Very cool! That seat came ouy awesome! Big fan of your next project too, I hope you will make a thread in "Other Talk" for it! I have my '81 Datsun project over there...
I have at least 1 seat to recover myself, thanks for the tip about the plastic bag. did you use any adhesive?
I would try and see if shotgun brass could be made into dust covers for the pedals?Ok so I took a break on this bike for a while because I picked up a car for restoration and was excited about that so I put the bike aside for a while. I had time to finish up the bike today. I also changed the name of the bike to: 12 Gauge. I changed a couple of things in my plan but I was able to keep the build under $200 so my budget was kept!
The seat was done differently than I originally planned but I am happy with the out come. I decided not to powder coat the seat but left it rusty. I also picked up a $3 leather jacket from the thrift shop. It was a really worn black leather one perfect for recovering the seat. I also stopped by the carpet store and asked for a bit of underlay to use as a cushion. They gave me samples for free so the seat cost me $3 total to recover.
Here is the underlay attached to the seat pan:
The guy at the local leather store said leather is porous and to cover my foam with a grocery bag so that is what I did:
Then I covered it in leather:
and the end result:
Last nights sun set while working on the bike. I had to open the garage door and watch it while I worked:
Ordered the Fat Frank tires. The rims were left completely rusty. I only put in new spokes where needed:
Progress is happening:
Spent some time on the farm with my father in-law today firing off a bunch of different guns to get these:
The handle bar grips are cork I installed the 12 gauge shot gun shells into the ends:
The valve stem caps are cut down bullet casings:
and Here is the bike finished sitting in front of my next project:
Thanks Luke. Checked out your project very cool.That build thread is very cool, awesome little car you have there.
My build thread is here: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...ies-2-non-i-r-s-diff-and-exhaust-found.90317/
I would try and see if shotgun brass could be made into dust covers for the pedals?
What kind of coaster brake you running now?
i have one of those Toyota flower pots to mine is a 73
After I rebuilt the model D in my Hawthorne, it was kinda sticky and noisy shifting to coasting mode, but it is getting better with more use.
The car looks great. Is the Lexus motor the 1UZ?yes i am on a celica forum but i have not posted in a long time .
here it is , the guy who sold it to me sent me a small pic of a rust hole witch wan't bad but after the car got to my house i found out it was 100 time more then he said I have over 40 hours in rust repair as it is now . And its a really clean looking car you would never know .
i got really mad i wanted to keep it original but i picked up a Lexus motor for it and a six spd .
so now its getting a face lift . chassis lift