1962 Lambretta li125 scooter restoration log!

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What is my best course of action for the scooter?

Poll ended at Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:02 pm

Strip off the grime and old spraypaint and save the original finish
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Strip everything that was spraypainted to bare metal, do bodywork and primer it
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Strip EVERYTHING, primer and repaint in the original color
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Re: 1962 Lambretta li125 scooter restoration log!

Post by Triton » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:11 am

ot some paint stripping and more cleaning done, sorry about the lack of pictures ive been kinda busy with few other things and havent had the time to upload some. i'll get some posted today.

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Post by Triton » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:39 pm

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Post by Metallica Man X » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:25 pm

Looks like you've got a beautiful mess of parts strung out along your yard now 8)
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Post by bicostp » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:00 pm

Best way to have a yard. 8)

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Post by Triton » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:32 am

they are mostly contained to the concrete slab where our basketball court is/was. so about a 8x14 piece of slab lol. making pretty good progress, after those pictures were taken i got the front fork removed, still havent figured out how the leg shield/horn cast come off tho :lol: gonna have to check the parts catalog or online for that one lol.
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Post by Triton » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:42 am

sorry for the lack of update, have been busy with halloween and helping my parents with some stuff and havent had the chance to get some pictures taken. havent made a whole lot of progress since the last set of pictures. :lol:

i've gotten some more paint stripping and priming done, and have been working on making a place to work on the scooter in my garage so i can still work on it in the winter. i DID get the horn cast and leg shield off so the scooter is actually torn down to the frame now, i will have to get some welding done on it in a couple places where there are cracks and a couple broken plug welds but overall the scooter is in pretty solid shape. i hope to have some new pictures to post this week
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Post by cennar » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:14 pm

hey looking good, also guess where I ended up... I'm north of Detroit in southern Ontario. I was wondering what you've been up too. looks like I should check in more often. :P any way looks good, hope when the primer drys you keep going.
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Post by Triton » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:25 pm

cennar wrote:hey looking good, also guess where I ended up... I'm north of Detroit in southern Ontario. I was wondering what you've been up too. looks like I should check in more often. :P any way looks good, hope when the primer drys you keep going.
i've still got you on MSN i'm pretty sure! hit me up sometime man. this afternoon i am working on cleaning out the garage so i can resume work on the scooter again. got a lot of paint stripping, priming and bondo work ahead of me! :lol:
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Post by Triton » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:39 pm

MORE PROGRESS SOON! i promise ;) have been SWAMPED with cleaning and a few other things and havent had time to even look at the scooter. after christmas i'll be ordering parts and resuming stripping and priming!
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Re: 1962 Lambretta li125 scooter restoration log!

Post by Basement_Modder » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:40 pm

Wait-are you in Detroit, Triton?

I'm in Grand Rapids. If you are in MI we NEED TO MEET UP AND BUILD COOL STUFF.

Also, progress bump.
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Post by cennar » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:42 pm

More south... and west.... Also Buddy I don't even Use MSN any more. PM me and I'll Get you on my skype or some thing. I also Live a bit closer now, actually your right in the middle arnt you? still no more island, much easier to reach places on a whim.
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Post by Triton » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:47 pm

southeastern iowa :lol: i'll drop you a PM. and because of this stupid thing called WINTER which lasts like 6 months, progress on the lambretta has been basically nonexistant, i DID get it taken apart the rest of the way and stored in my garage before the weather hit. once it warms up i will resume paint stripping and start sourcing the parts to get the old girl up and running again. the eventual goal, as previously stated is a basic partial restoration to presentable, running, ride-able condition and getting it properly titled. might play around with it and ride it some but more likely than not it will get sold for mad lewts :lol:
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Re: 1962 Lambretta li125 scooter restoration log!

Post by Triton » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:28 pm

BUUUUMP! i actually worked on this project again! lol. after almost a year long hiatus i'm back on the lambretta project, the frame has been partially primered, and i'm working on finally stripping the rest of the body parts in prep for primer and paint. today i got the side panels mostly stripped and started on the horn cast.
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Post by Metallica Man X » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:27 am

Woot! Good to hear that stuff is happening again lol.
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:09 pm

Triton wrote:after almost a year long hiatus i'm back
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