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  • A selection from our Jet projects.

    Refurb and customization services include:
    Passenger seating, crew seating, side panels, drink rails, armrests, headliners, serged carpeting, runners, utility flooring, step treads, baggage compartments, stick-boots and more:

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  • A selection from our Propeller projects.

    Refurb and customization services include:
    Passenger seating, crew seating, side panels, drink rails, armrests, headliners, serged carpeting, runners, utility flooring, step treads, baggage compartments, stick-boots and more:

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  • A selection from our Helicopter projects.

    Refurb and customization services include:
    Passenger seating, crew seating, side panels, drink rails, armrests, headliners, serged carpeting, runners, utility flooring, step treads, baggage compartments, stick-boots and more:

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  • Check out this nicely patina’d 1951 GMC pickup that now displays one of our full custom interiors.  The owners of this truck wanted to maintain a simple, traditional look but also add some modern day comforts.  Utilizing the painted factory seat framework, we built all new seat cushions and slightly contoured them to strike a balance between maximizing comfort and maintaining a traditional truck seat look.  The doorpanels were fabricated from fiberglass to ensure proper fit and durability.  A simple console was built to fit around the shifter and create an open access storage compartment.  Two small functional storage compartments were also made into the quarter panel areas behind the seat.  The customer made some serious audio upgrades and requested that we figure out a way to mount a set of 6 ½” component speakers up front without drawing too much attention.  Our solution was to make some enclosed speaker boxes in the kickpanel/toe board area set at optimum positioning.   The boxes were designed to be covered in carpet so that they appeared to be molded into the flooring.  A deep grained rust colored leather was carefully chosen to trim the seating and panels to compliment the patina finish.  The darker brown Mercedes loop carpeting with rust color serging and a rust colored suede headliner help finish the interior.  This was a fun project to work on and owners were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish.

     Owners: Tony and Tim Gutermuth—Floyds Knobs, IN

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  • ·        This beautiful 1956 Chevy hardtop boasts one of our 4 bucket specialties.

    The pecan/parchment two tone leather really looks elegant and inviting inside that bright orange body.  A lot of fabrication and planning went into this project.  Notice the full console running the length of the interior with storage compartment/cupholders, molded kick panels and quarter panels, under-dash A/C drops, flowing trunk panels, polished stainless panel accents and much more.  We think this is one of our nicest looking projects to date.

     Owner: Greg Osborne—London, KY

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  • We just finished the interior on this sweet custom ’47 Plymouth Coupe. The interior features a combination of Charcoal leather and light grey Alcantara Suede, with just a touch of an orange accent to compliment the custom striping (by Danny Taylor) and the color of the Viper engine block–yep, a V-10 is crammed in this bad boy. We spent a lot of time fabricating the interior panels around the body modifications completed by the builder. To give credit where it is due, please note that all painted portions of the interior (dash, console, package tray, etc) were made at Pete’s Fabrication. As usual, almost every interior panel constructed at LB Custom were fabricated with fiberglass before being covered with leather or suede.

     Owner: Bob Gaucher—Naperville, IL
    Builder: Pete’s Fabrication—Bowling Green, KY

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  • We recently finished the seat fabrication and upholstery on this RV-10. As you can tell from the photos, a lot of time and effort went into designing, fabricating, and upholstering these seats. For the front seats we began with the supplied Oregon Aero buckets, but we opted to remake the cushions with our own foam in order to create a unique contour. Notice the fiberglass seat backs we fabricated to give the front seats a more modern look. The seat back pieces interlock to create a pocket for rear passenger storage…but without the normal elastic-gathered-material look. We even made seat backs for the rear so they would match. The rear seats were fabricated as a 60/40 bench configuration made to look like buckets with an armrest. We began with Cleveland Tool frames for the rear upper but we fiberglassed our own bottom cushion seat pan. After the extensive fabrication and foam-contouring, the seats were upholstered with fine Italian leather to provide an elegant appeal while the stark two-tone design-flow accented with the custom billet seat emblems (designed and fabricated by Greg Gruninger) provide a sporty touch. We were thrilled with the look of the finished product…arguably some of our nicest work to date!

