Thursday, February 11, 2010

Top tank progress

Finally got the inspiration to get some more work done on the vespino. I picked up a square, steel rod at Home Depot for the crossbar and match the square frame.

Mock up and cut.

Nate gracefully welded it up. You'll notice that I also cut off the frame tabs for the gas tank. Won't be needing those.

Cut a seat post and welded it between the crossbar and frame for the tank mounts. Will have to wrap some tape on the ends to cushion it a bit more.

I had to make some adjustments when mounting because the fork tubes were hitting the tank. So I just dropped the tank back a bit creating a nice cup holder.

All together with the seat it looks like this.

Next up painting and decals.

6 comments:

  1. i was iffy on what it would look like until the bottom photo, nice work. it's gonna be really pretty one day!

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  2. Thanks guys. I'm getting really excited about getting this done. I'm going to order the parts I need from Spain with some extra tax monies and hopefully get this ready for rally season.

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  3. lookin realll good!

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  4. Hello, I'm spanish and I see this blog yesterday. (I'm sorry, but I don't speack English well)
    I got a Vespino too, is a very good moped. In summer 2009 a man called Valentin Salvador go from Tarifa to Cabo Norte in Vespino.
    If you want Vespino's parts, I can give you a website of part, only Vespino.
    Congratulations for the moped.

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