The Making of my Trunk
for my 2004 Kawasaki Nomad
This web page illustrates the process
that I used to turn it from a 22 year old trunk to one looking
On February 15th I won this
Yamaha Venture tour pack on ebay for a final bid of $75.05. I had been
looking for one for about 2 months. This was the best deal I had seen,
most ranged in price from $200-$600, a new one is over $800.
February 21, I received the UPS shipment with the Yamaha Venture trunk
from the seller on ebay- it
was in great shape. Better than I
had imagined too. I first cleaned it up and took off the
backrest, the handle, and the Yamaha stickers.
I then began to sand the surfaces to remove the shine on the existing
adding a primer coat to it and then sanding it again in ensure a nice
finish. In total I did three coats of white primer to the trunk.
February 24 I ordered the matching paint for the 2004 Kawasaki Nomad
from Color Rite. It should be
delivered within 5-7 days.
25, I received the paint from Color Rite the NEXT DAY! I can't believe
it only took one day to get it. Needless to say, I am beginning the
painting process today-
side panels silver- 4 coats- then I'll wait 24 hours and mask and
paint the rest of it.
27, finishing up the paint job today. Doing the blue today, it looks
1- Put 3 coats of Clear Coat on today- looks marvelous! Got the quote
from Wompus for the rack- that will be $178, and it will mount directly
to my Nomad. Delivery will be 4 days following placing the order. I am
ordering a Kawasaki Vulcan emblem to add to it as well. The ebay
auction ends tomorrow on the Nomad emblem. Next I'll start on the
interior of the trunk- got to clean it up a bit.
8- I didn't win the auction for the Nomad emblem- it went up to $20,
not worth it. I just ordered the Kawasaki Vulcan emblem, and
should have it on Friday. I also changed the pin stripe to match the
gas tank, a gold double pin stripe. I will be ordering the Wompus rack
on the 18th- pay day. It should take about 5 days to get that, and then
I'll install it and have the trunk complete in time for my 4 state ride!
14- I ordered the Wompus rack today, talked with the "King Wompus" on the
phone- nice guy... Here are a couple photos showing it before it is
mounted to the bike. I still need to work the inside.
16- I bought some material (a thick cotton felt) at a local fabric
store and cut it so it fits around the inside walls and I used the foam
floor that came with the trunk and glued some of the material on to it
as well. I will adhere the entire thing using velcro.
is Done! I received the Wompus rack on Monday and a couple hours later
I have my project complete. The rack is first class, and high quality!
I am very pleased. Here are a few photos showing the Nomad with
the trunk attached.
Total Spent on the
|Purchase on ebay
|Sanding paper and white primer
|Blue and Silver Paint from Color
|Red Pin stripe
tape* (should not have bought)
|Gold Pin Stripe Tape
on the project
of the project