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Hi I live in Ireland and my husband is changing a 1983 goldwing 1100 into a trike what axel would be the best to use and if you have any other information that would help thanks
 

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In the US a person wanting to make their own trike conversion would use a Ford Ranger/Mustang axle.
 

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What car in Ireland though would a Ford ranger or mustang be equivalent to the cars here
 

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we have a member here who used a Jaguar rear axle on a custom trike.

Not sure of the ratio, but I would think a Hillman would be a good one to use.
 

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What type of Jag do you have the year and model thanks
 

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There isnt, the common UK rear axle would be a Reliant Robin or Regal, dont forget to get the propshaft for the driveshaft.
A Mk 2 ford escort can be used but its a bit wide , narrowing the casing is not too difficult but shortening the half shafts is not easy
 

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There isnt, the common UK rear axle would be a Reliant Robin or Regal, dont forget to get the propshaft for the driveshaft.
A Mk 2 ford escort can be used but its a bit wide , narrowing the casing is not too difficult but shortening the half shafts is not easy
Thanks will look into that 👍
 

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Thanks guys for all your help very informative
 

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My post above didnt go through properly till after the jag comment.

Dont know about newer jags but all the old ones were mounted on vee rubbers so frame construction has to be very accurate, also having worked on jags the back axles whilst good are very complicated on the plus side they are irs but difficult to narrow
 

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Most any rear wheel drive small car would work, probably all would have to be narrowed. Look for 1 with about a 3 to 1 ratio. The 1100 final drive is 3.10 to 1.
 

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I am in Gloucester UK and had to rebuild my mates 1200 trike with reliant rear end and am working on his 1500 trike with narrowed ford rear end, we also had a 1000 witj some japanese irs rear end we re commisioned and tested before passing it on.
If i can help in any way please ask as there are several pitfalls for the unaware
 

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I am in Gloucester UK and had to rebuild my mates 1200 trike with reliant rear end and am working on his 1500 trike with narrowed ford rear end, we also had a 1000 witj some japanese irs rear end we re commisioned and tested before passing it on.
If i can help in any way please ask as there are several pitfalls for the unaware
Thanks very much will keep that in mind
 
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