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History NOS midget body?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anthony myrick, Aug 17, 2022.

  1. Popped up on a midget page :)
    If this one’s been posted, sorry. Did a search. Didn’t find it.
    Anyway. Owner says it’s a purchase from an estate sale.
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  2. Nice pics if anyone is building one.
     
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  3. drtrcrV-8
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    It looks a lot like a SOLAR that I had about 40 years ago & in about the same condition. That was before I was into antique racecars & sold it at the '76 Harrahs for $200, but then, I let a lot of good things get away over the years...
     
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  4. SS327
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    We don’t call them midgets anymore. Their called little people.
     
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  5. Budget36
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    No, little cars.

    Is it for sale Anthony, or was the fella showing a new purchase?
     
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  6. Gofannon
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    As opposed to Big Cars?
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  7. 41 GMC K-18
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    SOLAR built some incredible body's.
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  8. That has to be worth a fortune to anyone restoring a period correct midget. I know one guy with 10 or 12 midgets stashed away. It would be a nice piece to use as a model to make new bodies, if there is a market for them.
     
  9. Guy was wondering about the builder. Seems there isn’t any markings.
    And trying to figure out value.
     
  10. catdad49
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    Someone is going to Want that! Definitely a great find.
     
  11. continentaljohn
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    Very cool and that would be neat to have At the last swapmeet two nos fiberglass bodies were for sale at 300 bucks apiece 450A1242-F281-43C6-A681-C9B30613780B.jpeg 39C24C64-8F9F-4EB1-8D0E-838B93C2693C.jpeg
     
  12. indyjps
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    I'm looking at those thinking of where to stretch them for length and width and make a real car. :D

    Awesome finds though, NOS body should raise some excitement.
     
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  13. A Boner
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    Always thought Solar Midgets had stainless steel frames?
     
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  14. That was the main topic after the guy posted it.
    I don’t think they have identified it yet
     
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  15. Don't laugh. I was driving last week and a JET SKI passes me going the other way. Some sick bastard adapted a jet ski body to a 'cycle frame. I have got to see this up close.
     
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  16. 210superair
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    from Michigan

     
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  17. Hillegass was the other possible builder that came up.
     
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  18. 5window
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    Not to be outdone-
     
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  19. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    "I'm looking at those thinking of where to stretch them for length and width and make a real car. "

    Its probably just as easy to build a big one from scratch. I have the bucks available.
     

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  20. WOW, such a cool find!
     
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  21. drtrcrV-8
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    As a suggestion : You might call the Speedway Motors Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska & as them for help in identifying this one! If anyone would know, it's probably them...
     
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  22. Mr48chev
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    That is a cool find, Probably bought as a spare or to build another one and then forgotten in the back corner.
     
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  23. little juanito
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    HA!!!!
     
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  24. sdluck
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    My buddy that just passed away Cliff Blackwell had one and was just SOLD,He said I believe it was a Hillegass.
     
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  25. Hate to hear that.
    I’m just barely knowledgeable enough on these cars to almost know what I’m looking at. A friend of mine that past away last year had me helping him look for one. He had a v8 60 he was saving to put in one.
     
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  26. drtrcrV-8
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    RIP: Cliff Blackwell! Back in the day a fair "Shoe" in his own right, & later one hell of a "Wrench" & "Crew Chief", as well as an "Owner" over the years!! Knew how to keep racing with no budget!
     
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  27. Stogy
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    Truly an awesome work in design, execution, and no doubt pretty rare...kinda built in an aviation theme 30s 40s...agreed worthy of sharing truly a capsule in time...really powerful rides these were...but tiny...I'd look like an overgrown ape in one...:eek:

    I saw a pic earlier in search of a Midget sitting a the back of a garage and if I remember correctly that was their focus Midgets...Harrold 1963...they had a beautiful A Roadster...they got it going I remember seeing a pic...in another thread of a show...I think it was it...
     
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  28. A couple located in SC
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    well the top one just sold
     
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  29. Stogy
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    It's funny Anthony when I first opened this thread on my phone I thought it was a rural Mailbox...then a quick scroll down changed that of course...

    Not being up on these I suppose it's a sizable scale up to go carting...if memory serves me there were even smaller racers than these...
     
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