Ducati Scrambler 350 Restoration process: Phoenix Model

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The Ducati Scrambler 350 Phoenix (one of the Seven Sisters)

project is about restoration of a Ducati Scrambler. It’s a completely distroyed Ducati recovered from Mr. Brando’s an old friend of Mr. Roberto De Santis.

The was bought from Fabio and at special price of 500,00

The deal included many the engine, the seat, the main the tank, the mudguards. Many parts were missing.


The wheels were found in a old fashion market event by De Santis, payed 100,00 EUR for the The wheel state was perfect mechanics, but not good about the and the look. Two were the chanches: new parts or restoring the original just bought at the market.

a Ducati Scrambler wheel is not so It takes experience, skill and of patience. Just a few people are to be able to restore cars and wheels in the Rome area.

One of is Mrs. Adriana, a great lady who runs a very business with her husband, Battaglia, reknown 74 years old runner, who still partecipates to competitions all over Italy, on his Guzzi Condor bike.

We decided to leave the wheels to Adriana, who would have the wheels band new for 200,00 EUR

In the pictures you can see Mr. Roberto De Santis, Mr. (who sold the bike to Di Matteo), and Mrs. Adriana, about the job to do.

The Engine

Another for going to Adriana’s house was to the Ducati Scambler’s Engine, had been completely disassembled and by her husband Vincenzo Battaglia.

parts of the engine were to be replaced due to it’s usage. most likely that has been one of the latest (if not THE latest) jobs of his life. The Engine was stored at Roberto De Santis’s waiting for the rest of the bike to be on the bike frame.

The rest of the

In the meantime, the restoring process of the required a place where to the bike. Due to overload of bikes at Di Matteo, the Ducati Scrambler was at Alex Racing Garage, in Ostiense (Rome), where all the had been assembled. Now the frame is up, made for the wheels and the engine.

All the rest of the missing pieces are now and the research for the original bits begin.

As you can see, the bike had all parts, ready to apply on it (on both mudguard and on the tank). The owner had put yellow stickers on it could now easily be removed.

The proceeds: the Tank

The tank was in a perfect state, with 3 layers of great cromium The colour layer was not applied to the yet, and would have soon.

A part from detail, the tank had had only the cap so were the Ducati Badges. the restoration process of Ducati 350 “Claudia” model. some pieces were found in Mr. Garage.

A perfect state of original ducati wings found and brought home. two wings are now attached on the Phoenix Scrambler’s Tank.

What about the cap? The is that the original cap is very to find. Many ebay offer new replicas that identical to the old original one.

The is that we cannot restore a bike if it has not “JUST” original

That’s when Gianni Modena came in help, Officine Di Matteo’s Team a perfect original tank cap years ’70. Gianni is a Ducati Scambler restore and in many cases we have toghether exchanging original to recreate perfect models.

the wheels

Mr.s Adriana, 1 month of wheels, delievered two Ducati Scrambler wheels, and clean with new rays and a perfect polish. Once her knowledge was usefull to Di Matteo’s to restore one of the most important of the motorbyke.

The job was made in a perfect Once again Mr.s has done the job in the same perfect way!

The Ducati frame

The motorbike is now completely ready, made for the engine, that be restored in the very end. All the are toghether and the bike can be unmounted and in pieces, in order to free the wich will be unvernished and Order is very important to the bike in pieces keeping all of parts separated and organized, to and make sure that the of the bike will be done in a way.

Extracting the frame is easy. We prefered to leave this job to the Racing Team, who holded the du to our overload of motorbikes in our garage. single tiny bit has been and put back in the Ducati Scrambler boxes.

We have extracted the and brought to our garage, where in the has been brushed and unvernished by (not sanded because machine can be very risky to some delicate parts of the

Unvernishing by hand gave us the to analyze any bit and part of the frame, the good state of each and using a brushing drill to any deep rusty coverage. We very lucky. This was simply perfect, with a little bit of rust below the holder (wich is quite

The unvernishing was made by 3M scotch disks, that can remove the paint without being with the iron.

The disks are and very expensive. This must not be used on alluminium that can be easily destroyed by the blade. To brush or polish different products must be In this case there is no because the frame of the Ducati is fully realized with

This disk must be without pressing it against the This way it will last a lot (also 4 times more pressing it hard on the iron).

The has been used with the shown below, to reach the that the main rotating cannot reach.

Also the air filter box can be unvernished by using the two (blade for main clean-up and for details).

Once cleaned up all of the pieces, the frame must be with the anti-rust base to avoid rust appearing. people infact do not knot if the pure iron gets in with damp or humid air (or worse, with rain), the will appear all over the in less than 2 days. In cases, a new complete brushing be required. It’s better to waiting, because new rust can be aggressive and invisible and coult up re-painting process into a

This is the reason why just 2 after unvernish, the frame and the air were painted with base paint rust

Now we can wait as much as we want to the frame with 3 bright original Ducati Scrambler paint.

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