Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!
That's good to hear your sidecar experiences. Your Hobart welder will again come into play modifying the sidecar frame to fit the Panther. I'm hoping that will be one of the first projects. My sidecar wheel has a Worksman drum brake the same size as the Worksman drum brake on the bike, so the braking should be pretty evenly matched. I have not given much thought yet to how to run the cable from the brake lever all the way to the front wheel on the sidecar. That's quite a length. Might need some kind of union mid way. Something to ponder as you wander from Vancouver to northeastern Minnesota. Safe journey, my friend.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...