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Unread 12-14-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Melex 3 wheeler conversion.

This used to be a 3 wheeler. I had this dumb idea to make it a 4 wheeler. I will never do that again. However...it was a good learning experiance. I have poeple Pm'ing me all the time about how to convert one over. I just tell them how and what is involved and that they are better off buying a 4 wheeler to start.

I haven't see it in 4 months now. LOL! I keep it at the lake.

Keep in mind all this is hand fabbed!I did not use a tubing bender to make the A-arms, I made a jig and used my rosebud torch to heat and bend.

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Unread 12-14-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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awsome job great fab work. I know its a bitch working with pipe, nice bends I need to make a jig also. Did you cope the ends of the tubing welded together, and did you tig or mig weld your pipe?
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Did you cope the ends of the tubing welded together, and did you tig or mig weld your pipe?
I used 7018 rod.. I have migs and tigs but I built it off the back off my welding rig. Matter of fact I built all of it off the back of my truck.


Heres another pic of my handy work.
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Unread 12-14-2006, 12:49 PM   #4
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WOW!!!! thats a nice bead puts me to shame. Very impressive.
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Unread 12-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Melex 3 wheeler conversion.

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This used to be a 3 wheeler. I had this dumb idea to make it a 4 wheeler. I will never do that again. However...it was a good learning experiance. I have poeple Pm'ing me all the time about how to convert one over. I just tell them how and what is involved and that they are better off buying a 4 wheeler to start.

I haven't see it in 4 months now. LOL! I keep it at the lake.

Keep in mind all this is hand fabbed!I did not use a tubing bender to make the A-arms, I made a jig and used my rosebud torch to heat and bend.



Hey that looks about like my cart.... You could make me one of those so I could have long travel fron suspension....
Seeing how you have the jig already
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Unread 12-14-2006, 01:51 PM   #6
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that front end would be great for yours
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mphillip is interested in this frontend.
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Unread 08-15-2008, 10:53 AM   #8
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Default Re: Melex 3 wheeler conversion.

I know this is an old post but I need to bring it back to life lol..... I have practically the same cart and wanted to know exactly how the steering works... I have a 300ex quad front end that may go onto the cart
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Unread 08-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #9
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Default Re: Melex 3 wheeler conversion.

The steering works off of the old 3 wheeler steering. See the steering joint right in the middle....thats where the front forks used to be mounted. I just used a steering joint and extended the shaft. IMO its not worth the money and time. I put $1000 dollars and lots of time into a $500 cart. The cart is currently being scrapped for parts....front end is gone..
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Unread 08-15-2008, 03:02 PM   #10
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I see how it works what is that top plate mounted to?? I just cut off the old from end but how does it come off the steering box?.. This project will cost me only a few hundred I have a full front end off of a honda 300ex to put on that i got for free and I got the cart for $30 so now I just need a motor
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