The first Cushman motorscooter was manufactured in Lincoln, NE in 1939 and continued through 1965. The last of the Cushmans were sold as a 1966, but were built in 1965. The introduction of the Honda motorcycles from Japan put Cushman out of the scooter business.
lI got a Peerless 100 diff from Northern Tool for around $120 + freight. Works like a champ. You have to use a Peerless sprocket, though. Northern Tool's sprocket that they have in their catalog will not fit. You can get the proper sprocket direct from Peerless.
Most cyclekart guys are using 17 inch Honda motorcycle wheels, but they are getting harder to find....and more expensive. I was a bit concerned about the durability of a wire wheel when you pitch it sideways in a corner, so I chose regular disc wheels instead...also for the look I was after.
The body and floor are made from plywood. The hood is sheet aluminum and the tail section is fiberglass. The frame is 1 x 3 inch rectangular steel tubing and the front axle is 1-1/2 inch diameter steel tubing.
Thanks for all the compliments. As a side note, I am going to build another one, but my garage is way too crowded for that....so this one is for sale.
If anyone is interested, contact me for additional information at 260-402-0191.
I thought I would post a few pictures of a project that I completed recently. It's a representation of a 1930's Midget race car. I built it here in my shop. It has a 63 inch wheelbase, a 212 Predator/Comet torque converter, go kart axles, spindles, etc. The body is hand made from a variety...
With the addition of a smaller width wheel on the front of my Baja, the front end just didn't look right. The fork tubes were way to wide. So I sectioned 3 inches out of it to narrow it up, made a new aluminum top plate, stuck it back together. I think it looks way better. I also added a...