Last month we installed a Mexican blanket on our DIY Insta Pan seat kit by Stampede on our project Softail. Though it worked well, it only took a few rain showers to show us that we needed to find an alternative material in which to keep our booties dry.
After searching for the best material, we decided on a leather cover for our seat. With that said, we gave Duane Ballard a call and forced our soggy seat upon him. Duane is a master of both tooled and sewn leather, and he assured us that our seat would be in trusted hands.
Once we arrived at Duane Ballard Custom Leather, Duane showed us the many styles of seats he had done in the past and different types of leathers, as well as the many colors to choose from. Wanting more of a racy look, we opted for a pleated "hot rod" design rather than the more classic laced and tooled leather seat that Duane is better known for.
Once the final idea was sketched out and both parties approved of the style, within a few short hours, Duane the leather master had our DIY seat pan looking like it belonged on a $50,000 custom.
Duane Ballard Custom Leather
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