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    Default So I have that itch again......

    I really don't need it, but there is a really nice vw fiberglass trike for sale not to far from me.

    And after looking at it, I had the following question.....

    Who came up with the idea for the fiberglass bodies for the vw trikes.

    I was told Stires came before WilMac, was it their idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by werewolf View Post
    I really don't need it, but there is a really nice vw fiberglass trike for sale not to far from me.

    And after looking at it, I had the following question.....

    Who came up with the idea for the fiberglass bodies for the vw trikes.

    I was told Stires came before WilMac, was it their idea?
    Every time i work with fiberglass i get an Itch......And sometimes a Rash.....
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    The fiberglass bodied trike design is generally attributed to Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Google his name and you'll see images of his creations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwbug72501 View Post
    The fiberglass bodied trike design is generally attributed to Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Google his name and you'll see images of his creations.
    I was already aware of Roth, and had looked at some of his designs. Thanks for the response
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    I am only a few years into this Trike ownership thing, but I have learned a lot.

    Not sure how much I like the fiberglass body, they do look nice, but they can be a pain just the same.

    I learned here that I own one of Ed Roth's 1973 designed trike and body, did he build it, I do not think so, but from what I did find out one owner did rub elbows with Ed and others in their group.

    Interesting what one can learn, I know that I want to keep my trike and hopefully get it fixed up nicely.

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    Don’t knock the fiberglass, it was the resin that sucked. I still believe there is a sheet or 3 involved in the new technology Like building a concrete road with out using rebar.
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