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Old 21-08-2006, 08:47 AM
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just brought a vw trike project needs a lot of work but there again not paid a lot of cash for it so thought i'd post a pic let you all have look.
i think its got protental want turn into 2/3 seater but been told may need wheelie bars as they like to lift of the ground a lot.





well what u think ????

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Old 21-08-2006, 08:56 AM
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Get wheelie bars! Feck all weight on the front.

Definitely got potential. Peculiar frame!
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Old 21-08-2006, 08:59 AM
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yeah i know pick it up with one hand and no effort....
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Old 21-08-2006, 10:02 AM
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Instead of air try mercury in your front tyre.....
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Old 21-08-2006, 11:41 AM
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hers some more photo's


dont know much about vw so steep learning curve coming up let alone first trike i've ever had all i know is its a air cooled but plan to have on road for next spring i'll post more pic as i mod it and let you see how it turns out.
anyone with any idea's on how to make it 2 seater with full harness in rear + needing storage space for large tent ect... would be gratefull
thanks in advance...

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Old 23-08-2006, 11:37 AM
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Never built a trike, don't know what I am talking about, but that hasn't stopped me yet so here goes.
Hope you didnt spend much because, as it is with you sitting in the back every time you open the throttle the front wheel will fight to stay on the ground, add a double seat and it will turn summersaults, put a tent and stuff on the back and it will be a two wheeler, put another big engine in the frame to hold down the front and the power to weight ratio will slow it down to tractor speeds. Now all you trike builders can shoot me down.. John
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Old 23-08-2006, 02:15 PM
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Just looked at the pictures again, wouldn't it be possible to take the tank away, cut the upper part of the frame off and lower it enough to move the riders seat forward, you'd obviously still have to brace the top end but should be able to from beneath the seat, you should still have enough room under the riders seat to put a tank in which would add weight to the front end and moving the seat should give you a better position for the dual seat on the back.
Go on then someone who really knows what they're talking about rip the **** out of all that now
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Old 23-08-2006, 03:06 PM
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well i've got to move the tank it's in a really bad postion and the fact unless your arms are 6foot long very uncomfortable, as for the double seat i've decided to make it a two seater so i can have more room for other stuff. only paid 450-00 for it so dont mind spending a bit cash to get it finished right, but the lack ov weight in the front is probley the biggest concern.

does anyone know what the biggest type of wheels would fit on the hubs without having to change the hubs.?
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Old 23-08-2006, 03:23 PM
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450?? engine and gearbox are worth (if it runs ok) T2???
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Old 23-08-2006, 03:32 PM
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does anyone know what the biggest type of wheels would fit on the hubs without having to change the hubs.?
you can fit pretty much any wheels you like, just spin up a pair of adaptor plates. i did fit merc wheels to a camper once, so i know the studs line up for them.....
reworking the top of the frame wouldn't cost that much.
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Old 23-08-2006, 03:50 PM
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thanks for info on wheels rob, i thinks it a t1 single port but not 100% will no more once i get it back as it's over the old owners yard at the mo i just need to clear some space so i can get it back then i'll no more i.e. engine type ect. it was running a couple of months ago untill the bits were striped of it needs small things like ht leads and battery.

never owned or worked on a beatle or a vw come to think of it, so dont know alot about them. but have found that parts r cheap so at least that's something good for a change...

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Old 23-08-2006, 04:10 PM
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That dont look like a single port to me. Looks like a T2 camper 1600 to me.
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