Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Step 1: Cut a piece of ply-wood the shape you'd like the pad to be (preferably matches the lines of the sissy bar). Then plaster it with the old Elmers Carpenter's glue. (Note* Be sure not to eat any glue in the process no matter how tempting.)
Step 2: Borrow some stuff from your wife's sewing room while she's not looking and cut out some le3ather from an old weathered leather jacket from the thrift store or basement. Make one equal size to the plywood and the other the same shape, but an inch and a quarter larger all around. Glue the one of equal size to the prepared surface (sticky side) of the plywood.
Step 3: Cut out a piece of foam from your least favorite camping roll. (Note: Just one layer. Remember the goal is not to actually make this thing comfortable. God forbid she actually wants to ride back there all the time. Besides the goal is skinny and narrow).
Step 4: Assembly. begin folding the edges of the larger piece of leather over the back of the plywood and fasten them down with old screws that you salvaged from some other project that never worked out. See I told you you'd want hose someday.
Step 5: To really finish it off pull two or three of those buttony thingy's off of the roof liner of your van and tack them down to give it that pillowy look.
And BAM! you're done!! A custom sissy bar pad built just the way you want it.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
While the paint dries...I mean powder bakes.. I installed a new Points and Condenser kit on the shovel. Decided I'd better have a look at the advance assembly in behind and...surprise.
Don't believe Harley Davidson ever made a two piece fly-weight spring nor do I know how to effectively install such an oddity, should they have.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I love the province I live in. What's more, is I love building choppers here. I have boxes of parts, an aftermarket uncertified frame from the '70's and an engine with a bill of sale (no title) that says it was purchased from Alberta Salvage where, if still located in Alberta, would require a new VIN number to be stamped after a safety inspection. But here in the land of easy chopper registration it's all good. Walk in with my sketchy documents to any SGI accredited insurance broker and Bob's your Uncle. You walk out with plates and insurance. God Bless what's left of our Saskatchewan Socialist Society.