Broken Rusty Oldtimer Scooter - Restoration

In this video I'm going to restore a very rusty and broken scooter from the 1970s.
I've bought this scooter almost two years ago at an online auction for $40. I really liked the look of it, especially the design of the aluminium casted wheels. I knew this one would be a very challenging project because of multible reasons. I knew I need to replace the tires and handles, but I had no idea back then how to make them. It took a lot of research in terms of resin and rubber casting and also the help of my friend @Mister Patina , which has organized the polyurethane rubber for me. It was pretty difficult to get the right hardness in the right color. There was also the rear fender missing, which required metal shaping to make a new one. I've never done that before, but after a successful test piece with aluminium I was optimistic to get it done and it worked out absolutely perfect. One more thing that scared me was the chrome plating of the handlebar. I knew I can't chrome plate myself, as I heard it's super toxic. Then the idea of nickel plating came to my mind, it has a slightly different color than chrome. It has kind of a yellowish goldish touch. After doing some test pieces, I knew this was the way to go. To get an overall uniform look and also rust protection I decided to polish and nickel plate all steel parts.
This project was the by far the most difficult one to restore. It required so many new techniques, that's why it took me 50 days in the workshop to complete. I really put my heart into this little scooter and in my opinion it turned out absolutely fantastic. The combination of the grey and blue paint together with all the shiny nickel plated parts and the new casted creme white tires and handles come together very nice. I'm very happy how it turned out.

I hope you like my work and the video.

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If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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  • Man, you took things to a new level with this one! Iam glad the tires worked out finally 😄 Thanks for inspiring us with your outstanding work! Hugs from Frankfurt!

    Mister PatinaMister PatinaHace un mes
    • ! H-lhlhlhlh

      Miskam SecurityMiskam SecurityHace 3 días
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      김성규김성규Hace 4 días
    • @my mechanics j3inan 8@7=€♤

      Siti KhodijahSiti KhodijahHace 7 días
    • PC i zi

      Victor RosuVictor RosuHace 9 días
    • Hello friend

      Heng HuotHeng HuotHace 9 días
  • Dearest mymechanics.... I am a big fan of yours.... I really wish that you make me your apprentice. We don't have access to such equipments here in India... Its really satisfying to see how u do your restorations. Thank you for not only showing us such good contents but making us learn ways of doing things Best wishes....

    Deepak BhaskarDeepak BhaskarHace 40 minutos
  • You'd make killing on Tatouine.

    Opus EpynomusOpus EpynomusHace un hora
  • *Nothing is clear but very interesting) Good luck to you and all viewers of the channel)*

  • tu est francais ?

  • Техно-порно! Спасибо!

    Виктор ОгневВиктор ОгневHace 2 horas
  • Ngl those tires made me coom

    Adrian BudgellAdrian BudgellHace 3 horas
  • Hola

    gimena Sangimena SanHace 4 horas
  • Oh man it's so over engineered I love it

    Adrian BudgellAdrian BudgellHace 4 horas
  • 37:43

    조랭이떡조랭이떡Hace 7 horas
  • The entire time I was saying “if this mf doesn’t go for a ride at the end I’m unsubscribing” and I was not disappointed. Hats off to you sir!

    Eileen McCallEileen McCallHace 8 horas
  • Вот блин! Я думал, что он колёса и ручки просто заменит. А он опять " I make new ones"!

    Расул БатчаевРасул БатчаевHace 10 horas
  • Great job, I am amazed with the rubber tire making👍👍👍👍 you are just amazing.

    Richie R.Richie R.Hace 10 horas
  • I must have been gone awhile because the switch cover is fixed.

    fubargrinchfubargrinchHace 13 horas
  • When people started going on about ASMR I hated it, I can't stand the noise of people eating or liquids dripping. I would literally protest in comments. Tonight I realised your videos are my ASMR.. I'm sorry and I feel kinda dirty saying that. But here we are.

    kerbainkerbainHace 14 horas
  • I’ll do that in the next quarantine. Hope that there is non of course.

    ClarinClarinHace 15 horas
  • I just LOVE your Chanel . Man Perfect job 🥰😎👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Adam GrabaAdam GrabaHace 17 horas
  • What you're doing isn't restoration, it's art.

    Tamas BevizTamas BevizHace 17 horas
  • Masterpiece

    Brian BrownBrian BrownHace 17 horas
  • Te felicito hermano eres un fregonazo para restaurar. Saludos

    OmaR ZamoraOmaR ZamoraHace 17 horas
  • Le hobby dun banquier

    epozoneepozoneHace 18 horas
  • You're the best. But why not paint--or otherwise finish--the wheels?

    Hamlet GiragosianHamlet GiragosianHace 18 horas
  • I have watched this twice and the directors cut twice too, haha I love it. So well done!