    Owner: Rick Shelton—Floyds Knobs, IN
    Builder: Greg Gruninger

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  • This nice looking ’55 Nomad just finished receiving a nice mild custom leather interior. We purposely kept the design flow conservative and avoided a two-tone scheme to maintain the clean, professional look we felt this car deserved. The saddle tan leather and plush velour carpet looks elegant and vibrant against the orange paint (despite the washed look in some of the photos….thanks to the camera’s flash). We completely stripped the front factory bench seat and spent a lot of time re-building and re-sculpting foam to achieve a comfortable contour and desired appearance. We removed the factory rear seat and built our own to match the new front seat. You could easily fit 3 adults in the rear seat with plenty of leg room to spare. A package tray was fabricated behind the rear seat to house 6×9’s, amplifier, and achieve some extra storage space. We also eliminated the kick panel vents and fiberglassed new kicks to incorporate front speakers as well as making a unique fiberglass dash-drop to add 4 billet a/c vents. Our goal for the cargo area was to achieve maximum functionality so we closed it in and upholstered the floor and sidewalls in carpet, with just enough leather-work to keep the overall design flow consistent with the rest of the interior. We enclosed the factory wheel-well with an easy access door in order to add a little more hidden storage. The headliner was trimmed in saddle Ultrasuede using the stock chrome headliner bows. All in all, a beautiful interior for a beautiful weekend cruiser.

     Owner: Greg Osborne—London, KY

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  •  This customer built ’56 Chevy Show/Driver now proudly displays one of our custom interiors. The graphite leather with matching graphite/silver mesh accents uniquely compliment the sleek graphite/silver exterior paint scheme while the dark grey velour carpeting adds a luxurious appeal. Our customer supplied and mounted a set of Pro-Car bucket seats. We re-contoured the buckets to our satisfaction and boxed in the bulky floor mounted adapter brackets. Also built a matching rear bench seat–very comfortable! We fabricated a custom console with sliding glove compartment which was trimmed with a leather/mesh/carpet combination and fitted with two stainless cup-holders. Notice the hinged door at the front which provides access to the customer supplied audio head-unit. As with most of our projects we brought out the fiberglass and resin to create durable, properly fitting panels. Notice the fiberglass dash drops, kick-panels, armrests, floor risers and trunk panels. Our goal was to keep the trunk functional but we also wanted to incorporate the same themes present in the cab. Trunk panels feature easy access to Disc Changer and battery as well as a storage compartment in the sub-floor. We are really pleased with the finished product and the customer loves the unique look!

     Owner/Builder: Joe Lewis—Crestwood, KY

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  • We just finished the interior on this Customer-Built Experimental F1-EVO Rocket.

    On this project, we fabricated a complete set of side panels, all of which are easy to remove for routine maintenance/inspections. The design of the middle panel was used to construct two nice-sized side pockets for storage. Notice the quick access to the fuse compartment we made in the lower right front panel. A set of contoured seats were hand-crafted to meet the customer’s specifications and we installed the supplied seat heaters beneath the upholstery. We were able to put our fiberglass fabrication abilities to good use on this project by making a smaller box for the rear stick as well as some unique shaped trim rings for the footwell area. All the panels, seating, and stick-boots were upholstered in graphite leather with graphite/silver mesh accents. We installed some Dynamat and Dynaliner in the front floors to reduce heat and trimmed the footwells with rubber matting before installing leather-bound plush carpeting throughout. Compared to interiors often found in some Experimentals, this interior looks amazing, especially in person where you can get the full effect of the mesh accent material and see the details that are often lost in photos.

     Owner/Builder: Matt Throckmorton—Terre Haute, IN

     To see the complete build process check out Matt’s detailed Website:

     

    www.docthrock.com

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  • This 1966 Lincoln Convertible was not one of our typical projects! In fact, it was probably the closest we have ever come to a “restoration.” But when you take some time to view the before and after photos and focus in on the details, you’ll be able to see enough “customization” to recognize our signature.

