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Old 01-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I like your idea about laying up the fiberglass seat pan/skirt seperate...then just have a regular wooden base seat made up to nestle in it....use the same 4 screws to hold the sissy bar, seat pan..and into the bottom of the seat.... .it will be slick !!!
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Great job so far on my bike Dave!
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as far as the front fender I would just use a regular CAT front fender and "bob" it to look like the Hustler.....
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I like your idea about laying up the fiberglass seat pan/skirt seperate...then just have a regular wooden base seat made up to nestle in it....use the same 4 screws to hold the sissy bar, seat pan..and into the bottom of the seat.... .it will be slick !!!
Yes, that is the plan. Bottom of bar has welded 1/8 tabs for those mounts. Seat and FRP will also have mounts on back of the sissy bar to prevent the components from working separately and chaffing the glass or wood.
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Using the sales brochure photo, I made a wood plug to duplicate the original "exciting seat treatment with contoured craddle and fitted tuck and roll insert." The plug is made with 3/8 plywood, and 1/8 balsa wood on the sides. I intend to reuse the 3/8 as the actual seat base, since upholstering the "fitted tuck and roll insert" would be problematic.


Shown with back sissy bar side down, trimming will happen later

I first taped the whole thing with low adhesive blue masking tape. I tried to eliminate as many seams as I could. I then applied thick automobile wax over the tape, and let it dry. In the first photo, you can see the mat all cut out. I applied three layers of mat with a brush and polyester resin, first the back, then the bottom, then the back, then the sides, etc overlapping successive layers. Final layer was one of cloth for a more finished outter surface. For glasswork, it is vital to have all the cloth, mat and woven pre-cut and laid out in order of assembly. This ensures a good chemical bond, and keeps you from having to deal with the stuff with sticky fingers.


Resin was mixed "cold" for extended working time

Once set, I will remove the plug from the resin (hopefully) and begin trimming the fiberglass piece to shape, as well as glassing in any required structural supports for the mount area, and clean and contour the back area as viewed from the back.
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Excellent!!!!
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Wow, quite a job!
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Nice word Dave, the seat pan looks great.
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seat pan is awesome. liking the tall handlebars too.
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