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Old 12th October 2015, 20:53
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Default Wanted - JC Midge plans & build instructions

Hi all

Hope I don't break any rules asking for the plans and build instructions for the JC Midge.

The Mk1 will be ok as I am looking really for pointers on how to build a special on a Alvis TA14 chassis so looking for cockpit dimensions , materials and sizes etc , re-body no BIVA to pass.

regards Paul

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Old 14th October 2015, 11:43
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Last year on eBay their was a company\ person selling midge plans for the new midge built on a Suzuki SJ i think they where in Derbyshire I have also seen midge plans on eBay. Ed
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Old 14th October 2015, 12:01
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Hi there

I thought that also , I do have a search running on Ebay.

I have also contacted the Secretary of the Midge Owners & Builders Club so they may have some leads.

regards Paul
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Old 14th October 2015, 20:19
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[IMG][/IMG]I knew I had a screen shot but no details unfortunately, I fancy building one as an off roader. Try a Google of midge mkII. Ed

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Old 9th November 2015, 21:09
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Hi Paul
I would have thought that the Midge would have been a bit small for an Alvis chassis. I would start from scratch. Put a board on the chassis ,put seat on board, move seat and steering until you can reach the pedals and gear lever. Build car around those measurements. Simples! I have some plans somewhere in here, if I can find them. Give me a shout, Dave.
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Old 10th November 2015, 07:36
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Hi Paul
I would have thought that the Midge would have been a bit small for an Alvis chassis. I would start from scratch. Put a board on the chassis ,put seat on board, move seat and steering until you can reach the pedals and gear lever. Build car around those measurements. Simples! I have some plans somewhere in here, if I can find them. Give me a shout, Dave.
Dave

Yes and No ?

Well I was interested in what sizes of timber was used and the general method of construction rather than doing a direct copy of it.

I now have the build instructions for the MK1 but no paper templates.

However the Alvis is probably not a suitable basis for this project and so will be sold when the V5C gets back.

regards Paul
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Old 10th November 2015, 20:40
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I would have thought an Alvis would make a beautiful special. Done properly it would not be a quick easy job but look up some of the 60's and 70's rebodied Bentleys. It would be a coach building job not a ply box job. I'm not being rude about the Midge, I built a Locust. Good luck with it.
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Old 10th November 2015, 21:01
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Dave

Since buying the Alvis I found out most of the specials have serious engineering work done on them i.e

Rack and pinion steering
hydraulic brakes
moving engine back 12"-18"
fitting overdrive etc

much more work than I want , so it is best if I sell the Alvis as is and pursue other plans either back to building a special on a 109" LandRover or buying a NG TA.

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