MBBO inspiration pics...

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https://clickamericana.com/topics/culture-and-lifestyle/sports/vintage-banana-seat-bikes-for-kids
Quite a few neat old ads (with prices).

Top Gas Driver Billy Scott, .... Landy and Gary Gabelich having fun c-66'
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Know it's early form the Fastback sprocket.
Oh the middle guy.

I think he always had a cigar in his mouth. He did a few things...
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/mopp-0706-....-landy/

 
These 2 trikes that Ian Roussel from Full Custom Garage built serve as a major inspiration for both my Poison Apple trike build, and another Spaceliner/Flightliner bike I also want to turn into a trike. Actually, a lot of Ian Roussel's builds serve as inspiration for my custom bike projects, especially with how he's always looking for "shapes" and how he likes to utilize scrap pieces and whatever else he has laying around.

This first trike is where I got the idea for the seating position, the BIG tires in the rear, the extended fork, and even that rear bodywork idea I have in mind with that metal drum I mocked up yesterday.
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This other trike is more of an inspiration for the Spaceliner trike I want to build, but it's still a solid reference point for the trike I'm currently working on.
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Just came across this trike while looking for more ideas, and I might have just found a solution for making some rear bodywork that still looks muscular! This guy used a combo of '36 Olds and '39 Chevy fenders, but I think I could do something similar with either some leftover '40 Ford fenders from one of my dad's projects, or maybe a pair of VW Beetle fenders, if one of my contacts has a pair I can buy. My main concern is having room to pedal, and that means the fenders can't stick out too far and inward. Plus, my trike's more short and stubby than it is long and low. I want it to look proportionally correct.
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