Category Archives: EV Midget Build

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 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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The “Why Not?” EV Midget Build – Part 1

Why would you merge a 1979 EZ-GO electric golf cart with a late ’30s midget race car? Why wouldn’t you?

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The Midget in the Crawlspace

Growing up, I kept hearing mention of a midget in my Grandpa’s crawlspace. I pictured a little person eating scraps from the dinner table. Later, I found out it was actually a race car dating back to the 1940s.

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