This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006
A Vespa built for two
Yesterday was fun because I was able to take Child Two to a bus pickup for a trip to the zoo. It was on my way to work, so he just hopped up on the back seat with his little helmet and away we went. Granted, it was only several blocks on residential streets, but he seemed to enjoy it.

Nothing unusual about the rest of the day. The Vespa really has become pretty much a daily driver. I have not moved the Bimmer for about a week. I'm going to see just how far I can go...

Here is something that shows the not so good work done during the restoration. I'm going to have to redo the paint job on the gas tank. I'd like a little help from someone who knows. Do the tops of these tanks typically have welds on them?

If you look closely, you can see a seam that appears to be where the hinge was welded into the tank top. Of course, this isn't the smoothest part of the tank and the bondo - or whatever they were using - did not adhere. The fuel actually got up under the paint around the tank openning and began to bubble up the paint.

Don't know if this is something I can work with or do I just need to go ahead and get a new tank. If I do repaint it, I'm thinking of painting it matte black. I don't think I'll be able to find the body paint color.

I guess I'll have to start a "gas tank" pixel page when I finish with my engine one! That page, by the way, I hope to finish up and make active today.


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