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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by WILL_S, Jan 31, 2019.
Yep that's a project.
This should take care of it!
Looks like I will use the old chassis as a template ..lighter ,stronger ,better suspension .
The body started life as a single ,then got split up the guts and turned into a double .
Boot lid and rack will be done in alloy .
The old fibreglass and timber is freakin heavy
Roof cage will become a single loop ...most likely alloy .
Off to the blasters
Sounds fairly savage.
Many warn against
Seen one done and didn't look too bad
Got sick of trying to get 5 layers of paint off
Not sure what media yet
Maybe it's my experience with heavy metal shot.
They bead blast cars so that it doesn't heat and distort panels.
Also I think there is soda blasting???
But I am with you on getting paint of.
They have a lot of options and have done all sorts of objects you wouldn't normally think about blasting .
This is the first fibreglass sidecar they have done . Might end in tears
Sweet so far.
Is that an Ali mudguard?
Looks like a previous owner put lots of hours into it.
Hopefully while there's heaps to do, you input will take less time.
Mind now that we are all unsociable bastards you have to do something between mouthfuls.
Guard is a mix of bog /fibreglass /board and a Bundy inner guard
Defiantly a bonus that its been cut to take a bigger wheel than the old 10 they used to run .
Got some good mates
One in particular is a creative bugger.
Went to see him to knock up a boot lid.
He said wouldn't be fun to build that body out of alloy . Takes a couple of pics starts sketching . Goes from building a djp wide body in alloy to ural style tub widened but nose lines following the gsx fuel tank
Will be pushing it to the legal limits
Who knows where this will end....
Got a big sheet of ali in the garage. 1.5m x 3.6 I think.
I have a design in mind for the Guzzi but if your plan was interesting I would look at it .
You pic shows 1865 max.
Is that width?
It's 1850 here.
Don't have a clue why so narrow.
Trucks are 2500 or thereabouts plus mirrors.
It used to be 2.1m here.
And bikes have grown somewhat since.
Lucky mentioned that it should be 1860mm , qld regs.l can go a bit wider and chuck on some narrow bars if it ever gets questioned . . Another thing interesting is you can't have less than 75mmn trail .
Got a couple of cad pics through from my mate . Comes in at 21kg of alloy for a 700 x1850 body . Pulled the width in to meet the overall regs and have a bit more space between the tub and bike .
Next up will be a quote from the laser cutters , Joe reckons it's worth it to save time welding and not have me cut it .
If your mate is really good he will put tabs and matching slots in the Laser cut sheets so everything will line up perfect.
No hammer needed.
Well maybe only a softie.
That's 75mm steering trail?
Standard will be nearly double that.
I dream of 75mm trail.
Claude uses 3mm Ali which would make for a solid body.
Its what I have also.
He mentioned tabs. He has a lot of experience in aluminium work and at the mockup stage is looking at 2mm and reckons that would be plenty . Will mention 3mm to him .
75mm of steering trail . Not sure what i should be looking for ? The qld tmr website is pretty clear on bike mods now with diagrams and measurements and good descriptions . Got me buggered on the width that changes with handlebars .
FWIW I had to rebuild the rear tub on a Series 1 Land Rover, used 1.6mm ally which was actually thicker than the original tub although I did use 3mm on the floor.
Couple things going on
Djp double I will keep chipping away at
Cutting out bits, repairing etc .
While the alloy tub and swingarm keeps getting developed
Comfort of the monkey is important
So these are the options
1/ ural snowman
2/ mtb shocks to suspended the tub
3/ suspended seat ..like this
That forklift seat would have to tick a few boxes.
That and rubber mounting the body perhaps.
Forklift seat if you can make it work and have sufficient leg room through the full stroke of the seat.
The other two will require a second frame to hinge off the main frame. With a double fibreglass tub I would imagine the weight would start getting up a bit.