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Old 07-31-2009, 07:40 AM   #91
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The rear upper mount plate made and mounted..





The BMW needs a subframe and here`s a view of the right hand side..



A close up of one of the mounting lugs of the subframe..



A bit of work is needed to "true" up the case lug..



7/16" bolt works well here..



Having spoken to me a few times now, Phyllis ( ) decided his normal crash test dummy wasn`t needed as a worthy replacement had been found..

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:52 AM   #92
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The subframe in progress.. Note the two extra holes in the mounting block..



On one of my visits, I was asked to sit on the bike so Phyllis ( ) could see where my legs sat comfortably.. The green tape was used to trace the outline of my legs so nothing was mounted in those spaces..



A view of the oil filter and crankcase lug..



With the subframe nearing completion, it was now time to turn the attention to the upper mounts..





The two fasteners that will be used to anchor the forward upper mount..

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:59 AM   #93
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Another angle of the 25 mm Aluminium block..



and again from below..



The lower attach arms begin to form..



Inside and outside diameters machined.. Bolt support tubes formed ( drilled )..



Needing a bit more room..

( Note straight edge )

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:12 AM   #94
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Clamps now in place on sidecar frame..



Setting toe in, lead and track..



note tape on muffler..



still measuring..



AND AGAIN!!



Sidecar arms in progress and coming along nicely..



As reported earlier, the sidecar was purchased from a vehicle involved in an accident so anything that didn`t quite look right needed close up inspections..

Forward inboard corner of sidecar frame..



A little rusty, is that a crack??



Close up of suspect area..



Arms and clamps now well under way..

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:20 AM   #95
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Lug almost off..



Corner brace removed.. ( lower arms in background )



Both bracket and lug now removed..



How much of the overhang should be cut off??



Should be safe to cut almost all of it..



Now, how to plug the end??



Dog giving second opinion..



and coming up with the better idea..

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:32 AM   #96
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Setting up again.. ( note dead computer )



Phyllis ( ) just loves computers and more than happy to use it the way it was designed..



Forward upper mount block and rod end..







Rolling on 3 wheels for the very fist time..



View over sidecar wheel..



View from behind..



General view of mounts..





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Old 07-31-2009, 08:35 AM   #97
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More to come tomorrow..
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:57 AM   #98
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Good Job!

I am totally impressed by the work you gents are doing. And for posting the process, I thank you!
It follows the entire sequence of designing and mounting a custom sub-frame, to modifying the frame and creating new mounts for that. Not only that but following the set-up process to the recommended specifications for sidecar mounting. The work is first rate from what I can see and is well thought out, even the dog had good input, and looks structurally sound plus 10.
As a relative newbie, it is a tremendous lesson in how to set up a car frame properly and in a workmanship like manner with lots of creativity thrown in for good measure.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rig when it's finished.
Again, many thanks for allowing us to see the process on the forum here, I know it takes much time to snap pictures which suspends work for a bit each time, but it's invaluable for others to be able to see exactly how a superb rig is put together from all the bits.

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Old 07-31-2009, 02:31 PM   #99
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Looking good Nev and Phil, cant wait to see it on the road. Will it be ready monday? I'm happy to give it a test run.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:08 PM   #100
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Come on Nev, its 10am, and no pics Lift your game mate

Looking good, soon out there wobbling all over the road
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:09 PM   #101
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Looking good Nev and Phil, cant wait to see it on the road. Will it be ready monday? I'm happy to give it a test run.

Ha! join the queue! I offered my services for a test ride and that was quickly knocked on the head!

Good luck with the test ride Nev.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:26 PM   #102
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Thumb bravo!!!!

magnificent work there, nev. i also appreciate your photography.

i'm in the queue for a ride ...
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #103
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Ha! join the queue! I offered my services for a test ride and that was quickly knocked on the head!

Good luck with the test ride Nev.
Hey Dave!!

You could always threaten to Bann him for a while if he doesn't give you a test ride????




He wants to give me a ride, but in the sidey!! No chance in hell of me getting in there!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:09 AM   #104
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Hey Dave!!

You could always threaten to Bann him for a while if he doesn't give you a test ride????
No, I think I'll just go watch him ride it. That should be amusing.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:46 AM   #105
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I am totally impressed by the work you gents are doing. And for posting the process, I thank you!
It follows the entire sequence of designing and mounting a custom sub-frame, to modifying the frame and creating new mounts for that. Not only that but following the set-up process to the recommended specifications for sidecar mounting. The work is first rate from what I can see and is well thought out, even the dog had good input, and looks structurally sound plus 10.
As a relative newbie, it is a tremendous lesson in how to set up a car frame properly and in a workmanship like manner with lots of creativity thrown in for good measure.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rig when it's finished.
Again, many thanks for allowing us to see the process on the forum here, I know it takes much time to snap pictures which suspends work for a bit each time, but it's invaluable for others to be able to see exactly how a superb rig is put together from all the bits.

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Hi koifarm..

Glad your enjoying the build mate and thanks for those kind words..

More to come..
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