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by cartmel808
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

Lovely. I used to hate things like this, but I've come to appreciate them now. So much so that I'll finish one myself on Thursday night. What motor have you got in.? Cheers Hendy - I’m really happy with now it’s all done. it has a px200 lump with 221 polini top end & reed conversion. Sent from my i...
by cartmel808
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

Stole some more garage time over the weekend & I managed to get it all buttoned up... cables connected - lights, switches, horn & speedo wired-up - brake hose connected, primed & bled - tank & fuel pump plumbed in and seat fitted. Put some fuel in it & it fired-up 3rd kick! https://uploads.tapatalk-...
by cartmel808
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: glacial paced lambretta hotel
Replies: 25
Views: 1570

Re: glacial paced lambretta hotel

Nice work.


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by cartmel808
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

T5-190 wrote:Very nice work, just my type of resto. This old Vespa has earned every bit of its patina. Any thoughts on the seat you're going to use ?
Not thought about a seat yet, I may just re-cover the original seat base for now.


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by cartmel808
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

hendy wrote:Looks lovely and I'm in about the same situation myself with an LI. I'll bet you wouldn't be doing this if Shaun was still around though [emoji22].
Too right Hendy - me little pal would have had his hands in in for sure... god rest his soul.


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by cartmel808
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

garry inglis wrote:thats a cracking job cartmell 808 it looks great the patina it sat well on your workmate did you bolt it down
Cheers Garry - and yes the workmate served well as a makeshift bench. I just fixed the frame to it through the stand bolt holes.


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by cartmel808
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

Everything underneath the panels in new & upgraded - with a nice kitted PX 221 Reed motor, quality suspension, hydraulic disc brake, Tubeless rims, ect... The vision in my head was more of preserved, survivor look - but this does look very scruffy & more of just a neglected, scruffy rat... however I...
by cartmel808
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

Had another go last night & managed to get the fork & front end in aswell as the engine... so it’s now sitting on its wheels & this is pretty much where I’m up to. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190629/d6144678c830dd1fe3e049e1cb90f8c2.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190629/7f3efd8109b0b8e...
by cartmel808
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

I stated putting it back together last weekend and got the new new loom & cables ran through the frame, riveted the floor runners on, which wasn’t too bad s I re-used the original runners - fitted the leggie trims & tool box - plus fitted & wired the rear light, horn & brake light switch & wax oiled...
by cartmel808
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Council Estate Custom
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Council Estate Custom

Despite the poor condition of the og paint, I still didn’t want to get t blasted & painted - so I smoothed it all down with scotch pads & gave it all a couple of coats of clear lacquer to seal it. The paint looks even worse in the flesh than in the pics - but its all relatively straight (despite som...