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Today 08:31 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
No kidding, I don't know if I even want to go there. I'm HOPING he is referring to a certain full dress that will be coming on the market.
The only full dress Harley I will eventually get will have 3 wheels. IN FACT, you should look into one of those, John....
I don't think that is for me. I want to lean into the curve and throttle out.........

But yes, the seat does go with the bike.........

John
Today 08:27 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Why do you need to reproduce the whole thing ? It doesn't look that bad. Maybe just across the bottom, similar to the well brace ??
LOL, 2 reasons

First, I am curious to see how close I can reproduce it.

Secondly, Everything in there is new. It would be kind of neat for this to be too.

Thirdly, If I remember there were 106 3/8 inch spot welds drilled out. I hate to clean this panel and plug weld 106 3/8 inch holes. The back side has quite a lot of surface rust.

I know, I know. I don't count that well. That is three reasons.

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Still attached to anything .
Oh yeah, It definitely comes as a package deal.

John
Today 08:24 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Boy, Mitch, Do I have a comfortible seat for your wife........

John
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Still attached to anything .
No kidding, I don't know if I even want to go there. I'm HOPING he is referring to a certain full dress that will be coming on the market.
The only full dress Harley I will eventually get will have 3 wheels. IN FACT, you should look into one of those, John....


Today 08:01 PM
496CHEVY3100 Still attached to anything .
Today 07:57 PM
John long Boy, Mitch, Do I have a comfortible seat for your wife........

John
Today 07:50 PM
496CHEVY3100 I will try to take some pictures of the seats I have now,if there is any you want,i do have a place that gets in a few seats when the change out for customers to Mustang or Corbin,

what type do you want the twin saddle,instead of the tapered type.

Yea it has a lot of ruined parts i have all of it in spare parts Except the primary cover ,I have one but it is not chrome it is satin,
Today 07:41 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
A little before and after,, took the aftermarket couch off ,replaced with a Harley seat and backrest and luggage rack ,cleaned it up a little ,Ran out af B52 cleaner,,but looks a little better ,,Back on it tomorrow
That poor bike was left outside to rust too long.

If you have a source for used seats, find one like that for my 2000 FXSTS. My wife hates the narrow pillion pad. About 10" wide for the passenger is perfect with the bags.
Today 07:41 PM
496CHEVY3100 [QUOTE=John long;2504937]Wow, Hard to make money that way. Good luck.

Ate your hamburger at the lake today.

John[/QUOTE[/I]
Iam hoping to pick up a used on ,or use the ones I have ,they are like the rear on this bike,

Guess I will have to eat two the next time .
Today 07:37 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I have been wanting to re-make the rear seat support for the '53.

Last night while I was waiting for sleep to creep up on me, it dawned on me that I could make half the relief in the bead roller, reverse the dies, and make the other half. The challenge may be to get the two haves to look seemless.

After the reliefs are rolled in, I can hopefully cut the hole out and end up with a pretty close reproduction of the piece.

This is what I want to reproduce.

Why do you need to reproduce the whole thing ? It doesn't look that bad. Maybe just across the bottom, similar to the well brace ??
Today 07:36 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
It wont clean up ,I have two new Fatboy solid disc wheels with new tires already mounted I am thinking about using ,but I really want the narrow 21 in tire and fender for the front before I paint it,
one like this is $1100 plus tire and bearing kit so I will liik for a USED one ,LOL

I have the rear fender and rack from a previous project but it has flame job so I will have to paint it if I use it,
Wow, Hard to make money that way. Good luck.

Ate your hamburger at the lake today.

John
Today 06:59 PM
496CHEVY3100 It wont clean up ,I have two new Fatboy solid disc wheels with new tires already mounted I am thinking about using ,but I really want the narrow 21 in tire and fender for the front before I paint it,
one like this is $1100 plus tire and bearing kit so I will liik for a USED one ,LOL

I have the rear fender and rack from a previous project but it has flame job so I will have to paint it if I use it,
Today 06:47 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
A little before and after,, took the aftermarket couch off ,replaced with a Harley seat and backrest and luggage rack ,cleaned it up a little ,Ran out af B52 cleaner,,buy looks a little better ,,Back on it tomorrow
Do you think the front wheel will clean up or is that going to end up an out of pocket expense? The rest of it looks pretty dog gone good.

John
Today 06:43 PM
John long I have been wanting to re-make the rear seat support for the '53.

Last night while I was waiting for sleep to creep up on me, it dawned on me that I could make half the relief in the bead roller, reverse the dies, and make the other half. The challenge may be to get the two haves to look seemless.

After the reliefs are rolled in, I can hopefully cut the hole out and end up with a pretty close reproduction of the piece.

This is what I want to reproduce.



Here are the templates (patterns) I am making to roll the reliefs and cut out the holes.

Wish me luck.



Today 06:34 PM
496CHEVY3100 A little before and after,, took the aftermarket couch off ,replaced with a Harley seat and backrest and luggage rack ,cleaned it up a little ,Ran out af B52 cleaner,,but looks a little better ,,Back on it tomorrow
Today 06:24 PM
1971BB427 Something went astray on my roof patch. The resin didn't set up, and not sure why. Checked it this morning and it was still sticky. Weird? Pretty hot out, and that usually results in it turning over too fast. Never had it not turn over at all. Supposed to be high 80's and low 90's for the next week, so if I give it another try it will have to be early morning when it's 70 degrees.
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