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Since Sept 2006
Last Updated August 2016


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 A Message to the Garage Homebuilder

Imagine riding a VW trike like this, anytime, anywhere. It looks great! It sounds great and it handles great.

Well, YOU CAN. Here's how

If you can use a drill, an angle grinder, a welder, a wrench and a ruler, and have the determination, you're on the way. Simply by using the sub-section from a donor Volkswagon Beetle. And when finished, your home built VW trike will have cost a lot less than a shop built VW trike.

Phil Parry is my name and I'm no mechanic and I don't have a large fabrication shop. I'm a Technical Illustrator and have a modest home garage

 So, having replaced the engine in my daughters '65 VW Beetle, I pondered what to do with the old
VW 1200* engine now dripping oil all over my garage floor. "A VW trike I'll build" thought I. And so the journey began.

A Serious Guide to Building a VW Trike

So for you guys that want a project that's different. One you can do yourself at home, or with some mates or your family, here's one for you. And to help guide you through the process I have produced 'A Serious Guide to Building A VW Trike' which shows the steps (in detail) on how to transform a Volkswagon Beetle, that's ready for the dump, into a stunning VW trike like Big Yella.

Take a look at the Gallery photo's and believe in yourself And when you're ready to start your Big Yella,
use this link to get started.
'A Serious Guide to Building a VW Trike'.

"The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and the third, common sense" (Thomas Alva Edison)

Classic VW 1600 engine

*The irony original 1200cc engine was sold to a sheep shearer in the great Aussie outback (Thargominda, Qld) and was never used in my VW trike.