     When this car rolled in the shop, the customers were hoping to retain some of the interior’s original appearance, but they also gave us the freedom to add custom touches where we felt it would be an improvement. This was not a frame-off show car and the customers did not want an all-out custom interior—Just something new, comfortable, and functional for weekend cruising. So we set out with a “Resto-Custom” goal in mind. As we stripped out the old interior we determined which original aspects we would retain, eliminate, or replace…repairing any mechanical problems we encountered along the way. Look for example at the door-panels and you will notice one of the most significant transformations of the project. We decided to use quite a bit of the factory metal trim and emblems on the upper portion after re-polishing them, but completely re-designed and fabricated new fiberglass armrests on the lower. These new armrests also housed speaker pods for the premium audio system and new power window switches that we installed to make the windows functional. The door-panels were then upholstered in black leather with a touch of off-white perforated inserts, convincingly designed to look as if it could have been the original…only improved! The seats were also stripped down to the frames—cleaned and painted, the springs were reinforced and the non-functioning power seat tracks were repaired before we began the tedious process of rebuilding and re-foaming them. We found what looked to be the factory leather seat covers under the velour covers shown in the “before” photos and decided to replicate the original pleated design while adding small white accents consistent with the door-panels. The dash was also in poor condition, brittle and beginning to crack, but we did not want to change the factory appearance. So we restored it by making a two-part fiberglass cap on the upper-portion and rebuilt the lower portion before covering the pieces with leather. Under the original carpeting we discovered that the factory butyl heat shield was badly deteriorating and would need to be removed. After having “fun” scraping all that out and cleaning up the mess, we installed Dynamat throughout which not only gave us a clean working surface, but also improved the sound quality of the new audio system we installed. Most of this equipment was mounted in the fully upholstered trunk area. We then smoothed out the cab floors and installed leather-bound plush Mercedes carpeting and floor mats.

     The new “Resto-Custom” interior really helped to transform the look and feel of this classy weekend cruiser!

     Owners: John and Kim Davis—Denison, TX

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  • This beautiful customer-built ’37 Oze Coupe now proudly displays one of our hand-crafted interiors. Our customer was looking for something conservative….but not too plain. So we kept the design-work simple and spent most of our time crafting the contour of the panels. Hidden beneath the rich butterscotch-colored leather is an extensive amount of fiberglass fabrication including: Doorpanels with recessed door pull pockets, molded quarter panels transitioning into the lower rear cab, rear window valence with 3rd brake light, side headliner rails that begin at the a-pillar and roll into the rear quarters, and numerous molded trunk panels that particularly highlight the distinctive flow of design we were aiming for. Notice the small sliding access to the gas fill compartment. We also decided to enclose the rear of cab in a different way than we’ve done in the past. This required a lot of work to be done behind the highly modified Fiero bucket seats. You’ll notice the two storage compartments with sliding accesses. The entire center panel removes in order to get to the battery, air-ride and other electronic components. We capped these rear panels off with a painted fiberglass package tray which we fabricated to carry the paint-line from the dash/doors throughout the rear of the cab. The center console was supplied by Oze and our customer machined and installed the polished speaker rings and painted grills in the console. A second set of rings and grills were installed in the package tray to match. We added a touch of polished barstock in the doorpanels and trunk panels as well as in the seats to complement the polished accents throughout the interior. The finished product was just what we were hoping for…and just what this coupe deserved. That is not just our opinion…many on-lookers agreed as this coupe recently attracted quite a bit of attention at the 2011 NSRA Nationals in Louisville!

     Owner/Builder: Cecil Brown—Brownsburg, IN

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  • This Dynamic Ultralight interior is complete. Working with the owner, we fabricated a set of custom one-piece buckets with incorporated stick boots, matching upholstered side panels, armrests and carpeting throughout the cabin/cargo areas. Smooth, clean look!

     Owner/Builder: Brad Hood

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  • We are pleased to announce the completion of this project! Unfortunately the pictures do not capture the rich color and texture created by the contrast of the Burnt-Orange leather and genuine nubuck. You have to see this one in person to really appreciate it! As you will notice, we did some extensive fiberglass work crafting this interior.

