromed. Engine completely rebuilt.

Still have 1 more part order for rubber, exhaust, seat cover, and misc parts. If anyone has a seat bracket for sale please let me know. Only part that I am missing. Also working out the dents in the legshield trim and hope to be done with that soon.

I've learned a lot and its been really fun.

Thanks for all the info.
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Jamie, The GS looks great. 8)

You are almost there, keep us posted.

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Are those period turn signals in the first pic?
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I remember it, great job! Almost there
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Those turn signals were added on by someone over the years. They drilled a bunch of holes into the legshield and the cowls.

The guy who did the body and paint filled the holes, did a good job reshaping the cowls (no bondo) and the paint job. He normally restores micro cars but also does scooters. I would recommend him. Good guy and reasonably priced.

http://www.petescustomcoachbuilding.com/
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Question for everyone?

Is there normally a gasket that goes between the tank and the frame? If so, is it necessary and can one just be made with rubber, cork, etc?

Thanks.
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There is a gasket that goes between the tank and the body. The very early ones were felt and the later rubber. They are readily available but difficult to make your own. From memory about 4 to 5mm thick.

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Looking good! I've been checking on your blog every so often. I'd love to see your DIY work on the legshield trim. Mine is a bit banged up. I've thought about trying to restore it myself but it would be an expensive lesson to learn if I knackered it.
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Nice!!

Get it done and rolling for Summer!

Is the '52 next?
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Thanks Everyone.

Got most of the electrical done today and some small bits.

Plum...I gonna wait on the '52 for a bit. I think my wife is threatening divorce
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wow, nice job. love that silver
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Nice work Jaime. I have been following your blog and it good to see your progress. I am very inspired.
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Needs some tweaking, but it is alive.

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Some more. Getting there.

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she sure is purty. you did a nice job. sounds great too.
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nice work!
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O hell yes...

Did you stick with the 6v battery assist spark?

2 weeks since you posted those first pics!! 8) Clap emoticon 8) Clap emoticon 8) Clap emoticon
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you've got a beauty there!



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Thanks everybody. I did stick with the 6V battery assist. I think I am going to add a switch between the battery and the rectifer to keep the battery from draining.

Got the rest of the small parts today and will put those on soon. I took the horn apart and didn't take photos. Must have tried 20 different combinations to get it to beep. Still don't have a seat bracket but rigged something up in the meantime.

Started tearing down the '52 engine also. Laughing emoticon
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Have you considered using a newer solid-state rectifier?

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vespa-sports/message/12549
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momp thanks for the link! I'm gonna try and keep it stock, but that is a great thread.

There is a lot of good info over there on GS's. I wish they would change the navigation though. Hard to find threads.
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Absolutely beautiful! More please
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