CF1 parts required
crawf
Posted 12/31/2011 5:59 PM (#62213)
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freshly painted car requires a new windshield,tinted prefered also my convertable top is torn and worn, if someone has these pieces for sale, or a decent tonneu cover for a Cali CF1 car they would like to sell in the fair-free price range, please message/forward info or pics and I'll reply ASAP, thanx for looking cheers crawf.
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jaydmc
Posted 1/3/2012 11:21 AM (#62243 - in reply to #62213)
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www.bikescreen.com has the windshields.
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crawf
Posted 1/3/2012 12:13 PM (#62244 - in reply to #62243)
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Thanx for the info Jay,..I'll give them a shot,..I fab'd the last one and had a tough time forming it, cheers crawf.
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crawf
Posted 1/4/2012 11:49 AM (#62265 - in reply to #62243)
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just had a look at my factory torsion suspension,..found a fair bit of toe-trail play in the pieces,..I have heard that old VW rubbers would fit? anyone know the make,model,style size or color of those bits required to recondition , or am I stuck fabricating a complete new suspension??? thanx for the help, and again, thanx Jay, I sent an e-mail, am awaiting a reply to bikescreen.com, cheers crawf.
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jaydmc
Posted 1/4/2012 12:15 PM (#62266 - in reply to #62213)
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We stock the bushings, They had two different set ups one used bearings, the other bushings. $24.95 for the bushing, you can also get it at any good bearings supply shop.
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rayblack
Posted 2/19/2012 10:14 AM (#63193 - in reply to #62265)
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YOU CAB GO TO LIGHT UTILITY TRAILER PLACE AND GET PARTS FOR THE TORSION BARS AND EVEN BUY THE WHOLE PART
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jaydmc
Posted 2/20/2012 11:59 AM (#63208 - in reply to #62213)
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California sidecars torrsion suspension is no where near the same as trailer suspension parts. It runs no rubber, there are 5 flat springs. Depending on the year they are either 5 or 7 inches long. I have been told you can cut down VW bug front srings but I have no first hand experiance.
Trailer torssion suspension I feel does not work all that well for passenger sidecars. We do use the on cargo sidecars we made for cool cycles. www.coolcyclesicecream.com Usualy they are only sold in pairs so you end up not using one. UCF America makes them with a spline such that they are reversable which means you buy a pair and you can make two sidecars. They also have the lightest spring rate as most trailer units are way to stiff for sidecar use.
For passenger sidecars I would never run any kind of torsion bar suspension with out a shock.
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rayblack
Posted 2/21/2012 4:13 PM (#63239 - in reply to #63208)
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ok thanks
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SidecarMike
Posted 2/21/2012 9:09 PM (#63248 - in reply to #63193)
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rayblack - 2/19/2012 9:14 AM YOU CAB GO TO LIGHT UTILITY TRAILER PLACE AND GET PARTS FOR THE TORSION BARS AND EVEN BUY THE WHOLE PART

I tried this when my daughter ran hers through the fence at the Skunk Rally.  It made for an extremely rough ride.  I bought the lightest duty one I could find, 500 pound if I remember right.  It still rode like a tractor.

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crawf
Posted 2/26/2012 7:51 PM (#63348 - in reply to #63248)
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thanks all, I tore it down and found a 2420 needle bearing and insert on its way out,..local bearing supply for my work had the bearing for $14.00 and the insert for $19.00, a light dress with emery cloth and a smooth heat fit and we should be good to go when it arrives Tuesday, I was fortunate that the bar springs were in good repair and very useable. a little black paint on the frame work, and the freshly painted body will look like new. a big thanks to Gustuffson Plastics in Fla. .. they phoned me 10 minutes after my email inquiry to say yes they have it, in 4 days I'll get it for a fair price, neither delivery or customs should be a problem, I just hope I can get it all together before my Easter vacation in Myrtle Beach..thanks one and all for the help, cheers crawf.
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crawf
Posted 3/4/2012 7:00 PM (#63566 - in reply to #63348)
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update for those who may care,..suspension assembly went smoothly with heat fit of inner race and torsion bits into sand blasted housings,..hub tinmkins were re-packed as it was in good repair,..my tub body's paint is completed and clear coated, awaiting pick-up at a friends in Quebec( 7 hrs away), as the fairing and saddle bags are here and on the bike, I assume it looks just as great,..the new windshield should be in this week, as it left Florida on Wednesday, and a trip planed tomorrow to the local upolstery shop will see the seat and roof tears repaired ,..our" little hot-rod" ( daughter) is going to have a fresh, new chair this season, Easter weekend in Myrtle Beach should be a good way to test things out , we can't wait,...cheers crawf.



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SwampFox
Posted 3/4/2012 9:00 PM (#63569 - in reply to #63566)
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crawf - 3/4/2012 7:00 PM
...our" little hot-rod" ( daughter) is going to have a fresh, new chair this season...

 Allright!!   Be sure to post some pics of the finished project.  Cool

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crawf
Posted 3/5/2012 7:48 AM (#63576 - in reply to #63569)
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will do swampfox,..just for giggles here is a shot of before the work,.. cheers crawf.



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Motomensch
Posted 7/26/2012 12:03 PM (#65929 - in reply to #62213)
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http://floridasidecarproducts.com might be able to help with the torsion bars. He is a Calif Friendship enthusiast and has some parts and manuals.
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