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#81 Davewilly

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

This is all coming along very nicely   cant wait to see it all and what else might pop up by the end of the build.   Keep it coming!



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:12 AM

I was bored and came into a section of the forum which I hardly ever do. I'm soooo glad that I did because I found this thread! Amazing work as always and I love the trike! Awesome!!!!!



#83 Psychographic

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

I couldn't find my circle cutter so the rear tire was a bit out of round. I cast that tire and now armed with a solid tire I trued it up with a Dremel and some sandpaper. I am now in the process of casting this tire.

 

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I made the fenders for the trailer from an unkown set from something from the 30's. I took the front half of the back fenders and mated them to the back half of the front fenders. Then the side was filled in with .030 sheet and the back edges were filled with some scrap stock .

 

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I did a bit more sanding to the inside of the trailer, it's getting close to primer.

 

I'm out of commission as far as body work, my compressor broke the other day. With a little luck, I'll have a replacement in about a week.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Great work on those trailer fenders, this will look awesome when its finished up.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

stunning this gets better every day (love the trike)



#86 Pro Wrench

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

This whold build is freakin' AWESOME! I gotta get me one of those Jeeps. I grew up in those banging around in the mountains in those hunting with my dad and grandpa. Brings back lots of great memories.



#87 Psychographic

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

The original plan was to do a hubless front wheel. I decided to do a hubbed wheel with a clear center to see how it looked. I liked certain aspects of it, but I liked the rake and how the forks go right to the ground with the hubless setup better.

 

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The fabrication is done, time to clean it up and start detailing. Here's how it's going to look.

 

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I stripped the chrome from the kit engine and made a new mold, hopefully it will have a bit more detail. I'll know tomorrow.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:32 PM

:wub:



#89 Psychographic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

The new engines look much better. I've added an exhaust system, but it needs some fine tuning.

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:35 AM

That trike is super cool,great imagineering.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

D avid ,that thing is SICK!, you do great work can not wait to see it done.



#92 Psychographic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Where did you find the engine.. I have been looking for a briggs style enging for a wile.

It's from the Vandal kit.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

I decided the trike deserved better rear wheels.

 

I cut a piece of tube (3/8"?) to make the main hoop for the rim. I then cut a piece that fits snugly in the main hoop and five pieces of .030 hex rod.

 

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After arranging the spokes, I added a small drop of MEK to a length of .080 rod and pressed it into the center of the spokes. Once it dried, I added a drop of CA for added strength.

 

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Then the spokes were centered on the small hoop and cemented in place.

 

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A small length of tube was added to the back to mount the axle. Cemented at first to get as centered as possible, then Ca glued.

 

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The spokes were trimmed to the outer part of the hoop.

 

Front

 

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Back

 

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Slide the center in from the back and cement into place.

 

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An improvement over the steelie wouldn't you say?

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Really cool stuff... the wheels look much better.. keep up the good work....

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

Hi David,  

 

           Not sure who is having more fun,  you building or me watching :D  :D    Great stuff!!

 

               Randy



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

This is looking awesome!  I like the trike a lot.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

Please cast that trike! I would love to get my hands on one of those.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

Please cast that trike! I would love to get my hands on one of those.

Sorry but I'm new to casting, I don't think I have the knowledge or skill to make the frame for the trike.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

I decided the trike deserved better rear wheels.P3201579_zps66fbfce5.jpg

 

An improvement over the steelie wouldn't you say?

 

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Yep,nice work.Looks great.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

man the awesomeness of this is outstanding