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    I'm impressed mate! I had my doubts but you are well on your way to something unique with this, and the proportions and overall styling really works.

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    Thanks for the great comments.

    I'm on to filler now so plenty of sanding and minor shape changes on the horizon then just have to decide which way I'm going as for the final result;

    1. lay fibreglass over the seat unit as it is and then use that one piece as my final result or;

    2. create a mould from this seat to then make a seat unit from and keep the mould for future units if I feel like a carbon one (a friend is advising me on how to do this as he used to professionally make headlight masks; MildersMasks)

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    There would be a few ZXR750s out there. A mould might be a good thing, you could recoup a few bucks. Sending tail sections O/S is cheap as they weigh nothing.

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    Option 1 will also make it slightly larger than it is now which could have an impact. Option 2 is always the best result, plus a side-line if you want to make a few bucks.

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    Thanks for the opinions all, any dab-hand fibreglass guys on the forum who can offer a member some advice or help for beer tokens?!?

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    Option 1
    Ladies and Gentelmen, take my advise. "Pull down your pants and slide on the ice."

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    Option 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimZXR View Post
    Thanks for the opinions all, any dab-hand fibreglass guys on the forum who can offer a member some advice or help for beer tokens?!?
    Jim, i would be glad to help make a mold so you can reuse it. i'm no pro and only a dab hand at fibreglass, but the process would be good for us both. It will take time to work through but the result will be worth the effort.
    I really like how the idea is a fighter tail and stock in design and shape. top job on that one bud.
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    I like what you've done Jim, I like it a lot!
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    I like the looks of that a lot!

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    Shit you been busy looks really good!

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    Sanded down bottom layer of filler and laid down another layer of paint now can see a few places where I need to apply more filler to get the shape up and where needs sanding down more.

    Gonna alternate between the paints I have which are green, blue and white so I can see the layers coming through as I sand.

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    Hey Jim, wondered when you are going to update us on your progress.
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    Unfortunately not been able to get much time in the garage with sick kids and work going crazy but getting a few hours in there and there.

    After most of the comments above and speaking with a mate (Milders of Milders Masks) I've decided to attempt to build a mould from the seat unit rather than just glass over the top which I know now is a relatively huge undertaking in a home garage but one I'm almost excited to try.

    So I have to get the unit perfect before making the mould or it's all for nought.

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    You are right Jim to make a mould and it will need to be almost perfect but I am sure you'll get there. Give me a yell though as I would be happy to give you a hand with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LKC73 View Post
    You are right Jim to make a mould and it will need to be almost perfect but I am sure you'll get there. Give me a yell though as I would be happy to give you a hand with it.
    Nice on mate, will hit you up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimZXR View Post
    Unfortunately not been able to get much time in the garage with sick kids and work going crazy but getting a few hours in there and there.

    After most of the comments above and speaking with a mate (Milders of Milders Masks) I've decided to attempt to build a mould from the seat unit rather than just glass over the top which I know now is a relatively huge undertaking in a home garage but one I'm almost excited to try.

    So I have to get the unit perfect before making the mould or it's all for nought.

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    I was just thinking a newer tail light might make it go "pop"

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    I did consider that Rod as I have a set of twin rear lights but am still wanting to keep the OEM feel about it plus most of the lights I'm seeing look too modern and I want to keep the 90's feel to it.

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    I agree, the OEM tail light is the go, you're going to have people standing around it scratching their heads... "I know there's something different about it, just can't quite put my finger on it".

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    Took a look at the tail again tonight with an original seat on and I'm tempted to do a bit more foam and filler to widen the tail to match the OEM seat to further keep the OEM feel but not sure if it'll ruin the overall look?

    This is the OEM seat against the custom tail to show the gaps all round:

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    And this is a seat I trimmed back to make it slimline:

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