(MBBO #5 Class 2) Lil Red Express Trike

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  1. Psycho Sammi

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    Lil Green Schwinn Trike .I thought September would never get here. I have wanted to do something with this 24" trike I got from Petrohead for some time now. Certain muscle bike parts I have had sitting around for years are now going to finally have a bike to call home. I will have to get some pics of the parts later but here is my starting point and my muscle inspiration Dodges Lil Red Express Truck. DSCF1775.JPG dodge-adventurer-150-lil-red-express-07.jpg
     
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    Cool to see a trike in the builds , dang that sissy bar is epic tall:13::113:
     
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    Dig:cool2::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Falstaff

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    Never thought about a trike muscle bike, I have a couple trikes I could do this with.
     
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    What kind trikes do u got falstaff
     
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    Very cool starting point and the inspiration is perfect!
    Fastest car available in the USA when released, and it was a truck!

    Luke.
     
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    Atlas, worksman, a kit of unknown origin, and a trailmate.
     
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  8. Psycho Sammi

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    I put some parts anodized by mother nature on it to make sure the three speed hub and the axle diff work it rides great need to pad up the sissy bar because it kills my back and it looks so good I want to call it finished . Just kidding! But I do love the look of rusty gold in the sun light. DSCF1885.JPG
     
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    That's stinkin' neat!!
     
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    Looking good!
    Muscle trikes are cool!

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    As promised a parts preview still undecided on a lot of parts at this point in the build I'm sure I will change my mind at least one more time before the end.:crazy2: DSCF1989.JPG DSCF1997.JPG DSCF1998.JPG
     
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    dig:thumbsup:
     
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    I found 28 spoke hoops to relace the wheels because the hubs are 28 spoke but would really like to find some 36 spoke hubs like these to open up my wheel choices does anyone know where i might find a set they don't have bearings in the hub like more modern trike hubs DSCF2001.JPG DSCF2002.JPG DSCF2003.JPG DSCF2008.JPG DSCF2009.JPG
     
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    Cool parts pile, not sure on the hubs?

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    Only thing I can think of is to search for hollow hubs on lowrider sites.
     
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    Cool project. Love those trucks. You'll have a bit of a Warlock look with the green tho....I wonder if you could find some sealed bearings to fit the axle?...:39:
     
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    you could always lace these with 36 hoop , skipping 4 holes on each sides of the hoop , can't be that bad right ?
    other option could be to drill 4 more holes on each flanges
     
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    Hmmm thinking about a change of frame and forks. kind of like to keep my ratty old Schwinn ratty I attached the frame and fork from another project of mine that my neighbor nick named 8 mile because of its length its been collecting dust for some time now. need to add handle bars and a seat and see if it is even rideable. 20160917_185832.jpg
     
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    Run with it homie, that's awesome.
     
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    The New plan comes together 20160918_071335.jpg
     

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