Decided to launch this post early...as I have a busy Holiday schedule ahead...and it would get lost in the shuffle otherwise....so, Happy New Year Bloggers!
Yep, it's been 16 years now....and I think I'm finally getting used to seeing a '20', instead of a '19'...as a century marker. Hanging out at one of the local coffee shops with free wifi the other day, I got into a discussion with Dennis about sidecars. Lately I've been missing having an operational outfit. I have a couple of sidecar frames that are missing their bodies...(for some reason in Sacramento, there are sidecar body thieves.) ...I have one that I bought for it's classic cigar shaped body. Yep, some one broke into a storage unit and stole the fiberglass body. Another frame I purchased from a fellow enthusiast that was relieved of his body.
All the following pics were snagged from the web while doing a bit of research with Dennis. I'm thinking about attempting to build a body similar in design to the newer silvery Beemer below. Dennis is of the opinion that it would be just as easy to build a 'Zeppelin' style body, of course being a fabricator in sheet metal gives him the confidence I'm lacking in trying that out as a first body project.
Clever photoshop work? or just another farmer combining work and pleasure?
This ones been all over the web, do you think there is a factory somewhere in South America making VW van bodies for carnival rides....?
Another photoshop job, or a top secret Chinese Army project?
I like this one a lot, and think I could replicate a similar body style.
The Zeppelins are nice, but it would be more problematical for me to mount a body like this on a more conventional sidecar frame.
For those of you on the other side of the big pond, Sideburn Magazine has announced "Snow Quake"...in the Italian Alps...check it out at Sideblog.