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Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 1:52 AM
So I've been meaning to do this for a bit now and finally got around to doing it the last couple of days. For those that wear the vintage helmets you know that they shit kinda goofy on your head and like to balloon up when your on the freeway. I relined one of my helmets a while back but it took some time in doing and I knew there was an easier and faster way to do it, so I sat down the other day and worked out a new easier way to reline your vintage lid. It's pretty easy to do and doesnt cost to much for the supplys either and you dont have to have any expensive equipment. All you need is some material of your choosing, spray adhesive and an old shirt again of your choosing. I started out using some elmers spray adhesive but then found my good stuff that works much better.
This is the stuff I used. Its only a couple bucks at Joanns.

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So since I had already relined one helmet I used that for some of my measurements for front and back height. My measurements were 4 1/2" front and 3 1/2" back. I got the original pattern from the lining that was alredy in the helmet.

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It's gonna differ from helmet sizes so I would say play with it a little. My helmets were small and the other s/m so I would assume you might need to make them a little bigger for a large helmet. After I got the height I measured around the helmet for the length.

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I ended up cutting it down about four inches so it would fit. I didnt take into account the foam thickness. I then measured out on my foam and made my design. I used 1" foam for this part.

Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 1:58 AM
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I cut out my material and after a little trimming got the fit I was looking for.

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I then took my cloth and did a ruff cut around my foam leaving plenty of extra to wrap around. You can always cut it down as you glue it.

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I then spayed the back of the cloth and foam. I let it sit for about a minute before sticking the two together. Make sure you spay both pieces or it wont be a permanent bond. I started with the sides and after getting it glued down sprayed and attached the rest. I didnt take pics of me doing this but I figured it's pretty easy to understand.

Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:02 AM
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It needs to set a little before messing with it so I left it until the next day and fit it into the helmet to see how it fit. After I got it back in the helmet I measured the opening to make my center pad.
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Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:06 AM
I then transfered my measurements to my foam and to make a box and then I rounded the courners of it.

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For the center pad I used 1/2" foam so the helmet sits nice and low on your head. I then cut out the pad and checked my fit.

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I then found the shirt I wanted for the center of my helmet and then checked the size with my pad to make sure it was gonna fit nice.
I went with an old Johnny Cash shirt I had lying around.

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After I cut the shirt design out I placed the pad back in the helmet along with the already done outer piece to get in in the right spot so I could glue it in. I then pulled the outer part out carfully so I didnt move the center pad and then traced the center pad so I could pull it out and glue in down in the right spot.

Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:10 AM
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Since the ear pieces were in good condition and I was using black for the center I decided to leave them in. This meant I needed to cover them up while I was spaying the adhesive.

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After attaching the center pad in put all the pieces back in the helmet with my shirt so I could get the shirt centered up. I then again carfully removed the outer pad and glued the shirt on the center pad. I did this by lifting half it and spaying both the pad and shirt and a little of the helmet. I then did the same thing on the other side.

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Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:14 AM
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While I was doing all this I noticed there was gonna be a a couple small spots that the inside of the helmet was gonna be seen due to the stock ear pads not meating up perfectly with the new pad. I cut a couple pieces of my cloth and glued them in prior to gluing in the outer pad. Make sure you look carfully at all the spots on the helmet that could show threw because I ovelooked a spot just inside the ear pads that the helmet showed threw and had to pull it all out and glue bigger stips in.

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These are the first pieces I made. I had to manuver the cloth around the curve of the helmet as I layed them in to get them to fit proper.

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This is what I ended up with.

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I also glued a strip in the front were the seam is just to be safe. I then glued the outer pad and moved it around until it was in position and looked good. Like I said make sure you spay both pieces and wait a minute for it to tack up. Dont wait to long on this portion cause you want to be able to move a little unless your that good that you can place it in perfectly the first time. This is what I ende up with when all was said and done.

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Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:18 AM
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I know I didnt show how to make the ear pieces since I already had them so I made some for my other helmet that was still missing them. For this all I did was measure from were the foam was to the bottom of the helmet and the same on the side.

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On the bottom piece I knew it neede to be cut at an angle so I measured the upper potion also. I came up with 4 1/2" for the top and 5 1/2"-4 1 /2" for the bottom. I took these measurements and transfered them onto my foam and made a box. I decided I wanted them 1 1/2" wide based on what they were on my other helmet.

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I rounded the edges with something that matched the curve on the helmet.

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After cutting it out I traced it and cut out my second one so the would be semi identical. Cutting the thick foam is a pain in the ass so ther not perfect but once wrapped you can make them looks pretty close.

Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:23 AM
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I did the same thing as I did earlier. I cut out cloth bigger then the pieces. I had to do a little trimming and make some relief cuts to make it around the curves. I didnt take pics of this couse it was a pain enough doing it before the adhesive dried. Just make relief cuts making sure there not to far so that the foam doesnt show threw. Also you can cut excess material off as you attach it so its not bulky and you get around the curves nicely.

