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EA81 auto trike with custom roof

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#1 tweety


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:15 PM

My VW trike to Subaru conversion is located in "Meet and Greet" section. The project just got completed and this is a video of the trike with its unique roof and the ea81 mated to a full VW automatic.

#2 tweety


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:11 AM

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:38 PM


#4 tweety


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:16 PM

Thanks Subeefun

This trike is my hobby and is an ongoing project. Upcoming additions are:

Single marine windscreen wiper
Custom dashboard to incorporate trailer brake controller, digital thermatic fan switch and reverse camera.
twin heater radiators. It has a single one now and a second one will eb a bonus.
and vanes to direct air from heaters. Windscreen demister is required also for cold weather.

thanks again

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

Looks excellent.

I don't recall seeing a "running board" or similar on a trike before.

Does it also add regidity? I like how it's notched so it's not in the way when getting in and out of the vehicle.

I've seen those style roofs as aftermarket for old bugs years ago - cute in your application.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:40 PM

thanks Davebugs.

The "ladder bars" as they call them here in Oz are an option. Normally they just have a single bar. I wouldnt do without them. They do add a little strength but nothing substantial.

The roof is my own design. Yes have seen the bug roof trikes on the net and a few are ok but some not so. Most improtant I think to get the design right.

It is a head turner. Stop at a town and the cameras come from all over...

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