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Old 27th August 2011, 20:29   #76
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What was the last year Bajaj Super came with a rectangular head light? Same question goes for Bajaj Chetak as well.
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But i am not sure about Chetak. We have one chetak advertisement from 1978 in another thread which shows chetak with rectangular lamp.
I have an old pocket book (published in the year 1982) that has pictures and specifications of popular motorcycles (and some scooters) that ruled the roads in those days. The Bajaj Chetak was one of the scooters listed! The year when the production started is given as 1971 and the picture shows a trapezoid head light.

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AFAK 70's cheatak were the ones to sport those trapezoid then it came to super.
Spot on Bala! Chetaks from the early 70s indeed had a trapezoid head light! See the pictures attached from the book mentioned above. Apologies for the poor quality as the the pictures were taken from a cell phone camera.

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This was my painters stupidity had left the body to dry after applying asthar(some form of preotection) in the sun and in the wet grass seen traces of rust on the new floor board though my painter says it will go once its rubbed with sand paper.
How long was the scooter body kept on wet grass? Hope that the rust is not too much. Ensure that the surface is back to normal before proceeding with the paint job. It is really a pain to restore vehicles in the monsoons. March to June are the best months for such projects. All the best!

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The Bajaj Chetak was one of the scooters listed! The year when the production started is given as 1971 and the picture shows a trapezoid head light.
That's odd! 1971 was still the production year for the Vespa 150! twas only in 1972 or 73 that the first Bajaj, the 150 was introduced! AFAIK Chetak didnt come out until tjhe late 70s, one of our family friends in our old colony were among the first ones to buy one in 1977. They had got it without the long waiting period by paying in foreign exchange!
It was a tomato red one, later painted in a beigey colour. They had it until 10 years ago or so.
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That's odd! 1971 was still the production year for the Vespa 150! twas only in 1972 or 73 that the first Bajaj, the 150 was introduced! AFAIK Chetak didnt come out until tjhe late 70s, one of our family friends in our old colony were among the first ones to buy one in 1977.
I am also not sure when exactly the production of Bajaj Chetak commenced. The book that I mentioned in my previous post says 1971. Wikipedia and some other blogs/sites on Bajaj Chetak give the starting year of production as 1972. All very confusing!! Here are some of the links that I found:

Bajaj Chetak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

RIP, Bajaj Chetak (1972-2005) : 2strokebuzz

Marketing Practice: Bajaj Chetak (1972-2005) :RIP

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I am also not sure when exactly the production of Bajaj Chetak commenced. The book that I mentioned in my previous post says 1971. Wikipedia and some other blogs/sites on Bajaj Chetak give the starting year of production as 1972. All very confusing!! Here are some of the links that I found:
If my reckoning is correct, they are actually mistaking the Chetak as the first and maybe even the ONLY Bajaj scooter ever made! Probably because the Chetak has been the most popular and longest selling (under that name) model among Bajaj scooters. So they wouldve thought that it was the first (and only) one and since Bajaj-badged scooters first came out (replacing the Vespa) in 1972, they wouldve presumed it was the Chetak.
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How long was the scooter body kept on wet grass? Hope that the rust is not too much. Ensure that the surface is back to normal before proceeding with the paint job. It is really a pain to restore vehicles in the monsoons. March to June are the best months for such projects. All the best!

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Hi rahul bhai

I guess the scooter was kept for entire day in the sun but in the wet grass
keeping fingers crossed that the project comes through as expected.
It is really a pain to restore vehicles in the monsoons.thanks for the wishes.

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Sibce the discusson was on history of bajaj chetaks yes i recollect that the flat handled ones were introduced sometime post 1973 however I found this article on the history of vespa while surfing which gives information about the history
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VESPA HISTORY

Enrico Piaggio
Piaggio was founded in Genoa in 1884 by twenty-year-old Rinaldo Piaggio. The first activity of Rinaldo's factory was luxury ship fitting. But by the end of the century, Piaggio was also producing rail carriages, goods vans, luxury coaches and engines, trams and special truck bodies.


