Vespa Grande seat cover kit from Northwest Classic Seat Covers

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Seem like every Vespa Grande bike I buy for restoration is of course plagued with a dried, cracked and ripped up vinyl seat. In the past I would shop on Buy Sell for a better looking option that when I got it in my hands can tell that the 40 year old seats vinyl was just a few ass plants away from also being split and cracked.
I had seen a vinyl kit advertised by for a while by Northwest Classic Seat Covers and finally decided to try one on my own personal bike.
It turned out so good and has held up so far for 6 months.

My Grande seat


Here is a link to where you can get this same kit from Northwest Classic Seat Covers
Now here is the seat of the latest bike I scored and is going to be the precipitant of the new vinyl kit.

Junky seat

tools needed

contact cement

lube threads

remove strap

marking holes

molding nuts

pull off molding

seat pan welting

new vinyl kit

pre fitting

checking squareness

clamp the rear

sides even

clamp front

split vinyl

glue vinyl flap

tuck under cleat

glue front

streach and roll front

clamp

split edges

trim off excess

glue, stretch, tuck

superclamp

tuck in cleats

Wow! looks great

probe for holes

stab both sides

600px\slip in molding

nuts and washers

split strap for stud hole

wrench tight

leave slack

looks fantastic