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I did it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the Road...............Sort of......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spectra, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie

    I got some high density stuff but it doesnt seem worth a crap to me........not sure though.

    Kicking myself for tossing a old ripped up seat I had........
     
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  2. NewHavenMike

    NewHavenMike 1976 XS360C

    I did make the pan myself. I used 1/8” plywood and finerglass mat and resin. I used closed cell foam for a kayak seat that ACK sells. Its on the firm side, but my seat is only about 2” thick. Im making another seat and i plan on using the same foam again, but with another layer of soft foam on top. The kayak foam isnt the worst though. People kayak all day and put their himd sides on it..
     
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  3. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie

    Thats pretty much what I have some ply and some resin and cloth over it. Am looking only at about 2" or so also so will look for that foam and see what I can find.

    Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Petew

    Petew XS400 True Believer

    Check your local stores for a Gardner's kneeling pad. They can be found in a size that might be perfect as a seat pad. I have been playing with a seat build myself. I have to use this fiberglass somehow
     
  5. kshansen

    kshansen XS400 Addict

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    One idea for foam would be to visit a junk yard for cars and see if you can find something out of a car with a damaged seat they might let you have it for next to nothing. Never tried it but have heard that an electric carving knife works good for shaping foam, just do it while wife is out shopping!!
     
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  6. Petew

    Petew XS400 True Believer

    I have an electric knife hanging in my work area. Spectra, didn't you keep any of the old seats? I actually saved an extra pad for if I wanted to lower the seat height. I have already chopped on it though. I might have another around here from a1980...but I am not certain.
     
  7. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie

    No stupid me tossed it as I bought a pre manufactured seat for my other build. Then this one decided to go my own rout as the upholstery guy said the foam he has wont last long on a bike.........only good on cars I guess.........Hell I had a few of them and got tired of moving them around........I cleaned everything out a month or so ago as I was tired of the mess.......oh well I cant be a hoarder :D
     
  8. Petew

    Petew XS400 True Believer

    What I have seen others use is sections of gym mats. If you could find a small recreational mat like that it would be dense enough so it would hold up well. Hell, just go to the local high school and cut a hunk out of the wrestling mats, they will understand!
     

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