Build a VW Trike like a
Imagine riding a beauty like my Big Yella, anytime you want and
anywhere you want. It looks great. It sounds great and it handles
even better. I have ridden 2 wheelers for many years and still do,
but riding a trike is something special. Comfort, style and
performance. I once out
cornered a Ducati
in a large roundabout
much to the shock, horror of the rider attempting to impress with
his skills. Trust me, 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 I'm a technical illustrator. I
designed and built this entire trike in my modest home garage. And
you could too.
The Big Yella
After replacing the
engine in my daughters 1965 VW Beetle, I wondered what to do with
VW 1200cc Beetle
sitting and bleeding oil over my garage floor. It was then I thought
to myself, I'll build a VW trike'
(Pretty amazing considering I had never seen one before. Fact!)
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 modest
Serious Guide to Building a VW Trike
Build your own Big Yella trike and enjoy the
thrill of the ride like hundreds of customers around the world have
To make it easy l produced 'A Serious Guide to Building A VW Trike'
which will show you step by step how to convert a VW Beetle into a
stunning trike like Big Yella, based on my personal experience. Not
from what I have read, but what I did and discovered the hard
way......by trial and error. Experience is everything.
Serious Guide to Building A VW Trike' will save you time, money and
frustration. Do it right the first time.
copy now via
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*The 1200cc engine that started the whole thing
off... never actually got used.
I sold it and built the modified1600 engine shown in the