Well, it's not a motorbike....but

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by frizzy, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. frizzy

    frizzy Member

    I was at an auction on Sunday for classic motorcycles, etc. A gentleman was selling off most of his collection of vintage Cushman Scooters at no reserve. Well, I bought one. It's a 1947 Cushman model 50 step thru scooter. Runs great, rebuilt engine, trans. and no rust. I suppose I'll restore it when I have the time. It's a real piece of American History. Here's some pictures.
     

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    It's good.

    There was one of those in the showroom of a local International Harvester dealer for years.

    They shut their doors a few years ago. I wonder what's become of it.
     
  3. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Very neat. I wish I had known about that auction (and I do check Auction Zip every week). I would have been there too had I known. I guess it was over 50 miles away from me as that is my default search area. Was it near Springfield?
     
  4. frizzy

    frizzy Member

    Yes, it was at Wm. Bunch Auction House. Right on Rt 202 near US Rt. 1 in Concordville, Pa. It's there 9th annual Classic Motorcycle Aution. A lot of really cool vintage stuff was sold. I go every year, usually just to enjoy the auction, but this year they had this Cushman collection. WOW what a surprise. Great deals on all of the scooters. The seller is a really neat guy who had them for years, rebuilt and took care of them all.
     
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  5. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hmmm, that's within my range on AuctionZip. I wonder how I missed that?
    Here's a neat 1943 Cushman my brother has. It's a model of which only eight were built, all prototypes for the military. It never went into production. We feel the likely cause for that was that is was too unstable, too tippy. Only two are still thought to exist.
     

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  6. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I like it !!
     
  7. frizzy

    frizzy Member

    WOW. What a rare cushman, I love it. When I was in the service (1965) My sergant used to ride around the base in a vintage Vespa scooter. Oh wait, back then it was a current model, not vintage. Oh well 35 years later, it's now would be a vintage vespa. LOL
     
  8. frizzy

    frizzy Member

    The restoration is under way. I found a picture of what I would like my Cushman to look like when finished. What do ya think?
     

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  9. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Looks like your Cushman comes with the difficult to find parts like the seat and bodywork. It should be a fun restoration.
     
  10. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Do you know that here is a " Cushman Club of America ? " Also, " Dennis Carpenter " sells many restoratation parts. Do a search for both.
     
  11. frizzy

    frizzy Member

    Hi Guys, I've been busy lately. The restoration is 99% completed. Here are some pics.
     

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  12. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Beautiful work! That's one nice looking Cushman.
     
  13. rustycase

    rustycase Banned

    Very nice looking Cushman !
    Would you post pics of the mechanicals?
    Tnx
    rc
     
  14. frizzy

    frizzy Member

    Some of the mechanical pics.
     

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  15. looks like funn to ride what side is the engine ?
     
  16. frizzy

    frizzy Member

    All done, her's some pics.
     

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  17. nice work what size engine
     
  18. tone2crazy

    tone2crazy Member

    very nice work. looks like it just came off the showroom floor.
     
  19. noisydad

    noisydad New Member

    Outstanding! Those motors have a really sweet sound, too.
     
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