Squire ST2 lift-up front

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Squire ST2 lift-up front

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:21 am

A friend of mine's wife is having increasing difficulty accessing the ST2 sidecar on his R100RS outfit.
Some years ago I remember seeing an ST2 in Charnwoods where someone had cut the body along the waistline and hinged it on a single hinge at the front so the whole top of the front section, including the screen, lifted.
Has anyone here done anything similar or knows of such a modification?
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Re: Squire ST2 lift-up front

Postby BabbitBilly » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:51 pm

My Velorex is difficult for anyone over 5'-2" to get in our out of and I have thought about doing that, but so far, have not got past that stage. It wouldn't be too tough. Bit of glass work for laps on the sides, flex lap on front. Or, maybe a long piano hinge on the side if there's room for it to open. Just thinking out loud.
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Re: Squire ST2 lift-up front

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:46 pm

I was thinking along the same lines re. the front hinge. A substantial hinge, say 6" long screwed to blocks glassed into the nose and two gas struts with an overlap strip glassed into the bottom half with a rubber seal. The problem would be stopping the 'lid' twisting and crazing the fibreglass gel coat. The side piano hinge would be good provided that the side of the body is straight.
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Re: Squire ST2 lift-up front

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 pm

You might want to consider the use of Galvanised Hook and Band Gate hinges.
They come in 'Straight' or 'Cranked' types.

They have the advantage of strength and, if the design is considered carefully, the 'lid' might quickly and easily be slid off the 'body' when the lid is open but not when the lid is shut.

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Re: Squire ST2 lift-up front

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:20 pm

That's a thought, Ced. Thanks.
The only problem would be appearance as the pivot point of the hinge would have to be outside the nose of the sidecar. Two hinges would be required and even the small crook and band ones are bulky.
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