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    006.jpgThis trike had a Big SBC last year a guy in our area Jim gave it to his wife and put a 4 cyl marine engine in she drives all over Hand built .. (liked it more with V8 but )

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    All's good except the tread width on the rear.
    I guess I been jaded by the Boss Hoss Trike
    and even more so with the V8 Chopper Trike.
    That's one reason I never liked the VW trikes.
    I got to ride a friends VW trike in a parking lot.
    The one big caution he gave me was be
    careful about the width. Just remember there are
    wheels sticking out on each side in the back.

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    Jims first build he used a ford t-bird independent 8.5in he said next one will shorten 6 in .


    they get 27mpg and have about 10,000 miles on this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    All's good except the tread width on the rear.
    I guess I been jaded by the Boss Hoss Trike
    and even more so with the V8 Chopper Trike.
    That's one reason I never liked the VW trikes.
    I got to ride a friends VW trike in a parking lot.
    The one big caution he gave me was be
    careful about the width. Just remember there are
    wheels sticking out on each side in the back.

    Paul H
    A VW Beetle track width is about 7 inches LESS than a Ford Ranger

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    Isn't the Ford Ranger rear used in a BH narrowed????
    I don't know? but I always thought it was.

    Paul H
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    yep.
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    Aha!! Not being a trike guy, I didn't know the rear ends are narrowed
    I had a VW trike back in the 70s. I built it from a Cushman Truckster, a VW and an HD springer. Rode the hell out of it until someone offered me more than it was worth. The rear width was never a problem. You can't split lanes, but who can on a trike.
    BH lists the width of a trike at 60 inches. A VW Beetle is just under 51 inches. Put some fat tires on the Bug and you're getting close to the BH in overall width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Isn't the Ford Ranger rear used in a BH narrowed????
    I don't know? but I always thought it was.

    Paul H
    Is a ranger a rear loader ???? like chevy ..

    why I ask is I took a quick look at daytona one was on a lift a saw what looked like a S10 blazer

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    Last edited by Adrian; 11-12-2010 at 04:34 PM.
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