    Jesper LindqvistJesper LindqvistHace 20 horas
  • Me: Surely the wheels are salvageable. My Mechanics: they are worn and cracked Me: I MAKE A NEW ONE! My Mechanics: I make a new one Me: *going absolutely nuts*

    Spriggsy SpriggsSpriggsy SpriggsHace 22 horas
  • The slot is too big. Step 1: make it bigger. Love your content

    Spriggsy SpriggsSpriggsy SpriggsHace 22 horas
  • separate BRAVO for the handles on the steering wheel

    I II IHace un día
  • So satifying to watch! 😍🔥

    Restoration GarageRestoration GarageHace un día
  • That brake system is awesome

    DøggerZz _DøggerZz _Hace un día
  • Рукодельный, молодец. Только металл не экономишь, в стружку много уходит. При нынешних ценах самокат просто золотой получился.

    Алексей МеюсовАлексей МеюсовHace un día
  • No lead test? I would want to lick my scooter safely 😭

    LevkarLevkarHace un día
  • high level of patience👍👍

    my simple experimentmy simple experimentHace un día
  • You a 🐐

    Ice House MuzikIce House MuzikHace un día
  • Браво!!!

    FEDFEDHace un día
  • اولََََََََََََََََََ

    فهد العنزيفهد العنزيHace un día
  • “i make new ones”

    nicholas feltynicholas feltyHace un día
  • Hello you are not a craftsman you are a magician congratulations and thanks for your video Mario from Trieste Italy

    mario marchesemario marcheseHace un día
  • 0:54 that one fly at 3am:

    Rebecca RichardsonRebecca RichardsonHace un día
  • me seeing the handlebars: "Ha... he can't spin that on the lathe." Also me: "Wait... that's illegal."

    Ben WBen WHace un día
    • “He can’t do dat! .... uuuh SHOOT HIM. or SOMETING”

      Eileen McCallEileen McCallHace 8 horas
  • more restoration videos heeer

    Restoration OnRestoration OnHace un día
  • I couldn't find a better restoration ESgone channel so far. This is so good. Love it !!

    Juan CastellanoJuan CastellanoHace un día
    • And i have to say that after watching this i find any other video just rubbish lol

      Juan CastellanoJuan CastellanoHace un día
  • This entire channel has made me embarrassed to go to the hardware store and just buy a screw...

    Tenasi VolTenasi VolHace un día
  • I have been watching your work recently, and the thing that gets me the most, is you will know exactly how to put it back together, and what piece (and how it looks and operates) needs to be recreated. If it's planning and drawings off screen is fine, I couldn't do that if I were paid to try. It's crazy to watch, I love it!

    Levi OverturfLevi OverturfHace un día
  • 🙌🙌🙌

    Bárbara SouzaBárbara SouzaHace un día
  • Leave the ESgone, can you here me?, maybe you forget it you have 2M subscribers, 5 month latter😠😡, Leave the ESgone right now

    Raihan IslamRaihan IslamHace un día
  • Asmr

    Gamer kid 27Gamer kid 27Hace un día
  • Grüße....nur zur Info...da gibt es jemand hier auf youtube der dein Kanal zum Verwechslen Ähnlich gut sogar das ich anfänglich dachte du hättest einen weiteren Kanal erstellt ... nicht dass das mich stört...wollte es nur mal sagen...falls du einen Blick darauf werfen möchtest...dann suche nach " Meine Mechaniker "....ich dennoch bleibe dir/ deinem Kanal treu 😉 bleib uns gesund, auf das die Schweizer Europameister werden ⚽️🇨🇭

    Kartoffel KäferKartoffel KäferHace un día
  • I mean this with absolute respect. This is insanity. You sir are not human.

    DankDankHace un día
  • It's magic! Wonderful job! 💚

    ➵🤍 ᴍɪᴋᴏꜰᴏʟꜰʏɴx 🤍➵➵🤍 ᴍɪᴋᴏꜰᴏʟꜰʏɴx 🤍➵Hace un día
  • You outdo yourself everytime. Making the rubber molds was very cool. Awesome video as always

    ChunkChunkHace 2 días
  • He said eww like somebody welded that by hand lol

    Benjamin LowryBenjamin LowryHace 2 días
  • Great video as usual ❤️

    Akhil DevAkhil DevHace 2 días
  • Nadie : Yo: MiMiMiMi 0:54

    Miku-chan OvOMiku-chan OvOHace 2 días
  • Best Restoration i have ever seen! You are a real Hero😍

    YourFlexHDYourFlexHDHace 2 días
  • His OCD has OCD.

    Pat HaskellPat HaskellHace 2 días
  • This came out absolutely gorgeous! As usual, your attention to detail is great! ~ Now, why 4 thousand people gave this video a thumbs down just astounds me.

    Terry BrennanTerry BrennanHace 2 días
  • Пила урал. Кр.

    Димитрий 154Димитрий 154Hace 2 días
  • Simply amazing work 👏👏👏👏

  • 15:51 So satisfying...

