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vnygra
12-19-2012, 7:09 PM
I searched, and saw that i need high density foam. went to the local fabric store, and bought a big ass piece about 3' x 2', 3'' thick. got lucky and it was 50% off, so only costs $13.

Got home, cut it all up, glued to the pan, good shape, threw it on and sat on it. straight to the pan. This obviously isn't the right foam... 3'' thick and i can squish it to 1/4'' between my fingers. so what do i need? should i do multiple layers with that multi colored on bottom then yoga mat type stuff?

btw, its a short 2 up seat, no high back or anything. thanks guys

Shacknasty
12-19-2012, 7:37 PM
A good piece of closed cell foam from an upholsterer will set ya back about twenty bucks. The good stuff feels like a piece of wood, but softens up, conforms to yer ass and doesn't bottom out, so to speak. Ya glue a 1" thick piece to the pan and then glue a piece of 1/2" up to 2" soft foam on that and ya have a pretty good, plush-feeling saddle.

SamHain
12-20-2012, 1:09 AM
there are foam/gel kits on ebay. Probably a lot pricier than if you knew what and where to buy it, and if a distributor would sell such a small quantity. I ran 2 layers of carpet pad on mine, its not bad, 3" thick would probably be damn cozy.

PAWN
12-20-2012, 7:21 AM
Look up rebound foam.

Here's a 1"x24"x72" sheet you could cut your template out of multiple times and use spray mount to build up, then shape with a turkey carving knife.

http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/foam-and-pillows/foam/specialty-foam/rebond-foam/1-x-24-x-72-rebond-foam-.htm?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&cvsfa=2700&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=34323036&gclid=COv7xMSJqbQCFQ0GnQodwm8AHQ

vin
12-20-2012, 9:37 AM
i always use a $5 camping mat from walmart. it is waterproof and i think it feels just right. use spray adhesive to layer it to achieve your desired height, then trim it, shape it with a grinder and flap wheel and final shape by hand with sand paper.

this solo is 2 layers:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/ironhead/DSCN5628.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/ironhead/DSCN5633.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/ironhead/DSCN5744.jpg

this one is 3 layers:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/IMG_3823.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/05/mono/D0D4F0D7-8D61-4D8E-801F-91121594ED55-13723-00000BAFFAC6973F.jpg

hammey13
12-20-2012, 6:01 PM
+1 on the foam camping mat, its cheap, closed cell so it won't hold water and its cheap or did I already say that.

vnygra
12-20-2012, 9:15 PM
awesome guys.. thanks

Rustypapa
12-20-2012, 9:41 PM
I have used the foam from my kid's interlocking floor mat- works pretty well for thin seats. not super comfortable, but for a low pro seat- it keeps your ass from sinking straight to the seat pan.

sweetpotato650
12-21-2012, 10:18 AM
Carpet underlay and camping mat on my seat. Pretty firm but not to bad on a longer ride.

kylezero
12-21-2012, 10:37 AM
junkyard it and go buy a cheap car seat and cut the cover off and you got tons of different density foams to play with. side bolsters are a little harder then the seat center and so forth... i have done this a few times.. can nab seats with bent frames for 5 bucks

emmure
12-21-2012, 10:44 AM
junkyard it and go buy a cheap car seat and cut the cover off and you got tons of different density foams to play with. side bolsters are a little harder then the seat center and so forth... i have done this a few times.. can nab seats with bent frames for 5 bucks

waste of effort just to tear it down and get it to the house

kylezero
12-21-2012, 11:24 AM
waste of effort just to tear it down and get it to the house

good bang for the buck kinda thing... you dont have to do this nor any one else it was just a heads up that there are other ways of getting good quality seat foam with out buying the camping mats

vnygra
12-21-2012, 12:26 PM
Thanks for that. If it wasn't winter I might go out there and dig one up. But I'm a pussy, and Walmart is heated so ill prob end up with a camping mat.

Double77
12-23-2012, 10:23 AM
So far......

Randeezy868
12-23-2012, 6:53 PM
how the hell are you planning on covering that? kinda wierd.

Double77
12-24-2012, 10:01 PM
Gonna try to......

Double77
12-24-2012, 10:04 PM
Then.......

doppleganger87
12-24-2012, 10:23 PM
nice seats VIN!

doppleganger87
12-24-2012, 10:24 PM
lets see the whol;e thing double 77!

vin
12-25-2012, 12:04 AM
nice seats VIN!

Thanks man!

Pretty sure that seat is from tobiism's wishbone build. Loved that seat!
http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3154&highlight=Wishbone

Double77
12-25-2012, 10:26 AM
Props to Tobiism for the inspiration and advise through his post on cc......
More to come, that's where it is as of now. If it sucks, I'm out $10 and I'll be buying a seat like every other bike in the row (hope not).

farmall
01-15-2019, 9:46 AM
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Next time check the DATE of the thread you respond to. The board software sucks leper anus and the date font size and color apparently cannot be changed. That means frequent mistakes by users, especially phone posters who can't see detail even on modern flagship phones.

Welcome to Chop Cult.

SamHain
01-15-2019, 10:20 AM
I don’t think spammers pay much attention to dates. Though I see them just fine on my busted ass phone.

farmall
01-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Good catch! I'm temporarily retarded by flu.

Might be time to use a captcha or question verification system to stem the flood.

Tattooo
01-15-2019, 11:05 AM
Yea I posted earlier but I deleted the post and sent it to spam.... Yea I don't think they look at the dates either...

Get over the flu soon it can be rough....