World War I brought a new diversification that was to distinguish Piaggio activities for many decades. The company started producing aeroplanes and seaplanes. At the same time, new plants were springing up. In 1917 Piaggio bought a new plant in Pisa, and four years later it took over a small plant in Pontedera which first became the centre of aeronautical production (propellers, engines and complete aircraft) and then, after World War II, witnessed the birth of the iconic Vespa.


The war, a radical watershed for the entire Italian economy, was equally important for Piaggio. The Pontedera plant built the state-of-the-art four-engine P 108 equipped with a 1,500-bhp Piaggio engine in passenger and bomber versions.

However Piaggio’s aeronautical plants in Tuscany (Pontedera and Pisa) were important military targets and on August 31, 1943 they were razed to the ground by Allied bombers, after the retreating Germans had already mined the pillars of the buildings and irrevocably damaged the plants.

To rebuild the Pontedera plants, Enrico Piaggio asked the Allies, who then occupied part of the grounds and of the buildings still standing, to arrange for the machinery transferred to Germany and Biella in northern Italy to be brought back.

This was done rapidly and Armando and Enrico Piaggio then began the process of rebuilding. The hardest task went to Enrico, who was responsible for the destroyed plants of Pontedera and Pisa.



Enrico Piaggio’s decision to enter the light mobility business was based on economic assessments and sociological considerations. It took shape thanks to the successful co-operation of the aeronautical engineer and inventor Corradino D’Ascanio (1891-1981).


A motor scooter was produced, based on a small motorcycle made for parachutists. The prototype, known as the MP 5, was nicknamed “Paperino” (the Italian name for Donald Duck) because of its strange shape, but Enrico Piaggio did not like it, and he asked Corradino D’Ascanio to redesign it.

But the aeronautical designer did not like motorcycles. He found them uncomfortable and bulky, with wheels that were difficult to change after a puncture. Worse still, the drive chain made them dirty. However, his aeronautical experience found the answer to every problem.

To eliminate the chain he imagined a vehicle with a stress-bearing body and direct mesh; to make it easier to ride, he put the gear lever on the handlebar; to make tyre changing easier he designed not a fork, but a supporting arm similar to an aircraft carriage.


Finally, he designed a body that would protect the driver so that he would not get dirty or dishevelled. Decades before the spread of ergonomic studies, the riding position of the Vespa was designed to let you sit comfortably and safely, not balanced dangerously as on a high-wheel motorcycle.

Corradino D’Ascanio only needed a few days to refine his idea and prepare the first drawings of the Vespa, first produced in Pontedera in April 1946. It got its name from Enrico Piaggio himself who, looking at the MP 6 prototype with its wide central part where the rider sat and the narrow “waist”, exclaimed, “It looks like a wasp!” And so the Vespa was born.

On April 23, 1946 Piaggio & C. S.p.A. filed a patent with the Central Patents Office for inventions, models and brand names at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Florence, for “a motor cycle with a rational complex of organs and elements with body combined with the mudguards and bonnet covering all the mechanical parts”.

In a short space of time the Vespa was presented to the public, provoking contrasting reactions. However, Enrico Piaggio did not hesitate to start mass production of two thousand units of the first Vespa 98 cc.

The new vehicle made its society debut at Rome’s elegant Golf Club, in the presence of U.S. General Stone who represented the Allied military government. Italians saw the Vespa for the first time in the pages of Motor (March 24, 1946) and on the black and white cover of La Moto on April 15, 1946.


The Vespa became the Piaggio product par excellence, while Enrico personally tested prototypes and new models. His business prospects transcended national frontiers and by 1953, thanks to his untiring determination, there were more than ten thousand Piaggio service points throughout the world, including America and Asia. By then the Vespa Clubs counted over 50,000 members, all opposed to the “newborn” Innocenti Lambretta.

