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  • MikeK
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    The factory air/glove box sits behind a glove box door which has a few louvers cut into it for letting air into the box.  I made a new glove box door out of alloy and carried on the lightweight/mesh theme.

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    MikeK
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    Rustabus
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    Awesome!!!!!! Love me some scooters!!! Still waiting for the perfect Cushman step thru to pop up for sale at the right time!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    Another fun thing about working on these scoots is that the parts are pretty small and allows me to experiment with some different techniques I don’t use everyday.  Like figuring out how to press in the depression for the factory latch (which will get drilled out.)

    This and the rest of the aluminum parts I’m making for the bike will be painted on the outside to match the body color, then left raw on the inside so folks that know what they’re looking at will do a double take.

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    MikeK
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    Here’s a reproduction of the of the (heavy) original tail light housing.  It fits the original location perfectly though it’s a bit more slim and much lighter.  I’m going to put a low profile, but factory style lens with LED’s to complete it.  Paint on the outside, raw inside.

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    MikeK
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    Most everything not needed will get shaved off.  This is the fuel filler door under the seat.

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    MikeK
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    The area under the spare tire holder always cracks from carrying the weight of the tire.  I’m shaving the mount holes since I’m going to be installing a custom, racing style seat.

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    MikeK
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    And that’s where she’s at.

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    MikeK
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    I’m going to paint it L345, light grey.  I have leftover paint from my old panel that is at least 15 years old.  It looks a little muddy but I think I can make it work.

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    Willy
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    Really slick work Mike! Gonna be a sweet scooter

    MikeK
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    Thanks, Will!

     

    Rusty, those Cushmans are neat to look at but ride terrible.  Cushman actually stopped making scooters and started selling re-badged Vespa’s because they just couldn’t compete with the European manufacturers.  If you like that look, Heinkel Tourists are really nice, civilized bikes and parts are still available for them.  German too so you know they are quality.

    BBWB
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    Sweet project. I too, like a good motorbike project. Your panel (above) is awesome.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

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