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Then again spray the inside of the helmet and the back of the ear pads and attach when ready. Make sure you push the pieces down once there were you want them so they make proper contact and attach to the helpmet permenently. I hope this is usefull to all out there. I took alot of pics so if theres anything I didnt cover or you have questions on let me know and I'll try to answer
them the best I can and if I have a pic of it I'll post it. The foam you use is up to you as far as what you want. I bought a yard of the 1" and 1/2" at Joanns. It's not to bad but can get pretty pricy. I lucked out and got a half off coupon for both and made my wife get in line so I didnt have to pay that much. I like the 1" on the sides and 1/2" in the middle. It seems to work for me pretty well but I would assume if you had a large helmet and not a large head you might need to use 1 1/2" foam for the outer pieces to get the nice fit. Sorry if I rambled on to much this is the first time I had to write out what I did and try and remember everything I did.

Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:27 AM
Sorry my pics are all thumbnails. I'm not real computer savy and when I first tried to post it my pics didnt show up so this what I ended up with. I hope you guys like it.

steffan
12-18-2009, 2:58 AM
thank you for taking the time to explain how to do this. I've got 6 old 3/4 helmets that need to be relined. I was thinking about selling them because I couldn't wear them. now I can try to save them. thanks again.

Danisdead
12-18-2009, 11:02 AM
awesome, I need to do this so it's perfect. Thanks for sharing

me
12-18-2009, 11:24 AM
great write up! looks good and easy, deffinly alot easier than i thought. i'll have to remember this when it comes time

wickedblockhead
12-18-2009, 11:53 AM
you mean theres more than old styrofoam and linen? oh thank god! my helmet hurts my head after awhile....

Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 1:33 PM
Yeah the first one I did was a pain in the ass. The way I did it this time is really easy and simple. It's one of those things that people think is gonna be hard to do but really isnt.

hellbilly1932
12-18-2009, 2:11 PM
when you did the first one did you pull the styrofoam out of the helmet and redo it like the factory, with the liner wrapped over the styro? I did one that way and it was a bitch! I like this idea.

Brandon
12-18-2009, 2:38 PM
what foam did you use. I tried doing one of mine and used a "kneeling pad" as the foam. It was way to stiff. Thanks

Pantsbeer
12-18-2009, 2:59 PM
I used the stuff they cary at joanns. It's semi dense foam but not to stiff and nice and comfortable.

wolfpaak
12-19-2009, 8:58 AM
when you did the first one did you pull the styrofoam out of the helmet and redo it like the factory, with the liner wrapped over the styro? I did one that way and it was a bitch! I like this idea.


How do you get the styro out? Break it into chunks? Or take it out and use just foam to build it back up? Been hoping to find someone who has done this before that is willing to give pointers!
THANKS!
Kenny

Pantsbeer
12-19-2009, 2:37 PM
How do you get the styro out? Break it into chunks? Or take it out and use just foam to build it back up? Been hoping to find someone who has done this before that is willing to give pointers!
THANKS!
Kenny

Some times it's a pain in the ass to get the styrofoam out but you just have to kinda work it sideways and maybe open the helmet a little with your hands. It will come out you just have to mess with it a little. I used all new foam on the first on I did also. I just had a cloth liner over the styrofoam that had a decrotive stich on it and I made templetes from that to make the pieces. The first helmet I made individual peices all the way around and it took forever and was a pain. The way I did it this time with the one piece was much easier and faster. You can pm me as well if you need more help.

NHMike
12-19-2009, 3:57 PM
AWESOME!! This gets my vote!! Thanks for the tech, can't wait to give mine a shot!!!

Markee
12-22-2009, 8:26 AM
Very nice Mr. Pantsbeer!

dukerollo
01-14-2010, 1:24 AM
Wow, great thread. Thanks to this site I now have all of the info I need to rehab my old helmet. Good stuff.

scottylook
01-15-2010, 1:17 PM
Man that looks great! Really good info as well, good write up. Ill have to try my hand at one I got in the garage

Edge
01-16-2010, 9:34 PM
Thanks for the write up. I have a New old stock Bell Tour Star II bought off fleabay for $20.00. The padding is totally gone looks like black dandruff. Gonna start the process soon.

Pantsbeer
01-20-2010, 1:42 AM
I'm super stoked that you guys like it. As a side note when glueing the ear pads make sure you get both surfaces real good or use a fabric glue thats strong cause as I found out I didnt glue mine very well and they fell out. I dont think I sprayed both sides good enough.

DeathMarch
03-08-2010, 12:53 PM
Fantasic write up. I have an old Buco helmet I bought off fleabay and it needs to re-lined. I am going to pull it out of the closet and give it a try. Thanks for the info.

