My latest project

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Re: My latest project

Postby lawriewhite » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:21 pm

Needed to fit a L & R led indicator warning lights, but didn't want to drill extra mount-holes in the dash, so I cobbled up a little disc to fit into the existing 'Ariel' badge cutout, ( the badge was scabby anyway ) & while I was at it a small logo to 'posh' it up a bit!!
Only a few seconds to revert it back to original if needed.
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Re: My latest project

Postby lawriewhite » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 pm

Searching all over for a genuine rear carrier & finding zilch, I decided to have a bash at cobbling up something as near as, since I disliked the 'bare'
area behind the seat, besides, I don't have any rubber bungs to fill the holes!! :D
Only info I found were photos on google, so off I set, here's the result, I think the radii are a bit big, but I'm not doing another!!
Question, some pics show a silver top-ring, others show same colour, which it correct??
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Re: My latest project

Postby roger.fellows » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:26 pm

You're quite a cobbler Lawrie! - Go on, show us the process. I think mine had a metal-coloured top surface, but it's a long time ago.

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Re: My latest project

Postby lawriewhite » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:22 am

Ha ha, if I told you that i'd have to kill you!!

Seriously, its simply an off cut of 18 mm marine ply I had laying around, then there was the Bosch jigsaw, pencil, cardboard & scissors!!
Oh yeah, sandpaper, drills, files & 2 days.
I think i'll mask it off & spray the top-ring silver just to set it off a bit.
Don't tell me its unsuitable, I KNOW its a stupid choice, but then, what yo-yo decided to make the seat base from it ? Its cosmetic only.

You wont believe how the rear 'bumper' will be made, OR what from. :D

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Re: My latest project

Postby roger.fellows » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:36 am

Brilliant Lawrie

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Re: My latest project

Postby grahamhibbs » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:57 am

Mine is silver and I'm certain that is how they came out of the factory
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Re: My latest project

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:27 am

lawriewhite wrote:Don't tell me its unsuitable, I KNOW its a stupid choice, but then, what yo-yo decided to make the seat base from it ? Its cosmetic only.


You've almost made a pattern for a sand cast one...
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Re: My latest project

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:15 am

lawriewhite wrote:
You wont believe how the rear 'bumper' will be made, OR what from. :D


Leather? :D :D

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Re: My latest project

Postby bh.sprint » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:24 pm

My carrier came with the alloy showing on the top surface and a few extra holes.


I made a bumper for the pannier-less bike out of fibre glass.

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Re: My latest project

Postby lawriewhite » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:23 pm

Very impressed, you've done a great job there, did you take a mold from an existing or from scratch??


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