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Douglas 42L2 update 4

Douglas 42L2 update 4

All through this project the aim was to just get this back on the road and to retain the character of the scooter as it was when I first purchased it. As time has gone by the floor area has been a bit of a concern in how it looks and

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Douglas 42L2 update 3

Douglas 42L2 update 3

The original 8″ wheels on this have now been upgraded to 10″ with the standard PX wheel on the back and a ScootRS, atomic branded, GS150 replica conversion rim on the front. The front wheel has plenty of clearance from the guard and with the new Gabriel spring and shock absorber

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Douglas 42L2 update 2

Douglas 42L2 update 2

The PX motor installation has provided some challenges although I never thought this would be easy.

Basically it seems there are 3 brackets available for changing the original Douglas 125 engine for a PX – two specifically for the PX200 and another for a PX150 or a standard VBB or Super

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Douglas 42L2 update 1

Douglas 42L2 update 1

Scooters made in the 1950’s had different frame styles and engines than the more recent scooters.

50’s scooter attributes Engine side cowl has a bump that cuts into the frame. There is a small door below the choke and fuel levers which hinges toward the headset. For models with 8″ wheels

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Douglas 42L2

Douglas 42L2.

Douglas 42L2 1955-56 Parity with Piaggio production at last with newer style chassis and front damper. The headlight was moved to the handlebars

I’m not sure of the year of this scooter yet and will have to confirm the serial numbers with the veteran vespa club in the UK. It’s approximately a 1955

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