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Photos of a TQ Midget racer replica being assembled

TQ Midget Dirt Track racer.

Images showing build progress of this replica Dirt Track racer

TQ Midget Project - The Stuchamp Special

This is a project about building a 50's style TQ Midget. This car is actually a downsized fiberglass replica of the famed Kurtis Kraft midgets that were built in California in the 40's.

Since it is basically a new car it has no race history. The basic car was built in Rushville Indiana USA by Ray Leisure and Russ Hankins in 2002.

Stuchamp.

Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 1

Our first view of the Midget when we went to collect!
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 2

Some of the parts that came with the car
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 3

The Midget back home, in its new garage ready for work to begin!
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 4

Rear view showing the fibreglass rear bodywork of this 3/4 scale Midget
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 5

Side view of the chassis with upper bodywork removed
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 6

Front 3/4 view of the car without bodywork fitted
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 7

A rear view showing the built-up drivetrain
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 8

Tracing the outline of the cowling onto the plasterboard template
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 9

Cutting out the firewall using the templates
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 10

Firewalls into position within the chassis frame
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 11

Temporary plywood mount mockup of steering gear in the frame
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 12

Steering gear mounts & gussets ready for welding
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 13

Steering gear clamped into place
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 14

Left steering mount welded to frame
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 15

Cowling in place with firewall and steering gear installed
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 16

Close up showing the brake shoe arrangement
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 17

Brake lever and cam assembly, showing the use of a space washer
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 18

Showing the (hand)brake cross shaft passing across the cabin
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 19

General view of the built up brake assembly
Midget Photograph Midget TQ Racer Photo 20

External handbrake lever positioned on the side of the Midgets bodywork


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