Trixie75
03-08-2010, 2:48 PM
Thanks for the info! I have three helmets that I need to redo. You rock!

handbuilt
03-10-2010, 9:30 AM
Thanks for the post, Finding more and more here that is very usefull.

Does anyone know where to pick up a replacement d ring? I just got a blue metal flake from a friend and the d ring is torn so I would like ot replace it if I can.

But agian this post is most helpfull as it will be stage two of the project.

convergecult
04-09-2010, 11:31 PM
Thanks so much for this! I'm just fishing up mine with my Mcgill t-shirt!

deathbirthday
04-28-2010, 1:56 AM
Just finished this helmet after reading this feed.

<a href='http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1749/36843.jpg'><img src='http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1749/36843.jpg' border='0'></a>

THANKS for the tips essay!

klem
04-28-2010, 2:23 PM
Where the hell do you guys get thoseVirgin Mary t-shirts, or whatever it is that you use for relining , from?

deathbirthday
05-01-2010, 8:23 PM
loser machine has a few. They even have some of Her son...You know....JESUS.

Picked mine up from somethingsacrade clothing.

Pantsbeer
05-19-2010, 12:35 AM
The stuff I have is from the fabric store. It came from a bunch of different panels on the same piece. Just check your local fabric stores. If they dont have it they might be able to order some. Nice work on your helmet Deathbirthday. Came out nice.

vin
05-25-2010, 11:15 AM
i figured i would add my version to this how-to since it is what gave me the confidence to try it. it is pretty close to the same except i kept the styro thinking since i am wearing a helmet, it might as well be a little safer (even though it is 35 years old)

i have had this cool little scuffed up helmet for a while but it was too crusty to wear. time to try a reline. i kept the styro cause i wanted to, but you dont have to. the straps were screwed in, with those out the styro was loose and could be worked out. i removed all of the crusty old orange foam and stuck in a rough cut of 1/2" foam.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3398.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

then i traced around it and cut it out with a scissor

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3399.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3400.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

then spray glued that to some fabric i picked up, clearance section, enough for probably 3 helmets $2.50
oh yeah the foam was $5 for half a yard, probably enough for 2.

i placed the flat side far enough from the edge to make it to th back side.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3401.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

that side showing is then sprayed and stuck to the inside of the styro with all of the excess flopping into the middle.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3402.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

i forgot to take the next pic, but you now spray the outside of the styro and pull the fabric from the inside of the helmet to the outside of the styro.

i then sprayed the whole outside of the styro which made it really hard to get back in. then when i got it in i couldn't shift it to the right spot. so i put a ribbon across the top of the styro so i could pull it around and then just cut it off.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3404.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

since i only bought 1/2 foam, i cut four pieces for the ears and glued them together

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3405.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

wrapped them up

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3406.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

glued them in and voila

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3407.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3408.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

top pad is pretty self explanatory, while i had the shell out i realized this helmet is made of clear plastic and flaked on the inside, so i went to town on the outside with some rubbing compound and some car wax, BAM!

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3410.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3409.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3411.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

redasphalt3
05-28-2010, 12:46 PM
if you are looking for printed fabric to reline your lid... down town L.A. is the spot.

Doubleclutch
05-31-2010, 4:40 PM
Heres my attempt on my peanut lid.

standrew
06-21-2010, 10:38 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MY8JzFSdv6s/TBy-aPbfAnI/AAAAAAAAAD4/NtlsLmmPEWY/s1600/mail.jpeg

61superman
07-20-2010, 2:02 PM
thanks for posting
will be trying real soon

junkyard2
07-20-2010, 2:21 PM
sweet gonna try this soon

deadbeat89
10-19-2010, 12:19 AM
awsome man im gonna have to give that a try

zamochit
10-24-2010, 8:16 PM
Great thread!

This thread was started about a year or more ago, so I was wondering, is the spray glue holding up pretty well?

park
10-25-2010, 1:42 PM
Nice, I needed some help. Have the idea, did not know how to apply.

Pantsbeer
10-25-2010, 3:07 PM
I'm glad that this is still helping people after its been on here that long. The spray adhesive is stil holding. I haven't worn it a ton but as long as you get a good adhesive it should hold up. The key to it holding up and being a permanent bond is to spray both pieces and let it tak up a little and then stick the two together.l

vin
10-25-2010, 5:11 PM
Great thread!

This thread was started about a year or more ago, so I was wondering, is the spray glue holding up pretty well?

i wore mine every day this summer and it still looks like new. i got a loctite brand spray at the local fabric store and follow the directions for permanent bond.

zamochit
10-25-2010, 7:30 PM
Ok, great.. Thanks guys.

philbey
10-25-2010, 9:44 PM
Fantastic. I just bought a cool old eighties motocross helmet and it needs a lick of paint and a reline and this is going to give me a wicked after work project!

lambchopper
11-14-2010, 6:39 PM
Thank you for the write up! I had my helmet "professionally" redone, and they "professionally" fucked it up. Other than it not being neat, they put the main seam which they sowed, right in the middle of the forehead. Which was like riding with a nail being driven in to my my head. I followed this tutorial, and put my seams over the temple, where the least pressure from wind is and it totally fixed my problem.

