I know what you mean!Hi, Mr.B.
In the deep and dark recesses of my brain or rather the remains of it, there lurks a plan for a boat tailed 3 wheeler clad in mahogany strips with a metal hood and a long ago purchased tractor grill in front. Powered with both pedals and an electric wheel in the rear with an appropriate wattage to make it street legal here in Canada.
I am hoping that as a gentleman of an advanced age with limited mobility I could claim it to be a mobility device. Personally I see no reason to join the old duffs riding around on mobility scooters that lack any charm at all or cost $10,000 plus so you can have something that looks like a small car.
I did however look at Worksman Cycles parts list where they sell a wheel made specifically for vehicles like the 1901 Oldsmobile, yesterday. No provision for brakes however but they can be overrated for use when a vehicle is driven by an experienced motorman.
Still trying to get the Epic Electric tri car build advanced but the weather has affected my arthritis to a degree that getting out to the garage is nearly impossible. I get to sit here and watch the monsoon rains fall daily. The winter temperatures are in the low to mid 40's F usually which is fortunate or we'd have a 40' plus snow fall every year. As I always say that is one of the joys of living on the Wet Coast. It runs from here in British Columbia, Canada to Northern California.
Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.
What is this China Girl thing you mention? LOL!A build on YouTube would be great. Especially if it was outside the usual China Girl on a bicycle. It would indeed be a commitment in terms of time. I watch a lot of YouTuber's who talk about the 20 minute video I just watched taking them 4 or 5 hours to produce and upload.
Perhaps a tri car build?