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Old 27th February 2012, 14:30   #76
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Work In Progress: Re-Assembling..!!

Yesterday, started the assembling of the Scooter. This baby is turning out well. Thanks to the Mechanic, who is working as per my wish.

Didnt let him move anywhere yesterday till 11:00 PM, except Lunch / Dinner & few Tea Breaks

The Paint Job has turned out to be EXCELLENT. After the re-assembling is done & 72 Hours past since painting done. I am planning to give it a Teflon Coat / Rubbing Polish Treatment, kindly suggest the recommended way of approach.

We have completed most of the Work, rest of the job will be done today evening hopefully. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Some Pictures for your eyes only:

Hey she is coming out fantastically.. Cant wait to see the final product. The way you are holding your mechanic at gun point, looks like you will have her back in a couple of days, all shining and gleaming.. All the best for the rest of work..
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Hey she is coming out fantastically.. Cant wait to see the final product. The way you are holding your mechanic at gun point, looks like you will have her back in a couple of days, all shining and gleaming.. All the best for the rest of work..
Thanks Priyadarshan. Yes, i am also eager to see the beauty completed as soon as possible. Keeping fingers crossed. Mechanic is a Gem of a person, he cooperated with me through the day, fulfilling my stupid demands / suggestions

You take care and get well soon.

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It is a 2K Paint. Is there anything specific to be taken care with the paint while rubbing ? I am just asking, as you particularly asked which paint is it.
Good that you opted for the 2K paint. The quality is superior and the amount of shine that you get from 2K paint cannot be compared to Duco or Aspa. You can see good amount of shine after the paint dries and once the rubbing is done, it will be like glass! You can check out pictures of my scooter done in 2K paint (before polishing) here : Red Bajaj Super (Hyderabad Classic Scooter Club (HCSC)). The pictures are not proper as they were taken using my friend's old digital camera.

When you wash a vehicle that has been recently painted, some color comes on to the cloth. This does not happen with 2K. I personally observed this when my scooter was painted in Graphite shade using Duco paint. When I painted my scooter Red using 2K, I did not see any color coming onto the cloth during washing. Another advantage is that 2K paints are harder and more resistant to scratches compared to Duco or Aspa. Keep the pictures coming in!
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Update: 28-February-2012.

Finally, the White Italian Baby is ready to roll
Yesterday evening, the scooter was ready with the Engine Fitted and Tuned. The Mechanic took it for a First Ride after its Re-birth.

He was mighty impressed with the Ride and his mouth was opened in amusement, how can this thing which is so old, ride this good. The First Picture of the Scooter with the Mechanic says it all

Some pending works, listed below, which will be completed in the Weekend only, as the office schedules are hectic and i am not able to take time out:

1. Monogram Fittings.
2. Handle Grips Change.
3. Tail Light Fitting.
4. Rubbing Polishing.
5. Stickers for oil and the Specifications.
6. Paint Touch Up, wherever chipped off during assembly.

Will keep the thread updated with the proceedings accordingly.

Now, the Pictures for your eyes only.
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Congratulations Mr Sharma on the completion of your scooter, she looks like a swan on the road. I have few observation the petrol tank is it of a latest scooter or some new type of lock lid?. The rear seat is place is also of a latest model might be picked up from bajaj 150 or cheatak, vespa has a carrier type that you can buy easily, aren't you looking for old type floor channel and old type floor mat? try and get the seat work look and feel fit as it seems loose, you can get these small nick picks done while enjoying the scooter. congratulations once again, hard work payed, all the best for the years to come.
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Congratulations Mr Sharma on the completion of your scooter, she looks like a swan on the road. I have few observation the petrol tank is it of a latest scooter or some new type of lock lid?. The rear seat is place is also of a latest model might be picked up from bajaj 150 or cheatak, vespa has a carrier type that you can buy easily, aren't you looking for old type floor channel and old type floor mat? try and get the seat work look and feel fit as it seems loose, you can get these small nick picks done while enjoying the scooter. congratulations once again, hard work payed, all the best for the years to come.
Dear Chanu, thanks for the appreciation. I am thrilled by the response.

1. Petrol Tank: Yes, it is not Original. I tried searching for an old one, couldnt get it in time, so went ahead with what i had. I will be getting the Original Tank very soon.

