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Old 01-07-2013, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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All respect to Mark Murphy, he's a great guy. Have you seen the little trailer he made from 2 BugE front fenders?

But that's a neighborhood vehicle. The Lithium Hawk is closer, but you'll notice he decided to upgrade to Mustang II front end components; and he's got that beautifully welded tube frame, all VINed and on the road, but hasn't started on the body.

Better analogs would be:
Arcimoto
Blackjack Zero
XR3
Elios

And this isn't going to turn into a build thread, I'm no closer than you to that. I was wanting to go off-topic in the Elios thread, and there are any number of people designing and (with varying degrees of success) building tadpoles

586 results for "reverse trike build"

So this is a place to collect ideas that might help others in their quest for tadpolehood. And a place to drop the links to some Autospeed articles on fabrication.

And a place to mention things like Liquid Armor for making acrylic windows that you can live with.

Or maybe Photoshop a Messerschmitt done in Westergard style—black with a chopped Carson top, dragging it's tail and a little miniature '40 LaSalle grill with Appleton spotlights. That would be sweet.

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