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Old 04-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Image search! Of course! I guess that welding your own frame and removing the center half makes sense, but the finished product does not have the seam.

I do not think there is any taper, as beautiful as that car is, I imagine that it would be obvious. I imagine that you would start the taper behind the doors, which would create a noticeable corner, unless you want to create a whole new body panel!

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Old 04-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Image search! Of course!
What? You thought I was some genius?

I have been looking further. Here's the owners website: http://www.bugwing.com/. It turns out he did all the work to promote a particular religious perspective, AKA proselytize. The link to construction details at http://www.digitalbiker.com/bugwing.htm hits a wall for me.

Here's two pictures of a front engine/rear drive trike:


I agree about the plan taper, but I'd start the pie-cut at the A-pillar instead of the B-pillar. It's narrower there and you'd only lose a little elbow room.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:54 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Front-engine in a Beetle body, even modded the hell out, is kinda weird.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:31 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Unblown flat-four in front with a bug-catcher; Studebaker cab back and Porsche 924 transaxle in back.



Blackjack Zero with front/front. 2CV-based car in the rear.



Motoguzzi V-twin in frontwheel drive.



The V-twin [probably] would fit in the front sheetmetal and bumper.

Edit: has anyone else noticed that skippo bumped this thread from 2012 and hasn't posted since.

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Old 04-17-2014, 05:50 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Right, website unavailable, but the religious stuff loads just fine.

I just wanted to know about the car!

This has a negligible amount of information:

It’s a Honda Goldwing Motorcycle ! It’s a VW Beetle Bug ! No... it’s BugWing !!! from Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News

Google seems to have a cache of his images:







Is it easier to maintain two doors than it would be to weld one shut?





I think this is a different one!





Okay, I lost interest!
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Motoguzzi V-twin in frontwheel drive.



The V-twin [probably] would fit in the front sheetmetal and bumper.

Edit: has anyone else noticed that skippo bumped this thread from 2012 and hasn't posted since.
It looks like the gearbox of the longitudinally-engined early FWD Volkswagens. Kinda off-topic, but I've already considered to fit a Harley-Davidson engine into a Dasher...
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I am still here , I just find this thread on Google. Seem like the topic is wondering off where my interest. I am looking to build a 3 wheel diver high performance hybrid. That get very good mpg. Not just a reverse trike.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:57 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I agree about the plan taper, but I'd start the pie-cut at the A-pillar instead of the B-pillar. It's narrower there and you'd only lose a little elbow room.
Would it be better to taper from the A-pillar or just have the A-B section narrower and rectangular?
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skippo -- Somewhere along the line you registered on the site. Actually on 10-30-2012.


If you scroll to the top of this page you will see where it says "EcoModder Forum > Introductions > Car conversion to 3 wheels". If you click on Ecomodder Forums and pick some thing or other, like General Efficiency Discussion, or Hybrids, or DIY/How-to you will have possibly a more suitable result. Personally, I don't mind people bumping old threads but Introductions is an odd place to do it.

Xist -- the Beetle body is compound curved from the get-go. Template-wise the widest point wants to be at 30% of overall length.
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I am looking to build a 3 wheel diver high performance hybrid.
Maybe you should start looking for either a wrecked BMW R-series motorcycle or a Can-Am Spyder to be the donor of the rear assembly and internal-combustion engine, while you could fit an electric drive at the front axle of your 3-wheeler if you choose a front-engined FWD car as the base.

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