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I guess again I was asleep at the wheel????? I just read where you used Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels....I kept looking at the pictures of the finished product thinking "Nice wheels" yeah they looked familiar.....I have four on my 96 Jeep GC....:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:.... So if I ever went to trike out either of my Wings, I already have the wheels.....It's been a long two months....So Jeep wheels are a direct bolt on to a Mustang rear end??????How cool is that?????

I kinda wish I still worked in the chemical plant where we had these Taylor Dunn electric carts...They used cut down 9 bolt Ford rear ends...I had on my parts shelves ring gears and pinion sets for several gear ratios....Axles, bearings, everything to rebuilt these puppies with....Bad part is they wouldn't fit in my lunch kit....:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:....Two of these carts were 72 volt with a body width of 62 inches...Now that one might have been spot on as to the right size for using it on a trike....Axle width would have been close to 54 inches??? 14 in tires under the body...Makes me wonder??

Claude......
 

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yep all there is to it you just bolt them on.

ok cleaned off the brackets with the torch today and cut the tubes but not to length yet. will wait for the axles and make sure they cut um right. looks like i'll come in a 55 in's with these wheels and tires. which are the one i took off the 1200.

this build may be boring because if you watched the 1200 build this one is going to be very close. doing it the same way with just a few twists.



still gathering a few parts for the build. axles want be back until maybe next tuesday.
 

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no not boring at all , it's all good stuff , im blown away how you cut the backing plates off and manage to get them back on true and square,:applause:, and them vw mudguards are a real good idea, gives it a nice sloping curve, keep it up , im watching every day :)
 

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yea the best way i'm told is to drill the welds out of the tubes. then work the axles out of the chunk and cut them on that end. i've tried that and was never able to get the big spot welds drilled all the way out. so i had to do it this way. has worked out good the times i've done it.

getting them true is no biggie. i just measure from where they go into the chunk in four places around, then to the back of what i cut off. north south east and west. tack um up measure again and then weld. rotating the welds so i don't pull the backing plate to one side. but if it's tacked good i have no problems with it drawing.
 

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you guys are talking about the front lights for clearence and law requirements. i'm going to put strobes on the front of mine in the running light or fog light position and run them in the daytime so no one can use the excuse they didn't see me.
although they may still use the excuse, if they don't see me it'll be because they didn't look.
 

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Fantasticproject.This thing is coming along Great. Only a month and you'll be done. I'm so Jealous you really have the SKILL. Great pictures, keep the updates coming and enjoy your project and ride it this summer.
 

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i hope in a month from when i get my axles which i was told will be next wed. that's what i'm shooting for.
 

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Hey Skoto1,

Nice looking rig, I like the swept back fenders.

I looked on JC Whitney site for those fenders I could not find them.

Are those 1960? VW bettle rear fenders? Is that correct?

Thanks

Nice work

Westgl
 

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yep that's where i got um from this week. so i know they gotum. 221 that's with the quicker shipping. 10331G is the product #
 

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Hi Skoto1,

Any idea how much weight you added to the last 1200 you did?

It would be interesting to know how much is being added. Last one probabley stuck to the road like glue.

Thanks for providing such great information.

Westgl
 

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don't know how much the stuff i took off weighted either.
i could move the mustang rear by myself say 150 maybe the body was 80lbs or less could move it around by myself very easy. wheels and tires extra steel for the swing not much.

taking away the honda stuff i took off maybe 200? but i'm guessing. the trike with me and my wife on it would still really get up and go.

would have been nice to have weighed it but i never thought about it. i will weigh the 1500 when done as most of the stuff is just like the 1200 i'll see how much it gains and want be hard to figure how much i added to the 1200.
 

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Is that Rear end an 8.8.

Not that it matters, much, since you will only be putting 100-H.P. or less at the rear end through it.

The 8.8 is way over kill and should last forever. especially with full Synthetic 80-90wt.

Did you get the posi?

Westgl
 

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this one is not 8.8 and it is limited slip not posi like the other 2. i wanted to see if the handeling was different with the non posi.
 

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I was at a Track day a few weeks ago. In fast high powered driving, Without a LSD the rear end has a tenancy to pass up the front.

I have Two Porsche 914's, one is a Subaru powered 2.5L 200H.P. 190ft/Lbs I cant Imagine it without a LSD, posi, rear end

You wont be high powered, but in a panic situation like around a blind turn at 40 mph, where there are rocks out on the road( or animals like deer), or even a panic situation, like something falls off the truck in front of you, or a truck pitches a tread and you need to do evasive maneuvers with a lot of throttle and or braking.

Also went around a turn at around 40mph, gravel out on the road, Bike was real squirrely

All of that stuff has happened to me.

LSD should do great, at least it is not a one legger.

Westgl
 

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You probably used Radial tires in the back, Did you use a Motorcycle tire up front, was it a radial

Or did you convert to a Car tire (Radial) up front using a Flat tread would provide more tire to road surface area.

guys that use the bike font tire only have 2" or less (more like 1") rubber on the road.

If you have two tires on the road in the rear says 6" wide (thats not very wide) 6" x 2ea = 12" of rubber contacting the road. That's plenty in the rear.

Compared to 1"-2" in the front depending how much air in the front tire.

A 185 would be great, in a car tire (radial) on the front would provide a lot more front grip.

That used with the rake kit & it would be easy to steer.

just a thought

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that's a good thought. i used a motorcycle rear tire on the front so it was a little wider say 3 or 4 " on the ground. i'll try and see if i can fit a car tire on the front of the 1500. but would for sure have to have some rake in the front and right now a tree at 900 dollars is out of the question. may have to come up with another solution for the rake in the front.
i can get a harley tree or aftermarket tree with a 4 or 6 degree rake for a third of that just getting it to fit on the 1500 would be the challenge. but i think it can be done.
axles shipped out today so not much longer till i'm at it again.
 

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If you do get a rake tree for the front end, before you put it on take it to a Machine shop ask them how much for 4ea.-6ea of them, I am sure you can either get rid of them(ebay) or use them on the next bike(s) if you can get them made cheap enough you could sell them on this site too.

I'll buy one from you, if the price is decent.

Westgl
 

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someone else on here said they where going to get some machined but they where still 600 bucks. those where for the 1200 i was doing.
unless your buddies with someone who either owns a shop or works at one i'm afraid they are going to be steep. but i will check i do know someone who owns a shop.
 

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Skoto1 Between you and Skip20 I'am catching trike fever.

I have the Can Am Spyder RT-S reverse trike, But I want to covert one of my three Goldwings.

Probably the 1988' GL1500 picked it up for a song.

Westgl
 
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