*Finished*.... Project Motovespa 150s (My Virgin Resto)

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cartmel808
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Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:55 pm

Decided I wanted to try my hand @ doing my own restoration - so after a short search, I bought this little 1965 Motovespa 150s last May, as a project to 'pop me cherry' on..

This is how it looked the day I got it home - original engine (non-runner), and mostly complete & original - bar some missing body trims, and having the added bonus of several top coats of brush applied household gloss!!??....
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Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:02 pm

How the f**k do you post pics on here!?...

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Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:14 pm

right click the image.

select copy image url.

Paste it in here

Select it

Click on the img button
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Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:15 pm

Except that doesn't work with Flickr
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Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:19 pm

But you can do it with a lot of mucking about viewing the source code of the Flickr page.

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Very nice.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:37 pm

Thanks.... I think?

Still haven't a clue how you did that - and I was planning to build up to that very image you've posted - so you kind of wrecked my plans for posting a whole threat of before/after images of the resto!! :lol:

I'm really shite with this social media malarkey.... :(

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Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:06 am

Right - I'll try again.....

As I said.... Decided I wanted to try my hand @ doing my own restoration - so after a short search, I bought this little 1965 Motovespa 150s last May, as a project to 'pop me cherry' on..

This is how it looked the day I got it home - original engine (non-runner), and mostly complete & original - bar some missing body trims, and having the added bonus of several top coats of brush applied household gloss!!??....

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025 by dent.graham, on Flickr

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Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:34 am

It looks a bit on the p155 to me, I'd want it jigged up.

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Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:53 am

Juan wrote:It looks a bit on the p155 to me, I'd want it jigged up.
Your right -its was 'a bit on the p155' Juan....

Got it all disassembled & ready for paint removal - and standing over it, looking down @ the front end you could see that the leg shields were slightly offset to the rest of the body. :o

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So before going any further I had the frame jigged - and it was found to be twisted around the base of the fork tube, so had to cut out an envelope @ the bottom of the fork tunnel, get it straightened & re-aligned, weld in some strengthening plates - and close it back up.... If you look closely @ pics 1+2 you can see a big nasty weld across where the original factory seam normally is - this is where the issue was. Now its all put back together properly, and the frame seam again looks like it did when it came out of the factory.. :D
Everything sits nice & straight now & wheel alignment is spot on also.. :D

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Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:33 am

Sent some of the body panels away to be Chemically Dipped - got most of the paint off (there was at least 5-6 different coats - inc the original), but didn't really do a great job @ removing any surface rust.

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Anyway - my painter wasn't at all happy with the results achieved by the Chemical Stripping process - so he had everything sent away to be glass bead blasted, which got much better results...

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