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How to Build a VW Trike  

Imagine riding a trike like Big Yella, anytime you want and anywhere you want. It looks great. It sounds great and it handles brilliantly. I have ridden 2 wheelers for many years, but riding a trike is something special. Comfort, style and performance. Riding a trike should be on your 'bucket list' of things to do even if you have hire one for the day.

Phil Parry is my name and a technical illustrator by profession. I engineered and built this trike in my small home garage. And you could too.

The Big Yella Story
After replacing the engine in my daughters 1965 VW Beetle, I wondered what to do with the old VW 1200cc Beetle engine now sitting and bleeding oil over my garage floor. As I admired the simplistic mechanical genius of Ferdinand Porsche's creation and feeling sorry at the thought of discarding it on some rubbish dump, it was at that moment I thought, I'll build a VW trike' And so the journey began.

All the design, fabrication, engine works, electrical wiring, spray painting, fibre-glassing, timber and wrought iron work, in fact everything you see, I did in that basic home garage and there is no reason why you could not as well.

A Serious Guide to Building a VW Trike
Build your own Big Yella trike and enjoy the thrill of the ride like many customers worldwide have done.
'A Serious Guide to Building A VW Trike' will show you step by step how to convert a VW Beetle rear end into a stunning trike like Big Yella, based on hands-on experience.

'A Serious Guide to Building A VW Trike' will save you time, money and frustration. Do it right the first time.