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Thread: So I had all these spare parts lying around.....

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    So I had all these spare parts lying around.....

    With a shed full of ATC's, extra parts, and other old stuff just sitting there, I wondered what I could do with some of it.

    The kid's old red wagon had seen better days - paint peeling, rust, dents, flat tires, etc.

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    I figured I could clean it up a little and use it to haul parts around when I go to swap meets...but once I started taking it apart, a plan started to form.
    The 200x I bought on Craigslist had some rear tires on it that had been worn down to nothing by the owner's kid doing doughnuts (which also blew the engine, which is I why I got it cheap). The 125m I got off CL came with a bunch of extra parts - rear axle, bearing carrier, hubs, etc. It only made sense to combine them all.

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    I cut and ground the mounting brackets off the axle bearing carrier to end up with just a tube. Then I welded a old, heavy duty license plate bracket to it to give me somewhere to mount the shocks and rear link arms. The frame is aluminum U-channel from Lowe's that's normally used as sliding window or door frames. The coil-overs are aluminum shocks from old mountain bike frames. The spindles are shifter kart parts from another project that never got finished. The suspension links are aluminum swedged tubes and rod ends from Speedway. It holds my 220 lbs with no problem.

    I could leave it like it is (rat rod patina) or get the tub sandblasted and powdercoated red, with some pinstriping....
    Last edited by EarlyBronocGuy; 11-14-2012 at 11:16 AM.
    TRX 70 - rescued from the trash
    84 125m - first restoration
    84 200m - now a four wheeler with 450r suspension
    84 200x - restored, now my rider
    83 250r - current project
    Looking for an FL350 (Odyssey)

  2. #2
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    Yeah thats freakin awesome! I say you should go ahead and paint it.
    My feedback: http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthr...k-for-ATC-Eric

    Survivor! TF: 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 Sandpuppies: 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 16, 17 Imperial Invasion 09, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    just waiting for a 5HP briggs, steel frame and a steering wheel
    1982 Yamaha YT125 tri-moto - Boyesen power reeds, YT175 front suspension, Headlight guard.
    1982 Yamaha YT175 tri-moto - Running but ugly
    1984 Yamaha YT 60 tri-zinger - Boyesen power reeds



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  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by old-yellow View Post
    just waiting for a 5HP briggs, steel frame and a steering wheel
    Yeah, I thought about that for a while. I've got a spare 125m engine just sitting in the shop, and an ancient wheelbarrow out behind it....

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    TRX 70 - rescued from the trash
    84 125m - first restoration
    84 200m - now a four wheeler with 450r suspension
    84 200x - restored, now my rider
    83 250r - current project
    Looking for an FL350 (Odyssey)

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