No less than twenty thousand Vespa enthusiasts turned up at the Italian “Vespa Day” in 1951. Riding a Vespa was synonymous with freedom, with agile exploitation of space and with easier social relationships. The new scooter had become the symbol of a lifestyle that left its mark on its age: in the cinema, in literature and in advertising, the Vespa appeared endlessly among the most significant symbols of a changing society.


In 1950, just four years from its debut, the Vespa was manufactured in Germany by Hoffman-Werke of Lintorf; the following year licensees opened in Great Britain (Douglas of Bristol) and France (ACMA of Paris); production began in Spain in 1953 at Moto Vespa of Madrid, now Piaggio España, followed immediately by Jette, outside Brussels.

Plants sprang up in Bombay and Brazil; the Vespa reached the USA, and its enormous popularity drew the attention of the Reader’s Digest, which wrote a long article about it. But that magical period was only the beginning. Soon the Vespa was produced in 13 countries and marketed in 114, including Australia, South Africa (where it was known as the “Bromponie”, or moor pony), Iran and China. And it was copied: on June 9, 1957, Izvestia reported the start of production in Kirov, in the USSR, of the Viatka 150 cc, an almost perfect clone of the Vespa.

Piaggio had begun very early on to extend its range into the light transport sector. In 1948, soon after the birth of the Vespa, production of the three-wheeler Ape van (the Italian for “bee”) derived from the scooter began, and the vehicle was an immediate success for its many possible uses. Numerous imaginative versions of the Vespa appeared, some from Piaggio itself, but mainly from enthusiasts - for example, the Vespa Sidecar, or the Vespa-Alpha of 1967, developed with Alpha-Wallis for Dick Smart, a screen secret agent, which could race on the road, fly, and even be used on or underwater.

The French army had a few Vespa models built specially to carry arms and bazookas, and others that could be parachuted together with the troops. Even the Italian army asked Piaggio for a parachutable scooter.


While the Lambretta was starting to enjoy some success, the Vespa was being copied and imitated in a thousand ways: but the uniqueness of the vehicle ensured Piaggio a very long period of success, so much so that in November 1953, the 500,000th unit left the line, followed by the one millionth in June 1956.

In 1960 the Vespa passed the two million mark; in 1970 it reached four million, and over ten million in 1988, making it a unique phenomenon in the motorised two-wheeler sector it has sold over 16 million units to date. From 1946 to 1965, the year Enrico Piaggio died, 3,350,000 Vespas were manufactured in Italy alone: one for every fifty inhabitants.

The boom of the Vespa, and the different business prospects of the Piaggio brothers, with Enrico concentrating on light individual mobility in Tuscany and Armando on the aeronautical business in Liguria, led the company to split. On February 22, 1964, Enrico Piaggio acquired the share in Piaggio & C. S.p.A. held by his brother Armando, who then founded “Rinaldo Piaggio Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche” (I.A.M. Rinaldo Piaggio).


The Vespa 50 had appeared the previous year, 1963, following the introduction of a law in Italy making a numberplate obligatory on two-wheelers over 50 cc. The new scooter was exempt from this law and was an immediate success. In Italy sales of vehicles with numberplates decreased by 28 per cent in 1965 compared to the previous year.

On the other hand, the Vespa, with its new “50” series, was a great success. The light Vespa was a successful addition to the Piaggio range and this displacement is still in production. To date almost 3,500,000 Vespa 50s have been built in different models and versions, the latest being the ET4 50 launched in autumn 2000. It is the first four stroke Vespa 50cc, and has a record range of over 500 km with a full tank.

The Vespa PX (125, 150 and 200cc) is the biggest sales success in the entire history of the Vespa. It is the “original vintage” - launched in 1977, it has sold over two million units, and as such is a favourite among those with a sense of nostalgia but also with the younger market.


