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Old 10-08-2009, 04:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think we're looking for width, though, not length, right?

Grab a rotted VW bug, take the rear drivetrain /suspension from it, and build your delta frame off it.
Whoops, long day and I mistyped.
I want 2 front tires and 1 rear, 2F1R. Its the opposite off Delta its......... durn memory.

The existing engines don't matter as I'm swapping for diesel.
The diesel smart for two looks promising, cant afford to hack up anything new $$$
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Hi,

You want to turn a 4-wheel chassis into a 3-wheel, and make a reverse trike? Good luck with that!
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Whoops, long day and I mistyped.
I want 2 front tires and 1 rear, 2F1R. Its the opposite off Delta its......... durn memory.

The existing engines don't matter as I'm swapping for diesel.
The diesel smart for two looks promising, cant afford to hack up anything new $$$
Tadpole, you're looking for.

That would be why you're specifically looking for a FWD drivetrain, since you want the steering capability. Of course, you can build your own project with the front suspension of said VW, and a motorcycle rear end. Make sure it's a shaft drive bike, and you can swap a small diesel and a RWD transmission into there, like the one from the Mercedes 240D, which is approximately 2/3 the length of most transmissions, with no tail shaft. If you were going with a bike transmission, you could use a belt driven bike as well.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I gotta be honest, I've never really liked that CRX cut... but then again, I think that gen of Hondas look retarded with body kits and that color looks like something my Son did an hour ago.

The workmanship, on the other hand, appears impeccable.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The Citroen 2CV (Deux Chevaux, "Two Horses") is a popular chassis start for a cheap and easy three wheeler - the rear suspension is already set up for it. Remove one rear suspension arm, and turn the other around to face the other direction. Where that wheel went out to the corner, it now is almost perfectly centered.

That's the "Lomax" kit car. A 2CV is already pretty darned lightweight, pulling off chassis bits and suspension bits lightens the load even further. But if you think Ecomodders try to get by with minimal power, you ain't seen nothin' yet: a last-gen 2CV doesn't wield much more power than a large Briggs and Stratton garden tractor engine.

I'm inclined to say that what you want is something that didn't have a pass-thru to the trunk. It's just a hunch, but you may find more steel for attaching your knocked-up rear single suspension.

Another thought: a compact pickup. Pull the bed, fab up whatever suspension you want and attach it to the radically shortened frame rails. You could adapt a heavy motorcycle shaft drive from the existing drivetrain to your new single rear wheel, or swap in a front drive system. You lose a fast 300-500lbs when you pull the bed, and the front stays heavy, so you should have decent traction in a front drive layout.
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You forgot the Metro 3 wheeler.

But... wait! Is there a story that goes with those pictures? Where the heck did you find them?

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