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T5-190
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:48 am

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 ?

cartmel808
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:07 am

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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Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am

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 .
Too right Hendy - me little pal would have had his hands in in for sure... god rest his soul.


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Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:23 pm

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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sean brady scooters
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:27 pm

love it Graham ..:)
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cartmel808
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 pm

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!

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Just need to get it reg’d with dvla now.


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hendy
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:30 pm

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.?

cartmel808
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am

hendy wrote: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.



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