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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1020 on: January 30, 2020, 09:40:17 am »
Great Project. I have enjoyed the read. Thanks!

One question that I cannot remember seeing in the posts:

Legally, does a side car require a seat belt and the passenger to have to use it?  Also must the passenger wear a helmet?
AGATT for me is obvious, just a interesting point of discussion.
 

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1021 on: January 30, 2020, 10:03:54 am »
Great Project. I have enjoyed the read. Thanks!

One question that I cannot remember seeing in the posts:

Legally, does a side car require a seat belt and the passenger to have to use it?  Also must the passenger wear a helmet?
AGATT for me is obvious, just a interesting point of discussion.


No more ATGATT, except helmet. Seat bealt not required. If I say jump she must JUMP !  :lol8: If you get it wrong in a sidecar, Wearing ATGATT is not going to help you much, unless its plated armor.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1022 on: January 30, 2020, 11:02:59 am »
Show some pics of progress pls? I'm enjoying this build :thumleft:

One question (not that I'm saying your welding is not proffesional ( :biggrin:), but have you ever thought of getting rigged up with TIG. I think you will love it once you try it....
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1023 on: January 30, 2020, 11:20:17 am »
Show some pics of progress pls? I'm enjoying this build :thumleft:

One question (not that I'm saying your welding is not proffesional ( :biggrin:), but have you ever thought of getting rigged up with TIG. I think you will love it once you try it....

There are pics on the previous page. Often considered TIG, but for what I do, and I've done my 10 000 hours, I get along with the arc welder. If I need specialized welding, I have my engineering friend up the road who is an artist with welders.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1024 on: January 30, 2020, 11:36:58 am »
Show some pics of progress pls? I'm enjoying this build :thumleft:

One question (not that I'm saying your welding is not proffesional ( :biggrin:), but have you ever thought of getting rigged up with TIG. I think you will love it once you try it....

There are pics on the previous page. Often considered TIG, but for what I do, and I've done my 10 000 hours, I get along with the arc welder. If I need specialized welding, I have my engineering friend up the road who is an artist with welders.

Aaaah! very nice indeed!. Well done G! This is a serious project to take on.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1025 on: January 30, 2020, 11:41:14 am »
Show some pics of progress pls? I'm enjoying this build :thumleft:

One question (not that I'm saying your welding is not proffesional ( :biggrin:), but have you ever thought of getting rigged up with TIG. I think you will love it once you try it....

There are pics on the previous page. Often considered TIG, but for what I do, and I've done my 10 000 hours, I get along with the arc welder. If I need specialized welding, I have my engineering friend up the road who is an artist with welders.

Aaaah! very nice indeed!. Well done G! This is a serious project to take on.

Its been a steep learning curve, if you consider we put our lives in it. But having worked from a known model, I was not too concerned. The mistakes I made was just lack of experience, but it showed me how not to do it, which is the purpose of making mistakes. Fortunately we got away with it.  :biggrin:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1026 on: January 30, 2020, 11:46:47 am »
Mooi man!
Taking on some new stuff this year too that I've never tried before. Busy re decking a boat. If I had know what was waiting for me, I would never have started.
It's an expensive game and grinding fiberglass is the one thing I really detest doing. The worst part is that the boat is out side in the sun and sweat and fiberglass filings don't go well together.
Another thing is the cost involved. I'm sure it would be cheaper to just buy another boat. What we should have done in the first place :biggrin:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1027 on: January 30, 2020, 11:50:02 am »
Mooi man!
Taking on some new stuff this year too that I've never tried before. Busy re decking a boat. If I had know what was waiting for me, I would never have started.
It's an expensive game and grinding fiberglass is the one thing I really detest doing. The worst part is that the boat is out side in the sun and sweat and fiberglass filings don't go well together.
Another thing is the cost involved. I'm sure it would be cheaper to just buy another boat. What we should have done in the first place :biggrin:

For some of us there is no fun in that.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1028 on: January 30, 2020, 11:51:26 am »
 and sweat and fiberglass filings don't go well together.

You will need Johnson's baby powder by the box full!! :deal:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1029 on: January 30, 2020, 12:48:10 pm »
and sweat and fiberglass filings don't go well together.

You will need Johnson's baby powder by the box full!! :deal:

Ja, that frikkin jollie jeuk!  :laughing4:
I stop building fairing because of it.
Bought a small canoe a while back. Just needed some fixing. I worked on it for about an hour, then thew in the towel and put it back on Gumtree where I found it... :lol8:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1030 on: January 30, 2020, 03:57:45 pm »
Added an extra gusset for money in the bank. There is a gusset on the blindside as well for lateral movement. Daar gaan hy 'n fok nie weer breek nie. Tyd sal leer waar die vlg swakpunt is, dan maak ons hom maar weer reg.

Gaan die sidecar se naam verander na Sherman.  :lol8:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1031 on: January 30, 2020, 06:17:56 pm »
And when your people say add more gussets, you add more gussets.  :lol8:
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1032 on: January 30, 2020, 07:53:26 pm »
"Gaan die sidecar se naam verander na Sherman"


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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1033 on: February 01, 2020, 06:09:42 pm »
Making the new bellcrank and pivot.
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1034 on: February 01, 2020, 07:07:41 pm »
Daai onderste foto.....is dit die pivot se pilaar.

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1035 on: February 01, 2020, 08:41:13 pm »
Daai onderste foto.....is dit die pivot se pilaar.


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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1036 on: February 01, 2020, 08:42:22 pm »
En soos gesę, die keer fok ek nie rond met die belrank nie
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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1037 on: February 02, 2020, 08:47:02 am »
...I'm sure it would be cheaper to just buy another boat. What we should have done in the first place :biggrin:

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1038 on: February 03, 2020, 02:59:06 pm »
En soos gesę, die keer fok ek nie rond met die belrank nie

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Re: My Sidecar Project
« Reply #1039 on: February 03, 2020, 03:08:03 pm »
Some revision and reinforcing required to the chassis, but no reports of trouble with the alloy sidecar body.

So, rubber mountings not required eh?
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