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This is the original basket case as it sat when I bought my house. Humm, little sand blasting, bondo, paint, add a motor, lets go for a ride Clyde !!!!

I was told by the wife of the previous owner of my house that this trike was called the "widow maker" due to the lack of front end weight.

It was originally built in 1972 and sold in 1973 to a lady. She purchased it for $3600.

Rear view of the basket case. Humm, no motor, fuel tank, carb, wiring, battery, ignition, exhaust, bumper, tires, hey! this has a 6 volt starter and transaxle....

This could take a little longer than I first thought...

After much sand blasting, grinding, cutting and primaring, I hauled it to the custom shop where we were just going to put a new front end on it. Found a cool 12"(!!!) over springer and plopped in on with 45 degrees rake. Looks cool!

Starting to look great now, huh? After several beers and much measuring to center the head, we found that there was not a straight part on it. Right rear wheel has some trail to it, and left rear has reverse trail. That means that the transaxle is in crooked and the rear end will point off to the right. The frame was bent this way in an accident. Also, no suspension hardtail, etc... This baby now sits in my garage as a trophy to wasted dreams.

 

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