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sumo
08-05-2009, 6:04 AM
ok a quick catch up on the build. its nearly done but my new mantra is "more build threads less fluff threads"

start with 1 perfectly cool little panther that i was building into a little chop
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/100_0780.jpg

aquire a ford pop axle and get some daft idea about what would they have built if they hade made a panther trike in the 50's - think english servicar
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/100_0890.jpg

get a buddy of mine to make up a cool rear section that bolts in place of the rigid rear end
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/16-04-09_1951.jpg

get it home rolling
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/102_0928.jpg

sumo
08-05-2009, 6:06 AM
mock up a box for the rear out of hardboard
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/102_0929.jpg

machine the diff to accept a chain
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/CIMG0025.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/CIMG0024.jpg

get things in line to work out the jackshaft that will compensate the gearing for me
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P5240001.jpg

sumo
08-05-2009, 6:08 AM
get the diff put back together with the sprocket on it
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P6040003.jpg

jackshaft mocked up and measured
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P6060004-1.jpg

cut away loads of diff housing to let chain run
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P6070001.jpg

rear end completed
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P6140002.jpg

sumo
08-05-2009, 6:11 AM
start hackng away at a propper box for the back
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P6210003.jpg

machined jackshaft
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/CIMG0028.jpg

box obviously measured in units of boxes of beer
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P7110006.jpg

lop the top off the box [only a week in the box so far!!!]
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P7110004.jpg

sumo
08-05-2009, 6:13 AM
made up some nice simple forwards
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P7110001.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P7250002.jpg

and thats where im at now

stil loads of odds and sods to do but its getting there - will be a rally beer hauler when done and should be a right laugh. will be about 65mph cruising speed so just fine for leasurely weekends away

Mutiny
08-05-2009, 6:33 AM
WOW, very interesting! Can't wait to see this finished!!

Isgro
08-05-2009, 7:24 AM
Very well done man. What are you using for tail lights? VW Type 2 units by any chance? (that's what the shape of the cutouts reminds me of anyway)

sumo
08-05-2009, 7:31 AM
nope - landrover lights - just round simple domes. 2 in each oval red and orange
http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/img/land-rover-lights_tn.jpg

Isgro
08-05-2009, 7:37 AM
Nice, that's a good route, too.

Fredo
08-05-2009, 8:38 AM
Very nice, the box measured by how much beer fits is ACME

Wendy
08-05-2009, 9:08 AM
I love it Sumo. WELL DONE!

willythepirate
08-05-2009, 9:24 AM
Thats bad ass, or arse or whatever.

I love me some trikes

AustinPaul
08-05-2009, 9:36 AM
Nice! Looks great Sumo!

Boylecomm
08-05-2009, 10:48 AM
Very Cool, some nice work Sumo!

chuckdamage
08-05-2009, 11:23 AM
Man. That is sweet!

sumo
08-05-2009, 3:04 PM
Very well done man. What are you using for tail lights? VW Type 2 units by any chance? (that's what the shape of the cutouts reminds me of anyway)

here yo go fella - spent the night filling sanding filling sanding etc.
thats where im going with the landrover lights:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P8040003.jpg

going for semi-stock looking slightly modified look not a fresh trike built modern look

DirtyPile
08-05-2009, 4:28 PM
so good, like it a lot

TRUMPNUT
08-05-2009, 4:35 PM
Looks real good man I dig the box alot !

We never find that cool old british over here .

NHMike
08-05-2009, 6:27 PM
Righteous, never saw one of those motors, looks killer!

xharleyx
08-05-2009, 6:34 PM
that is looking good

BlueCollarMoto
08-05-2009, 6:53 PM
Wow. Thats super neat Sumo. Are those pipe clamps holding the axle in place?

Isgro
08-05-2009, 7:41 PM
here yo go fella - spent the night filling sanding filling sanding etc.
thats where im going with the landrover lights:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P8040003.jpg

going for semi-stock looking slightly modified look not a fresh trike built modern look

Looks good man. Keep it up.

sumo
08-08-2009, 2:30 PM
getting to paint now

so this is me in my dust free, spraying environment with air fed mask blah blah... ok so it might be my back garden. 2k paint is fun - thats the final colour greeny grey. [moris minor colour from 1950s]

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P8070007-1.jpg

VonFuct
08-08-2009, 3:13 PM
Hell yeah, I love this post! Great work, can't wait to see it finished!

Nigel
08-08-2009, 7:02 PM
I love that you don't even bother to wear shoes much less a mask!!

jpswino
08-08-2009, 8:54 PM
Very cool man

sumo
08-09-2009, 3:41 PM
had a bloody good weekend for a change

got right through to paintng and had a bit left in the gun, so ran iniside with pain the the gun, grabbed the tank, did all of 45 seconds prep and sprayed - it'll do for now

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P8080002.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P8080001.jpg

Fredo
08-09-2009, 3:44 PM
Hey that looks real good, but whats with the big pink plastic chair?

sumo
08-09-2009, 3:48 PM
Hey that looks real good, but whats with the big pink plastic chair?

garden potty - every good party needs one for when good times go bad... if you party hard enough its only a matter of time before somebody shits themself....

TRUMPNUT
08-11-2009, 11:15 AM
garden potty - every good party needs one for when good times go bad... if you party hard enough its only a matter of time before somebody shits themself....

