January 04, 2007
Today we received eight preproduction steel blanks of our highly anticipated Biltwell solo seat pan. The carriage bolts aren't installed, but every other aspect of these first samples is spot-on: perfect curvature fore and aft, exceptionally well detailed logo and corugated ribs, perfectly located mounting points, and that oh-so-durable matte black electroplated finish.
Here's a detail view of our brand-new seat hinge and frame pivot installed on the raw pan. Note how the Allen pivot bolt is blind; no exposed threads and no unsightly head sticking out. Bill's inspired design is really clean. Expect an MSRP of around $44 when this product hits our warehouse next month.
Side view of the first working seat pan prototype installed on McGoo's Smokin' Gun dry buildin progress.
This rear view shows the curvature of the Biltwell solo seat pan in pretty good detail.
We're sending some raw pans to several top leather crafters to have them work their magic. When these showpieces are finished we'll post photos in future ads and of course on this website. Stay tuned...