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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Bart!

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

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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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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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Oh yeah, keep it a hard tail !

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

Thanks Luke!

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looking good...let it rip..

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looking good...let it rip..

THANKS DAVID!!!

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

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Ira,

Another great project. Looking forward to seeing more.

bobthehobbyguy

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Going to be a bar hopper !

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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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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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ENGINES...MOCKED-UP!!!

Here is the Transmission in place...

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CUSTOM GASTANK!!!

I cut a wedge shape about 3/16th inch from the front bottom of the tank, tapered off to nothing at the rear bottom. Here are the Stock and Custom Tanks together...


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I also cut the slot at the front to lower the Tank on the frame. I traced the shape of the Tank on to sheet plastic for a New Bottom.

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Here is the New Tank Bottom in place!


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Then I cut out a New Groove in the bottom....


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Ready for Primer... B)

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QUAD BOD MODS!!!

I started to make a Body for the Quad Trike. I started with a Cardboard "Body Side" Template and worked with it untill it was pretty close, then I traced the shape on to sheet plastic.


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I continued working on the plastic Body Side untill it was very close to what I wanted and then I traced the Body side to a second piece of plastic and cut it out.


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I did several Mock-Ups, Testing & Fitting...


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Now, I've got a pretty good Idea what the Body will look like when pieced together...


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More Quad Bod Mods Coming... B)

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I'm not really into bikes usually, but i'm going to watch this one., you've caught my attention.

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

ME TOO!!!

Thanks David... B)

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