The Vespa also has a racing career behind it. In Europe back in the Fifties, it took part, often successfully, in regular motor cycle races (speed and off-road), as well as unusual sporting ventures.

In 1952 the Frenchman Georges Monneret built an “amphibious Vespa” for the Paris-London race and successfully crossed the Channel on it. The previous year Piaggio itself had built a Vespa 125cc prototype for speed racing, and it set the world speed record for a flying kilometre at an average of 171.102 km/h.

The Vespa also scored a great success at the 1951 “International 6 Days” in Varese, winning 9 gold medals, the best of the Italian motorcycles. That same year saw the first of innumerable rallies with the Vespa: an expedition to the Congo, which was to be the first of a series of incredible journeys on a scooter that was intended primarily to solve the problems of urban and intercity traffic.

Giancarlo Tironi, an Italian University student, reached the Arctic Circle on a Vespa. The Argentine Carlos Velez crossed the Andes from Buenos Aires to Santiago del Chile. Year after year, the Vespa gained popularity among adventure holiday enthusiasts: Roberto Patrignani rode one from Milan to Tokyo; Soren Nielsen in Greenland; James P. Owen from the USA to Tierra del Fuego; Santiago Guillen and Antonio Veciana from Madrid to Athens; Wally Bergen on a grand tour of the Antilles; the Italians Valenti and Rivadulla in a tour of Spain; Miss Warral from London to Australia and back; the Australian Geoff Dean took one on a round-the-world tour.

Pierre Delliere, Sergeant in the French Air Force, reached Saigon in 51 days from Paris, going through Afghanistan. The Swiss Giuseppe Morandi travelled 6,000 km, much of it in the desert, on a Vespa he had bought in 1948. Ennio Carrega went from Genoa to Lapland and back in 12 days.


Two Danish journalists Elizabeth and Erik Thrane, a brother and sister, reached Bombay on a Vespa. And it is impossible to count the many European scooter riders who have reached the North Cape on their Vespas.

Few know that in 1980 two Vespa PX 200s ridden by M. Simonot and B. Tcherniawsky reached the finishing line of the second Paris-Dakar rally. Four-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Henri Pescarolo helped the French team put together by Jean-François Piot.



The Vespa continues to travel: in 1992 Giorgio Bettinelli, writer and journalist, left Rome on a Vespa and reached Saigon in March 1993. In 1994-95 he rode a Vespa 36,000 km from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. In 1995-96 he travelled from Melbourne to Cape Town - over 52,000 km in 12 months. In 1997 he started out from Chile, reaching Tasmania after three years and 150,000 km on his Vespa across the Americas, Siberia, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. All in all, Bettinelli has travelled 254,000 km on a Vespa.

Below are the pictures of celebrities who drove vespa

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Wow thats an interesting info Sushil.. Thanks for sharing..

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If my reckoning is correct, they are actually mistaking the Chetak as the first and maybe even the ONLY Bajaj scooter ever made! Probably because the Chetak has been the most popular and longest selling (under that name) model among Bajaj scooters. So they wouldve thought that it was the first (and only) one and since Bajaj-badged scooters first came out (replacing the Vespa) in 1972, they wouldve presumed it was the Chetak.
I agree shyam that there is some confusion regarding when exactly chetak was manufactured. The oldest chetak i have seen on road was 1977-78. Surprisingly the older chetaks ie. manufactured between 1972-76 are so rare to see on road. I am dying to see one personally. To me the chetak with trapezoidal head lamp looks somewhat more mascular than the one with conventional round head lamp. Hope i get one to add to my stables.

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Wow thats an interesting info Sushil.. Thanks for sharing..



I agree shyam that there is some confusion regarding when exactly chetak was manufactured. The oldest chetak i have seen on road was 1977-78. Surprisingly the older chetaks ie. manufactured between 1972-76 are so rare to see on road. I am dying to see one personally. To me the chetak with trapezoidal head lamp looks somewhat more mascular than the one with conventional round head lamp. Hope i get one to add to my stables.

