Pickeled Tink, Saddle Bags Are Done(Happy mothers day ladies) < threw that in for good measure.
Here it is at two o'clock in the morning and I'm finally done with the bags. All mounted up and ready to go. Although the foam seals could use replacing on the tops but they should suffice for now. My wife with her steady hand at painting volunteered to paint the little edges of the reflectors for me. The finish has worn off in time on them so some Testors model car paint will take care of that easy enough, I'd botch that up.
Rather than remove my extra tail/turn signal lights I opted to cut a notch in the heavy steel brackets to fit around them. Needless to say but I was a tad apprehensive on doing it. So as Hugh over at Hugh's hand built says "I eyecalipered them" before making my cuts, marking the cut lines with pencil. Then I took the grinder/cutoff tool and cut the first cuts and then finished them off with the Dremel and metal cutting wheel. I got the little Dremel cutting wheels for my Birthday and gotta say they work great. I've been using them on several metal fab projects. I cleaned up the cuts with a file of course, don't be wanting any sharp edges.
From left, Chicago Grinder/cutting tool, Pencil, file and Dremel with cutting wheel attachment. Oh! and the little chunk I cut out to make the slot.
Well there it is, satisfaction and ready for the road trip. I guess you could say...I'm just pickeled tink about the whole thing. Happy Mothers day, as it is now, to all the Mothers out there.