The Donor vehicle. A Reliant was used as the taxation
class is already a tricycle, so this makes it possible to have
an age related plate rather than a Q plate and the trike doesn't
have to be re-registered.
The first chassis. This was set up to get the engine
central in the frame, as the engine is originally offset slightly
to the passengers side to allow for the extra room in the drivers
The tack-welded frame - Something tells me the rake
is a bit wrong on this one! I specifically wanted to keep the
Reliant back end so that I still had the bench seat as well as
the luggage space behind the seat for the tent and sleeping bag
when going to bike shows.
The frame is now starting to take shape. Time to get
it welded properly. An afternoon was spent with a gas MIG welder
to zip round all the joints
Finally got a garage to store the trike in. The main
problem I had before this was that I was living with my parents
and I was having to clean everything up before getting back to
work on it. At least now the weather won't get to it!
Spent a day wire-brushing the steelwork and primering
the frame. Handbrake and rear brake master cylinder are now in
The rear bodywork is now back on and the lights have
been fixed in place and wired up.
Time to finish painting the frame and get everything
fitted back on.
Got a bit carried away and forgot to take any photos!
Just wanted to get the trike together and take it for it's first
MOT to see what it fails on. All the electrics have been wired
in, the seat has been fitted and the dummy tank has been made
to cover in the electrics.
Time for celebration. The trike sailed through the
MOT first time.
This was the first real outing for the trike - The
Pissed Indian Rally at Leybourne, near Maidstone in 1998.
At last! the paintwork has been finished and the back
cover has been fitted.
The trike at the Lock up your sheep rally at Bodiam,