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    Default An Awsome rat trike!!!!!!!!

    This was Tom's old 57 trike !!!

    Mike the Stripe transformed it into an awesome rat trike. with a 700R4 and capable of carrying 20gals of fuel. He was almost finished it when someone stopped by and wanted to buy it, and he said it is not for sale!! The dude came back with more money and Mike said it is not for sale. Well he came back one more time with an offer he could not refuse. And he was very very said to see it go.

    So he just bought a V8 chopper that he will transform into ???????? something interesting I'm sure.

    Aldo and I stop by Mike's place regularly to check out what he is paint now. He is a very talented painter and a good friend of ours.

    He really enjoyed the trike and is thinking of doing it again.











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    Tom's old 57 looks good now.

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    Nice low seat for Olde Pharts like me!




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    nice !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Tom's old 57 looks good now.

    Adrian
    Adria,

    Are you saying this is Tom's 57 trike???
    Barry.... the CANUCK HOSS

    "Get on with riding" or "Get on with dying"...one of the 2 because you can't do both!!



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    Very close resemblance to Paul's trike .
    Jack DeLelys......2000 Boss Hoss 350/400 HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckHoss View Post
    Adria,

    Are you saying this is Tom's 57 trike???
    Yes Barry

    This is the blue 57 trike that Tom took to Alberta, a few years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormV8 View Post
    Yes Barry

    This is the blue 57 trike that Tom took to Alberta, a few years ago

    Norm,

    HOLY CARP!!! What did he do with the body??

    When I am ready for a trike I think I would get him to build me one of those from a used Hoss and have him put an independent suspension on it.


    HMMMM?? Do we see a Rat Trike Company rising out of the ground??
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    "Get on with riding" or "Get on with dying"...one of the 2 because you can't do both!!



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    AWESOME!!!! Great job Mike.. At first I didn`t care for the looks of the stripped style trike.. But I have seen a couple examples lately that has shown me they really look cool done right. I won`t say what Mike got for it but WAAY more than your ordinary BH trike... Again.. Nice job Mike!
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    Different strokes for different folks. Always good to see creative people in action.
    Last edited by Clint44; 02-21-2011 at 07:47 PM.
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    That is a great looking scooter!!! I have alway been partial to trikes of all kinds. I'm always amazed by builders creativity.
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    Before and after pictures.

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    Needless to say I like it alot. No ???????
    I like the flat fenders, but I need a pair
    just a little wider to fit my 275 35 18 tires.
    Anybody know of a sourse for 11" flat fenders???
    I have a rear trike frame section and a BH 350
    trans and wheels if someone wants to turn
    thier bike into a trike.

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    I don't think the term "Rat Rod" really
    should be used to describe this style
    of trike. Rat bikes have whole lot of
    just plane crap put on them hench
    the name. I would consider the term
    "Hot Rod" as that is what was being
    built when the fenders were removed
    and the engine hopped up or replaced.
    The now term "Street Rod" refers to the
    high dollar rods that the rich guys have
    built for them.

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    Paul...Try Speedway Motors! They sell alot of parts for street rods and parts that can be used for trikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Needless to say I like it alot. No ???????
    I like the flat fenders, but I need a pair
    just a little wider to fit my 275 35 18 tires.
    Anybody know of a sourse for 11" flat fenders???
    I have a rear trike frame section and a BH 350
    trans and wheels if someone wants to turn
    thier bike into a trike.
    Paul H
    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Model-...DisplayId=1415

    You need one of these,too.
    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/T-Pick-Up-Beds,1420.html
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    I am considering the T glass fenders already.
    The 13" ones.
    I already have two 23 T bucket bodies and
    two short pickup bed for the future.
    Thanks for the help, guys.

    Paul H
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    I like trikes without the bodies like Pauls and Mikes. I think that style should be called a "Chopper Trike" Mike is a pinstripper in Northern Calif and has been riding V8 bikes for lots of years, longer than most of us on this board, he even had a Big Brute once. He would like to post on here but for some reason he is not able to log in, he said he even tried reregistering with no luck. Maybe Norm or Aldo can make it happen. He is supposed to get the V8 Chopper he just purchased delivered to him tomorrow. If he is able to log in to this site we will here more from Mike.

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    In a bid to not pizz off any of the Boss Hoss trike guys... my vision of one (a trike) is like Pauls and now Mikes. That open frame gives us the meat and potatoes behind the machine! Most will agree with the statement... 'to each-their own'... and that's the proper attitude!

    That cat that built (changed) this trike meant business! Semantics such as "street rod", or "rat rod"; lies with those that have experience in those worlds. However, the fact still remains the same. I can DIG this trike! Mikey!!! Good work!
    "Keep the magic alive!" He said.


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    Some additional pics of a homemade retro trike from Bill Alexander




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    Isn't Bill Axenander one of the Ranger gurus / advocate..like Carl????
    Barry.... the CANUCK HOSS

    "Get on with riding" or "Get on with dying"...one of the 2 because you can't do both!!



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    Bill Alexander has been around since the beginning of Boss Hoss. He is a friend of Monte. He sold Boss Hoss early on in southern California. He is a GURU about the transmissions and many other things. I've had long conversations with Bill and he is a very intelligent and interesting guy.

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    I really like it.
    It's smaller than a regular trike.
    It almost looks like a three wheeled, V8 powered go cart !
    Down here in Flori-Duh, you can ride it just like that.
    Fenders are not required.




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    I like it ,,, great work Mike

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    Great looking bike


    Found your photobucket site Hawk

    http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s...AWK/?start=340
    Could spend the whole day looking at the great pics you have
    great pics did Bill build this bike too

    http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s...e_03391p-1.jpg

    Ken
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