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Old 14th July 2010, 20:29   #61
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Looking good ram.

I would think that the taillight should still be the earlier 2 lens style, albeit in white or black plastic. I guess this as even the earlier Bajaj 150s had them original, I have seen a few plus seen a manual showing it. So since the Vespa was earlier, I think the taillight too should be early.

I would also suggest you remove the black plastic shield from the side panel, and let the original vents stand out, they are quite stylish.
Thanks Girish and folks for your appreciation.
Thanks Karl.
Id be happy to get a 2 lens taillight as it is very much available in Hyd.Buti thought the 70s Vespa came with a single lens.
The grills behind the plastic sheild had to be welded as they were rusted,hence they appear uneven and rather look odd.Hence my mech covered it with a grill (Senior).I can remove that too as I like it with out this.
I need info on rear view mirrors.Is it good to fit chrome rear view mirrors on this Wasp?

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Color turned out better than I expected. The 2 tone white/orange on the wheels looks smashing!!!!!!! Wondering if white can be used in other places.

Lose the following please. They are not period and do not gel
  • The oversized luggage box
  • The grab rail
  • The rubber mat on the floorboard
  • The Bajaj Super tailight and plastic grill that others mentioned

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Old 14th July 2010, 22:10   #63
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Neat and natty looking wasp ! And so well dressed at that .
Congratulations on a wonderful job Ram. Enjoy riding the Italian 'Bellissima' !!
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Thanks Girish and folks for your appreciation.
Thanks Karl.
Id be happy to get a 2 lens taillight as it is very much available in Hyd.Buti thought the 70s Vespa came with a single lens.
The grills behind the plastic sheild had to be welded as they were rusted,hence they appear uneven and rather look odd.Hence my mech covered it with a grill (Senior).I can remove that too as I like it with out this.
I need info on rear view mirrors.Is it good to fit chrome rear view mirrors on this Wasp?
Ram,

Very simple to make your Wasp much better

1) White Seats
2) White floor rubber beadings
3) White wall tyre inserts
4) White handle grip
5) White dome beadings
6) Original tail lights

Do all the above and your Vespa should be the talk of the town

P.S, : While you source white wall inserts for your Wasp. please make it a point to get me one pair too
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Lose the following please. They are not period and do not gel
  • The oversized luggage box
  • The grab rail
  • The rubber mat on the floorboard
  • The Bajaj Super tailight and plastic grill that others mentioned
Thanks Mpower.
  • Oversize luggage box came as aftermarket fitting on this Vespa as per the previous owner.
  • Grab rail gives me enough grip tp push the Wasp off the stand,or else i cant get right grip holding the front seat.
  • Rubber mat is for raint season and will go when the Wasp is displayed at Vintage Rallys
  • Will replace tail light with dual lens,but grill might stay as the back offsets the colour.
I would like this Wasp to look different from my Black Wasp(in the below pic),hence leaving some fittings as it is.
@Superselect...Thanks Ravi.
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Very very bright and fresh color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Orange Vespa 150 has really become a headturner now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am remembring my old Bajaj M50. It was having exact same color.
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Ram,

Very simple to make your Wasp much better

1) White Seats
2) White floor rubber beadings
3) White wall tyre inserts
4) White handle grip
5) White dome beadings
6) Original tail lights

Do all the above and your Vespa should be the talk of the town

P.S, : While you source white wall inserts for your Wasp. please make it a point to get me one pair too
In other words,you want me to whitewash the orange wasp.
Honestly Pavan,Im saving the white inserts and white wash for another 1964 Vespa that I just picked up.It will carry all the above recommendations.Im planning to paint it in Blue.
The idea is that my 62,64 and 70 Wasps should look different.
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In other words,you want me to whitewash the orange wasp.
Honestly Pavan,Im saving the white inserts and white wash for another 1964 Vespa that I just picked up.It will carry all the above recommendations.Im planning to paint it in Blue.
The idea is that my 62,64 and 70 Wasps should look different.
sorry for being funny.

But Holy C*w, that Black Vespa is a Killer, It looks amazing Ram. What a beauty
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Congratulations Ram, the orange one looks very beautiful, rather very cute. However, I find it hard to believe that you completed in 15 days. Probably the entire work should've taken 15 days excluding parts hunting & planning. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Wow! congratulations again Ram for the Orange beauty, she has come up really well as per your comments she seems to have come out better than what you've expected. Good stuff !!

Yes there are some minor things as you have mentioned to complete the scooter which I am sure you would make it before the vintage rallies. One advice if its okay remove the box in the front and go for a rexine bag from Ramkote. I want to ask you do you still have the Black Beauty the one which you have posted below? I haven't seen it when I visited your place. So When are we meeting with our two wheeled Italian beauties. Enjoy the ride Ram.

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Honestly Pavan,Im saving the white inserts and white wash for another 1964 Vespa that I just picked up.It will carry all the above recommendations.Im planning to paint it in Blue.
The idea is that my 62,64 and 70 Wasps should look different.
Whaaa.. another one ??
Do you have ALL your automobiles in threes ??
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Whaaa.. another one ??
Do you have ALL your automobiles in threes ??
I try to always maintain some sort of homogenity.

Bala..Black Vespa is still with me.It was with my mechanic when you stopped by at my place.That was few months back.
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I try to always maintain some sort of homogenity.

Bala..Black Vespa is still with me.It was with my mechanic when you stopped by at my place.That was few months back.
Hilram,

Both of your Beauties are looking good, except for the cream / white rubber and seats. I am sure those will look good on your car. Just give me a call when you are in Bangalore, I will guide you to the shop. But then rates were cheaper in hyderabad than bangalore.
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The grills behind the plastic sheild had to be welded as they were rusted,hence they appear uneven and rather look odd.Hence my mech covered it with a grill (Senior).I can remove that too as I like it with out this.
I need info on rear view mirrors.Is it good to fit chrome rear view mirrors on this Wasp?
A simple job is to find a replacement side panel with clean vents that haven't been worked upon. I find them very stylish when not tampered with.

You could buy an original accessory mirror new with the scoot, they were usually trapedoizal in shape, chromed. Very hard to see nowadays though.
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You could buy an original accessory mirror new with the scoot, they were usually trapedoizal in shape, chromed. Very hard to see nowadays though.
I have these chromed mirror set,which are not exactly trapezoidal in shape,which i actually bought for my Lambretta.These are easily available in Hyderabad.Do you think they will give a period/retro looks to my Orange wasp?
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