CC reader Franco sent me this shot he took of this S10 trike for sale. I get it; makes all the sense in the world. Just one questions: does it still have power steering?
Why would anybody do this ?
The under steer must be incredible, especially at any given speed.
Was going to mention turn in would be ordinary.
Must be fun in a panic stop.
You lose more than just one wheel when you convert. We looked at a lot of these when we started our class project. Leaving all that body intact (weight) and going to three wheels is a disaster waiting to happen. A reverse trike is better but you need to add a whole lot of lightness if you go this route.
That reminds me of the Ill-fated DALE which of course was a fraud but a very interesting design that might have worked. It was based on the 3-wheel design as you describe.
The Dale would make an interesting CC if anyone would go to the Peterson Museum in CA and photograph the one rolling example.
Ok, go and watch the video of Jeremy Clarkson rolling a Reliant Robin. This looks like a good candidate for the US version.
Like some other wacky things we’ve seen (the International pickup / Grand Am mashup comes to mind) I have no interest in owning them, and find it laughable that someone would have the optimism to try and sell it for actual money.
However the world is a better place for them existing.
Judging by the scuffs at the lower corner of the cab, it looks like the driver has already discovered that particular handling trait.
“At long last, Harland hit upon the way to rid his S-10 of its tendency to pull to the right during braking.”
This guy echoes my sentiments. What a waste of a SBC (and X-cab S-10).
This guy is Mr.Bean
No more alignment issues, but if it has the 2.8 you can count on exhaust leaks and blown head gaskets.
Looks like a 4.3l to me.
First, that seems like a lot of weight being supported by the single front tire. Second, the suspension in those front forks is surely not designed to handle that much weight, and will bottom-out all the time. Third, it is now relying on the rear brakes for almost all braking, as the discs on that front wheel are going to be mostly useless, if they’re even functional. The front will just skid under heavy braking.
Unless the builder filled the box behind the rear axle solid with lead as a counter-weight. 🙂
At least the headlight lights up where you hope to go in a turn.
Testing for the S10 Harley Davidson Edition has not been going well……..
Meth is a helluva drug.
Huey Lewis and the News-Need a New Drug, just to understand why.
I’d like to see what he made with the left over bits!
It doesn’t look like there’s much suspension travel left on that front fork. But I’m sure that’s the least of his worries. Kind of wonder if there is an operating brake caliper on the left side of the front wheel. Might be handy to have a working front brake.
So how does something like this get by vehicle titling and registration? That is, if it does travel down a public road…..
I just noticed what appears to be a rebel flag inspired eagle on the side of the S10? I wonder where this shot was taken.
If you look close you can see the power steering pump and hoses, so I guess it still does have power steering. Another look shows no gap between the bed and the cab, and the bed looks too short. That begs another question; did this rig start out as a pickup or a Blazer? Somebody put a lot of work into this….
Don’t you think this is a case of 1) an S10 with a wrecked front end, 2) a motorcycle fork without a motorcycle and 3) far too much free time?
That Playboy bunny on the front fender is classy. This rig is a real chick magnet.
Biker chick magnet?
I blew up the photo.
No brake on that disk on the left side of the wheel. No evidence the right-side disk is attached, either.
The steering gearbox seems at its proper place. I don’t see how linkage can go to the top of that fork. Does that thing actually run under its own power?
The body does appear to be an S-10 Blazer; with an extended-cab pickup roof and back wall welded or Bondoed in.
It’s for sale. Why? Girlfriend needs to raise bail money?
What’s bond when you’re caught with a meth lab?
It’s quite obvious that the rear bed (and frame) have been shortened, hence the “unibody” look.
Was this thing created by the same fertile mind that gave us the International Truckcar?
Same fetid mind, you mean.
Odds are, not. Both are products of derangement – but drug-induced neurological damage tends to follow patterns. So it’s not totally unexpected that two tweakers a world apart, could be on the same wavelength.
Well if its for sale cheap enough it could be a neat place to start a build. If the front of the frame hasnt been pinched you could start by adding a full custom front suspension some body panels back to it. then if your really good you could do a I.R.S a 350(if i not already in there). At least it is a good start to somthing decent. Picture somthing like that road racer ranger from trucks, but built with gm bits.
If you removed the front fork and drivetrain and chopped the top off, you’d have a decent trailer.
‘…anyway, that’s how it all ended. Now, my FOURTH marriage…’
The rain-dampened surroundings and Douglas fir trees say Pacific northwest to me, which also makes me think that the meth lab can’t be too much farther back in the woods.
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