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Restoring a 68 Super for a friend and parts of the body are shot, bits welded in etc.

What body parts are available? Can you get the legshield for example?

Cheers
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Floor panels are available as well as front mudguard and side cowls. Beyond that, you might be better off sourcing another frame.
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I just bought a floor/legshield and a horncast from Scooter-Center. It was $260 AUD delivered, which is pretty damn good I reckon. You can get cowls and front guards new too of course.
I'm hoping to put it together in the next few weeks.

I was pretty inspired by Hans from Holland, read it here '67 V50 resto

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It's good to know that those parts are available.
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1974 Vespa Sprint Veloce, 1963 VBB 180 Custom
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you can build a complete small frame from parts, all from SIP. Things are out there, that aren't on the radar of the US shops. That being said, you have to be pretty good with a welder to replace that stuff yourself.
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Ginch wrote:
I just bought a floor/legshield and a horncast from Scooter-Center. It was $260 AUD delivered, which is pretty damn good I reckon. You can get cowls and front guards new too of course.
I'm hoping to put it together in the next few weeks.

I was pretty inspired by Hans from Holland, read it here '67 V50 resto

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Fantastic!!! Thanks for the heads up, this will make it much easier indeed and i wont be doing the welding thank God!!
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GreenGT03 wrote:
Fantastic!!! Thanks for the heads up, this will make it much easier indeed and i wont be doing the welding thank God!!
I have a good friend who offered to do some TIG welding for me, but when he looked at the stuff suggested I simply get it spot-welded as original. Don't know why that hadn't occured to me...
I'd need to put it together with a few pop rivets and take it somewhere to get that done. It shouldn't take too long so shouldn't cost much, and as he pointed out the spot weld will only do the actual weld when it has enough pressure on it. So I'm thinking it'll be possible to get an almost factory look.
That is, until I start waving the spraygun around!
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I often see dismembered body bits on ebay.it (Italy)...that is, Vespa bits.
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Ginch wrote:
GreenGT03 wrote:
Fantastic!!! Thanks for the heads up, this will make it much easier indeed and i wont be doing the welding thank God!!
I have a good friend who offered to do some TIG welding for me, but when he looked at the stuff suggested I simply get it spot-welded as original. Don't know why that hadn't occured to me...
I'd need to put it together with a few pop rivets and take it somewhere to get that done. It shouldn't take too long so shouldn't cost much, and as he pointed out the spot weld will only do the actual weld when it has enough pressure on it. So I'm thinking it'll be possible to get an almost factory look.
That is, until I start waving the spraygun around!
ur friend is right mate, spot welded is what u need to attach those body bits, i just did that when i change my veloce floorboard and instead of using metal i use brass to do the spot welded and it sure does stronger

good luck with the project and cheer
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seen any sprint ausi frames going up for sale




ive got some straight leggies but can sell them yet
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jwilliams wrote:
I often see dismembered body bits on ebay.it (Italy)...that is, Vespa bits.
lol!
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