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Back from page 2. Too many outdoor projects first. I've got a clear vision of where i want to be now. I did a little assembly this week and i like where its going. Not to happy about the seat color but i may spray it with some interior auto paint.
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If you're thinking black for a seat color, I've used Flex Seal spray on a couple. It's a little glossy, so I covered it with a Rustoleum Dead Flat spray , which also takes away any of the 'tacky' feel of the rubber. Holding up well after probably 3 years or so now?

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This seat was a bright white vinyl one to begin with. Also has a nice texture to it, sort of a football pigskin type.

Here it is applied over a white saddle on RaTs GaSs....notice the texture.

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@MazdaFlyer also used it on a seat for one of his builds.
 

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Thanks Oddjob. I really like the texture on that. A buddy of mine who works in a body shop, suggested i try LVP refinisher. They have a large selection of factory and custom colors. I just have figure out which color i want. Maybe a custom color over the flex seal. I used the on Higgy-o,RRBO 15 and it has held up great. The last two pics don't do the bike justice. Every thing was stripped down and given an oaxalic bath. It left a grey with a faint green finish that i used dead flat clear over. i left some of original burgundy and cream paint on the fenders and tank. Time to get my color wheel
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When I see those Rocket Ray's, the name of them always remind me of something Marvin the Martion would carry.
But then I remember that was a Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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Got back to working on the bike yesterday and run into my first problem. The skip tooth chain has left the property and it was the only one i had. I should have another one next week. Problem two, when i went to put front fender on it wasn't dimpled for a springer fork. Anybody have any tips. Pics to come when the rains let up.
 

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Looking good. I know others have crimped/dimpled fenders for forks before. I can't remember for sure, but I think that @The Renaissance Man may have posted an example of how he did this with one of his builds a few years back.
 

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OK, I found one of the fenders that I made a two part buck out of fiberglass bondo. I pressed the two parts together in my vise and it worked but broke one of the bucks.
It starts at post #253 HERE.

Here's another one that I crudely made from a block of wood and then hammered it in with a dull blunt chisel.
This one starts at post #163 HERE.

And lastly, I had to make a long dimple for a chain and used plate steel for the buck.
Go to post #233 HERE.

I hope this helps, good luck! -Jim
 

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Finally got the seat done. Didn't realise the last owner put it together wrong. They put the inside pieces outside the rails and crushed the rails together. Took a bit to get everything back straight. I painted the underside with hammered bronze that looked black. The top was done harley black upholstery paint. Everything starts going back together tomorrow .
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