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    I do, stands or blocks or ramps. I've done it one side at a time, but I usually use a jack under my receiver hitch that I made. I fixed a wide spot for the jack, it is a little heavier on the right due to the offset of the heavy pumpkin of the rear I think.

    I have on occasion started it and stood beside it and pushed it lightly as I operated reverse and slowly backed it up on the ramps too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalPistol View Post
    I see Ö. been looking at trikes for over 20 years at ralleys, shows, gatherings, etc Ö but I'm drawing a blank now. First thought is maybe early Motor Trike?

    Might also help if a picture of rear swing arm construction? Try with a flashlight on the area?
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    Hopefully someone will see something that will ring a bell.
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    Color me "clueless" almost. Interesting photo, shows shock well ahead of the rear axle. Is it an air shock or does it have separate springs somewhere?

    Leave the pic up, maybe one of the others will see it soon.

    Not a bad picture, wish I could help.

    I did look through some manuals. No exact looking swing arms, though some elements look like a copy of maybe an early Champion?

    I'm wondering if a person made his own trike conversion? I know some have, I know a guy who made one off a 1200 once.
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    Iíve got to get the rear end figured out. I need new wheels and will eventually need brake shoes. I think it may be ford stuff underneath. Best I can tell the wheels are 4x4.25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majicmike View Post
    I’ve got to get the rear end figured out. I need new wheels and will eventually need brake shoes. I think it may be ford stuff underneath. Best I can tell the wheels are 4x4.25.
    I think so too, looks like rear is maybe Ford 6.75 or 7.5 integral type as used in Pintos, Bobcats, Faremonts, some mid-late '70s Mustangs & T-birds too. Measure a brake drum OD, allowing for thickness ... if near 9-1/2" OD, it's 9" Ford Drum Brakes …Good chance you'll see the Ford script stamped in them … Very popular, easy to get anything for.

    When getting new wheels … if you do … that chart above will help you compute offset or back space easy enough. Back space is how much wheel is behind the mount surface, offset is how far the mount surface is offset from wheel center line so you'll need wheel width.

    Sometime when you can crawl up near the rear, a picture of the rear axle rear cover might help (that's the sheet metal plate on the rear axle pumpkin). That one in my jacking picture is one of two possible looking 6.75 rear covers. The other one is earlier, it has 8 straight sides, 8 bolts too. Far as I know, same internals in both. Mine is the squarish looking one. That 7.5 is what my '85 Thunderbird had with 302 and AOD transmission. There are larger ones like 8.8 that I did not show.
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    Can anyone decipher this tag?
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    88-89 ford 8.8 rear end with 308 gears. Thatís what a few guys have told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majicmike View Post
    88-89 ford 8.8 rear end with 308 gears. Thatís what a few guys have told me.
    Could be Ö but heavy!
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