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VW Sub-section (Photo 1)

The sub-section has been removed and sand blasted to get rid of rust, grease, old paint, etc.

VW Sub-frame dismantled (Photo 2)

 The dismantled VW sub-section is now ready for the trikes frame tubes to be bent to shape and fitted.

Trike frame lay-out (Photo 3)

 Although the method is basic, the result is accurate as long as care is taken during set up.

Fitting frame tubes (Photo 4)

Fitting the trike frame tubes into the VW sub-section ready for welding.

Frame tube packing (Photo 5)

Levelling the tubes using steel packing. The left and right tubes MUST be correctly aligned for the steering head.

Trike frame blanking off plate (Photo 6)

A blanking plate is fitted to the trikes sub-section.

Trike frame taking shape (Photo 7)

Slowly the frame takes shape. If your trike frame is to be scrutineered by a compliance engineer, only tack welds should be used at this stage.

Front view of trike frame (Photo 8)

The key to final accuracy is to check, re-check and then check again.

Fitting steering head to frame (Photo 9)

Checking the steering head for perfect alignment prior to tack welding in place by using accurate, but simple methods.