I started it several months ago and had a chance to make some progress for a while, spring and summer have slowed progress quite a bit. I've taken a few pics but haven't taken time to start this thread and post them. Now that I have it started I hope to update it from time to time. I'd like to thank Claude of that CSM place for the info that he has given me over the phone and a few part that I've bought, he's a great resource to have around here. Thanks Claude! I'll try to keep the horse jokes out of this. :eek1 A few things about the build, I wanted reasonable ground clearance on it, 10-12" to clear road debris and ruts that we tend to get here on the off hwy roads here in the NorthWet, I have it set at 10" now but can lower or raise it if needed. There are a few things that I "over built" I like things that way, while I won't be running the Baja 500 with it I may act like I am at times and don't want to worry about walking. So if you think I've overbuilt something just remember, you probably haven't seen me drive before. It is being built so we, my bride and I, can take off into the mountains or deserts of Wa or any other state and spend a few days camping. The bike its going on is a '98 HD Sportster that I made some mods to so that it would be more fun off hwy. It was a fun bike but needed a hack. The bike has 9.5" of clearance so they are a pretty good match. I have a pretty decent background in machine and fabrication, mostly in heavy industry here in the NW, I've done repair and made parts for over 20 years on logging and mining equipment, I've also played in the circle track, rally and autocross arenas building, repairing and tearing up the cars. I build and ride choppers http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885931 but have found an almost equal love in sidecars! Now for some pics The sidecar "frame kit" After a few nights with the port-band and the lathe things started to look like parts! A swingarm in the making.. The suspension tower.. Lower mounts for the sub frame to car being made.. And how they go on the sub frame, this is the rear, the fronts are the same, they weren't on when I took the pic..