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Thread: Sidecar springs

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    Default Sidecar springs

    Hello, Does anyone know of a supplier of sidecar springs like the one shown here?

    This is the sidecar that was on my 1919 Reading Standard from about 1920.
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    Jack,

    No known supplier........however.......Bob Jones in Ohio was having them made for the early Indian Princess sidecars. The difficult thing is getting the material, thin in that width. Years ago I had some made by a local spring shop, but much thicker material. Bob found a local Amish carriage make who would make the springs for him. I've not been able to get in touch with him now for a year. PM me and I'll share his contact info. You can also take your springs to a good spring shop and have them re-arched and tempered as another option.

    Gene

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    Jack: I bought spring steel from Admiral Steel in Illinois several years ago. It was 1045 grade and they had a size very close to what I needed for a Rogers sidecar. I shaped it and formed the loops at the ends and then had it heat treated. It tends to move during heat treating so perhaps a fixture to hold it during the heat treat process might help. Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by gharper View Post
    Jack,

    No known supplier........however.......Bob Jones in Ohio was having them made for the early Indian Princess sidecars. The difficult thing is getting the material, thin in that width. Years ago I had some made by a local spring shop, but much thicker material. Bob found a local Amish carriage make who would make the springs for him. I've not been able to get in touch with him now for a year. PM me and I'll share his contact info. You can also take your springs to a good spring shop and have them re-arched and tempered as another option.

    Gene
    Burkholder Buggy Shop
    7400 County Road 77,
    Millersburg, OH 44654
    (330) 674-5891

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    Jerry Ottaway here in Wichita, has a very nice original late teens early 20s car forsale. Very very nice lots of original paint and upholstery. Your tub and spring config look to be the same. See your roster or private message me.....JO does not do anything on a PC

    We will deliver to Davenport

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    I've got one of those. Mine also needs springs. I'll be watching. Thanks for posting!








    Kevin


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    I'm pretty sure there was a set for sale at the Rocky Mountain swap meet this year. Go to there web site and see if you can post.
    AMCA #765

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