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Old 10-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Got this flathead WLC motor and trike frame in a pile (along with the 60 xlch im doing also)
just thought I would post some pics up on here if anyone wants to take a look
this is another build Im doing with my dads (this bike is his the '60 xlch is mine)

This is what it looked like when we found it





and after a few weeks worth of work
top half on the motor all freshened up
fresh hone, rings, new valves etc.
got 2 new rims for the rear, powdercoated the hubs and re laced the rear wheels and added some new rubber
all the work is done by myself and my dad including all the powdercoat etc.
only thing we farmed out was the machine work on the cylinders
got a long ways to go but its a start






gonna get the front end on this weekend and see how it sits then I have to do some plating around the neck as it was raked before and had some hairline cracks where it was re welded
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:26 AM   #2
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Looking Good.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
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Are you going to "de-rake" or repair current set up? BTW Looks really good so far!!
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love the look of spoke wheels on the rear of the servi. whats the plan for box area?
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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looks real nice...my question on the box too...don't skimp there...many trikes just kind of lose it there...I'd rather see no box than one that doesn't fit the build...dudley
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Real clean lookin so far .
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:07 AM   #8
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fantastic progress from a rough looking start, keep us posted
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:20 PM   #9
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Thats a lot work you did bring that baby back to life. Good stuff man we need more funky trikes on the road.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:51 PM   #10
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thanks for the compliments
got the front end on,
blasted the front wheel and cleaned up the rotor and scored this avon speedmaster tire for $50 at a local indy
found these bars at a local swap
Im gonna cut them and narrow them a lot to fit the outside profile of the bike
but its starting to look decent

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What can I say but WOW!!! That's a sharp looking trike and I know alot of people that would of passed it over as junk (I'm not one). I just hope someday I can get a neat find like that. Can't wait to see it finished I'll be watching this one. Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:48 AM   #12
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Great work! What are the plans for the box area?
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:05 PM   #13
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Great work! What are the plans for the box area?
not sure yet to be honest
im gonna play around with some tanks, and some seats and probably get it running
I might make something up for the back or just leave it all open

I would like to find a factory rear box section but we'll see what happens
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Great looking trike! Love the skinny rear tires and spoked wheels. I need to ask a favor. Could you give me the center to center dimension of the frame tubes where the rear end is mounted as shown in your photo? Thanks.

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:05 AM   #15
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BTW Looks really good so far!!

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Great work man..those skinies look great ! Fats just kill trikes IMO.
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about 25" from center to center on a juice servi-car frame
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:58 AM   #18
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bob apple is right its about 25 center to center
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bob apple is right its about 25 center to center
Thanks, guys. After I posted my question, I found a Servi Car manual online. It has the frame blueprints in it and the drawing show it to be 24.5". Very close to your measurements given some wear and tear over the years.

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Hey ralphiejantz, hows ya trike going ? was having a trike thought bubble this morning and wandered how u are progress'un ?
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