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Unread 09-06-2016, 07:46 AM   #1
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Default 1975 cushman Truckster

Hello All,
I have recently purchased a 75 cushman truckster. It's a little rough but intact.
She has an oil leak, but the engine is not seized. It turns over but has not started yet. The Brakes are toast as well as the emergency brake. I think I can download a service manual from silly little cars website. Rust wise I'm going to need to replace at least 1/3 of the floor pan but that's to be expected when you leave something out in the weather. My question is Should I take care of the floor pan and then do engine work? That sounds like the way I should go.
Thoughts appreciated
Denny
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Unread 09-06-2016, 07:51 AM   #2
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some more shots
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Unread 09-06-2016, 09:39 PM   #3
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Take it all apart. Start with the frame and clean, scrape,repair sand, etc and then paint. Do the same with every part and then put it all back together and use it.
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Unread 11-06-2016, 11:47 PM   #4
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She is taken apart,
I have started to replace the rusted out items. The gentleman that is helping me with the engine has informed me that the carb is no good and that i need to source a replacement. Are there any suggestions from the forum as to there I can find one. My motor is an 18hp OMC.
looks like this one.
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Unread 11-08-2016, 08:14 AM   #5
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Those things are really cool for a build. I've always thought if i got one to convert the front suspension to an ATV and have 2 tires instead of the tricycle then make some fenders like the rear ones for the Model T look. Good luck with this, looks good so far.
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Unread 11-08-2016, 08:21 AM   #6
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This is the cart that got me liking these. This was at the 2009 Buggy Bonaza, Quite a big bunch of us had a lot of fun with our carts, second pic is mine beside the Cushman.
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Unread 11-12-2016, 12:31 PM   #7
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That is super cool!!!
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The engine may be tough, lot of people here 15yr ago were putting onan performer 20s in them as replacements. Good motor but they were having hard time rebuilding them or getting parts.
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