I am currently looking to build a custom Trike with an R1 engine (similar to the MEV Tr1ike, except I want to design my own bodywork). I am going to need some help trying to see how I am going to do this. Currently, I dont know how to get it registered, insured, inspected, and anything else "legal" that I may have forgotten. Also I am unsure of the components I will use, including steering system, suspension, brakes, wheels, and cooling/electrical systems. I have some background in Mechanical, Electrical, and Software engineering, so I can figure out some of this stuff. I do not have any kind of degree in engineering yet, as I am only 17 years old.
I am not a huge car fanatic/expert (except when it comes to Tesla) so I dont know what components I will need to make this work, nor do i know what would fit together. I would greatly appreciate some help/advice along the way, along with some tips beforehand on what i am getting myself into lol.
Thank you for reading!
P.S. Is a trike hard to build? What are the downsides? is it more cost effective? harder to drive?
Dan Z, I will put this out just to make sure you understand. Not trying to be mean. This is a forum JUST for MEV Trikes and Cars and not home designed and built. The better forum for a Home builder is Reversetrike.Proboards.com and we will try to answer all your questions.
There are a lot of builders over there. One builder will even share and explain his CAD designs if you ask nicely.