Hot Rod Scooter

Last post 04-08-2018 09:08 PM by surferboy. 13 replies.
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  • 10-05-2017 10:56 PM

    Hot Rod Scooter

    I Hot Rodded my scooter



    Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

    Still have a little bit more to do (there's ALWAYS a little bit more to do)
    Find the  Moon Eyes  sticker i bought for it
    Lower it ????
    More mirrors
    More lights


    surferboy Cool Cool Cool


  • 10-06-2017 01:04 AM In reply to

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    Wink How's it go pulling the van Stick out tongue

    See John (Mooneyes) Cooper

    Image result for john cooper crash helmet

  • 10-06-2017 10:29 AM In reply to

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    I like it...I wonder if U could do someting with the rack?

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 10-08-2017 12:17 AM In reply to

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    I needed to get the seat recovered and i had already removed the badges so nobody would know it was a Chinese scooter.

    So i spent $20 (I went all out and got fineline tape do get  the curves right) and used some cans of paint in the shed and decorated it over the weekend.
    Not planning to spend money on it

    I could very easily get carried away Big Smile
    Looking through the shed, I have a radio aerial and some small speakers and radio face that i might attach somewhere (just for fun)
    and some chrome gauge pods (and gauges). and an accelerator and brake pedal

    need to decorate the grey thing with the warning lights on it, and want to change the exhaust muffler chrome cover with perforated stainless steel that covers the whole muffler... then add a 2'' chrome exhaust tip

    I'm thinking about removing the plastic windscreen,  attaching some bicycle handlebars in its place to add more mirrors.

    Can i replace the handle grips ??? Beige ones do not look right.

    I knew i would start getting carried away Big Smile

    Cool Cool Cool


  • 10-11-2017 08:16 AM In reply to

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    Is that 'Special' badge off an early Holden wagon ?

  • 10-11-2017 05:06 PM In reply to

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    Get some brake lever covers that have tassels attached.

  • 10-11-2017 07:20 PM In reply to

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    Gee Surf, I like some of your thinking...

    If surf is your thing, you could put two footprints where U put yr feet. You could make these out of some kind of grip material so they would be practical too.

    RED hand grips might work.

    Re exhaust cover, could U remove it and cut some slots into it, maybe a few cm wide, and paint the inside edge of these slots red to match the f;ames?/

    Personally I'd KEEP the little screen . I think it really suits it. the shape is retro and so is that 50/60's style racing screen.

     keep us posted ..


    Aprilia 200ie
  • 10-12-2017 12:32 AM In reply to

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    Pulls the caravan almost as well as the old grey powered FC Holden Big Smile
    I like that helmet Confused

    Cool Cool Cool


  • 10-12-2017 12:40 AM In reply to

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    EJ, EH Holden badge i had in the shed
    Had to gently bend it and drill holes in the front guard to fit.
    I might go searching to see what else is buried in the shed
    A mate gave me the V8 badge

    Cool Cool Cool


  • 10-12-2017 12:49 AM In reply to

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    (I'm going to figure out this posting replies soon ?)

    Tassles !!! Embarrassed  Thats what the boss at work suggested also.  Then i could stick a pop stick in the back wheel too. and a sparkly purple seat [:'(]

    I was thinking of the big chrome footprint accelerator pedals.  But then i can only get the right foot !? (and that would mean spending money !)

    Cool Cool Cool




  • 01-19-2018 07:30 PM In reply to

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    I found my Moon Eyes sticker, so it goes faster



    It goes even faster now.  So i go Drag Racing on it





    Xmas prezzies.... I got an accelerator pedal and a Rat Fink aerial topper. I had some pedal rubbers and an aerial and a mate had a piston

      So i've been playing


    Mounted the pedals. fitted the aerial and Rat Fink, then got out the grinder and cut down the windshield a bit.

    Then i made up the Rat Rod extra long gear shifter and mounted the piston for a gear stick knob. ( I had to run it up the outside of the front panel... because i've run out of room for my size 13 feet !!!)

    Still need to redesign that piddly little exhaust tip and cover

    and now i have a radio aerial... i need to install a stereo system

    and paint the wheels

    and add the extra mirrors

    and lights

    and .......

    Bugger.. i knew i would get carried away !

    The guys at work want to know where i'm going to install an ashtray ???


    CoolCoolCool    surferboy





  • 01-19-2018 08:41 PM In reply to

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    I like where yr going, Mooneyes esp re updating the look of the exhaust.

    Ok, so no ashtray, but how about a drink holder? get one from a wrecker, bit of work, and bingo!

    Just a thought....

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 02-02-2018 09:39 AM In reply to

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    It's looking good. How about a nice big fog lamp on one side of the front panels? Would make it look a bit more aggressive, and being off-centre would give it a rakish look.





  • 04-08-2018 09:08 PM In reply to

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    I,ve been playing with the Hot Rod today before i take it to the Curtin FM radio Car Show next Sunday (15th April)

    Added acouple of new stickers   (my brother made this one for me Smile)

    and made up a bracket and mounted a couple of old gauges i had lying around in the shed

    total cost of todays mods $0.oo   Big Smile

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    I picked up a couple of stainless steel kitchen rubbish bins of a recent verge rubbish collection. Hoping to cut them up to make a muffler cover





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