Can't you just build my pan?
Nope. I do not build seat pans. My work begins when you send me a stock or custom made pan that is in decent shape. If you need a custom pan made for you, contact a local metalsmith/fabricator. If you're pretty handy, you might find that it's something you can do on your own. Some have even had seat pans made at local vocational schools. I work with all pans, whether they be metal, plastic, fiberglass or wood -- they just need to be in good shape. Good shape means minimal rust and no cracks.
Can you turn a Two-Piece Seat into a Single Seat?
I can certainly make your two-piece seat sleeker than it was before, but I cannot turn two separate seat pans into one. This is a situation where you will need to have a custom pan made, or just trust that I can turn those two pieces into something completely sexy and like nothing you could have imagined on your own.
What's better: leather or vinyl?
Can I add a logo or image to my seat cover?
Do I have to tell you exactly how I want the seat to look?
I love to work with leather but I will happily work with both materials. Leather breathes, it gains character with age, and frankly, it's a touch more badass. It does take a little bit of love and care, but maybe not as much as everyone tells you. Expect to condition it every now and then. Expect to bring it inside to dry out if you just rode through a downpour. Other than that, there's not much to freak out over. If well cared for, leather can stay beautiful for hundreds of years.
All that being said, vinyl is easy to take care of, it's affordable, and many people are just going to confuse it for leather anyway.
Yes you may. There are several different ways of going about this. For instance, I can stitch simple designs into the seat cover or create an inlay. Something more complex can be laser engraved, however this can only be done on leather and certain types of leather at that. Laser engravings are sent out to a local business and you will be charged their fee. You well need a high quality image file for me to send them.
As for carving and tooling, please stand by. I am currently building up my skills through an apprenticeship.
No, you don't really have to tell me anything beyond the color and the material. I am more than happy to take your seat cover design in my own direction and make it look good. I will also happily work with your ideas, reference images and/or sketches.
But if all you know is "I hate diamonds" or "I like pleats" that's good for me. I can work with that.