Monday, December 7, 2009

Seat time.

Making a seat is probably the easiest thing to do when building a bike, at least on my end. Once your body work is done on the fender, I wrap it in heavy masking tape. Because I'm using the fender like a plug for the mold, wax the hell out of it, so later you can pop the fender back out. My mounting hardware is hidden under the front and rear of the seat. They are welded to sheet metal plates and glassed in.

While the seat is drying, I make some rough trim lines, and try to come up with an idea of what I want. Remove the fender when the 'glass is just setup, but still flexible.

After a little trimming and sanding, foam was added to get the profile right.

Next stop, the upholstery shop!