My old school creation!

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by lhemrick, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. lhemrick

    lhemrick Guest

    Hi, It started out as a Huffy Beach Cruiser that I bought at a Thrift Store for $15 and it kind of got out of control from there. The fuel tanks are old pump style fire extinguishers from the early 1900's and has kersone lanterns from the late 1800's which have been bulbed and wired for light along with sirens from the 50's that run off a 6 volt battery and Power Wheels motors. The sidecar started life at another Thrift Store as a pull behind cart that a small child would ride in behind a parents bike and it went from there. The sidecar frame is wooden covered with canvas and sealed. I don't know why I built it except just to see if I could and with a lot of trial and error I got what you see. My Very First motorcycle show I went to I won "First Place" in the antique class and won "Best Fabrication" of the entire show! I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out, what do you think? Coming soon are pictures of my son's OCC Stingray bike which is where all this really got started. By the way thats him riding in the sidecar in the Avatar while it was in the cardboard mockup stage!
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  2. jimmy

    jimmy Guest

    i was lookin at the second pic and was like.. you.. won.? :lol:

    then i saw the rest :p

    nice work what'd you paint the engine with?
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    verrrry nice !!! :D
    nice conversion of the trailer
    the wood looks like it adds a lot of weight
    does it affect handling much?
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    too cool for mere words... 8)
  5. mickal1025

    mickal1025 Guest

  6. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    That's too cool! :D
  7. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    great photo spread!! It's like watching it come to life!!


    I like your springer fork. 8)
  8. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Very nice!! I was just talking to a buddy of mine about some alum. cylinders I am going to use for dual tanks. Weird!

  9. Big Papa Pun

    Big Papa Pun Guest

    That was quite a build!!

    Pun :evil:
  10. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    That is one awesome example of garage engineering but there is just one thing that I would change and that would be the handle bars.
    Different strokes for different folks. I think the wide board trackers would be awesome.
    But then again, I don't have any trophies :razz:
    Looks great
  11. really looks very nice. not the greasy dusty mess that my commuter bike looks like!
  12. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    that is one kewl side car bike. very nice job on the whole build, along with all the pics. very very nice
  13. luke

    luke Guest

    great bike and sidecar need i say more :grin:
  14. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Now thats the way to go! I would love to pick your brain on how you built the sidecar.....mainly how you attatched it to the bike frame....could you post some more photos of that ....I'm working on one now ...but i'm thinking on going electric with it....only if I can get batteries that dont weight a ton that will give me a 40+ mile range
  15. ibeenjammin

    ibeenjammin Guest

    Sweet Nuggets!! :cool:
  16. Very nice ride :grin:

    You must be a cabinetmaker as the design of that timber frame provides strenght in all the right areas.
  17. wesman1234

    wesman1234 Guest

    That's cool!

    You should be very proud of that build. It must have taken a lot of research to make a replica of a sidecar that looks so amazing. You are the man the sidecar man that is.
  18. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    everyone: if you simply "edit" your first post, the "new post" indicator won't light up and noone will know about the new pics :eek:

    your best bet for best exposure is to post a "reply" to your own gallery, then add your new pics there... 8)
  19. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

  20. spunout

    spunout Member

    That's just what i was thinking:D. very nice!