The seat is coming along, but slowly. With a little luck, I’ll finish it today. Hopefully. Maybe.
I’m nearly finished with purchasing the parts I need (with the exception of the master cylinder, the fender, the kill switch and mirrors) and I’m coming in under $500 so far. I’m still waiting to hear back from the eBay guy, so that’s another $150 to add to the list, and the remaining bits might wind up taking me for another $300 or or so, but it totally seems that I’ll be able to get this thing in perfect shape for under a grand. That would be awesome, and maybe save me a couple pennies to put towards a custom paint job.
Dime City had a big sale going on, thanks to the glory of ridiculous American consumerism, so I pulled the trigger and picked up an awesome pile of everything I needed to build this beauty the way I always wanted. At the top of the list was the new headlight, and it’s amazing. It’s a completely unique “Buffalo” style body with some serious vintage lines, reminiscent of a Vincent or an Indian Scout, with will look perfect with the dropped headlight bracket. I also went for a low-profile speedo bracket that includes a mini-tach, that I also picked up with the LED lights for that whole setup. The whole cost for all of it: $246.58.
But, first things first – finish the seat and get a haircut. That’s today’s agenda.
Total repair cost to date: $498.48