Handmade Aluminum Seats Get The Finishing Touches

Handmade Aluminum Seats Get The Finishing Touches

On this episode of The Fab Forums I work on the finishing touches for the handmade aluminum seats. With some .063 3003 aluminum, a bead roller, an english wheel, and a sheet metal break you can have some custom seats…. well sort of….

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40 thoughts on “Handmade Aluminum Seats Get The Finishing Touches

  1. If you are organized and have measurements and references like you do, it’s always easier. But the fact it’s 1” skinnier will make it tricky again. Love that car and how it’s coming together!

  2. For me making something the second time is always easier. Creating something that looks and functions right takes a lot of time.

  3. Good job changing the fuel location. Keeping the fuel lower and farther from the humans will build confidence and you'll want to drive it more on the roads.

  4. Making a copy is easier when the piece is simple, but on a seat like this i'll bet it just won't be the case. Too many guidelines to follow on that original piece.
    Lucky for me i just get to sit here and watch though 🙂

  5. Reproduce it… There's a market for making the second half of project cars. The motivation isn't there either as I wander into the land of procrastination in search of something new. An excellent question, or was it harph rhetorical?

  6. The Bibbster is really starting to take shape now, Kyle. Beautiful work, brother! I'll be back later to watch this video on the big screen to see it in all its glory. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your wife… y'all have an awesome weekend!👊😎

  7. Hand's down to reproduce the second one would be a bight harder yet with the tool's it should not be so hard. Time will tell

  8. I think putting the fuel cell at rear of your vehicle is much safer and the front you can put the cooling system for your turbo

  9. Nice speedholes! To make them functional, you need to push a few of those in the seat part too. 
    The seat part needs to ventilated, because of ass-sweat. It gets slippery, and uncomfortable.

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