Powdercoating made it look very nice! Started on the floor. It's in place with some self tapping screws at the moment, no rivets yet. Edge is a bit wide at some places, but on all places more than a cm within the outer diameter of the tube.
While I was working on it some question came to mind and I am wondering what other builders did: - Should I curve the edge up a bit with a plastic hammer or ad some edge trim (and then curve it up)? - For the rivets quite some holes are made in the tubes, is it wise to spray some tectyl through these holes? - I am thinking of using red brake hoses insteasd of a copper brake pipe. As one of the coloring details. Is there a reason not to use a hose instead of the copper brake pipe?
Don't add edge trim with a hammer. It's good enough now and it'll get ugly when hammering. I Used stainless rivets every 2" which is a better option as 4" aluminium rivets. Much stronger and everlasting. Yes tectile is good.
I used stainless steel hoses and presure switch in the banjo bolt for brake light to reduce connections. in my tR1ke I have only 6 connections which may fail which is an absolute minimum.using socket nuts and P-clamps works very well and unstresses the caliper connection (have a read in my thread)which is the highest stress location.
I am posting on your forum page to see how you are getting along in your build process. I just received word from Scott at Eco-Exo that my trike kit is ready to ship. I am hopeful it will be in my garage in a couple of weeks. I check the forums almost every day to see how Edward Van Belkom and Jimmy Cox are doing, as well as your page. No one except Edward has posted. Anyway, How is the progress?? Have you experienced any snags or difficulties? Pictures are always great....