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    Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by Jamie on Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:08 am

    My mum was on her blog, blogging and came accross this poor sprint, what is written below is copyed straight from this blokes blog. see what you think. Mad

    "Reinventing a Vespa
    When people hear the Italian word Vespa, it’s instantly associated with the brand.
    The word actually means ‘wasp’ and was used by Enrico Piaggio for his scooters when they first appeared in 1942, mainly because of their appearance and the buzzing noise that was produced by the humble two stroke engines. Tougher emission laws and the push to “go green” have made it increasingly difficult for owners to maintain their retro rides on the roads of today. Instead of sending rusty Vespa’s to the trash pile, I have found a more creative solution: turn the Italian icons into functional pieces of designer furniture!

    The donor for my project was a 1968 Vespa sprint that was beyond restoration, making it the perfect candidate. I feel that this was a more honourable fate than the scrap metal yard."


    "I have tried to retain the traditional characteristics by converting the back half into a functional work station, complete with adjustable lap top stand. My aim was to deliver the feeling of riding a Vespa without the helmet hair. Anyone want to take it for a spin?"






    "Rather than discarding the other half of my scooter, I converted the leg shield into a comfortable lounge chair. If you are curious about what happened to the back, look in the blog archive for my post titled “Reinventing a Vespa”."





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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by ttscshaggy on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:44 am

    How is that beyond restoration ?
    Fucking Idiot No No No
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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by Jamie on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:49 am

    crap, if they could do this why the hell couldn't they restore it. might still be able to with a bloody brilliant welder. Evil or Very Mad
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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by JackC on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:47 am

    the chair looks awfully comfy though Twisted Evil
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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by Dean on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:09 am

    JackC wrote:the chair looks awfully comfy though Twisted Evil

    Haha,

    seriously tho .. Crying or Very sad
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    Post by Wally on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:03 pm

    I did quite fancy one of the PX chair things that have been around for a while. That desk looks gash though


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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:06 am

    If it was beyond restoration, how did he manage to make a solid desk and chair out of it? Rolling Eyes


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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by tomdavidwsp on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:33 am

    AT LAST!

    A decent use for a Vespa.



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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by MH 13 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:55 am

    what a tit

    could of at least tried to make a pull along trailer out the rear half instead

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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by savage20 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:30 am

    as much as id quite like a chair like that this bloke needs crucifying, twat!
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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by Jamie on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:38 am

    Very Well Said.
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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by ModdyBoy on Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:04 am

    Beyond resoration my arse! The 'desk' looks bloody discusting, but the chair does look comfy, surely he could have found a written off vespa to do it to?
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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by JamesD on Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:42 am

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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by Scotty90 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:01 pm

    ad clench my fist very hard when hitting this fucker
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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by NorthernJordan on Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:36 pm

    Has the original scooter been welded together in the first pic?


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    Re: Poor Poor Vespa

    Post by MH 13 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:55 am

    NorthernJordan wrote:Has the original scooter been welded together in the first pic?

    to be fair it looks like it, the scoot might have had a front end collision or it could be two completely different scoots welded together,

    so on the outlook thats probably why he didn't restore it,

    where its been welded is a weak point in the frame anyway so the last thing you would want is your restored scoot to snap in half if you end up in a accident.

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