King Midget Restoration

Discussion in 'Cars Trucks Motocycles Boats' started by Nubs, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    I noticed the electrical unistrut in the earlier pictures but thought well it matches the rest of the chassis and looks like it was supposed to be there. :cool:
    That thing is going to be nice when you're done with it.. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    Glad to hear, I was hopin' it was kinda keepin' with the theme but after all the hrs it gets to be a blur.
     
  3. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    I can't tell you how many times I've looked at something I did a few days later and think what the hell was I thinking. :rotflmao:

    But seriously the King Midget is really looking good. The before and after pictures speak for themselves and your not done yet so it's only going to get better. :thumbsup:
     
  4. roccoga

    roccoga Member

    WOW great work and what a cool car!
     
  5. qwik

    qwik Member

    Nice work there Nubs :yes:
     
  6. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    The plywood back of the old bench seat doubled as the firewall, i needed bit more room for the buckets to lay back anyways so i ended up jaggin' around 1/2 the day. not sure if i'm leavein' the plywood deck, doin' it in steel would suck i'm thinkin'

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  7. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    Redneck welding fixture:rotflmao:

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  8. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    It looks like it's getting the job done. :D

    It's been a while since I've seen the NGKRA logo. I never did get any decals.
     
  9. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    went to a 7" wide rim in the back with more offset. crappy pictures

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  10. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    They look good on it. The offset on the wheels looks good to. :thumbsup:
     
  11. slim67

    slim67 Member

    Didn't that stand for National Golf Kart "Recreation" Association?
     
  12. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Nation Golf Kart Racing Association. :)
     
  13. slim67

    slim67 Member

    OK then that one I mentioned is the one that came as a BGW offshoot later on by essness.
     
  14. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    Did'nt think about the decal deal t'il ya said something, blast from the past.
     
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  15. GarageBuilt

    GarageBuilt Nine Pages

    Damn !!!!! how old you guys ???? never heard of a King Miget
     
  16. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

  17. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    The Owner gave me this picture when this whole deal started, said make me this:unsure:

    We'll see how close i can come:rotflmao::shutup::dazed:

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  18. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    That's a nice one there. I think the one your restoring will be nicer when it's done. :yes:
     
  19. GarageBuilt

    GarageBuilt Nine Pages

    Back then my dad has a nice collection of cars.. for 1963... A few of mid engine corvair .. But no King Midget.. Thanks for sharing that...
     
  20. oddpowers

    oddpowers Active Member

    I had a customer that had several king midgets at his place. He was a big Cushman guy. He made stainless steel Cushman bumpers, and travels around going to different swap meets, and shows selling Cushman parts, and bumpers. Anyway, a buddy of mine tried to buy one and he wouldn't sell. They all are still there as far as have seen. They guy has passed away a few years ago. If the wife ever sells, she is gonna have a fortune. The guy had Cushman scooters, old cars, ect.
     

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