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Old 01-15-2011, 12:07 AM
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gonna give the bike alittle makeover some point soon but in the mean time I really need a new seat...this is what I got so far

I started out simple and was very pleased but figured I should go WAY overboard and over engineer it just to be safe haha
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I was acutally inspired to change it up buy watchin that dude josh kurpius' blog and the seat pan he made
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I used some Bastard injinuity to hold the skeleton braces in place...I never have magnets (I really need to get some) so I thought good and hard and remembered my boy got some rock magnets when he was at a museum gift shop a while back sooooo
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Boxed it in...
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and man am I happy with this pan so far! I got to box in the back end and do alot of sanding before padding but this thing is gonna ride and look great
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the little shelf is just big enough to fit my sons *** on so hopefully after its covered I can convice my wife to let me take him on a little ride for the first time
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:34 AM
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nice fab job man can't wait to see how that turns out. good luck convincing the wife, most of them just don't get it.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:46 PM
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thanks man!
been workin on it all day...
Think I'm more proud of this pan than anything I've done on this bike as of yet.
did a bunch of sanding grinding a little more welding and formed the pan around the frame to give it a really nice finished look.
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Unfortuately I was unable to create some sort of cool stash box door on the back...just couldn't figure out how to do it
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So instead of a cool back door (huh huh I said back door) I cut her belly out to make a super sweet stash spot! still no clue what I'm gonna use it for but it was too good an idea to pass up...figure some felt and velcrow will keep anything I put in there...in there since it sits flush against the fender
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my phone in there for a scale size
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and a pic of me and my boy testin it out...can't wait till I can get him on there ridin
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stay tuned for padding and cover!
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:06 PM
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Nice work, but that seat is going to need some GEL.

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:35 PM
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looks good.
your boy is going to NEED earplugs with them pipes
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:30 PM
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the more this seat comes together the more excited I get about it. I was affraid that I sanded to much foam off of the base layer but figured I would wait for the gell and 1/8 of neoprene to get here before I made that decision...well I got the stuff and threw it on and HOT DAM ITS PERFECT!!! So comfy! not to thick and really contures to my ***. Also went to Joe Anne fabrics today and ordered the cover I'm going to use...should be in begining of next week so I should be done with the seat by next friday or so
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:52 PM
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that thing is really coming together nicely. stash spot is the cat's ***!
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:13 AM
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Looks good man, can't wait to see it covered.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:45 AM
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Nice work man and cool looking old school bike.
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