Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DeltaWolf Trike - Modified

The rear end was cut off, re-positioned, welded back on, and a cargo rack made and welded on.  The seat now rides higher.

Here is the DeltaWolf Trike as originally built ...

Rear end of original DeltaWolf Trike.

Here the rear end has been cut off and reconfigured.

This is a cargo rack that I welded up out of 1/2' tubing.

Here's the rack mounted on the delta trike.

Here it is with a large ice chest mounted on the rack.

Don, the new owner ...

My grandsons and Don tested it out.  Works great, seat has higher ground clearance which also gives higher pedal to ground clearance.  The seat is more vertical to compensate for the ice chest.  So this is more of an around town, shopping kind of ride.  It has 20" rear wheels and a 16" front wheel.

3 years later - Warrior Trike

I'm finally working again on the warrior trike.  I had to make an adjustment in the right front arm.  The bottom of the right front wheel was too far in.  After that, had to work on the steering and brake support mounts.
This is a view with the frame standing vertical so you can look at the steering from the bottom.

These are the paper and wood mockups that I made before making the metal brake-support mounts.

Trying out the wooden support and adjusting it to sit flush ... before using to model the metal support.

From the bottom view, this is the brake on the left ... after it was cut off and re-welded on the first time.  I had to cut it off, adjust position, and re-weld a 2nd time so the disc wasn't hitting the brake with those high points.

From the bottom view, this is the brake on the right.  It was re-welded twice as well ... for proper disc placement.  I'll take a final photo of them later.

A rolling frame with foam on the wooden seat.  No chain, brake levers, or cables.  So, next up is the drive train (chain, derailleur, idler pulleys ...).