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Hi Priyadarshan,
Thanks for the compliments, I agree that the chetak with trapezoidal head lamp looks somewhat more mascular than the one with conventional round head lamp, hope that you get the vintage chetak added soon to your stable. All the best

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Thanks for the compliments, I agree that the chetak with trapezoidal head lamp looks somewhat more mascular than the one with conventional round head lamp, hope that you get the vintage chetak added soon to your stable. All the best

Thank you Sushil.. Your bajaj 150 restoration has been an inspiration for me and i am thinking of taking out my father's old bajaj super and restore her..

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Thank you Sushil.. Your bajaj 150 restoration has been an inspiration for me and i am thinking of taking out my father's old bajaj super and restore her..

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Hi Priyadarshan,

Its indeed a pleasure for me to know that you are getting inspired by my efforts to restore my fathers scooter to retain her in his memory, Thanks again for the same.

I would suggest go ahead and restore her to her former glory ...start out by chalking out a plan and seek loads of inputs from your father by requesting him to tell you how she looked when he had bought her new. Note each word that he says on paper and go right ahead .
All the best for the same.

During the restoration process and even once its completed always remember its not just a painting job or engine overhaul which restores the scooter its goes deeper in which the heart is involved.
So seek the blessings of your parents and go right ahead brother, start your own thread and share your fathers story with all of us.

ALL THE BEST

Most important part of this post is :
Three cheers for your father for still retaining her and to you for thinking of restoring her.

If you need any help on the project let me know I will be happy to help you with the little knowledge I have on the same

Take Care and Keep smiling Always
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Hi Everyone

I am back with the updates. Had an opportunity to visit my painter today and was glad to note that work has started in full swing
He has started the rubbing process of the body to get that smooth finish,
Since tomorrow being Eid he is closed for 2 days but said will be back on friday hopefully the body should be ready for paint by this weekend.

He also assured me that now that he is not having any other projects in mind he is peacefully going to work on my scooter and he is no longer trusting the climate so is not removing the body out of his shop and is doing work inside only. he has also assured me that the superficial under body rust wil be removed before the under body is prepared for paint.

Could not take many photographs as was in a mad rush to go to work.

however just a few Pictures for you all .... Enjoy folks

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A good job done by my denter is seen in the third picture where in we can see that beautiful arch above the grill slots.

More pictures to follow soon.

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I am pleased to know that the work is being done on a regular basis and we are nearing the end of the project.

Had been to the Painter Yesterday and the body is almost completed for the painting work. The Rubbing for the entire body is completed the finish was really smooth . For giving additional protection to the body before he commences painting he has applied the second coat of asthar (a form of protection in his own jargon) which would be rubbed off with the sand paper before the actual painting process begins .

Enclosing pictures for you all

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On the Image above the spots that are seen in the body will be filled with minimum putty and rubbed off to give that smooth body. The below image explains the same.

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More Pictures follow...

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Since its Sunday today ,the paint shop is closed I will be going along with my painter to the paint shop with the RGB code of original colour (244, 164, 96). Since I had some images of which I got from antiquevespa.com, based on the inputs from my elders in the family with the help of Coral Paint shop I created some images which are pretty close to how the original scooter looked.
Experts comment if this was almost same to the original colour of bajaj150 or a bit darker with Brick like tinge. Anjan Sir eagerly awaitng your inputs.