2. Rear Seat Plate: Same story could not find the Original One anywhere in Mumbai. And, those which are available online are DAMN Expensive. In case you have some leads for getting the same, would request you to share the contact information of the seller. Where i can get it at a decent price.

3. Old Type Running Floor Mats: The holes in the floor are closed intentionally, as they are a rust magnet and that too in a Humid weather like mumbai. My painter and mechanic suggested against it.

Thanks to you once again for the kind words and suggestions.
There is still some work pending, which i listed above. Hope to get that completed by this weekend. Keeping fingers crossed
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Update: 28-February-2012.

Finally, the White Italian Baby is ready to roll
Yesterday evening, the scooter was ready with the Engine Fitted and Tuned. The Mechanic took it for a First Ride after its Re-birth.

He was mighty impressed with the Ride and his mouth was opened in amusement, how can this thing which is so old, ride this good. The First Picture of the Scooter with the Mechanic says it all

Some pending works, listed below, which will be completed in the Weekend only, as the office schedules are hectic and i am not able to take time out:

1. Monogram Fittings.
2. Handle Grips Change.
3. Tail Light Fitting.
4. Rubbing Polishing.
5. Stickers for oil and the Specifications.
6. Paint Touch Up, wherever chipped off during assembly.

Will keep the thread updated with the proceedings accordingly.

Now, the Pictures for your eyes only.
Sanjeev Sir.. The italian bird is a gem. Looks like the mechanic has fallen in love with your scooter. She is looking stunning. I gotta drop down to mumbai soon to see her.. Congratulations..

Priyadarshan
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Sanjeev Sir.. The italian bird is a gem. Looks like the mechanic has fallen in love with your scooter. She is looking stunning. I gotta drop down to mumbai soon to see her.. Congratulations..

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Buddy, thanks a lot for your appreciation and support which you have extended at the time of restoration I admire your passion towards automobiles.

Yes, you are correct. The mechanic has fallen in love with the beauty, he has offered me Free Accessories from his side. I am quoting his exact words here below:

"Sir, maine apni zindagi mein aisa model nahin banaya. Main iske liye 2-3 accessories aapko dena chahta hoon. Aur aap saturday ko baaki kaam karvane aaoge to main scooter lekar apne mechanic doston ko dikhana chahta hoon"

Hope to complete the pending jobs done on Saturday. And, please try to locate Original Tank for me, once you are totally well. Apologies for troubling you.

I would love meet you again, do come over buddy and let me know the date.

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Camera angle, handlebar turned, or is it actually a significant misalignment of front mudguard in your sixth picture?

Silly nitpicking aside, this is a wonderful restoration! Congrats, and wish you and the Vespa many satisfied miles!!

Cheers!!
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Congratulations! The scooter looks great. After touch up and rubbing polish, it will shine like a star! As Bala (chanu) rightly pointed out, there are a some parts from new generation scooters. You can keep an eye out for original parts and replace them as and when you get them. But the important thing is: Enjoy the Ride! Also feels good to hear that the mechanic is happy. Hope you get some original accessories from him. Wishing you many happy (s)miles on the Vespa! All the best and congrats once again!

Regards and Keep Revving,

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Camera angle, handlebar turned, or is it actually a significant misalignment of front mudguard in your sixth picture?

Silly nitpicking aside, this is a wonderful restoration! Congrats, and wish you and the Vespa many satisfied miles!!

Cheers!!
Thanks Voodoochild for the appreciation.

Regarding the Mudguard, i hope it is the Camera Angle, will check it out
Good that you pointed it out.

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Congratulations! The scooter looks great. After touch up and rubbing polish, it will shine like a star! As Bala (chanu) rightly pointed out, there are a some parts from new generation scooters. You can keep an eye out for original parts and replace them as and when you get them. But the important thing is: Enjoy the Ride! Also feels good to hear that the mechanic is happy. Hope you get some original accessories from him. Wishing you many happy (s)miles on the Vespa! All the best and congrats once again!

Regards and Keep Revving,

Rahul Waghmare.
Rahul Buddy, thanks for the appreciation. It feels good to see guys like you appreciate the Hard Work gone in the restoration.

