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Old 01-09-2021, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Passenger-type tuk-tuk converted to cargo


Even though such vehicles are quite widespread even in other South American countries, being used as a taxi in Peru for example, in Brazil it's still quite a taboo to use them for passenger transport. On the other hand, the demand for cargo models seems to be increasing, no wonder this one originally made for passenger transport got converted for cargo.

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OOOOooooOOooh....aaaaAAAahhhh....errrrr...

Stop giving me ideas.

Do I have any wheels?

I wonder if the rear swing arms are entirely separate, or if they use a torsion beam between?

People should drive things like this around the city, rather than pushing 3000lbs unnecessarily.

Sigh. Hate the way this world works.
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I wonder if the rear swing arms are entirely separate, or if they use a torsion beam between?
They're entirely separated. Only the left rear wheel is chain-driven.
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Biased for right turns then. If you decide to build your own, go with the full length roof and give it some taper in plan (for the high speed aerodynamics. )


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Is that a wing or a grab rail in back?
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Biased for right turns then. If you decide to build your own, go with the full length roof and give it some taper in plan (for the high speed aerodynamics. )
Sure I would do a lot of things different than this one. Most likely resorting to a water-cooled engine, in order to allow the fitment of the engine in an enclosure to improve thermal comfort, and also fitting the fuel tank outside the driver's cabin in order to allow the fitment of an all-weather full enclosure.


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I wouldn't dare grabbing that. Seems to be a wing.
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Took a ride on a passenger model recently. It's surprising how it's so easy to maneuver around tight spaces. I'm sure a similar model with the weight bias adjusted to improve safety at speeds better suited to highway traffic would make a tricycle like than a great all-around commuter.

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