I used foam from Joanne's and I used t-shirt material for the covering. The skull is from an old T I had laying around and the rest is a $3 T that I found at Joanne's.

It so much more comfortable now... Thank you!!!!!

Here's my shot.....

elgranzombo
12-01-2010, 12:01 AM
I know it's an old thread but it's so good! I did my lurking and finally had the guts to try it myself... here's the result...

CreatureFucker
12-28-2010, 5:23 AM
This forum is a great reference and I will surely use this when I do mine. Thanks.

Wayland137
01-12-2011, 12:49 PM
Another great article and unfortunetley another trip to Joann Fabrics - The looks I get, definetly not their average customer!

a5tach
01-18-2011, 3:03 PM
I know it's an old thread but it's so good! I did my lurking and finally had the guts to try it myself... here's the result...

That looks awesome!

LuckyCrox
01-19-2011, 7:54 PM
Pantsbeer,

Thanks for the how to. The liner in my bucket was looking like social security tits, but now I've got a super cool guy lid liner.

Note: I used 3M Super 77 glue and it is super sauce. When the landlord/girlfriend got home from work we almost had an intervention because of the chemical aroma Take That Shit Outside and don't spray it on the kitchen table.

joeythebrush
01-30-2011, 7:43 PM
great how to !!! just finished this<a href="http://s1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/joeythebrush/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_7339.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/joeythebrush/IMG_7339.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Jackster
01-30-2011, 9:45 PM
great how to !!! just finished this<a href="http://s1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/joeythebrush/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_7339.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/joeythebrush/IMG_7339.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Dude, that looks freakin' awesome!

beaver
01-31-2011, 10:34 PM
this was a huge help i have a small collection of about 12 old helmets from the 60's and 70's and was thinking of getting them all done but that would have been a shit load of money. thanks, you just saved my collection

beatnbruised
03-25-2011, 11:15 PM
Thanks for the write up! I've been wanting to do this for a while, but didn't know how to go about it.

You guys have all done awesome work. Has anyone tried doing a full face? I have a couple full faces from the 70s id like to do, but was looking for info how to do it. Thanks

bigdaddy
03-26-2011, 7:51 AM
I think there is a full face on page 5 of this thread.

bootleg
03-26-2011, 8:37 PM
Bad ass thread. I've got an old Bell Moto3 that needs it somethin fierce.

sithlordton
03-30-2011, 1:32 AM
What do you buy there ( at joann fabrics) ?
some special foam? or just fabrics glue and etc. ?

anyway what's the correct foam to use? the only helmet i have has a very hard foam, which looks much different from the foam used in projects form this topic..
Where can ig et something like that?

Sects
04-16-2011, 9:32 AM
Nice! I just picked up an old helmet that I was going to pay to have relined. This is awesome!

McGreggerson
04-18-2011, 6:30 PM
good writeup, i've got a vintage ('72) 3/4's helmet thats in dire need of re-lining

Clay13
04-20-2011, 4:29 PM
So I just finished mine and it turned out great... I think.
<a href="http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0178.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/IMG_0178.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
<a href="http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0182.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/IMG_0182.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0180.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/IMG_0180.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <a href="http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0179.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z93/crp534/IMG_0179.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

thevia883
05-03-2011, 8:27 PM
Pantsbeer your reline thread is what brought me to chop cult. Awesome! And everyone else who posted pics of their own relines took the ball and ran with it. I'm excited to try it out on my "new to me" blue flake 3/4 that should be arriving at my door any day know. A trip to Joanne's and the Salvation Army should be all I need.

BovverBoy
05-09-2011, 5:58 PM
informative write up. On a side note. I gutted a new 1/2 helmet which was more of a wind sail, and shoved all the guts into a bare 3/4 and it fits like a glove. One of many options Im sure. Also a good idea for those garage sale finds from who knows who sweated in...

doom
05-20-2011, 7:25 AM
great how to !!! just finished this<a href="http://s1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/joeythebrush/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_7339.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/joeythebrush/IMG_7339.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

I wanna curl up inside your lid and fall asleep for days, lol. looks plush as fuck.

Zooligan
05-24-2011, 7:24 AM
Damn, yous guys' old t-shirts are cooler than my current t's!

Grindhouse
06-13-2011, 8:27 PM
That's my first try to reline my old lid. It's far to be perfect but the foam inside was totally rotten so it cannot be worst. Thanks for the tips by the way.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/Casque1.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/Casque2.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/Casque3.jpg

dukerollo
06-22-2011, 5:20 PM
I will throw my hat into the ring...

