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on: February 20, 2018, 12:39:37 pm
          Mostly being bored and sick of winter is what drives these projects. I'm the type who MUST have something to do even if it's wrong.

           Thanks, Fragman, for this idea. There are times when I have to take something small like to the post office and don't want to put the bags on and what do I do with it?

           Well, here's my new trunk. It's a covered metal cake pan from Stop&Shop. It's fairly heavy sheet metal with a very rigid plastic cover and VERY strong closures.     
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Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 12:41:38 pm
      And this is how it will fasten on. They are very rigid plastic conduit clamps.
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Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 12:54:28 pm
      And after two days of sanding and watching paint dry here it is mounted.

      The cover will take some more serious prep work before the paint will stick.

       And it doesn't interfere with throwing the bags on if I want them. And it could be held on just fine with bungee cords if you didn't want it clamped on pernamentally    :)   
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Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 03:49:48 pm
That is cool as funk!! Great idea; can’t wait to see the top done as well!
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Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 06:16:51 pm
That is cool as funk!! Great idea; can’t wait to see the top done as well!
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            No! No! No! It was The Fragman who I got the idea from. Don't let the myth go forth that it was original to me  :) :)

             (I wrote "from whom I got the idea" at first, but that's just too damn grammatically correct for me even though I am a grammar cop most of the time. Things like "her and me went to the mall" drive me nuts. Nuclear/nuculer, hone/home, calvary/cavalry, myself instead of me or I, breaks/brakes, .......

           I rubbed and rubbed on the plastic cover today until my hands gave out (twice a couple hours apart). I think it's abraded enough now so the flat black primer will stick (for a while :) :) ). I'll shoot it 2mahra.
 
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Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 06:42:54 pm
           
           I rubbed and rubbed on the plastic cover today until my hands gave out (twice a couple hours apart). I think it's abraded enough now so the flat black primer will stick (for a while :) :) ). I'll shoot it 2mahra.

             Here's the cover now. It was originally almost perfectly translucent
so I think it's roughed up enough.
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Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 07:25:12 pm
Looking good 2CV!
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Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 09:07:56 am
Yep!
Not bad atall!  ;D
Just a thought...
How about turning the hardware so the bolt/screw heads are up, or use Acorn Nuts so your cargo doesn't get damaged on the way to the Post Office.
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Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 11:59:31 am
Yep!
Not bad atall!  ;D
Just a thought...
How about turning the hardware so the bolt/screw heads are up, or use Acorn Nuts so your cargo doesn't get damaged on the way to the Post Office.

            Yup, I put the screw heads up (inside the cake pan) and they're pretty unobtrusive (they're small 1/4" hex heads with the washer integrated with the hex head. The (conduit) clamps themselves are incredibly rigid plastic. The thing is almost as solid as a harley kick stand (just kidding, but you CAN hoist a whole harley by its kick stand). And I've already considered some kind of thin pad in the cake pan trunk if nothing more than to minimize rat ling (like loose bullets or whatever  :) :) :)  )

            Pictures the next day the sun comes out. It's depressingly gray here and pictures inside the garage SUK! I'm so sick of F-ing winter this year!!!
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Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 04:18:23 pm
That is really cool! Very creative :)
Question - where did you get your seat? I've been looking for one like that.
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Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 06:58:40 pm
That is really cool! Very creative :)
Question - where did you get your seat? I've been looking for one like that.
Jen

            Thanks. These kinds of seats are all over eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=motorcycle+seats&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1
 
            Mine's mounted with no springs. I wanted my feet flat on the ground after too many years with the Lycette seat. It looked cool, but it was too high. I just got tired of tippy toes  :)

 
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Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 12:29:15 pm
          I know you're all out there just dying to see pictures of the Cake Pan Trunk. Well, the sun finally came out today (pictures in the garage on cruddy days suk) so here they are.

           I also noticed from the shot over the headlight that the blinkers don't look symmetrical and they're both exactly the same and mounted exactly the same. Sumthin' else to play with  :) ;) I hafta straighten up that tail light, too. I remember the day I  bumped the license plate with my leg and bent it.

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2008 AVL Classic.Extensive head work by Ace.Ace canister/TM32/Ace manifold.Small open bottle/hot tube removed.Pertronix Coil.Bobber seat.Fed mandates removed.Battery in right side case.Decomp&all doodads removed.'30s Lucas taillight/7" headlight.