     It would take too long to point out every detail, but here are a few things to note–

    CONSOLE: The console is the centerpiece of the interior with 6 interlocking pieces of fiberglass trimmed in nubuck and leather and accented with painted inserts which begin at the dash, flow through the cab, up into the package tray and continues into the trunk area. There are two oval acess panels–one in the console that opens to a glove compartment area that is home to the Secret Audio unit and window switches…and one in the trunk allowing quick access to the battery shut off.

     FLOORS: 1)We began by covering them with Dynamat and building custom seat risers to get the front buckets sitting squared and level. 2) Then we smoothed everything out with foam and a little bit of body filler to achieve our desired look 3) Next, we fiberglassed the redesigned floors (this part is permanent and structural) 4) Finally, we taped everything off and made another complete fiberglass floorpan that was removed, bodyworked and wrapped in nubuck (no carpeting in this vehicle…so take your shoes off!!!).

     DOORS/QUARTERS: The doors and quarter panels were made to have a bit of a modern look to them with armrests molded into the design and a unique custom door pull. The quarter panels also mold into the rear bucket seats.

     ONE-OFF GARNISH MOLDINGS: We highly modified the stock garnish trim to create a unique look for the doors and rear quarters, allowing the paint to flow continuously from the dash to the rear window.

     SEATING: The front seats are full power, but have been modified to sit much lower than normal and the seat controls hidden. The rear console, package tray and rear quarter panels mold together to completely encase the set of matching rear bucket seats we built to completely hide the wheel tubs. The seats were accented with custom billet pulls (a prototype) made by Phipps Products to match the Phipps billet doorhandles, courtesy lights and a/c vents.

     FRONT CAB: The lower dash extensions/kickpanels fit tightly together to completely enclose the underdash area, but are easy to remove for access to wiring and components.

     TRUNK: The trunk area is quite unique: The painted insert divides the right and left panels that have been formed to follow the rounded contour of the trunk and a body-line was recessed in them to resemble the lower front door panels.

     HEADLINER/DECKLID–A fiberglass decklid panel was also made to ensure a perfect fit and trimmed in suede with designs to match the headliner. Two tear-drop shaped inserts were fiberglassed for the headliner and decklid and wrapped in leather to complement one another as well as the the seat design and contour of the front painted console insert.

     This has been our most involved project to-date and we are thrilled with the finished product!

    Owner/Builder:  Rodger Weihe–Louisville, KY

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  • This ’37 OZE Roadster is now complete! The white-grey and graphite-metallic leather combination with polished trim-work and matching graphite carpet creates a luxurious appearance complimented by the subtle flowing designs continuing throughout the cab and trunk areas. Extensive fabrication, including a large audio installation, a lot of fiberglass, and even some paintwork was completed–most of which goes virtually unnoticed in the finished product! We’ve included a few fabrication photos for you to see the planning and prep-work involved in this type of project. Here are a few details to focus on: Quite a bit of effort went into correctly positioning the audio components–the front speakers were particularly challenging due to space limitations. By raising the toe-board we created an enclosure in the sub-floor and were able to incorporate the fan-shaped polished grill theme by molding the kick-panel into the firewall. This allowed the doorpanel design to flow across the front of the cab and connect to the custom console we built. We housed the remainder of the audio system in the rear of the cab framing in all the mounting decks and trimming them in black trunk-liner to provide a finished look. This audio area is easily accessible throught the rear surround panel that was supplied by OZE. After re-fiberglassing this panel to ensure a proper fit we made appropriate cut-outs for speakers and access points, made a fiberglass overlay to continue the door-panel design, and body-worked/painted the upper-portion to carry the paintlines. It was a task to fabricate the trunk panels around the air-ride, batteries and electronics. All the trunk panels, including the floor, were made with hand-formed fiberglass and can be removed in a matter of minutes in order to trouble-shoot any potential electronic problems. These panels were designed to pick up on the same themes used throughout the interior, including the pleated accent panels, polished trim/grill, and the purposefully understated flow of design. Please take time to examine the fit and finish of the completed project. We hope you are as pleased as the owners!

