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Worksman Rat Rod Trike

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by inshane64, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. inshane64

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    Well I started this project before I knew about this forum so I dont have before pics, but it was blue with a white basket and in rough shape. It is a Worksman tricycle all origanal parts except I put new tires on it.

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    I recently scored an old spaceliner girls bike and decided the springer might look good on the trike. what do you guys think??

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  2. Fireproof

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    The forks look like they belong there! 8)
     
  3. FOUND OBJECTS

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    I dig it! Makes the bike!
     
  4. ratina

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    Never thought to put rear baskets on the front like that, looks good
     
  5. mikesbikes36

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    yeap looks good ....flip those drop outs on them forks around and push that front wheel out a bit !!!!! i like it anyway !!!
     
  6. inshane64

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    Found some sweet parts I may use:

    I found a basket I may use instead of the red one its an old school basket really heavy duty that reads Beatrice Foods 59:

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    I also picked up this wolf head at the Goodwill it was hollow and I used a bolt and JB Weld to give me a mounting point. The wife said it's tacky, I told her so am I. Card inserted for scale purpose, fell free to rack up my bill.

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    What do you guys think?
     
  7. inshane64

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    I got a couple more steps done on the trike:

    1. Got the wolf head installed, bolted an old reflector flange.

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    2. Decided I wanted to ride with my buddy Arthas, so me and my lady upholstered the back basket.

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  8. Tommy Atoms

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    I like everything about this bike so far. Nice touches and the dog is the bomb. Were looking at getting a Chug (chihaua/pug) right now. Very excited to get a riding buddy.
     
  9. inshane64

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    Here is the trike on our ride this afternoon:

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  10. Fireproof

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    COOL! 8)
    Looks like fun!
     
  11. islnder102

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    right on inshane...loving the look. my worksman trike ended up more lowrider/rat rodish. i'm still looking for a rear basket.

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  12. inshane64

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    I spent some time in the shop the last two days and got my trike a little closer to what I want:

    First I fabricated some brackets and swaped the chainguard.

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    Second I made a bumper/handle thingy:
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    Third I welded some brackets on to hold my flag:
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    Next I installed a speed-o and put the front basket back on:
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    Here is how it sat mid-ride tonight!!
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  13. Sinner4

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    This is my folder, This thing was so trashed that the pedals hit the ground more than a inch. Cut and rewelded the frame back, New black paint, newer used tires, BMX bars, two baskets and have it on C/L now.
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  14. inshane64

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    Nice trike! I am glad my trike isn't a folder, I am a pretty big guy!

    Here is the flag I am gonna go with, hope to have it done in a day or two:

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  15. Rattletrapz

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    I like that trike man nice work.
     
  16. Scribble

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    Cool bikes man good job
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