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Looks really great. Kudos on building something very cool and Unique. Can't wait to see the body panels on it when you design them.

I too am a bit worried about the fuel tank being up front and how close the occupants are to the front in a collision. Would definitely move that tank somewhere to the middle or rear of the vehicle with more protection around it. Worse thing is in a collision that thing explodes or burns and your so close to it so out in the open it would be deadly.

I might also consider lengthening the front end a bit more with some more structural support just in case of a front end collision. I know its still safer than a motorcycle for sure. But if it's something you plan on manufacturing and selling those would be 2 areas where significant safety improvements could be put in. You don't want someone dying in a crash when it could have been avoided that will end any chance of getting what is a very cool project potentially out to the public.

Just some thoughts from someone that loves alternative vehicles and is a self proclaimed motor head lol...
This is a proof of concept vehicle, not a production unit. If it were ever to go into production using the parameters of the patents, the points you bring up would be dealt with. The occupants in a T Rex or Tanom Invader are placed in a similar position. It is the nature of the design. Most vehicles have their weak points when it comes to safety. We are fortunate that we do not all have to drive Volvos.
 

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Thanks. I see you are a Miller man too. I just finished up all the chassis jigs and templates so I will be able to reproduce it should I choose to, even if this one disappears.
 

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I want to drive this when you are done! Congrats on the progress and wishing you much luck to the finish line. Keep up the motivation.
 

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A couple of questions for you. I know you have been working on this for a few years. Do you only have one? Do you plan on making another or are you moving on to another project? Curious what your creative mind has up it's sleeve.
 

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A couple of questions for you. I know you have been working on this for a few years. Do you only have one? Do you plan on making another or are you moving on to another project? Curious what your creative mind has up it's sleeve.
Oh, naughty naughty... you did not search within this thread. By your questioning, you neither read the complete thread. Had you have... all questions would be answered. Shame!
 

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Well considering the fact that the thread sat dormant for 6 months before January 28th, I thought there may be a chance that plans had changed. Plus I wasn't sure if the assembled one was the same one on the rotisserie.
With the recent Stickerdick build. May be nice to see a friendly 3 wheel Honda race. ;)
 

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Well considering the fact that the thread sat dormant for 6 months before January 28th, I thought there may be a chance that plans had changed. Plus I wasn't sure if the assembled one was the same one on the rotisserie.
With the recent Stickerdick build. May be nice to see a friendly 3 wheel Honda race. ;)
Let's set up a betting pool! @Stickerdick are you down for a race once this reverse trike is completed? o_O
 

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A couple of questions for you. I know you have been working on this for a few years. Do you only have one? Do you plan on making another or are you moving on to another project? Curious what your creative mind has up it's sleeve.
There is only one as of now. It has been on the road for the last 2 summers and is now fully disassembled for final finishing. Chassis just came back from powder coating. It will be getting another engine, transmission, tires and wheels. Different cooling system as well. Will there be more than one? Good question. It will depends on what happens in the next year. I have everything in place to be able to reproduce more even if the one I have disappears.
 

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"Disappears" I like that. ;) You will no doubt have one of those "If I knew then what I know now" moments. You will either say "I'll never do that again." or "That one was good, but now I know how to make the next one better."
 

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Outstanding.....I know this might have been asked but what power plant do you plan on using.
I have been running a Honda base RSX 2.0 L engine (160 HP) for the last 2 years. The engine going in this time is an RSX Type S K20Z1 (210 HP) that will be turbocharged. Transmission will be switched from a Tremec 5 speed to a Honda S2000 6 speed.
 
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