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj202/alpinaclone/DSC_0417.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj202/alpinaclone/DSC_0416.jpg



I echo all of the positive comments from prior in this thread. You may be responsible for the resurrection of thousands if not dozens of old helmets.

doom
07-02-2011, 7:08 PM
i figured i would add my version to this how-to since it is what gave me the confidence to try it. it is pretty close to the same except i kept the styro thinking since i am wearing a helmet, it might as well be a little safer (even though it is 35 years old)

i have had this cool little scuffed up helmet for a while but it was too crusty to wear. time to try a reline. i kept the styro cause i wanted to, but you dont have to. the straps were screwed in, with those out the styro was loose and could be worked out. i removed all of the crusty old orange foam and stuck in a rough cut of 1/2" foam.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3398.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

then i traced around it and cut it out with a scissor

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3399.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3400.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

then spray glued that to some fabric i picked up, clearance section, enough for probably 3 helmets $2.50
oh yeah the foam was $5 for half a yard, probably enough for 2.

i placed the flat side far enough from the edge to make it to th back side.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3401.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

that side showing is then sprayed and stuck to the inside of the styro with all of the excess flopping into the middle.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3402.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

i forgot to take the next pic, but you now spray the outside of the styro and pull the fabric from the inside of the helmet to the outside of the styro.

i then sprayed the whole outside of the styro which made it really hard to get back in. then when i got it in i couldn't shift it to the right spot. so i put a ribbon across the top of the styro so i could pull it around and then just cut it off.

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3404.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

since i only bought 1/2 foam, i cut four pieces for the ears and glued them together

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3405.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

wrapped them up

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3406.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

glued them in and voila

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3407.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3408.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

top pad is pretty self explanatory, while i had the shell out i realized this helmet is made of clear plastic and flaked on the inside, so i went to town on the outside with some rubbing compound and some car wax, BAM!

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3410.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3409.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

<img src="http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j111/vfuturer/other/reline/DSCN3411.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

ooo an old lear siegler spoiler helmet, I have been trying to find one that will fit my dome. vintage xls are getting hard to find.

skr00ball
07-29-2011, 9:38 AM
I fucking love these old helmets. Time to head over to JoAnn Fabrics. My girlfriend would be so proud...

theCHANCE
07-31-2011, 11:11 PM
Doing mine right now... will post the pic's of the end result.

skr00ball
08-02-2011, 8:10 PM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/skr00ball/956b7d3f.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/skr00ball/68733511.jpg

Here is my first attempt...

vin
08-03-2011, 7:39 AM
cozy!

Grindhouse
08-03-2011, 8:35 PM
Pretty well done for a first attempt.

skr00ball
08-06-2011, 10:15 AM
I wore it yesterday. Damn comfy. I think it will be my winter riding helmet, haha.

RunninOnEmpty
09-05-2011, 9:05 AM
Did mine awhile back and used straight pieces by the ear. They popped off a couple days later. gonna try your way looks alot better.

livingdeadmc
09-06-2011, 8:50 PM
Used an old shirt to line one of mine...

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6393a0e7-dbb2-b653.jpg

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6393a0e7-db75-800a.jpg

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6393a0e7-db90-1698.jpg

Then spray painted...

http://tapatalk.com/mu/6393a0e7-dbf7-64ab.jpg

TXLucky
09-10-2011, 2:31 AM
How comfy is that helmet with those buttons running down the middle of it?

thatstupidkydd
10-08-2011, 10:39 AM
damn if i would have known it was this easy i would have grabbed that old helmet i saw one garbage day

doctavee
11-21-2011, 11:57 AM
i just listed some of my collection on ebay checkem out http://motors.shop.ebay.com/doctavee/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

fenderbja
11-24-2011, 3:35 PM
thanks for posting this - great stuff

thelowlife
11-24-2011, 11:13 PM
Just finished my helmet up tonight.. don't mind how dirty it is.. girlfriend has 3 cats and hair gets on everything.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii174/four_shots/IMG_5280.jpg

I have to punch the hole for the straps and finish the other ear piece and reline is DONE!

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii174/four_shots/IMG_5282.jpg

NeZnDaBrEz
12-12-2011, 2:19 AM
Hey guys where can I find the leather or plastic trim on the outer part of the helmet. I bought a shell and it missing that piece. By the way great post! Thanks.

purerockfury
12-17-2011, 6:16 PM
dude thanks for this how to.
gave me the ambition & helpful tips to tackle one of my old ones, didn't come out as good as yours cause i'm super impatient and have adhd but i'm stoked it came out pretty decent and way more comfortable than it was

brianrmcgill
12-20-2011, 2:24 AM
i just gutted my helmet.. going to head to the fabric store in the morning and try to knock this out before i have to work tomorrow!!! great info!!!:cheersmate:

GrumpyChef
02-27-2012, 5:53 PM
I know this is kind of a dead thread, but I have a '74 AF40 Fulmer that I want to reline, but want to keep the styro. Does anybody have any tricks to getting it out in one piece. If I have to, I'll try and reline it with the styro shell in place, but that looks like a real pain in the ass.....

