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INTRODUCTION

A three wheeled special built at Crewe in 1986 by Paul and Kevin Randle.

The Kudos has aluminium panels formed round a tubular steel and angle space frame.

The engine is a Citroen 2cv, Steering and suspension are Citroen G.S, rear wheel and swinging arm are Yamaha XS.750 , it seats two adults.

 

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Early stage of construction the ¾ conduit, steam pipe and bed frames made a lightweight space frame that relied on strength through triangulation

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In the background stands the Trojan.
The Trojan was made obsolete by the birth of the Kudos


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The Space frame fully Hammerited

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Panels were formed around the spaceframe and pop riveted on.


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I found some of the body work quite challenging.
Head lamp shells are fibreglass M.G replicas.

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A four gallon jerry can makes a fine permanent fuel tank, it has a tap fitted with a reserve operated by a cable from the dashboard.


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Pannelling completed and one coat of primer


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All stripped down for coach paint applied by a soft brush,Tecaloid, deep racing green.

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A Trike is born, many changes have been made to the vehicle in the past 25 years.


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The Kudos at work

(Now retired just used for pleasure)

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