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I have uploaded a series of photos in my album...Basically, a front-engined, rear wheel drive trike, using a Mustang 2 front end (built for a 32 ford), and a 57" drive shaft to the rear wheel...Entire frame is hand built...Reverse is supplied by a 4+ hp electric motor belted via a centrifugal clutch to the drive shaft....Hope to have this off the lift by late fall. I am not sure how to link this thread to the album, so please excuse my unfamiliarity with this site.

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Thanks for taking a look...I'm very anxious to get it going, but much work to do before then. Testing on the lift doesn't really do the same thing.
 

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Pretty impressive,
I saw something similar in Southlake Texas a while bac but looked like an wing fuel tank but sounded like a wing motor.
 

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Front engine, rear drive?....Would love to find that one and compare notes.....
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Edward
I only saw it at a stoplight but it did sound like the operator set forward of the motor.
 

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awesome build - your welding skills are apparent!!! Can't wait to see the finished project... I'm in eastern TN - maybe we can do a meet and lunch when your project is complete...

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I only saw it at a stoplight but it did sound like the operator set forward of the motor.
There's no doubt that a rear motor setup would be a 1000% easier. My goal was to do something not done before with a Goldwing motor...(At least I don't think it has been done).
Right now I'm working on the body sub panels...
While I would have loved to do a sheet-metal body, I don't have the body tools or experience with compound curves in sheet metal...It takes a real metal artist for that...I've done quite a lot of fiberglass, so that's where I'm going with it.
Still quite a bit of mechanical fabbing to go, but I think 2/3rds behind me.
Thanks all for your interest.
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awesome build - your welding skills are apparent!!! Can't wait to see the finished project... I'm in eastern TN - maybe we can do a meet and lunch when your project is complete...

Les
Would be great to meet you...We were in Benton, Tn. , two weeks ago with our British car club.
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I have added a few updated photos in my "album", including start of body work, floors and seat and back....
No photos, but have also added hydraulic parking brake,, cable and lever.
 

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A lot of folks want the modern look like the Bombardier 3-wheeler....I've always been in love with the Morgan 3 wheelers, but thought that a water-cooled old-school three wheeler would be fun to do....
Thanks for taking a look.
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Photo updates in gallery

I have added some updated photos in the gallery...Getting close to being ready for fiberglass.
 

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Trike is done?...16 mos. into build....

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I hope it's done....I will try to post some photos here, but don't know how....
I've been posting in the Gallery, but last time it kicked me off the forum....
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