Thursday, April 20, 2017

Project Tonka - TW200 Custom Seat Build


The seat build for the Tonka build has come to an end with the leather work completed this week.

The construction was fairly simple with a fibreglass base with steel locators glassed into the base.  The base consisted of 6 layers of woven mat with a polyester resin which should hold up to any big boned riders.

I then picked up a block of high density foam which I attached to the base with some contact adhesive and continued to shape it with a hack saw blade until the rough shape was completed.  After that it was a flap disc on the angle grinder to smooth out all the bumps.

Sourcing some leather was fun as there were so many options but the client wanted somewhat of a tanned antique look.  I found something suitable out west and up getting a full hide which I'll be able to get a couple more seats out of.  

It follows the lines of the tank and frame and the vintage leather will age nicely over time.

Now to get it on the road!







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