Drift Trike

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  1. parts4me

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    So this happened yesterday and today.
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    Kewl! Looks like fun.You bought that for your son in ten years right?Just checkin it out to make sure its safe.
     
  3. handy_andy_cv64

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    Big Wheels for big boys!
     
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    Mine still has the pedals on it.....LOL
     
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    Yes, but can you fit it? Does it sag so much the front wheel slips 100%?
     
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    I pity the fool who tries to ride my three wheeler...
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    The PVC on the tires is a good idea.
    Slippery and way cheaper than tires when it wears.
     
  8. handy_andy_cv64

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    Man, those were fun. However, I had the one with the two side wheels that had a handle on each one, and a caster front and rear. You could do some gnarly in-place spins, get going really fast and stop one wheel while letting go of the other. And I had a red Hippity-Hop. The only outdoor toy Mom allowed me to ride inside the house.
     
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    It's sometimes a little sketchy but overall it's a blast and will need some changes in the future.
     
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    Had some time to do some things to the trike recently. Made an exhaust for it, stickerbombed the seat, decals. Next the rear rims are getting painted gold along with all of the bolts. Cold air intake is in the works too.

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  11. ribald1

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    Drop a Ford V4 in it and it would really scream!
     
  12. handy_andy_cv64

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    Ha ha! That reminded me of the episode of "The Munsters," where Herman's riding the souped-up go-cart that Grampa built for Eddie's birthday! That, or the episode where Herman takes the Munsters Koach to Pomona and loses it to some slingshot driver named "Leadfoot," so Grampa builds Dragula to win the Munsters Koach back the next weekend!
     
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    Ahhh, the good old days when TV was worth watching. Once they went to color, it all went downhill from there.
     
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    If CBS and Universal had split the extra $10K per episode cost for color in '64, The Munsters would've been in color!
     
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    Wait. You're telling me there was a time with non colored television?
     
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    There was also a time when there were 82 over the air channels for TV.
    Now there are only 48.
    Life was great! 82 channels, but only 3 or 4 of them worked, if you installed a huge tall motorized antenna you could pick up another one or two.
     
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    Here in Everett, those extra two or three channels were Canadian!
     
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    Yea your tv was the size of a vw with a 25 inch screen and cost 1000+ bucks and you made under 2 bucks a hour. New car was 1800 bucks. You spent a lot off time every few years with a box of tubes at the hardware store checking to see witch one was bad lol and had for 20 years or more.
    Now you just buy a new one every couple years for couple days salery.
    Talk about a throw away society.
     
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    Funny you should mention "throwaway society." Our first color set finally blew up its pic tube in late '74, right after we moved to North Everett. Whether the movers were careless or not, no one knows. But at that time, and I clearly remember this number and can see the repair order in my mind's eye, to replace an RCA color picture tube on a 25-inch console model was $400 in 1974. You can look up ads from before Christmas '74 to see how much new sets were going for. The reason why Mom and Dad elected to replace the tube rather than a new console set, was that Dad had freshly retired from the Navy, they bought the house we moved into, and their money situation didn't allow for buying a set, even on credit. They did have their Sears credit cards, though, and paid for the replacement with that.
     
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    If Dad had been working, we would've had a new TV for that year.
     

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