Monthly Archives: December 2011

EV Midget Build – Part 4: Rear Suspension

With the front suspension done, all I needed was rear suspension and I’d have a roller.  The original midgets of the late ’40s used a transverse leaf spring and either hairpins or split wishbones.  The look of the hairpins is such … Continue reading

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EV VW Beetle (There’s a theme brewing.)

This 1974 VW Beetle has been converted to full electric.  100% green, emissions-free driving.  (Yeah, yeah, coal-burning power plants produce emissions, but per unit of energy, they produce far less than a ’74 Bug.)  Anyone who loves Mutter Earth should … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 3 Front Suspension and Steering

Now that the golf cart was stripped, I had pretty much all the parts I needed to build this thing.  Now the task was just to meld together two different sets of parts that really, let’s face it, have no … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 2: Harvesting Organs

As I sat in my folding chair at the 2011 Fathers’ Day car show in Wendover, Nevada, I watched several of the other participants buzzing around the parking lot in golf carts, Jazzy scooters, and a motorized cooler.  It was … Continue reading

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