Thanks...

Crazy
02-27-2012, 8:04 PM
I had to have my wife hold the sides of the helmet, kinda pulling them apart. then I slid the styro forward and to the side. It was harder to get it back in than out. Hope this helps.

malloy
02-27-2012, 8:53 PM
so it's seems that 1/2 foam is the way to go, also what's the deal with pulling th stryofoam out.. i want to keep mine.. wouldn't it be easy to just leave it in.. or are you guys wrapping the styro as well.

GrumpyChef
02-28-2012, 8:32 PM
I think the OP who started this thread had removed the styro shell and redid the inside with all new foam. I like the styro as it gives the helmet it's fit and protection. Some poster a few pages back took the stryo shell out and redid the lining like stock and then refit the styro shell back in and it came out great. i might just try and reline it with the styro still in place; I don't really want to trash it..

CriminalKZ
03-07-2012, 10:15 AM
Just used this How To last night to reline my Fulmer AF50. Not sure how I feel about the foam I used. Kinda stiff. The fabric I found feels just like the BIltwell Hustler fabric. I was in a hurry and it was late so it didn't turn out as good as I would have liked. Anyway, here's some pics of my crappy job.

<a href="http://s1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj608/dallasg1985/?action=view&amp;current=P3030002.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj608/dallasg1985/P3030002.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj608/dallasg1985/?action=view&amp;current=P3030001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj608/dallasg1985/P3030001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

JeremyResults
04-01-2012, 8:53 PM
Thanks much for the how to man!

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu100/JeremyResults/20120401_211832.jpg
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu100/JeremyResults/20120401_211812.jpg

emmure
12-31-2012, 3:25 PM
anyone got any advice for relining a moto 4

mindf
01-01-2013, 5:41 AM
anyone got any advice for relining a moto 4

Bump. I need to reline my Moto 3 as well

mcclane
01-26-2013, 3:53 PM
did two of my helmets today, minus the ear-parts. And i need ; don#t know if thats the right english word; cord edge for the gold one
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8660_zpsf9116b08.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8660_zpsf9116b08.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8660_zpsf9116b08.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8661_zps15900815.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8661_zps15900815.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8661_zps15900815.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8686_zpsbee64aaa.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8686_zpsbee64aaa.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8686_zpsbee64aaa.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8687_zps532f70f0.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8687_zps532f70f0.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8687_zps532f70f0.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8688_zps5da79762.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8688_zps5da79762.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8688_zps5da79762.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8688_zps5da79762.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8688_zps5da79762.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8688_zps5da79762.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8689_zps0bf847bd.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8689_zps0bf847bd.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8689_zps0bf847bd.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8690_zps98fc50eb.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8690_zps98fc50eb.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8690_zps98fc50eb.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8691_zpsa5a785af.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8691_zpsa5a785af.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8691_zpsa5a785af.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8692_zpse5bab1a0.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8692_zpse5bab1a0.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8692_zpse5bab1a0.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8694_zps9cd763f2.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8694_zps9cd763f2.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8694_zps9cd763f2.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8695_zpsc03710f1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8695_zpsc03710f1.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8695_zpsc03710f1.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8697_zpsda84e1f5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8697_zpsda84e1f5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8697_zpsda84e1f5.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/MrFloppy1610/media/Shit/IMG_8701_zps8356201a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s637/MrFloppy1610/Shit/IMG_8701_zps8356201a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_8701_zps8356201a.jpg"/></a>

junkyardxl
01-27-2013, 12:50 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/27/rady2esy.jpg

Did this while watching the half dead thread. It was my first, old ass helmet and some scrap fabric. Doing an old 3/4 hd helmet now.

jamiZ187
02-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Just ordered a couple of old helmets off of eBay. Can't wait to try this. pictures to come. Thanks, I'm pretty sure you just saved me some cash to dump into something else!!

lokko21
02-18-2013, 11:10 AM
Just relined my helmet thanks to this thread
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g341/lokko21/20130217_222721_zps355ab927.jpg

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g341/lokko21/20130217_222732_zps61578396.jpg

HeadCaseCustoms
03-18-2013, 10:15 PM
I gave it a try with my full face Norcon helmet. Thanks for posting this tutorial. Even years later, people are still benefitting from it.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l30/yourbrokenhalo/B8062A7D-88EC-42AD-89E9-5BC430957301-29199-00000E02A300AEBE_zps7b3bdae0.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l30/yourbrokenhalo/02D9AB14-3229-4F55-A0A1-BC74B5A808DB-29266-00000E08C88E11A0_zpsaf4c4440.jpg

shitsnack
03-21-2013, 9:14 AM
Just a heads up, Joann fabrics has most of their foam 50% off this week. I picked up some 1/2" last night for just under $6 a yard.

