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Here is the completed racing stripe pleather high back nanner. Very successful day in my opinion. I like this alot. I really like how you can see the shoulder stiching at the far back of the seat that gives you a clue that the seat was a jacket sleeve. Not bad for a rookie seat recover!

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Ohh... for cry'n out loud! Would you just do ruff mock-up build :113:

That seat is a straight throw-back to a 70's Yamaha racers jacket.
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It was a modern JC Penney Arizona Jeans Co Pleather Vinyl jacket that I got on ebay because I thought the stripes would play well with the play scheme.

 

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Deduct 1/2 point for using the word "Pleather" :arghh:

Never revile secrets of the trade, that's a rule :ninja:
What are you talking about? I am proud it's pleather :D :D Makes it even cooler with how well it looks. :D
 

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I realized that I hadn't really seen what all of the painted pieces looked like as an ensemble yet. It was super fun bringing each piece out and staging it a bit. I must have sat in the courtyard for close to a half hour staring at it all from different angles and thinking the build all through. I am really pleased with the way everything is gonna play off of each other. The seat color and stripes work really well I think.

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It kinda of funny that I have covered more seats with paint than material. Strange that it took my tenth Build Off bike before I did a recover.
 

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I forgot to post up the ensemble pics with the wheels yesterday.

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I had been thinking about some coppertone accents on the wheels of some sort, but once I saw all of the painted parts with the wheels, I decided that the wheels need to stand alone without any highlights.



I decided a while back that I would use the last two of my South Park chess pieces and bring back another set of Kenny valve caps. The scale of the wheels is perfect for these.

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The orange would probably be fine, but I am going to hand paint Kenny's coat with the VHT Burnt Copper.

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Had to try the Holey Higgins rack back on the fatty wheel and it is awesome!!!

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Brought the Felby bars out too. They still have 3 years of natural rust from Rockafella. I know I will be cleaning them up and painting them. They may be silverish, they might be blackish, but part of me really wants to paint them with the coppertone.

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