53 Western Rocket - Put A Fork In Her, She's Done !

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  1. Scribble

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    The seat come out beautiful ! Really enjoyed recovering it. I did have some help with fitting the leather to the pan. It helps when you have someone with 25 years of experience recovering furniture.
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  2. sandman

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    I needed to see this , I have to do the same thing , but have been putting it off . Fear factor . Your pics have gave me a little
    more confidence . Your seat came out very nice . Do you want to do mine next . :blackeye:
     
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  3. The Renaissance Man

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    Perfect! Looks like it's already broken in like a baseball glove!
     
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  4. Scribble

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    I'd say yes on recovering your seat, but after redoing several of these old saddles. I understand why upholsterers charge so much, it's exceedingly time-consuming work. That doesn't always work out, I was a little bit short on one of the lips of the seat. Will see how it holds up hopefully I won't have to redo it.
     
  5. Scribble

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    The leather I used is really nice raw leather, that's very lightly dyed Brown. So it's scuffs and scratches pretty easily. Which I don't mind I like the old baseball glove look.
     
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    Nice work Scribbs! That diamond cutting around the edge really helps with the puckers. Will remember that for next time.
     
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    I completely switch up the bars grips and stem, keeping my bell on. IMG_1671.jpg
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    Light mock up.
     
  8. Scribble

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  9. Scribble

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    Well here she is ! All done.
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  10. OddJob

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    Another classic and classy Scribble build!
     
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    Looks good!


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  12. The Renaissance Man

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    Nice! The recovered saddle blends in with the rest of the weathered bike. That's not always easy to do!
     
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    Love the Scribble resto-tina treatment. Perfect way to do up an old bike. I was cracking up when I saw you cleaning the whitewalls because there is a thread where somebody was trying to stain his. You could have sold him your dirt off yours...:21:

    Great job. Another nicely done classic....:thumbsup:
     
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    That thing is all class! Well done
     
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    Thanks guys !

    Thanks ! I'm really happy with how it came out.

    Hahahahahah ya I should have sold the dirt off mine :rofl:

    Aww shucks :happy:
     
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    B...U....T.....full!


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    Had spell that one out. Reading it didn't sound too good.

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    Hahahahaha! I just reread it too! Hahahahaha


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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Just right!
     
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