     Owners: John and Kim Davis—Denison, TX

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  • We worked directly with Greg Gruniger on this RV-10 project as he was neck-deep in the build-process. We used the supplied kit side panels, but decided to add leather accents. Greg then painted them to match the two tone scheme the customer picked out. Notice the extra set of side pockets we incorporated into the rear panels. As for front seating, we started with the Vans supplied seats but then highly modified the contour and design, adding bolsters, lumbar and incorporating the headrests into the seating area for a unique design. The rear 60/40 seat frames came from Cleveland Tool but we fabricated the foam and upholstery from scratch to appropriately match the front seats. We used matching leather-bound square weave carpeting throughout to unify the two-tone color scheme. Greg did all the final assembly and also added a few upholstered panels (doors, glare-shield, etc) with some extra leather.

     You may have seen this beauty at the Oshkosh 2012 where it came home with the Bronze Lindy in the kitbuild category

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  • This ’55 F100 proudly displays one of our mild custom interiors. We set out on this project intending to be conservative–avoiding the busy look of a two-tone combination, but wanting to accent the bright red exterior. The butterscotch-colored vinyl provided the perfect balance. The matching velour carpeting and ultrasuede headliner add to the smooth, clean look. We kept the overall scheme simple adding just a touch of our signature flowing design. The customer insisted that this truck was no “trailer queen” so we made sure to emphasize functionality in our planning. This is evident in the storage compartments we built behind the seat, easy access to the battery compartment under the cab-width floor mat, and the Tea’s split-back bench seat that we re-shaped to fit the customer. At the customer’s request, we mounted the fire-extinguisher behind the seat and did our best to hide the bulky retractable seat belts that were supplied. We added a factory V8 emblem in the rear cab panel to jazz things up just a bit and to incorporate the traditional look of the exterior. The customer was very pleased with the finished product!

     Owner: Art Weihe—Louisville, KY

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  • Here is an example of one of our mild customs–nice enough to show, practical enough to drive. This interior features black high-grade vinyl with black perforated mesh accents/headliner. As for the fabrication, we built a simple center console, made a custom rear bench seat to hide the tubs, and spent a little time smoothing out the floors to flush mount the front buckets. As you can see, we finished out everything well and made sure to add just enough detail to give it a touch of our signature, but we attempted to minimize the extensive fabrication typical of most of our other projects–resulting in a more economical finished product!

     Owner: Rodger Weihe—Louisville, KY

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  • Greg was hoping for something a bit nicer than what was available in the typical interior kits when he came to our shop. Working with his recommendations we went to the drawing board and came up with what you see. We used the supplied foam kit, but highly modified it before adding some very unique upholstery. As you can tell from the photos, the white and black checker panels pain-stakingly sewn into the light grey/red leather contoured seats make for some cool looking seats! We also designed and upholstered some matching side panels and armrests.

     Owner/Builder: Greg Carnforth—Floyds Knobs, IN

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  • We just completed this ’37 2-door Sedan from Taylor’s Custom Street Rods in Monroe, OH. Although the engine is by far the center-piece of the vehicle (boasting 950 HP!) this car also features a nice two-tone grey leather interior with Mercedes carpeting, Ultrasuede headliner, and purple stitching throughout as an accent. We set out on this project with a goal to keep the overall design simple…nothing wild or over the top…just clean and simple! From the start we recognized that there were going to be some significant challenges with space limitations that would require some creativity in engineering–particularly with regard to the seating: The combination of high floors, low ceilings, and a tall customer required modified seating. We began with a set of reclining racing buckets for the front. These seats were simply too big for this small cab, but we wanted to start with them in order to gain a wider, more aggressive look in seating. So we began by chopping off the head-rest area and narrowing the frames just enough to fit the cab. Then we modified the seating springs and tracks to drop the seats as much as possible. Finally, we threw out the uncomfortable foam inserts provided and made our own re-shaped inserts in a softer foam—enhancing the comfort and lowering the driver to gain overhead clearance.

