Mad Max sidecar tribute build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by 3legs, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I dunno how much volume. But generally when I select a volume, I go to 11
  2. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    3 gallons!
    :hide
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  3. Damian_74

    Damian_74 Been here awhile

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    Is that US or Imperial Gallon?
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  4. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Which ever ends up being the closest.:photog
  5. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3

    That's cheating. Love your style :D:D:D

    So that's 11.35L from US gallons.
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  6. GotDammitDave

    GotDammitDave Been here awhile

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    Im thinkin 2 an a half to 3 an a quarter gallons..
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  7. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Or 13.6 from Imperial gallons. :D
    Two chances to win!:rofl
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  8. steam powered

    steam powered just a regular punk

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    8.51L, or being a sidecar outfit about half of what would be really useful.
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  9. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Bike is back at Nick's place for painting so I will post updates at each stage of painting.

    Just waiting on a fuel tap for the tank before I can confirm the capacity.
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  10. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Woohoo!!!

    Trailer chassis is ready to pick up tomorrow. All other projects on hold except Mad Max.
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  11. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Just a quick update ( because my bloody Victorian mate couldn't be bothered to read this thread .........Hi TD :lol3 ), the bike is still being prepared for paint but the trailer is coming along nicely.

    Made a lot of brackets for the tie down straps ready to be welded to the chassis. Made a removable winch mount.

    Will start making brackets to convert the draw bar to a tilt bar.

    Hopefully will have a look at the bike this weekend.
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  12. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Spent the last week making tie down mounts and mounts to convert to a tilt trailer.

    Spent most of the time measuring, re measuring, working out the angle of the dangle, making the bracket then realising I [email protected]#ked up and starting again but now all done. Now to turn the trailer upside down and cut welds, drill, weld and probably still have some more [email protected]#k ups :lol3:lol3:lol3

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  13. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Little more on the trailer ( ok it's not the bike but it is the trailer specifically designed to take the outfit, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :lol3 ).

    Now you can see the method in my madness. The outfit is going nowhere with those straps. One on each rear wheel. Removable winch mount up front.

    Will cuts the welds on the drawbar tomorrow and then weld the hinge mounts that are currently tack welded to the chassis.

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  14. sruss67

    sruss67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Brilliant solution, nice work.
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  15. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Got my new forward controls levers back from the benders.

    Now to get the levers welded to the rings and then off to the chromers once I've worked out where I'm going to put the cable holder. This is a simpler version of what I had originally. A cable will operate a master cylinder for the rear brake mounted under the dome. Personally I think these are better looking and not just because I designed them :lol3 plus they look close to the original items.

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    Also what a PITA to take the drawbar off. Only managed to break 2 welds. I'm just using an angle grinder with a cut off disc but there is very limited space plus I'm laying on my back.

    Will certainly have some welding of cuts that I didn't want and cleaning them up. At least once the drawbar is off it's plain sailing from there on ( touching as much cellulose as I can find :lol3 ).
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  16. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Tip the trailer on its side to access welds.....

    How come you didn't get the trailer mob to do the hinge bit?

    :jack
  17. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    I was thinking that but it's too bloody heavy to lift myself but I do an engine crane so I see what I can do.

    I was going to get them to build it that way but it was going to cost way too much to get them to do it.
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  18. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Got the drawbar off, I hate angle grinders, they are bloody dangerous at times but what choice do I/we have.

    Welded the hinges on and will put it back together again tomorrow and see if I did it right first time. My welding is getting better. I'm certainly not a professional but I know my welds don't break ( none of my sidecars have ever broken a weld so I must be doing something right :lol3 ). I really like the mig. Will never go back to stick welding.

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  19. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Ok it works. Welded outside hinge plates and gave most of it a paint.

    Still have to weld on the locking plates on the front of the trailer. Will do that tomorrow then will go buy the floor. 3mm Ali checker plate.

    Then it's time to make a full width ramp. Probably out of steel with an Ali mesh floor.

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  20. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Looks like maybe you could skip the ramp and just drive on with it tilted like a snow machine tilt trailer.
    It would transition to level as the weight comes forward and then you pin the locks.
    Just wondering if that might work for you.
    Any news on the MM paint?
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