I'm all for vintage paint and equipment, but sometimes you pick something up that is so bartardized that paint is the only answer.
I'll be posting a few pix of a 77 Yankee Peddler that I have almost completely painted. Ground up restorations are good if they're done well, ground up mods are are good too. Just a matter of opinion and taste. By the way, mopeds taste better with chili sauce and fries.