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Build a VW Trike like a Pro  

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 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. 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 home garage.

A 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 done already.
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 trial and error. Experience is everything.

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

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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 gallery photos