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  • #9615
    AndyL
    Member

    A strange post, no doubt, but I am trying to gauge the interest in reproducing the 1100R C/D seat unit in aluminium. Yes, you read it right.

    I’ve been speaking to a specialist near to me who has a reputation as one of the finest fabricators in Europe.

    The thinking behind aluminium is the solidity compared to the glass unit that came as standard, plus they’re not very heavy of course.

    It’s just a tentative enquiry at the moment, no commitment in any way. I’d front the development costs but it was more a case of looking at the potential units that might be required.

    Anyhow, let me have your thoughts when you get the chance.

    ;)

    #12239
    SteveB
    Member

    Andy,
    my thoughts are to make something like that would take a very skilled craftsman hours and hours,
    It would be beautiful to behold
    but I suspect it would be too expensive to be viable and besides some owners can be quite anal about non standard parts.
    steve

    #12240
    Trevor Hughes
    Keymaster

    Hi Andy

    I’m with Steve. This would be a very nice thing on a special but to paint such a work of art would be a shame. However if you are aware of a skilled aluminium fabricator I have a badly damaged fuel tank I would like repaired do you think this guy may be interested ?

    #12241
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    Hi Trev, i used to work for a company that used restore BSA Goldstars many years ago, we used to send the steel tanks to CW Classics to remove the dents, they used to cut the bottom out, repair the dents, and re weld the base in again

    They also do Aluminum

    As the Tanks were chromed after repair the steel tanks had to have no marks in when we got them back, they used to do an excellent job

    C W Classics are in Essex http://www.cwclassics.co.uk

    Keith

    #12242
    AndyL
    Member

    Trev, I’m absolutely sure he could do that for you, I’ll ask him next time I visit. That link from Keith looks the mutts notes also.

    #12246
    Glenn Kirkham
    Keymaster

    Hi Andy – I have a double RB seat unit hanging in my garage – was on my RB when I bought it – looks fine but it needs painting again now – only issue I see with it is that the lower section that screws on either side of the battery at the bottom needs a threaded spacer to link to. I’m guessing that the shape from behind the tank to the lower mounting point was too ‘steep’ for it to be metal bashed to the right spot.

    If anyone wants it then let me know.. :-)

    Cheers.. Glenn

    #12247
    Glenn Kirkham
    Keymaster

    @TrevH 2984 wrote:

    Hi Andy

    I’m with Steve. This would be a very nice thing on a special but to paint such a work of art would be a shame. However if you are aware of a skilled aluminium fabricator I have a badly damaged fuel tank I would like repaired do you think this guy may be interested ?

    1100R owners Anal…??? whatever next… :p

    #12248
    SteveB
    Member

    Double RB seat ? is that a 1 off or is it a RC/RD seat made to fit ? have you got a picture please.
    steveb

    #12250
    Glenn Kirkham
    Keymaster

    It’s a one off Steve – in alloy – off now so will send you a pic in 2015 – remind me.. :-)

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