    RPGillespieRPGillespieHace 2 días
  • Well done! I’m relatively new to machining, and you’ve used milling and turning techniques I never even knew existed!

    Bogar187Bogar187Hace 2 días
  • This scooter is from my childhood memories. There´s beautiful restoration and making of own grips and tires, what? That´s a next level of restoration. Thank you :)

    CafeGarage86CafeGarage86Hace 2 días
  • Лучше чем было👍

    Сергей АлександровичСергей АлександровичHace 2 días
  • Magnifique !!!!

    CéHace 2 días
  • Believe it or not THIS IS SATISFIYING

    Dip HiraDip HiraHace 2 días
  • Your attention to detail an craftmanship is amazing...👍

    Flex030Flex030Hace 3 días
  • I would buy this a second time, and even doubled it for your amazing work. Even if this item is considered to be "cheap", you pretty much gave it a second chance, a new life and that is priceless in my eyes.

    Pedro FerrazPedro FerrazHace 3 días
  • Eargasm at 28:50

    Markus DemainMarkus DemainHace 3 días
  • One like for the camera man 🔥💓💓

    Umesh YadavUmesh YadavHace 3 días
  • Ist das nicht verrückt wieviel Arbeit in so einem kleinen Roller steckt . Mit viel Liebe und können restauriert .Von mir natürlich einen dicken Daumen nach oben .

    Günter GerlachGünter GerlachHace 3 días
  • 하 진짜 잠들기에 이만한 영상이 없다 뭐 뚝딱뚝딱 고치는 영상 많이 봤지만 이분만큼 깔끔하고 세심하게 고치는 분 없음 good video thanks im korean kkk

    주하진주하진Hace 3 días
  • 26:17 el q entendió entendio

    xxx tentacionxxx tentacionHace 3 días
  • `3kr& nrahip Cars basss

    Astor HAstor HHace 3 días
  • OVERACHIEVER!!! (and awesome work)

    isitmondayetisitmondayetHace 3 días
  • Du kannst ja Deutsch :)

    PhilipPhilipHace 3 días
  • Nice!

    ASMR Variety of topics!ASMR Variety of topics!Hace 4 días
  • Video: "the old handles are broken and unusable" Me: I like where this is heading....

    bioLarzenbioLarzenHace 4 días
  • Wow that's awesome work

    BlueFeather CalnimptewaBlueFeather CalnimptewaHace 4 días
  • este tipo es increible

    Daniel DalulDaniel DalulHace 4 días
  • شط١١

    Ba KerBa KerHace 4 días
  • Mymechanics is one of the few channels I watch in landscape mode on my phone.

    Mary ChangMary ChangHace 4 días
  • Золотые руки

    Влад ВладимировВлад ВладимировHace 4 días
  • You blew my mind making that mold for the handles. Anyone else would have ordered some online. Well done sir. Well done

    angry bird99angry bird99Hace 4 días
  • Amazing work

    Kasper MølgaardKasper MølgaardHace 4 días
  • incredible handwork

    MehmetMehmetHace 4 días
  • Perfecto 🤗

    zev proethzev proethHace 4 días
  • Nice job!

    Manuel BahamónManuel BahamónHace 4 días
  • 🙌👍👍👍

    Никита ПавловНикита ПавловHace 5 días
  • You sir, have an amazing shop kit! I'm always shocked at the next machine you have for the project. Great resto! I appreciate your attention to details.

    DamarisArtsDamarisArtsHace 5 días
  • Wooow it's so good

    Djuma AhmedDjuma AhmedHace 5 días
  • Stradivarius of our time. Genius!

    Андрей ВоскресенскийАндрей ВоскресенскийHace 5 días
  • Я теперь понимаю, почему швейцарские часы самые дорогие

    Павел ЛычукПавел ЛычукHace 5 días
  • A piece of good work! I also invite you to myself :)

    Michał MalitowskiMichał MalitowskiHace 5 días
  • name all the things that u r using plz

    naede majanaede majaHace 5 días
  • 33:24 to skip to the reassembly, if you're weird like that.

    David StarkeyDavid StarkeyHace 5 días
  • honestly title should be : Asmr rusty scooter restoration

    BlueRust YTBlueRust YTHace 5 días
  • A dream! You are a genius!!! Big hugs from Brazil

    Marta MenezesMarta MenezesHace 5 días
  • Earth: (Dying) Him: “I make new one.”

    JanzeyJanzeyHace 5 días
  • What does nickle plating do? 🤔

    Rosalinda NoemiRosalinda NoemiHace 5 días
    • Rust protection, and shine.

      mamfzfmamfzfHace un día
  • would be just more cheaper to buy a new bike

    Buffed_NoobBuffed_NoobHace 5 días
  • Que perfeição ! 🇧🇷

    Gabriel NascimentoGabriel NascimentoHace 5 días
  • my best part is the sand blaster :)

    Haytham DalankHaytham DalankHace 5 días