|The dry environment resulted in preserving the sidecar in its current form|
I was searching for a period correct sidecar when this one presented itself and was a good match.
The wheel and fender were long gone, and these were obtained from swap meets and pal's as were the mounting brackets.Goulding sidecar wheels had a distinct G hubcap and these are interesting, and hard to obtain in servicable condition.
This is partially due to the Hubcap collectors, and also due to the fact that most have had chisel's to undo them on the side of the road.
We are running an original Goulding Sidecar wheel, laced up to a more modern 19" WM 3 Rim.
The sidecar wheel still has the original curved wheel bearings fitted when new.
We have spoken about changing these to elimiate another possible weak point, however have decided to run these and carry some spares.
The sidecar fender is also a goulding, and these varied depending on the style of body fitted.
The later coach work bodies seemed to have the fender supported on the body of the sidecar, and as such it was totally independant of the chassis.
We decided to fit the fender to the chassis, and thus elimiate anothe possible weak point.
The photo shows oppisite shows the outline of the fender and wheel radius.
At the current time we are unsure what design body we will fit to the Goulding, but it will be a period reproduction wicker (Cane) body and our current thoughts are leading towards a cigar shapped bullet style, with room for wet weather gear in the trunk.