my winter build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by zipper421, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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    Inspiring stuff. Brilliant.
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  2. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Been here awhile

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    Design, plan, workmanship, all top quality.
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  3. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    thank you for the awesome feed back
    i wish i moved faster
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  4. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    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
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  5. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    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 :rofl
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  6. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    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
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  7. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  8. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    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
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  9. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Beautiful fabrication work.:thumb

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  10. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    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. :ear

    The rear part of the subframe looks wicked strong.
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  11. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    yes
    this is the front upper strut mount
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  12. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    My sidecar body came today
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  13. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    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
    slooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwly
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  14. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Zipper He's a hero to us all ! I hope you'll photo journal the chair build also.DB
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  15. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    oh, I get it.. Funny! :D
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  16. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    today worked on swing arm and axels
    also started bending the sidecar frame
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  17. Jnich77

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    Your skills = epic!!!
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  18. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    thank you
    my dad "inspector 12"
    never bought anything he thought he could make himself
    it was an interesting childhood
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  19. DJ1

    DJ1 Chopper Jockey

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    I'm about 4-6 months behind you if all goes well.

    Thanks for the update, keep them coming!
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  20. johnquinnell

    johnquinnell Been here awhile

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    Beautifully engineered. It will be great to see the finished product. Great step-by-step fabrication pics.
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