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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by zipper421, Dec 31, 2012.
Inspiring stuff. Brilliant.
Design, plan, workmanship, all top quality.
thank you for the awesome feed back
i wish i moved faster
Stay away from the lathe you'll get more done.What sort of chair is being attached attached do this bit of welders art ? If that's you hand in the image Zipper your a excellent welder for a guy who isn't doing it for a living. Must be a teacher or engineer. DB
i just ordered my chair yesterday it will be in nexy friday
its a kit it comes as two 4x8 x1/8 sheets of 3003 aluminum
it should only take a couple of hundred hours to assemble
Your a guy unafraid of a little work virtually a example and enigma to us all ! I hope you'll tig at least the visible welds so it doesn't look like a utility trailer !!
After thinking another minute how about a low very aero monocoque body with some big aluminum boxes for stiffness and to attache the bumpers and suspension too, it'll be light aero get 40 mpg and still be a sidecar. Do you want help ? LOL DB
i made templates of a ural body that i sold to buy some aluminum.I want it wider and taller
but im not sure yet how it will look but it will be all tig welded.
spool gunned on the inside.
Thats the way the Japanese do it on all those aluminum perimeter frames they build, probably all manufacturers tig where its visible spool gun where its not. That's a great idea the Urals are actually a bit on the small side, had one on an unfaired GL1100 with an auto battery in the trunk of the chair and a 17 pound Schnauzer and his stuff we didn't have huge amounts of extra room.DB
Beautiful fabrication work.
I guess I don't understand this. I can see the bracing you've added to it, but I'm not sure what you're gonna use it for. Is this just gonna be the mounting point for a front upper strut?
Or I could learn patience and just wait to find out.
The rear part of the subframe looks wicked strong.
this is the front upper strut mount
My sidecar body came today
Making the axel parts for my swing arm
the axel still has to be shortened up about two inches and rethreaded but its coming along
Zipper He's a hero to us all ! I hope you'll photo journal the chair build also.DB
oh, I get it.. Funny!
today worked on swing arm and axels
also started bending the sidecar frame
Your skills = epic!!!
my dad "inspector 12"
never bought anything he thought he could make himself
it was an interesting childhood
I'm about 4-6 months behind you if all goes well.
Thanks for the update, keep them coming!
Beautifully engineered. It will be great to see the finished product. Great step-by-step fabrication pics.