VPNick
03-21-2013, 6:35 PM
def took advantage of Joann Fabrics 50% off foam...bought a buttload.

just re-lined the helmet today, do much more comfortable than before

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/sinaibeach04/2013/P4192857_zpsea46855a.jpg

Salty
03-21-2013, 8:50 PM
i as well took advantage of Joannes sweet sweet 50% off sale.

Salty
03-21-2013, 8:55 PM
pictures to follow.

Gunsix
03-31-2013, 4:46 AM
Kansas doesn't require helmets, but I have a world war two helmet that I would love to do this to!

porkchop5000
03-31-2013, 7:23 AM
you can even do half shells and brain buckets the same way. no picts, but did my wifes helmet that way. "necessity is the mother of all inventions" great job man!

porkchop5000
03-31-2013, 7:28 AM
Kansas doesn't require helmets, but I have a world war two helmet that I would love to do this to!

florida kinda does if you carry insurance, but then again youre not required to have insurance.

anyway, my dad has his helicopter helmet from viet nam and got pulled over and the punk cop tried to give him shit about his non "d.o.t." helmet. my dad replied, "son, i've been shot down in the jungle 7 times with this helmet, if it can protect me there itll protect me here." the cop let him go without a citation! haha!

Gunsix
03-31-2013, 6:35 PM
florida kinda does if you carry insurance, but then again youre not required to have insurance.

anyway, my dad has his helicopter helmet from viet nam and got pulled over and the punk cop tried to give him shit about his non "d.o.t." helmet. my dad replied, "son, i've been shot down in the jungle 7 times with this helmet, if it can protect me there itll protect me here." the cop let him go without a citation! haha!

That's fuckin hilarious. Sorta the same way I think this helmet will work! If it could stop a bullet it could take a tumble!

poonslammer
03-31-2013, 11:48 PM
That's fuckin hilarious. Sorta the same way I think this helmet will work! If it could stop a bullet it could take a tumble!

they don't tend to actually stop the bullets buddy they are more extended for lower velocity shrapnel or at least to slow bullets and shit down on their way in. also the ceramic/kevlar material they are made out of is somewhat brittle, thing porcelain can't cut it with a cutoff wheel but shatters glass like ts nothing.
not tryin to jump on your shit, just got a little carried away since my BAC is slightly elevated

ARBY
04-04-2013, 6:45 AM
Finally got to one of mine.

<a href="http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/Arby8/media/liner.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa402/Arby8/liner.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo liner.jpg"/></a>

skr00ball
09-03-2013, 5:48 PM
Just finished a couple.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/skr00ball/18AC1997-0C43-46B3-8710-7CBDF1C833E2-2355-0000007F64E43C6E_zps9736e00d.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/skr00ball/487E1638-6A54-46A1-8CD5-3DAC12957CAF-2355-0000007F6D3E3539_zps535e20f4.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/skr00ball/3EAF683D-783F-4010-B06A-9041F6129B47-23243-0000058B5187A763_zps15960618.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/skr00ball/647D67C4-ABD2-48B3-BAF5-ECFB75682923-23243-0000058B22498D4A_zps425dfe1e.jpg

TerrorFirmer
02-18-2014, 1:33 PM
Here is a Bell Moto 4 I did awhile ago using some of the tips from page 1. I went as far as disassembling the original liner to make "templates," but they were total shit, so it was back to trial and error to get the exact shape for each piece of foam. I drew up this pattern for something else but thought it would be cool in a helmet so I printed the pattern on my fabric prior to the reline.

1/2" foam from Joanne worked best to match the original liner thickness. 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive was my glue choice.

<a href="http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/zkolodziejski/media/BellMoto4-001_zps1335f3d6.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd386/zkolodziejski/BellMoto4-001_zps1335f3d6.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo BellMoto4-001_zps1335f3d6.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/zkolodziejski/media/BellMoto4-002_zps991a69af.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd386/zkolodziejski/BellMoto4-002_zps991a69af.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo BellMoto4-002_zps991a69af.jpg"/></a>

The liner is 4 separate pieces:
-1 smaller forehead piece (shaped kind of like a trapezoid)
-1 crown piece (shaped kind of like a pacman ghost)
-1 piece that wraps all the way around the base of your head from cheek to cheek
-1 piece to fill the gap between the crown piece and the wrap around piece that goes from temple to temple

<a href="http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/zkolodziejski/media/BellMoto4-003_zps1f22fddf.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd386/zkolodziejski/BellMoto4-003_zps1f22fddf.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo BellMoto4-003_zps1f22fddf.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/zkolodziejski/media/BellMoto4-004_zpse1ba0662.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd386/zkolodziejski/BellMoto4-004_zpse1ba0662.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo BellMoto4-004_zpse1ba0662.jpg"/></a>

I sprayed my leftover fabric with adhesive and wrapped it carefully around the original Styrofoam while it was still in the helmet. A feeler gauge worked great to slip it in between the inner and outer shell.

