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MILLENNIUM FALCON 10-06-2012 06:43 AM

Homemade sidecar bodies
I am building a sidecar for my xs400/xt350 bike and I need ideas for construction of the tub. I have done extensive searching but can really only find info on frame construction and utility carts. I need some pictures/inspiration for small homemade passenger car bodies. Any info would be great, thanks!

Mr.Mellow's WildRide 10-06-2012 07:58 AM


Leaf 10-06-2012 09:09 AM

Edit: Durr, I misread and thought you were looking to build a utility cart. D:

YOUNZ 10-06-2012 10:33 AM

Millennium, I built my sidecar body of 3/16 birch plywood. I don't know the technique of posting on a forum but I can e-mail some pix if you're interested.

claude 10-06-2012 01:35 PM

if you are handly with wood and have patience google 'cedar strip canoe'. This technique has been applied to make some very nice looking sidecar bodies. Use your imagination! I am sorry that I can't locate pictures. Or click here:

Leaf 10-06-2012 02:41 PM

I'd like to put a giant funnel in my mouth and pop the tab on that bottom one.....

windmill 10-06-2012 03:42 PM

Look up wood stitch, stich and glue, wood strip, canoe and kayak.

Southest US Thumper 10-08-2012 09:39 AM

I saw this at Intermot in Cologne, if you're into kayaking this might work for you.

ag_streak 10-08-2012 11:43 AM

Ideas here:

Construction photos starting on post #52 here:

More here:

More details on posts #156 and #157 here:

ag_streak 12-05-2012 08:48 AM

Hey Millennium Falcon, did you start your project? :ear

MILLENNIUM FALCON 12-05-2012 09:07 AM

Hey project has been o. Hold for awhile. I have finals this week then I'm going to start working on it again. I have the frame done but the body and design are still up in the air. :(

TouringDave 12-05-2012 01:45 PM

I don't know if the pics will help or not but mine converts from a passenger body to a camping box. 12-05-2012 03:21 PM

Nice CombiCamp !

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