    The next challenge was to fabricate a rear bench seat. It had to be much narrower than we prefer but with those massive tubs we simply had to work around the limitations. In order to hide the tubs as much as possible, we fabricated the rear quarter-panels out of fiberglass to wrap around into the bench seat. We also brought the rear seat forward far enough to clear the gas tank and built a customized package tray that contained an access to a decent size storage compartment behind the seat. The customer did not want a center-console in this car but there was a large mass of wiring as well as some gas-lines running up the tunnel that needed to be hidden, so we made a fiberglass “console-like” tunnel to hide and protect these then covered it in carpet so as not to attract too much attention. Additional fiberglass work was done to build a rear valence (to trim rear window), A-Pillars, kick-panels, as well as in the trunk. The trunk required a lot of fabrication that goes almost entirely unnoticed. The trunk area was crammed full with gas tank, air compressor, and other electrical components that require easy access. All of these needed to be hidden, but the customer also wished to maintain as much functional trunk space as possible so we worked hard to achieve both goals and decided to cover the panels with carpeting to make the minimal storage a bit more functional. Although the project turned out to be anything but simple, we feel that we were able to keep the designs clean enough to avoid a busy-looking interior. We are well-pleased with the final results.

     Owner: Timothy McConnell—Cincinnati, OH

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  • We’ve just completed this ’37 Coupe from Taylors Custom Street Rods in Monroe, Ohio.

    This project required a moderate degree of fabrication: Wrap-around panels in the rear of the cab, rear window trim with 3rd brake light, side trim for the headliner (flowing from dash/windshield to the rear quarters to pick up where the front door cap leaves off). The console is a part of the kit supplied by Oze but it required significant trimming and was painted to match the dash. A lot of fiberglass work was done in the trunk to hide the battery, air ride equipment, and gas fill while at the same time creating a nice flowing appearance. As for seating, we began with a set of stock Fiero seats, but by the time we finished modifying them, they were virtually unrecognizable (A major improvement…at least we think so!)

    The interior was upholstered with a parchment-colored leather throughout, a matching suede for the headliner, and tan squareweave carpet on the floors. We purposefully avoided a two-tone scheme on this project to provide a little more of an elegant appearance. The polished aluminum barstock, seat emblems, and Phipp’s billet lights assisted in helping to achieve that appearance.

    Owners:
    Kenny Secord/Claudia Van Loon –Denver, Colorado

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  • We are excited to present LB Custom Interiors first completed project–finished April 2009! The owner of this beautiful 69 Camaro (Dan Labonte–Lake Ozark, MO) made a painted custom dash, console, and overhead console. The doorcaps, A-pillars, sail panels, and package tray were also smoothed out and painted. These modifications posed some unique challenges for upholstery. Semi-extensive fiberglass fabrication was done at LB Custom Interiors, including: a molded headliner and decklid both trimmed with red ultrasuede, a removable custom dash cap trimmed in leather.  Additional fiberglass work along the tunnel and floors so that the red wool carpet would have a smooth finished appearance. The factory pinchwell trim along the quarter panels and the headliner were also eliminated. The quarter panels were extended at the fronts to wrap around and trim the pinchwell. A custom garnish molding was fabricated to trim the upper pinchwell where the factory headliner was attached. A rear seat was made to hide the wheel tubs and other rear floor modifications. Great effort was taken to make the rear bench seat look just like the front buckets. The interior came together as it was trimmed in red leather and accented throughout with red ostrich. Finishing touches included the addition of polished billet barstock to the doors, quarters and trunk panels and Phipps oval billet seat fobs were inserted in the front and rear seats. We are well pleased with the final result and trust you will be too!

    Owner/Builder:  Dan Labonte—Lake Ozark, MO

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  • Here is a small sample of some of our custom motorcycle seat work. We can recover an existing seat or hand-craft one from scratch. Services include: Custom seat pans, custom foaming to fit the customer, upholstery in leather, exotic skins, high quality vinyl as well as hand-tooling and hand-lacing. Let us design a custom seat for your custom cycle!

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  • Marine is not our specialty, but occasionally we will tackle a marine project for a good customer…

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