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Old 03-12-2009, 01:32 PM   #21
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I would love a custom two up seat so the wife can still ride with me, but I'm afraid I am a little short on cash right now.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:55 PM   #22
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GREAT JOB dude, fine work! would it be possible to do without the split in the front?
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:54 PM   #23
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Has anyone done this using a sewing machine so the stitches are smaller?
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:41 PM   #24
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holy crap! I had no idea Shadows could look so amazing. Beautiful seats!!
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:28 PM   #25
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Damn,outstanding work !! how much do you charge ?
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:37 AM   #26
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well i tried it... Didn't come out the way i wanted it to but what the hell i made it myself!
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Very nice tooling!!!
Old 07-30-2010, 10:49 PM   #27
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Very nice tooling!!!

I must say. "great job" A forgotten art!!!!
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:16 PM   #28
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Looks damn good
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:59 PM   #29
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Nice! I have an extra stock seat and I'm about to start tearing it up. Thanx for sharing-I'm motivated now!
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This seemed like the appropriate thread....
Old 04-19-2011, 07:02 PM   #30
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This seemed like the appropriate thread....

So I did pretty much the same thing with a stock seat that I got from Bigarmzz (thanks, sorry it took so long). I separated the foam and seat pan then cut the passenger section off with a hacksaw blade, cut the sides down with a cut-off wheel at work, and used an angle grinder with an 80 grit sanding disc to shape it more like an old steel tractor seat. I glued on some carpet padding to smooth out the final surface.....BAD IDEA!! The foam had a plastic backing and was way too thick, so I carefully pulled it off.

Here's a pic:
http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/v...do=big&p=14429

I picked up some 1/4" foam from a buddy (seat backing from a Dodge Dakota) and glued it on to help cover the pits left from removing the rebond.

Pic (notice the seat spring):
http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/v...do=big&p=14423

Then the fun part! My new "heavy duty" staple gun wasn't big enough to staple through the seat pan......Hmmmm. I'll use pop rivets! So I went around the seat pan and drilled several 1/8" holes for the rivets and marked them with a silver marker.

Pic:
http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/v...do=big&p=14424

Then it was time to stretch and rivet the vinyl. I started at the widest part of the seat and worked my way around. When I got about 6" from the ends I secured the nose and tail and began working on those. Wrinkles are a bitch!!!

When all was said and done, here is the finished product.

http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/v...do=big&p=14427
http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/v...do=big&p=14428
http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/v...do=big&p=14431

More pics in my gallery.
http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/v...do=view&g=4061
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