Got about 3 hours in the shop yesterday. Worked on the seat mount and the tail. Here's a pic of the tank propped up, and the seat mounted.
Here's a pic from the rear. Some may notice that the rims and tires are different from the originals. They were 19" rims with mismatched tires. These are 21" rims with matching vintage Firestones. They also have authentic center caps. Got super lucky on CL..........$300 for the whole shebang!!!
So I'm thinking I'll see the tank and seat together and have that "oooooo", "ahhhhhhh" moment. Not the case, quite disappointed. The seat isn't going to work. The tank needs to rise and come forward a bit. I have some ideas for mounting brackets, etc. Also the seat will be two piece. One flat pad for the seat, and one for the back mounted to the tank. This will make for a much better transition. One that seems designed.
On a good note....it sure was nice sitting in that seat, rock solid. I got to measure the pedals, shift through the gears, mock the steering wheel. Felt awesome. Overall, a day of learning, some cool, some not so cool. Oh well.