I think this thread took a turn for the worste !

Lookin good man . Whats that mag called you have overthere that has a classifield section of the antique british bikes ?

Hobbofett
08-11-2009, 11:35 AM
looking forward to seeing this done. what happened to the twin engined panther ?????

sumo
08-11-2009, 12:58 PM
I think this thread took a turn for the worste !

Lookin good man . Whats that mag called you have over there that has a classifield section of the antique british bikes ?

haha - could be a couple - old bike mart or classic bike most likely

sumo
08-11-2009, 12:59 PM
looking forward to seeing this done. what happened to the twin engined panther ?????

thats next project, still gathering parts

sumo
08-13-2009, 1:18 PM
now im not a great fan of non-automotive parts on vehicles as a rule, but i came up with this idea - stainless steel rack for about 12 - just ikea kitchen door handles re-assigned - works for me

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P8120004.jpg

captainawesome
08-13-2009, 2:03 PM
oooh lah lah

very clever.

GreaserMike
09-10-2009, 11:04 AM
Cor Sumo, wot a John Duet!!!

ChoppyGee
09-10-2009, 11:24 PM
that is a pretty brilliant idear. Trailer fenders on the back I assume?

sumo
09-14-2009, 9:58 AM
that is a pretty brilliant idear. Trailer fenders on the back I assume?

nope custom glass mudguards - a guy i know does glass for a living and made me these up very reasonably - they have a flat side on the box side of them so they bolt straight up without any messing with bracketry etc and are solid as a rock. i like simple solutions and this was a very simple solution

i'll be getting some more done on it over the weekend now im back from gypsy / tipple runs - ahh the rockstar life must end for a little while again, and back to being just being a dirty shed dweller

and mike - i have absolutely no idea what that means....

sumo
09-20-2009, 10:52 AM
yet more hours spent on the box thi weekend but its there now. just needs wiring up and the box is done, then brakes to sort and a couple of bits - im getting there

managed to get it out in the sunshine on the floor for the first time too

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/38a5b8b2.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/fe43d1fd.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/bf2695b8.jpg

Marco
09-20-2009, 11:52 AM
WOW! Sumo this is really somethin man! I'm lookin forward to seeing that box spillin over with beers.
Better yet I bet you could fit at least 3 strippers in the box...just have' em stand sideways

rusjack
09-22-2009, 1:43 PM
yeah! that rules!
i dont see many trikes that i really like, but i'd love to rip around on this thing

sumo
01-04-2010, 5:31 AM
not posted for ages on this - few niggles and bits of shit to work out but its running and riding now.

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GreaserMike
01-04-2010, 10:31 AM
not posted for ages on this - few niggles and bits of shit to work out but its running and riding now.

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For some reason this reminds me of the old Microsoft fish tank screen saver

sumo
01-04-2010, 11:05 AM
everyones a critic.....

Flarris
01-04-2010, 10:58 PM
Looking good, room for a keg on top as well.

kilted
01-09-2010, 8:41 AM
Yeah I don't normally find myself admiring trikes, but this one definitely does it.

Jashole
01-09-2010, 10:30 PM
holy shit. its a trike... looks not to shabby. nice work!

73Harley
01-14-2010, 11:07 AM
hey Sumo - happy New Year to you. Panther has turned out real cool, I got your text re: the next run when I was in Poland for my Grandad's funeralso I couldn't reply at the time, but the Chop is almost done - just have to shove in the electronic ignition to complete the loom and chuck the pipes on and not much else? so this year could be a goer for the Tipple.

cheers

sumo
03-28-2010, 9:58 AM
had scarlett [the very same one thats just done the tin toy dice cover] come up to my place yesterday to do the sign writing on the back of the trike - proper job she did aswell

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P3260001.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/panther/P3260002-1.jpg

Shoots
03-28-2010, 10:51 AM
That thing is wild.

GENERICo
10-14-2010, 9:24 AM
could you speed the video up 1.5 times and add the benny hill theme?

HFMC
10-14-2010, 11:24 AM
I never look at the British Bikes section, mostly because I don't have one and when I look at shit I don't have, it makes me want to buy shit I can't afford. Your post caught my eye because unlike most guys on CC, I dig trikes. That thing is bad ass! You did a great job on it.

DAMN, now I want shit I can't afford!!

kllrjo
10-15-2010, 7:21 AM
too bloody cool! love the "found art" usage...[non automotive stuff] i think everybody shoulld biuld this way...got a buddy who used a small collander[spaghetti strainer] for a air cleaner cover on his sportster...gotta luvit! great job, man!

KenHMT
10-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Yeah, it's been a few years, but what a cool trike!

This build is being featured in the BikeBuilds.net (http://www.bikebuilds.net) directory here: sumo's Trike (http://www.bikebuilds.net/other-trike-build-by-sumo)

We're currently displaying only a reduced-size photo (similar to what you'd find in Google Images). We'd like to ask for your permission to publish the original full-size image with your build listing.

If anyone would like to have a build of their own listed, just send me a message with a link to the build thread and we'll take care of the rest.

Ken

kacivic
10-14-2014, 3:07 PM
Damn, this is an old thread, but figure I'll ask anyway. If you cut up the differential housing on an axle like that to be able to run a chain, how do you lubricate the diff?