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Offline Pappy Frank

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Home made Trike
« on: May 30, 2011, 09:41:15 AM »
I am in the planning stages of a home made trike, I am planning on using the engine, transmision and rearend out of an 86 Mustang. The engine is a 3.8 V6 and I will leave the rearend at the stock length. I have most everything figgured out except the front end. I am under the impression that a motorcycle front end will not hold up especially in an emergency stop. I would like to use a spindle out of the Mustang also, so I can cary one spare for both front and rear.

I need help, if anyone has made one I would love to hear from them. Otherwise any pictures or articles would be helpful.

Thanks.
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Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 10:01:11 AM »
Hi ya Frank!

I haven't built a trike, but I did get to the design stage of my project...

Heading out the door, but I will post more later.

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Offline Hyper

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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 09:03:01 AM »
Most of the ones I've seen use a motorcycle front end, but I get where you're going.  Here's a few versions from my heroes over at Blastolene...
http://blastoland.com/blastoland/TRIKE_CHRONICLES.html

I'd like to convert a Can-Am Spyder to use a VW TDI.  Ultimate hyper-mile commuter.
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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 02:09:32 PM »
I have something like this more in mind:

« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 11:04:24 PM by Brass_Machine »
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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 04:40:30 PM »
I only see an x.
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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 11:06:21 PM »
I think I fixed it...
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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 12:24:44 AM »
nope still an x  :doh:
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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2013, 09:31:48 AM »
I guess that site doesn't like image linking. Here are a couple of different ones:



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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2013, 02:35:19 PM »
I have something like this more in mind:



Eric

It's all your fault. While trying to figure out why that photo could not be hot linked I went to the site that it came from. Anyone that likes bikes, patterns, casting, machining etc. will love some of the stuff shown on the site. Here is one example, http://thekneeslider.com/pattern-making-as-engineering-art-the-musket-v-twin/

If anyone wants to see the original picture that Eric linked to then copy and paste this link in your browser. http://thekneeslider.com/images/2013/05/terracraft-530x298.jpg It should work by clicking on it but in most cases it dosen't.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

Don

PS: Funny thing. When I preview this message before posting, Eric's image shows up instead of the red X.
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Re: Home made Trike
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 10:25:30 AM »
Oh, that is interesting.  What's that run?
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