Homemade sidecar bodies

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MILLENNIUM FALCON, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    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!
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  2. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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  3. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    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.
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  5. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    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: http://www.pdxtex.com/canoe/canoe.htm
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  6. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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

    windmill Long timer

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    Look up wood stitch, stich and glue, wood strip, canoe and kayak.
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  8. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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

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  9. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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  10. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Hey Millennium Falcon, did you start your project? :ear
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  11. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Hey guys.....my 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. :(
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  12. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    I don't know if the pics will help or not but mine converts from a passenger body to a camping box.

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  13. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Nice CombiCamp !
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