Trucktrike WBO 2017 (Done)

Discussion in 'WBO 2017 BIKES' started by Pushie Pirate, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Pushie Pirate

    Pushie Pirate

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    Happy New Year to all from one of the first places in Oz to greet
    the New Year. I really like the idea of finishing off a previous build,
    like many it seems over in the discussion thread. I have four
    unfinished at present so thanks for the extra motivation to get
    one of them done!

    Started this one in BO 11 can't find the build thread but I did pull out
    so here is how close I got back then. Going for a hot rod influenced
    trucktrike with a hint of unfinished to her, more on that later! Thanks
    to those behind the scenes who get all this happening!

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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Welcome aboard the build-off too PP!
     
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  4. Pushie Pirate

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    Nice... Love it already.
     
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  6. Glen

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    Looks like my knd of build... peiced together from bits.

    :)
     
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  7. kelvin hahnel

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    Nice. I love me some trikes :)
     
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    I have noticed a lot of COE trucks being ratted out while hauling rat rod cars in the industry lately. I have been thinking about doing the same with an old trike. Im hoping yours turns out something like that, Im trying to find an old rusty one myself
     
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  9. Falstaff

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    Just borrowed myself an idea, hope you don't mind.
     
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  10. Pushie Pirate

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    Don't mind one little bit but you have left us hanging, love to hear what
    you borrowed?
     
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    Just the idea of building a trike truck with parts on hand, I have three trikes with no future plans and alot of frames I can stretch.
     
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  12. Pushie Pirate

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    This is the first time I've had a go at a trike, problem
    I can see is storing the things, take up a lot of space!

    Getting the height down, no worries, the width and the
    length is another story, might have to sell a couple!
     
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    Managed to get some paint down going for the “Suede look” I remember reading about this look this some time back. Also in keeping with the theme of this build off she will be finished as in ridable but remain unfinished, no top coat.

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    Found this write up on the Suede look.
    Any low sheen or matte automotive exterior finish, typically a primer. Historically, flat auto finishes were representative of nothing more than incomplete paint jobs, with primer undercoatings being a matter of function rather than styling. Over time, an appreciation developed for the “tough ,” “all business” look of primed Hot Rods and Street Machines.

    Now just got to wait for a cooler day to make a start on putting here together. I know you guys in the Northern part of the planet are in the grips of your cold winters. Been sweltering hot here, this morning I burnt the soles of my feet walking across the beach for a swim. Not where I live but some parts of the wide brown land are having a plus 40 degree day today, thats over 100 where some of you live. Why not that hot here hasn't rained for two months and our tanks are low, we need rain!

    Just watched the news, 116 degrees in western New South Wales today, sizzling!
     
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    Wish we could send some rain your way, our tanks are full again after a couple of good days...
     
  15. GuitarlCarl

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    I like the trike truck idea too.
    I wonder if I could build a "wrecker" out of my parts?
    I too, have borrowed an idea...

    Guitarl.
     
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    I've got an idea in my head, thanks to this.
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  17. Pushie Pirate

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    That's not a trike that's a fike!!?? (5 wheels)
     
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    Fike-News?
     
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    Quike?
     
  20. Pushie Pirate

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    So big couple of days getting this thing to riding stage, both the bike gremlins and Murphy’s Law sure got hold of me putting her together!?

    I must have slightly miss-aligned something when I welded the rear section as the rear axle just didn’t want to line up, bit of a belt with the hammer sorted that!

    I wanted to run the brake and gear cable inside the frame, have done this before and it can be tricky. The short run of the gear cable should have been easy end up being a curse. The long run of the rear brake I thought was going to be tricky end up going in like a charm!

    Finally the rear de-railleur, just sorted the chain length put on some tension and the whole thing just fell apart! To top all this off been working in the stifling heat, got there in the end, I have a ridable trike next get the truck bit sorted!

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