Sidecars?

fasteddy

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Found the photos of the sidecar. I'll start cutting out the frame tomorrow. I did a quick mock up today of the bike and sidecar to check the measurements.
This will be a bit of a photo fest.

The first photos are on page 25.

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fasteddy

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That is one bad ass side car ! I never realized how small it was until you posted it next to the bike . Nice !!

Thank you, Oldbiscuit,

It is hard to visualize just how big it is until you see it beside the bike. It's 2' long, 1' wide and 10" high. One of my niece's friends would like me to make one for her nieces. The good thing there is the little ones dad is a welder so I'll just make the body and hand it off.

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Sidecar frame is welded up. Tomorrow I have to work on how attach it to the bike and how to brace it from the frame to the sidecar.

I'll try and get photos tomorrow. Just did the last weld and took my gloves off and hit the frame with my welding mask and as it fell I reached up and grabbed it right where I had just welded it with my right hand. I immediately lost interest in photos.

I need a beer.

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Sidecar frame is welded up. Tomorrow I have to work on how attach it to the bike and how to brace it from the frame to the sidecar.

I'll try and get photos tomorrow. Just did the last weld and took my gloves off and hit the frame with my welding mask and as it fell I reached up and grabbed it right where I had just welded it with my right hand. I immediately lost interest in photos.

I need a beer.

Steve.
Please keep ice on it, even after a few days soft ice pack has helped me with the like. Be well!
 

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Thank you Measure Twice. I'll do that. I have some small packs that are made to be frozen or heated and they are just the right size for the job. In the freezer at the moment so they are ready to go.
Mostly the base of the little finger and the one next to it and on the the palm and the side of my hand. An interesting moment indeed.

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Touching hot metal with out a glove is one thing, but you may also know the following as well.

Note that wearing the weld gloves are helpful to a point.

I have also the ovglove for when at the stove. Both are such you do not feel the heat in the glove immediately.

You can hold onto something with gloves too long and not know it at some point.

The very next moment even though you have the glove not touching a hot surface, the heat travels from outside the glove surface to the inside of the glove your wearing.

Have you had to removes glove so fast to stop from getting a burn? I have.

Nice I have some extra gloves that I can keep working while those cool off.
 

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I've grabbed something I just welded and the leather glove heated up so badly that I couldn't get it off fast enough.

When I started my apprenticeship as a chef trainee one of the first things I got with my new set of whites were two towels. One was very densely woven and one was like a bath towel. The bath towel was the wet towel for wiping up and the densely woven towel was the hot towel for handling hot pots, ect.

If something was heavy and hot, two people moved it. One of the things I learned other than when you drop a knife don't stick your foot out to stop it was Cold you pour towards you and Hot you pour away from you.

I heard a few stories about people using the wet towel when it was wet as the hot towel and steaming cooking their hands.

No blistering as yet and I look forward to the ice packs daily.

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I've heard that not wearing gloves and all coverings also since ultra violet radiation and cancer of the skin. But since hearing that from an instructor I have at least seen once some one in a video not wearing gloves while TIGing. Mostly I was all covered but back of neck hood needed some high collar or something. Sometimes spatter would let you know.