Yes, i am in rigorous search for the Original Petrol Tank & the Seat Plate, which Bala has pointed out.

Thanks again.

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Today all the so called classic/vintage spares are sold on a simple math. customers need x sellers greed+middle man percentage. To avoid this the only mantra dont buy stuff when you are in need buy them when they come cheap.

I am not sure if this is help full but can check out.

http://vintageautospares.com/vespa-r...b-vlb-etc.html

I am sure looking at the scrap vendors you must be getting lot of stuff.
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Bala : Nice formula on how spares are sold and how true! The shopkeeper will even further hike the price if you tell them that you are part of a club that showcases these classic / vintage beauties.

When I was searching for a rectangular headlamp handle for my scooter, the Scooter Palace owner did the same thing. He kept on prolonging the deal to check how interested I was and he finally quoted a ridiculous price and I never fell for it. I can't imagine what price he would have quoted if he came to know that the scooter was part of a club!

Luckily happened to find one lying at a friend's place who gave it to me for free despite me insisting that he should take something for it. As you rightly said, the bottom line is that patience, opportunity and a bit of luck are the keys to finding classic / vintage spares.

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Bala : Nice formula on how spares are sold and how true! The shopkeeper will even further hike the price if you tell them that you are part of a club that showcases these classic / vintage beauties.

When I was searching for a rectangular headlamp handle for my scooter, the Scooter Palace owner did the same thing. He kept on prolonging the deal to check how interested I was and he finally quoted a ridiculous price and I never fell for it. I can't imagine what price he would have quoted if he came to know that the scooter was part of a club!

Luckily happened to find one lying at a friend's place who gave it to me for free despite me insisting that he should take something for it. As you rightly said, the bottom line is that patience, opportunity and a bit of luck are the keys to finding classic / vintage spares.

Regards and Keep Revving,

Rahul Waghmare.
Rahul,
Now that you mentioned about rectangular handlebar, i got lucky with that recently. Me and Sanjeev were looking for his vespa spares in the the old market and i came across a complete rect handle bar assembly for chetak with everything working. The price quoted was even less than reasonable and i bought it without second thought. What you say is true, bit of luck and opportunity combined together made the deal.

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Today all the so called classic/vintage spares are sold on a simple math. customers need x sellers greed+middle man percentage. To avoid this the only mantra dont buy stuff when you are in need buy them when they come cheap.

I am not sure if this is help full but can check out.

VESPA REAR SEAT BASE/RACK VINTAGE STYLE VBB VLB Etc.

I am sure looking at the scrap vendors you must be getting lot of stuff.
Thanks for the Information, Bala. I will surely check that out and will explore the scrap vendors option also.

True, greediness of these spare part wala has increased so much that they quote absurd amounts for the spares

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Bala : Nice formula on how spares are sold and how true! The shopkeeper will even further hike the price if you tell them that you are part of a club that showcases these classic / vintage beauties.

When I was searching for a rectangular headlamp handle for my scooter, the Scooter Palace owner did the same thing. He kept on prolonging the deal to check how interested I was and he finally quoted a ridiculous price and I never fell for it. I can't imagine what price he would have quoted if he came to know that the scooter was part of a club!

Luckily happened to find one lying at a friend's place who gave it to me for free despite me insisting that he should take something for it. As you rightly said, the bottom line is that patience, opportunity and a bit of luck are the keys to finding classic / vintage spares.

Regards and Keep Revving,

Rahul Waghmare.
Rahul, you are a lucky man..!!

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Rahul,
Now that you mentioned about rectangular handlebar, i got lucky with that recently. Me and Sanjeev were looking for his vespa spares in the the old market and i came across a complete rect handle bar assembly for chetak with everything working. The price quoted was even less than reasonable and i bought it without second thought. What you say is true, bit of luck and opportunity combined together made the deal.

Priyadarshan
Priyadarshan, it was our sheer luck that day, that we got both the parts together with the same Scrap Vendor. I was surprised when he quoted the price. I remember, after he quoted the price, we looked at each other and grabbed the Rectangular Handle Bar & My Stepney Bracket

I wish to make one more trip to that market. Lets see how it turns up.
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