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One more thing is my painter suggested a brand of 2K paint called BILUX 2K never heard of it so when I checked the asian page website found the following information




Although Polyurethane (PU) paints have a number of advantages over Alkyd and Nitrocellulose paints, its high cost was a deterrent. It was beyond the reach of a certain segment
of consumers who wanted the same look and feel as that of PU paints at affordable prices. To cater to this slot of customers, Bilux was introduced by Asian PPG in December 2001 with a focus towards understanding customer needs and providing enhanced value for cost. This attempt would encourage all Alkyd and Nitrocellulose paint users to upgrade to a Polyurethane paint system.
Bilux PU is the paint of the new generation. This product is ideal for top coating jobs of vehicles that are old as well as the ones that need to be touched up in PU paint.
The product range available in this brand are Putty (Polyester Putty and Light weight polyester putty), PU Finish, Clears (PU Clear, High Gloss Clear, Premium Clear, Matt Clear, and Industrial Clear), Thinners (PU Thinner, Fast Thinner, Slow Thinner), Primers (PU PS Grey, Etch Primer, Epoxy Primer, 1K Primer, Plastic Primer), Hardeners (PU Hardener and Industrial Hardener) and special products (PU Matt Black).


Since I am unable to understand if the above is a 2K paint, I am thinking about using the NEXA 2K supplied in India through Asian Paints. enclosed details of the same (Courtsey:Asianpaints.com and alibaba.com)


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Request inputs from all the people who are fmiliar with the best paint brands in India to pour in the inputs on the same

Hopefully if the Surya Dev permits, tomorrow the painting will start tomorrow itself. Keeping fingers crossed


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Hi Priyadarshan,

Its indeed a pleasure for me to know that you are getting inspired by my efforts to restore my fathers scooter to retain her in his memory, Thanks again for the same.

I would suggest go ahead and restore her to her former glory ...start out by chalking out a plan and seek loads of inputs from your father by requesting him to tell you how she looked when he had bought her new. Note each word that he says on paper and go right ahead .
All the best for the same.

During the restoration process and even once its completed always remember its not just a painting job or engine overhaul which restores the scooter its goes deeper in which the heart is involved.
So seek the blessings of your parents and go right ahead brother, start your own thread and share your fathers story with all of us.

ALL THE BEST

Most important part of this post is :
Three cheers for your father for still retaining her and to you for thinking of restoring her.

If you need any help on the project let me know I will be happy to help you with the little knowledge I have on the same

Take Care and Keep smiling Always
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Hey thanks buddy for the kind words.. I hope i get down to the task of restoring at the earliest.. Right now i am collecting some stuff for the Super. I know spares are not yet scarce but still i want to make the provision for the future. So far i have bought all cables, lights and monograms. next would be mats and rubber biddings. Hopefully i will start the work by this month end..
Thanks again. And cogratulations for the progress on your scoot..

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Hey thanks buddy for the kind words.. I hope i get down to the task of restoring at the earliest.. Right now i am collecting some stuff for the Super. I know spares are not yet scarce but still i want to make the provision for the future. So far i have bought all cables, lights and monograms. next would be mats and rubber biddings. Hopefully i will start the work by this month end..
Thanks again. And cogratulations for the progress on your scoot..

Priyadarshan


Hi Priyadarshan

Really happy to know that you have started acqiring all the spares for the project. For me your project has unofficialy started , though not announced. Request you to start a thread on the restration process and keep us all updated right from the begining. even when you are acquiring spares for your father's scooter. ALL THE BEST.

Thanks for following my thread and for your wishes.

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Hi All

I am glad to inform you that the work is going on full swing.

I was been at the painters booth all day and again will be going there now, came to pickup the new wheel rim, which has to be painted. yesterday I had informed you all about the spots that are seen in the body. Today they have been filled minimum putty and the rubbing process should be over by tomorrow. Also all the other parts like fork, handle,hub set, seat bracket,stephny stand, rear shock absorber and the carburettor cover has been given to the painter for painting the same.

I will be keeping you all informed on the same as and when the progress happens.

Some pictures of the body for you all...Enjoy.

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Was surprised to see the bajaj logo inside the handle bar, which proves that this was the OH-REE-GEE-NAL handle which came with the scooter. Recollected my father telling me this a long time ago when he was there with me and was sharing the scooters story. I am sure he is showering his blessings on me from wherever he is.

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More pictures to follow

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