Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

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Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby Nero » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:10 am

Hi guys,
some pictures of two rigid DIY metal saddlebags that I made for a friend of mine:

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You can see more pics here if you like; if you browse the older posts it's also explained how I made them (it's in Italian but it's full of pictures, and I know that you do not need no stinkin' explanation, pics are more than enough.. ;) )
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Re: Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby hansgoudzwaard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:11 am

I really like these. You did a great job on the paint too. Thanks for posting. I enjoy your website.

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Re: Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby Jeff L » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:11 pm

Wow....+1 what Hans said.....you should powdercoat the hinges white too.
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Re: Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby Jim Sawyer » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:57 pm

Very nice work

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Re: Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby Nero » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:44 pm

Many thanks guys :obscene-drinkingcheers:
What I'm currently working at (and some free Italian's lessons also :D ) : http://costafabbricustomchoppers.blogspot.com/

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In the meanwhile, I try to build a killer bike with whatever I have at hand...
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Re: Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby Nero » Sun May 08, 2016 11:33 am

Version 2.0 (for a Triumph this time.. however..)

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More pictures can be found here, together with the detailed fabrication process in the previous older posts...

Have a nice day..
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Re: Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby hansgoudzwaard » Thu May 12, 2016 11:29 am

These are very nice and look solid and tough.

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Re: Handmade rigid metal saddlebags

Postby Indian Mark » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:15 pm

Wow, great craftsmanship!


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