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Harley Shovel

April 8, 2014

1976983_10152118141759608_4240077605793552883_n(The seat after)

This seat set looks like it’s straight out of the 70′s…just like the Harley Chopper it belongs to. Of course since the fenders were significantly sectioned, the seat pans had to be narrowed to match.

I took the original covers completely apart, recut them to match the slimmed seats, replaced the cracked piping, patched holes, re-tied buttons and cleaned and conditioned the vinyl. In the end, it looks like nothing was done at all. perfect.

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery


Leather Goods

April 8, 2014

10155825_10152112491184608_1800522413_nNow in the shop:

hand made, heavy leather work belts available in hand dyed black or dark brown and featuring a double pronged buckle in nickel. Strong rivet detailing and a Via Meccanica stamp finish off the piece.

order HERE

10155591_10152121366184608_29179532584741817_nleather vehicle registration wallets. No more tattered papers or ziploc bags, these thin wallets are perfect to carry your registration and insurance card safely in any pocket separate from your cash and cards. Order HERE


also in stock, leather business card holders in brown or black leather with rivet detailing.

Get yours HERE today!


Corinna Mantlo

Via meccanica Custom Upholstery





April 1, 2014

pepi moped 2(the finished seat)

Custom cover for a vintage Pepi Moped.

Matte vinyl sides and back, perforated matte vinyl top with raised ribs and silver top-stitching to match the silver, hand painted logo on the back panel.

Pepi moped before(the seat before)

The original seat was a bit tired, and due for an update, but the customer wanted to stay true to the original design. To achieve this ‘modern vintage’ look, I kept the ribs on the top section the same width and replicated the logo. Silver top-stitching tied the whole look together nicely.


Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

Honda CB350

March 30, 2014

Honda CB350 1(the finished seat)

Brown leather seat and off white top-stitching for a classic, vintage look. This leather is not ‘distressed’ but is meant to wear in nicely, and after a bit of us, the shine will dull away and it will look beautiful and like a well loved baseball mitt.

Honda CB350 before(the seat before)

The original seat was actually in good condition, but the owner was looking for a slimmer profile and a cleaner, updated line while still retaining a vintage aesthetic. I custom shaped all new foam and went as slim as the pan would allow. A combination of foams was used to keep the new, thinner seat nice and comfy.

Honda CB350 2(the finished seat)

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

Triumph Bobber Buddy Seat

March 21, 2014

Triumph Bobber Solo SeatI made this simple brown leather solo seat for a sick Triumph Bobber a little while back (full post here) for Eric Cross Design. This month it got a cute ‘lil buddy pad (pictured above) in brown leather to match.  Sometimes simplicity of line is key to finishing off a build.

photo (1)Looking forward to seeing the finished set installed!

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

Vintage Dirt Track

March 10, 2014


Corinna flat trackLast week I got to try my hand racing vintage dirt track at Ogelthorpe Speedway in Savannah. It was a blast and it’s always nice to see friends, as well as their seat’s that i’ve made being trashed around and covered in mud. here are 2 spotted down south.

Triumph 250 FlattrackRed and black leather solo seat is for a 1965 Triumph/BSA 250, raced by Kara Kolodziej of Five & Dime Racing.

More shots of the seat HERE

And check out the Motorcycle Film Festival sticker they’re using to patch a rip in the Pillion pad!

Triumph 500 Flattrack

Black leather seat for a Triumph 500 raced by Fumi Matsueda of Sixth Street Racing.

More shots of the seat HERE


1978 Yamaha SX650

February 22, 2014

1897968_10152032319639608_1365844846_n(the finished seat)

Comfy, custom foam and black vinyl cover with raised diamonds and gold top-stitching to match the bike’s gold frame on this custom built 1978 Yamaha XS650 by Yard Ratz Fabrications.


Chopper bling. Can’t wait to see it finished!

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery


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