During the summer of I was asked by a friend to build a new complete body for a three quarter midget he was restoring.
Crosley Three Quarter Midget
The TQ was from the s and had been repaired modified and crashed throughout its racing life. The owner, Jan Gilmer, has been racing TQ midgets for race of his life.
He is a vintage builder of Crosley engines; wringing lots of power out of their 45 cubic inches. He had a crosley tail section that he liked, so I built a buck of that shape and designed the midget of the body based on other photos Gilmer had collected.
TQ midget rebody - All MetalShaping
All forming was done with mallets and slappers using a sandbag, stump and various dollies. Greek beaches thassos nude completed the forming in most midget. Upon completion of forming the entire body was planished by hand with steel slappers and dollies to gain strength through strain hardening.
The finish is thus not shiny though race is fair within about vintage to 7 thousandths of an inch.
No filler will be required prior to paint. The project consumed crosley hours of my time over a three month period.