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Offline unclemeat

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WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« on: 03.11. 2009 18:50 »
I know this is a bit off topic but can anyone identify the make of this sidecar ?
I use it on my other BSA (M21) but i now need to replace the wheel axle as the bearing surface is badly pitted.
I'v been told its a Watsonian but i'm not sure.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #1 on: 03.11. 2009 18:57 »
Sorry can't help, but it's about the right size for a M toolbox ! LOL.
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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #2 on: 03.11. 2009 19:13 »
I really don't want to be taken as joking here. Though I am only guessing, it looks like is might have been a means of removing mortally wounded from the battlefield.

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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #3 on: 03.11. 2009 19:22 »
If you don't have any luck with a spare shaft it is possible for a machine shop to grind the bearing surface to clean it up, then either hard chrome plate or metal spray the surface and final grind back to the correct bearing seat diameter.
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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #4 on: 03.11. 2009 22:21 »
I would probably go along with it being a Watsonian, some more pictures would be a great help especially of the wheel and mudguard and any suspension it might have.
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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #5 on: 03.11. 2009 23:29 »
Ha,  is a bit coffin like....

will post some more pics.

(Repairing could be an option)
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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #6 on: 04.11. 2009 06:53 »
Heres another pic.

There is no suspension on the wheel, however, there is two springs for the rear end of the box and pivoted at the front end of the box.
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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #7 on: 06.11. 2009 18:13 »
Looks like the standard BSA trademans box . Our local water company had M20 with this type of box .

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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #8 on: 06.11. 2009 18:37 »
Again, never intending disrespect, from this angle it is clearly not long enough for the purpose I guessed.
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Re: WHAT SIDECAR IS THIS ??
« Reply #9 on: 07.11. 2009 05:11 »
The picture of the trademan's box sadly isnt much help as they were fairly generic, you need some pictures taken of the chassis and hubs from underneath. BSA had their own range of sidecar chassis, but in the period there were a number of other manufacturer's.
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