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#1 mulefool

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 02:03 PM

Does anyone know of a supplier of English style billets for repairs? I don't really do much English repair but I've had some folks bring me in some Orthoflex saddles that have English billets on them. I used to get them from Seigel but they don't have any the right size right now. These saddles have two English style billets sewn to a piece of biothane that is then sewn with the stitch line in the shape of a shield onto the English style fender of the saddle. As far as I can tell you can't really remove the fender to make it easier to work on. Has anyone worked on these saddles that knows if there is some easier way to make the repair that I'm just not seeing? Chris
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:10 PM

How long are the billets??
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:43 AM

The billets are 16". I finally got some longer ones from Siegel and cut them off.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:08 PM

I had a lady that called who also needed her billets replaced on a Orthoflex.
Did you use the rawhide centered billets, if so did you punch or or use an awl for the stitching. How hard was the job?
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