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If you construct the container(s) carefully, water can be filled & dumped with minimal effort. Make sure the container is full or sloshing will transfer the wheel load back and forth. In some cases wide (but small top to bottom) truck tool boxes will fit under the chair. Try eBay under "Industrial".
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If you're going to put something in a bag, I suggest using rejected wheel balancing weights from a big tire store, much heavier than sand.
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Can you not just have someone sit in it while you measure?
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I have the sidecar 'pod' in my basement, measuring and planning on how (or even if) I want to shorten it. Six feet long is too much. I'm thinking of cutting six inches or maybe even nine out of the middle. Here's what my Velorex 562 looked like before it was disassembled -



Right now, I'm in the process of pop-riveting it back together. I had to order flanged pop-rivets from a company on the Net. Nobody in my area had them.

But while surfing the Net, I found a pic of a sidecar that I like more than the Velo -



It's a Spirit of America 'Eagle'. I just like it more. But the company went out of business in 1974 (so I'm told). A couple of companies seem to have made copies of it since then but I can't find them. Maybe Ian Rousseau has one stashed away, but if anyone knows of someone or a company making this body, please PM me. TIA!
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