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QUAD TRIKE! Custom Harley... WIP 1-27-13


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#1 Ira

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

QUAD TRIKE!!!

 

QUAD TRIKE will be a 3 Wheel, 4 Cylinder Harley...

 

I started with a Revell 12th scale Torch  Chopper, Mag Wheels and a Seat from the Shaker Trike, and a couple of Harley Davison Engines! I think the 2 Rear Low Profile tires are from a Formula One Kit...


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The first thing I did was remove the chrome from the Vintage Wheels and the Harley Engines...


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Edited by Ira, 27 January 2013 - 12:36 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Pop the popcorn and get comfy my friends Ira is starting another cool project.



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

DOUBLE HARLEYS!!!


I found that the Rear Wheels from the Mustang Mach III were the perfect size for the Engine Connecting Transmission. I removed the chrome from the Wheels...


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I glued the wheels together, back to back...


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Here is the Engine Mock-Up with the Wheel Part in place. This will be the spacing for the Engines...


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More Coming... B)



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

Now you're barking up my tree ! I'll be watching this one !

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:13 AM

Clever, very clever.  The force is strong with this one.



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

Now you're barking up my tree ! I'll be watching this one !

 

 

Thanks Bart!



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

NO MORE CHAINS!!!

 

 

I used a part from a AMT X-Wing Fighter for the Transmission.  It  kind of looks like a small Funny Car Trans...


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Here it is in place between the Engines.


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I added a bit of tubing on the end and a small piece of plastic between the 2 parts. I will be using a 1/6th scale drive shaft from a car instead of a Chain!


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More Coming... B)


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

Very interesting, liking the direction you are going with this build Ira.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:34 AM

THE REAR END...


Here are the stock frame sides...


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I glued the Frame Sides together and carved out the rears of the Frame Sides as shown. I didn't glue the top front of the frame so I can still slip the forks in later...

 

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I was going to use the Rear End from the Shaker Trike but it was too big. I ended up using an 16th scale 57 Chevy Rear End.


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Rear View...


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More Coming... B)



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

JUST A LITTLE LONGER...

 

I cut 2 Plastic Strips to fit over the 2 Frame Braces, next to them.


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Here they are in place. I did this to strengthen the frame before I cut it in half!


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I cut the frame at these 4 points because I am going to slide a, 1 inch and 1/8 long, piece of aluminum of tubing over each cut. This will make the frame  about 3/4 inch longer!

 

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Here are the aluminum tubes glued in place!


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

Oh yeah, keep it a hard tail !

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

Very interesting, liking the direction you are going with this build Ira.

 

 

Thanks Luke!

 

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

looking good...let it rip..



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

looking good...let it rip..

 

 

THANKS DAVID!!!

 

 

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

It's great to see people thinking outside the square. I like things that don't have "instructions".



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

Ira,

 

Another great project.  Looking forward to seeing more.

 

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

Going to be a bar hopper !



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

TRANS TUNNEL!!!

 

I cut out about 3/4 inch from the Center Support Tube...


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Then I found a "U" Shaped piece of plastic and cut it down to size. Next I glued it between the Center Tube and the Lower Frame Tubes.


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I also added 2 Vertical Support Tubes right at the front edge of the Aluminum Tubing as shown.

 

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

ENGINES...MOCKED-UP!!!

 

Here is the Transmission in place...


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Here are the Engines Top View...


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Front View...


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B)


Edited by Ira, 20 December 2012 - 03:10 PM.