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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:23 pm

thanatos1224 wrote:I like the old bug behind the skeleton guy

I owned a similar one many years ago.

Jim :cool:
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:14 pm

Finally got the time, and nerve, to use the stripper. Believe it or not, I have never really tried it. I should have known it would work well, and easily. Just one panel, but I am very impressed. This is just an hour, and I was prepared to leave it sit all night.
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I will be working the rest of the frame, and fenders, over the next week or so. I have high hopes.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:54 pm

More stripping done, the bike, not me thank doG!

As you can see there is significant rust, but in most cases it is in small areas. I plan to patch some, and fill other areas with a metal filler.

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Then I set up for the next round tomorrow.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Snuck out at lunch to peal some more paint, and clean up some rust!
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Making decent progress. This first part was the hard part, the rest should be easier. (I just jinxed myself!)
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:53 pm

More stripping. Maybe I need a pole?
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Now the sides of the frame.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:49 pm

Finished the one side:
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Then started stripping more paint on the Vespa:
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After this, just the rear fenders to strip.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:47 pm

Final bit of stripping, and of course the hardest. Seems a few pieces are powder coated, so sanding is the only way to get them to metal.
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Tomorrow I finish sanding and start sealing the bare metal before it begins to rust, more.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:47 am

Finally done stripping. I have to say, striping is definitely not my thing.

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Next, some metal repair, rust patching and priming.

Then I have to decide if I am really going to make it an e-Scooter or not.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:39 pm

Spent 2+ hours cleaning up the worst of the stripping/grinding dust! I hate cleaning, but love the result!
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BTW Grinding dust goes EVERYWHERE! It is a serious PITS to get cleaned up. Sadly, with priming, sanding, priming again, sanding, and filling, sanding, plus priming and sanding, this is just the beginning of the PITA!
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby jcabiles » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:23 am

JimVonBaden wrote:BTW Grinding dust goes EVERYWHERE! It is a serious PITS to get cleaned up. Sadly, with priming, sanding, priming again, sanding, and filling, sanding, plus priming and sanding, this is just the beginning of the PITA!

Might I suggest that you do the grinding and sanding inside your make shift paint booth.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:40 pm

jcabiles wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:BTW Grinding dust goes EVERYWHERE! It is a serious PITS to get cleaned up. Sadly, with priming, sanding, priming again, sanding, and filling, sanding, plus priming and sanding, this is just the beginning of the PITA!

Might I suggest that you do the grinding and sanding inside your make shift paint booth.

Too much work to clean it for paint after! :-)
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:40 pm

Some CAD (cardboard/foamboard Assisted Drafting) prefabrication testing to see what size battery I can make fit in my potential E-Vespa project.

I've got a guy who has done this giving me advice, so this should help.
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I could also go with a 10X4X6 rectangle, or a 5X4X11 rectangle, but trying to get the biggest battery possible, and the wedge shape is common to bicycles, so I am hoping for that!

Other data on the potential bike:
Motor is QS 205 10 inch hub motor 72v 4000W
Battery is 72v 24.5 Ah rectangle from Em3EV
Controller Kelly Controls KLS-H 7245
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:30 am

Some bodywork on my Vespa project. Welded a patch to cover the damage, and used POR 15 seam sealer to touch up the rusty areas. Tomorrow I will patch a bad spot on the bottom of the frame.

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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:59 pm

Battery ordered: 72v 38ah With 150A BMS eon lithium ICR21700 cells, $1K :shock:

More about to be ordered:
* Electric Motor QS Motor 10inch 205 4000W 72V 85km/h
* Controller Kelly QSKLS7245H
* HWZ Series DC/DC Converter 96V to 12V
* Hydraulic Brakes Electric Scooter Disc Brake Set for Motorcycle
* J1 Cable
* 2*x CNL 500A Fuse
* Emergency Contactor KEMG-125A 125A continuous
* KBL/KEB J2 Cable
* Throttle
* 10 AWG copper wire
* H4 LED headlight
8 LED lights for tail and turn signals, as well as speedo
* much more as I go.

Still refining the swingarm.

I hope to complete this by March when the weather improves. I still have a ton of paint prep and paint, then a lot of little details.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:37 am

1*x HWZ Series DC/DC Converter 96V to 12V (in kit)
ebike throttle
Electric Motor QS Motor 10inch 205 4000W 72V 85km/h
Brake kit
34ah 72V battery, custom made
Display, controller
J1 Cable
2*x CNL 500A Fuse
Emergency Contactor KEMG-125A 125A continuous
KBL/KEB J2 Cable

All ordered, $2K in parts! Yikes, I hope it works!
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