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Real life restoration carried out by the author
Covers areas not found in traditional workshop manuals
Advice on whether to repair, renovate or replace components
Clear, concise text
Over 800 full colour photographs
Step by step guidance for those tricky jobs
Advice on parts
Special tools, their purchase, use and alternatives
Advice on what to leave to the professionals
No Vespa owner would want to be without this book
This book investigates Vespa restoration in detail. The author strips and rebuilds largeframe models in his workshop, outlining common problems and how to address them. Aimed at the do-it-yourself enthusiast and featuring almost 900 photographs, it is an essential step-by step-guide to the complete renovation of your beloved largeframe scooter.
The 2-stroke Vespa is a style icon an undoubted classic, and an immediately recognised symbol of its native Italy. Demand for these stylish scooters is booming, and interest in restoring and renovating them is at an all-time high.
With its clear and concise text aided by extensively captioned full colour photographs, this practical book guides the DIY enthusiast through all the stages of restoring a classic largeframe 2-stroke Vespa, taking it from a rusty, unroadworthy wreck back to its factory fresh, former glory. It shows how to assess wear in all mechanical components, then assists in deciding the best and most cost effective method to renovate or repair. The largeframe engines are covered in detail, giving the reader confidence to carry out their own repairs to a high standard both satisfying and cost effective. Brakes, suspension, electrical systems and brightwork are all addressed, from changing a bulb to welding in a new floor pan. Altogether an essential reference for all Vespa enthusiasts.
Period covered: 1959-2008
Models covered:Largeframe models Vespa 150, VNB, VBB, GL, 125 Super, 150 Super, 150 Sprint, 125GT, 180 and 200 Rally, 150 Sprint Veloce, 125GTR, 125TS, P125 and 150X, P200E, T5, PX125, 150, 200.
The information is also of use to owners of Spanish Moto Vespas and Indian produced LML, Stella and Bajaj scooters
Models not covered: Smallframe models, Vespa Cosa 125 /200