Rhoskies
03-09-2014, 12:06 PM
Thanks a ton for the moto 4 photos Terror! I'm in the process of redoing a Moto 4 and this helped quite a bit, did you use anything to secure the OG Styrofoam in? I was thinking about using some industrial velcro strips or something. I also have an adhesive that work on expanded polystyrene foam but dunno how well it will hold against the fiberglass inside

ARBY
03-21-2014, 7:23 AM
How do you get the styro out? Break it into chunks? Or take it out and use just foam to build it back up? Been hoping to find someone who has done this before that is willing to give pointers!
THANKS!
Kenny
I made this out of a thin, sturdy piece of aluminum. Works great! The styro is usually just held in with a few dollups of sillycone sealer and this slices right through it.
<a href="http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/Arby8/media/DSCN0269.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa402/Arby8/DSCN0269.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSCN0269.jpg"/></a>

JonMcd
03-21-2014, 10:13 AM
I got the styrofoam out of my old stars and bars helmet, shaved the top of it so it would sit lower on my dome, and covered it completely with a large bandana. I used duct tape to hold the excess bandana to the top of the styro. The extra material on top helps to hold the shell in tight. Then I took a liner out of a new cheapo 3/4 and used fabric glue to hold it to the bandana. I've bought 3 helmets since and don't even wear em, cause that one is by far the best fitting.

ProfessorKaos
04-02-2014, 8:18 AM
I'm glad I found this thread! Today I turned this

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn220/Professor_Kaos/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140328_063114_381_zps1af0jzcr.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn220/Professor_Kaos/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140328_063205_836_zpszhcotyb1.jpg

to this

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn220/Professor_Kaos/party/tats%20etc/IMG_20140402_084414_479_zps7ittmc2p.jpg

I'll post my progress once I figure out what I want to go with for fabric/pattern on the inside.

Fukr
05-27-2014, 3:30 PM
I just bought a moto 3 from another guy on the forum and relined it but went a slightly different route.
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/rtaylor109628/IMG_1901.jpg (http://s937.photobucket.com/user/rtaylor109628/media/IMG_1901.jpg.html)
Bought this helmet, tore all the foam out, and took the novelty liner and ear pads out of another helmet I have that I don't wear anymore.
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/rtaylor109628/IMG_1903.jpg (http://s937.photobucket.com/user/rtaylor109628/media/IMG_1903.jpg.html)
I then took 1/4" foam and lined the inside in two layers (had 1/4" laying around or I would have just bought 1/2")
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/rtaylor109628/IMG_1907.jpg (http://s937.photobucket.com/user/rtaylor109628/media/IMG_1907.jpg.html)
I then cut the ear pad strap holes a little bigger, put the peel and stick velcro stuff on the back and the inside of the helmet.
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/rtaylor109628/IMG_1913.jpg (http://s937.photobucket.com/user/rtaylor109628/media/IMG_1913.jpg.html)
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/rtaylor109628/IMG_1914.jpg (http://s937.photobucket.com/user/rtaylor109628/media/IMG_1914.jpg.html)
Fit's super nice just like a biltwell novelty (since it basically is now). Haven't ridden with it yet but I'm sure it won't lift much since it fits awesome and the straps work great.
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/rtaylor109628/IMG_1912.jpg (http://s937.photobucket.com/user/rtaylor109628/media/IMG_1912.jpg.html)

Kingjoey5000
05-29-2014, 7:44 AM
ok fellas here is the helmet i redid, im pretty proud of it.
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http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/kingjoey5000/helmet2.jpeg

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http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/kingjoey5000/helmet5.jpeg

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/kingjoey5000/helmet7.jpeg

Kingjoey5000
05-29-2014, 7:45 AM
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Kingjoey5000
05-29-2014, 7:47 AM
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Kingjoey5000
05-29-2014, 7:48 AM
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PeanutHead
01-14-2015, 6:16 AM
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Here's my 70s helmet I got from someone here. Not a perfect job but I dig it.

wheeliemammoth
01-24-2015, 11:11 PM
Wicked. I have an old Arthur Fulmer Falcon that I am about to rework. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ramzilla
04-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Anybody have a good set of pics start to finish to do this since the originals are gone?

Cisco726
04-17-2015, 12:34 PM
Found this thread on here-
http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2247

Cisco726
04-17-2015, 12:36 PM
One from XLForums-
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=1658031