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VSCCA - VIR - 2009

VSCCA - VIR - 2009

George Vapaa, Lotus 7 CC leading

VRG - NJMP - 2009

VRG - NJMP - 2009

Stefan Vapaa, SAAB Sonett

1500cc SAAB/Ford V4

1500cc SAAB/Ford V4

built with a great deal of help From Jack Lawrence

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Vapaa Vintage Racing

Formula S, foreground - Sonett, background

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02-06-2012 Sandblasting the Lambretta

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Written by Stefan Tuesday, 07 February 2012 20:45

On Sunday the 5th, sandblasting of the Lambretta commenced on the frame. I finished it up on the 6th.

First, a couple of issues have shown up. Best to find them now!

crack - at the main tube weld to the rear floor board bracket

↑ ↓ These cracks are where the middle floorboard bracket is welded to the main tube. I'll stop the crack and weld it back good as new.

cracks at the rear floorboard bracket where it welds to the main tube

↓ I didn't do the blasting inside.

I did it in the driveway where I could properly annoy the neighbors.

Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone

Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone

Apart from the welding, this is ready for primer.

Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone

Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone


Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone

Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone

 

01-29-2012 Stripping the paint from the Lambretta

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Written by Stefan Monday, 30 January 2012 17:16

This is a nasty byt necessary process. All the paint has to come off now.

I bought a gallon of paint stripper from our local shop (Kayfield Automotive Paints) and started with the frame and front fender.

The fumes from this stuff are pretty bad, even in open air on a windy day (it was windy). So I wear a gas mask. Also, the chemical will burn your skin, even through lightweight blue surgical-style rubber gloves. So I wear heavy rubber-coated cotton gloves, three layers of long sleeves (it was cold), safety glasses and a hat. Oh, and my old torn up steel-toe boots.

There's a pile left to do.

The frame is ready for sandblasting.

I discovered some old damage and bodywork. Once the bondo is removed I'll see if I can straighten it with a bit of hammer & dolly work. We'll go "all steel" if at all possible.

 

01-15-2012 Ordered my new "bible" for the Lambretta restoration

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Written by Stefan Monday, 30 January 2012 14:58

I need some help here. I really don't know how this Lambretta thing comes apart. Even more important, I don't know how it goes back together!  Of course there's the old "installation is the reverse of removal" technique, but that assumes a lot.

So, I ordered this book.

From here: http://www.scooterproducts.com/catalog.php?category=Lambretta%20 

 

01-18-2012 Joined Lambretta Club USA

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Written by Stefan Monday, 30 January 2012 14:52

Today we joined the Lambretta Club USA.


 

01-19-2012 No parts left on the frame

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Written by Stefan Friday, 20 January 2012 13:48

Yup. All the parts I need to get off the frame are now off the frame. The next and last thing to come off isn't a part, its the paint! I am going to pick up some chemical paint stripper today.

Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone

Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone

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