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Old 30th December 2018, 19:23
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As we are "inbetween" jobs in the workshop over the Christmas period I decided we will get the Leighton 3 wheeler bits and pieces together.

The 2CV galvanized chassis along with the single wheel conversion has been leaning against the fence for over a year now!!



Apart from a little green mould on the bottom edge the chassis was like new.
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Old 31st December 2018, 16:59
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This is the rolling chassis we have got to work with.





This is the mock-up.



The rear single wheel conversion uses the original axle with both suspension arms removed and a bike style swinging arm mounted on it.


A basic "A" frame is bolted to the chassis and a coil-over shock links the two together making the rear suspension a very simple unit. Not only is it simple but it can be fully adjustable and it also means the chassis remains unaltered unlike the Lomax 223 conversions which require one chassis leg to be cut-off.


The front suspension will also be coil-over style as this eliminates the notoriously soft rolling suspension the original 2CV's were known for.
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Old 31st December 2018, 17:49
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The 2CV galvanized chassis along with the single wheel conversion has been leaning against the fence for over a year now!!



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Just been over this thread and now realized it's been nearly 3 years since i worked on this project !!
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Old 31st December 2018, 20:43
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Always liked the reverse trike layout so watching this with interest.

Any plans to extend the body to fit over the rear chassis or are you going to trim the rear rails aft of the wheel?

Might be nice to put a demonstrator together with a BMW bike engine up front...

http://www.sparrowautomotive.co.uk/citroen2cvbmw.html
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Old 1st January 2019, 16:22
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Mister Towed A BMW or GUZZI engine would be nice but the cost is to high, I'm only building this to clear some space and end a project so it will be sold on ASAP.

Here's the cut profile of the car.





The rear chassis rails will stay in place just like the Sammio Spyder rear outriggers,
I'v built this with DVLA in mind as not only will I have to change the taxation class from PLG to tricycle but I will also have to change the wheel-plan from 2 axle ridged to 3 wheeler and I think DVLA will want to confirm the unaltered chassis is still unaltered.!!

I tried to keep the body side as high as possible to avoid the "noddy" effect as there's no way to lower the floor pans.

The front suspension is in place so this profile will not change.

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Just by a fluke the front coil-over's lined up with the original bumps in the bonnet.



Anybody notice the head light brackets??
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Old 1st January 2019, 16:41
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Hark the Herald headlight brackets.
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Old 1st January 2019, 19:04
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The trike looks very cool, looking forward to see it finished.
I am sure it will look great.
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Looking forward to this build Mike as I like the style of these 3wheelers and the only way I would be allowed to have a motorbike.
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When into the dark depths on the lock-up and found these bad-boys.



They are a custom made set-up using a standard bike rim and a bespoke hub, both look well made and are fitted with 19" bike front tyres.
I have had these for years but have never been brave enough to fit them.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 21:12
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That Leighton is fairly rare as well. I understand that only a dozen or so were produced.
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When into the dark depths on the lock-up and found these bad-boys.
They look like steering wheels with tyres fitted.
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Old 5th January 2019, 09:18
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Mike - I hope all goes well with this build (and the DVLA paperwork).

There is definitely some about these type of trikes that says "British eccentricity".

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 5th January 2019, 18:16
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Paul L These little cars are quite fun to drive as it's foot-to-the-floor every where you go.

DVLA should be OK as the chassis is unaltered as nothing is welded to in only bolted and most of the original parts are used in the build.
The only problem I might have is finding a photo of the original 2CV before the body was removed.
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Finally got the cage frame finished.



It all sits nicely on the original chassis, the coil-over suspension works well and there's plenty of support to the body panels.



The whole cage frame simply bolts to the outer chassis rails using the original body fixing points which should keep DVLA happy.



The seats are going to be the next challenge as I'm not sure weather to go with single seats or a bench seat!!
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Old 11th January 2019, 20:10
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Ooh, I do like that. Nice work.
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Now all the important controls are in place I can start to sort out the seats

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I just could not get them too right feel and every thing just felt wrong so I waited until a friend call-in for a cuppa and asked him to try out the seating.
He thought the seat was OK and liked the LEFT HAND DRIVE set-up.

LEFT HAND DRIVE!!

I'v been building this for 3 week and until now did not notice I'd built a left hooker!!!!



No wonder the seating position felt odd!!.
What a plonker!!
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Should have gone to Specsavers.

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Old 28th January 2019, 17:35
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Should have gone to Specsavers.

Your so right, I'v even put the last photos on the wrong listing.
Here's a second attempt.

Boot hinged giving maximum access.


Bonner hinged and split keeping the dash area fixed.


The bulkhead is almost completed.
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Old 29th January 2019, 18:23
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I'm very pleased the way the rear lights fit the body recesses.



In fact I'm so pleased I'v taken a mould so I can retro fit them on something else later.
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Very nice indeed!
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