Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: spending time on the hiway behind bars
if you are going to build a custom trike from scratch , start with a Ford 8" rear end ('74-78 mustang II were common) they are just like a ford 9" but a lil smaller , you want an open diff (one wheel wonder) so it will turn..
you can pull the ring & pinion gear out and bolt a sprocket up where the ring gear was, you will also have to cut/drill 2 holes in the carrier/3rd member for the chain ...
i think i'd use the stock swing arm as a template or a mock up peice and fab up somthin' a lil stronger (stocker looks a lil thin to me)
important thing is to get the chain lined up strait and to keep the axle tracking strait , should be able to bolt up shocks to it unless you plan to hardtail it
needless to say i've put a lil thought into doing it myself ...