Thank you very much for your kind words Joe!
Thanks all !
and Slim: I'd love to attend the Salt Talks and meet the all good folks from this forum.
We'll, see how it works out.
Rocky: always have a tin-foil hat within reach.
You never know when they come to beam you up !
I've decided to try and do all the small stuff before turning
my attention to the engine, which by now is ready to be fired up.
I'm quite sure a bunch of problems ...erhh...'challenges' will turn up as I turn to the engine
and it would be nice to focus all attention on that, not having to care about the small stuff.
Handed the seat-pan to the upholstery guy Monday noon.
Picked up the finished seat Tuesday noon.
THAT's my kind of guy !
He's done a fine job. It's not like you just wrap a piece of vinyl around a piece of foam..is it!?
...felt glued to the edge of pan, so it won't cut into the vinyl
..cover made by sewing vinyl and material together with foam in between
...to get that "sausages-in-a-row" look
All for the pricey sum of around 65$.
The world is still a good place.
While it was away I played around with different types of foam myself
..to make a 'pillow' on which to rest my manly chest.
Hard foam / and soft rubber-like foam on top. I'll take it to the upholstery guy today.
Now anyone who have tried shaping foam know that it's a royal pain
to try doing it with any sort of normal knife, be it a box-cutter type or kitchen knife of some sort.
The foam simply changes shape as you cut it and you have no control over the cutting.
This is probably old news to you, but for those who don't know the trick
you'll be happy I told you this:
Use one of them electrical knifes that have two blades rubbing against each other.
Cutting foam now becomes as easy as cutting soft butter with a hot knife.
Here's a short video to show how it works.
Mind you; the reason it works a bit slow on the video
is because I'm cutting some very 'heavy' rubber-like foam.
( Click on the image )
Sanded and polished the tank to a mat finish
Did a quick rattle-can spray job in the workshop back room
Masked off using a self-adhesive 'negative' made by a friend
A bit of rattling the rattle can again
...and : hey
...and the same thing with the "MOTORCYCLE" letters
Will add white "shadows" by hand, later.