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Question Skip???? Will these Travel Bags get in front of the stock license plates on 1500. and 1800's ?????.....These travel bags would look great on my 1100, but I have after market light bars and my license plate is a little lower than "stock" mounting.....Will this be a problem with the local PD's?????? Other than that I like the design and think that later on this might be the answer to not pulling my pop up camper on just a "day trip"....

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Went to junk yard & found the tail light sockets, bulbs & wiring.
So this morning been building the harness which will go up to the bike.
Standard 4 pin plug in.



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OK, back to work on the 1800 Travel Bags.
Starting to form the fiber glass lid for it.
Cut & shape the 3/8" form board I have laying around to fit the sides, front & back.
Will also be adding 1/8" Tile board this time to make a better mold.
Been wetting the top & side pieces to be able to bend them to fit.
If I'm lucky, may Have it finished by tonight & be able to make the mold on Sunday.
That all depends on the bending of the top which I had trouble with on the 1500 model & gave up on the idea for it.
Designing this lid a little diffident for a better fit as there may not be a rubber seal on this one.


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Here's a picture showing the SUPER BENDER JIG.
Wet the back side & add weight.



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Still bending the Tile Board.
There are 2 sides, 1 rear & the top I need to get shaped.
Will lay the top on this evening hoping to get the finish bend.
Then will need to trim the top & glue everything together. In the AM.



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Tops (small crack in center but OK) on & clamped down for the night. See you in the morning.



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skip it looks like it would be much easier to just cut some plywood in bows the shape you want them. then screw or glue some thin lexan or just cheap thin board to the bows. just like they do the boat mold. you can use the lip of the bags for the pattern then fill the screw heads and edges with clay or filler? no clamping no waiting. just a thought.

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5AM, the curved top came out nice overnight.
Used double stick tape & mounted the side panels to the form spacers.
Applied form glue caulking along the top edge & placed the top panel in place, Clamped it down.
Wait for it to dry then trim & round over the corner. Prep for mold making.
Today will be finishing the car top holding rails I mold for the pickup bed cover.
Got it in junkyard from Land Cruiser, widen it to fit the cover.
It's painted & ready to mount, I hope.
Got it mounted.
Rest of the day was mostly yard work & clean up, then over to mother in law for a good steak dinner.

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skip it looks like it would be much easier to just cut some plywood in bows the shape you want them. then screw or glue some thin lexan or just cheap thin board to the bows. just like they do the boat mold. you can use the lip of the bags for the pattern then fill the screw heads and edges with clay or filler? no clamping no waiting. just a thought.
Tried that on the 1500 top in a way & I must have screwed up because it warped on me.
Will be glassing this one as it sits on the bags with 2 layers of glass.
Then can take it off & add more.

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Getting the lid plug for the GL1800 Travel Bags ready to lay up a mold.



The mold is made & the release has been washed off.



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