I Bought a king midget That Was Torn Apart.

this was offered to me cheap and could not pass it up, its a late 50s king midget micro car made in Athens, Ohio. smaller then most golf carts, lets load it up and see what we got for our money?


  1. Al Gritzmacher

    Al Gritzmacher

    22 цагийн өмнө

    It'll make a nice golf cart...

  2. Paul Lewis

    Paul Lewis

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    My dad had one and it was fun to ride around in. He drove it to work.

  3. Mike Lavigne

    Mike Lavigne

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    That cloth on the brake shoes is likely asbestos...

  4. Joel Slack

    Joel Slack

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    that cloth on those brake shoes might be asbestos

  5. David Toth

    David Toth

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Restore it , bodywork and paint and everything :)

  6. Andrew


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    You paid $400 for this but several years ago you only paid $200 for a pretty late model Ford F-150. Maybe it’s mustie’s way of giving back to the picker gods for the steals he got in the past.

  7. Print Wizard

    Print Wizard

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Who else searched Midget cars and saw all the Mustie1 comments on the videos? This guy is a legend.

  8. ddcraun


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Take special care with those brake shoes. I'll wager they are asbestos.

  9. SuperLee47


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    They had one on The Price Is Right. For $950.oo

  10. marcijunebug


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    The question is...will it fit in the back of crusty???🤔...my 61 Land Rover has the same wheel mech on turn signal switch!

  11. HobbyNoob


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Right as the camera fell at the end, the video switched to an ad at a very loud volume, scared the crap outta me

  12. Backyard-Built-Trucks


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    aluminum pieces look like pedal arms somebody was making for it.

  13. otherunicorn


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    That large pulley appears to be your other transmission pulley, if you haven't already worked that out. Plenty of pics on the web.

  14. Ralph Taylor

    Ralph Taylor

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    dude, that looks like a mighty mite. they ran them back in the day. the rod with a spring is a tensioner but the knob is gone. I'd also comment that the flooring should be metal /alum plate. same for the seat. it should also be 6V with a positive ground., if my memory is still with me. but they also had negative ground in the late sixties, on some of the kit carts. as too the top, think boat canvas and hardware. much like the corsair. there are others too, that used the same clips and brackets. the tail like think mercury from the fifties,.

  15. Dave Scrimshaw

    Dave Scrimshaw

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Got this from the KM club - Dry and Orcutt introduced the Model 3 King Midget in 1957. The basic body design of this model was used through the end of production. Other significant changes included unit body construction, with the frame and all fixed body components welded together for strength, four wheel hydraulic brakes, and 9.2 horsepower. As time progressed, other improvements evolved. The Philippine mahogany doors were replaced by aluminum doors and, near the end, steel doors. The electrical system was upgraded from 6 to 12 volts in 1961. The old standby Wisconsin AENL engine was replaced by a 12 horsepower Kohler K301 engine in 1966. The clicker low speed pulley was replaced by a silent Borg-Warner one-way clutch in 1967. The brown canvas top was replaced by a vinyl covered black or white top. An optional electric windshield wiper was offered, along with a windshield washer, radio, carpeted panels, floor mats, safety belts and new paint colors: Corinthian white, Rangoon red, yellow, blue and aqua.

  16. Ray Spencer

    Ray Spencer

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Your definition of a peach and everyone else's definition is an order of magnitude divergent. I like it!!

  17. Ash


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    1:43 $400 car? that's a win in my book!

  18. William Davis

    William Davis

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    King Midget Rat Rod ❓🤔😀

  19. William Davis

    William Davis

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Saw a display of King Midgets at the Farmer's Market in Athens, Ohio. A few different models. I wish they were made in a 52 tall.😂✌️👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  20. Bruce Phelps

    Bruce Phelps

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The pictures I have seen of one of these are showing me that there are several different models of these things. I'm seeing multiple engine configurations. One shows the gas tank where you have it, and another shows the tank up against the back window, and yet another showing it running along side of the right rear quarter panel. I even saw one with a 20 HP Wisconsin engine in it. I am assuming that the different configurations of the engines are closely related to the different years they were produced or they could be tied in to exact model. The google images I looked at are kind of a mish mash assortment which makes it difficult to tell what year or model you have. These types of projects are the most interesting ones because they are the ones that force you to think and be creative in order to make it all work. The Negative Nelly's don't want to be bothered with that.

  21. Adam Jones

    Adam Jones

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    What's happening with the diablo kit car in the background? Didn't realize you still had it

  22. Timothy Newkirk

    Timothy Newkirk

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I honestly find this to be a bitchin' project! I'm excited to watch the pieces of the puzzle come together! Best of Luck to you, you've got me hooked again! TY ...Newk from Kentucky

  23. Radio Rescue

    Radio Rescue

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Always something rusty and unusual on this channel and this doesn't disappoint.

  24. cut


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    cop - "do you know how fast you were going back there" ? mustie - "no" cop - "12. It's 25 back there." :):)

    • marcijunebug


      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Like when he got pulled over in the meter maid cushman truckster 🤣

  25. DrFingers 007

    DrFingers 007

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Turn it into a mini rat rod or a gasser

  26. arnhemseptember2009


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    You realise that dutch Daf in the background is very rare too on your side of the ocean?

  27. Greg & Maggie Lipscomb

    Greg & Maggie Lipscomb

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    4 bills is more than plenty for a carcase, Iam sure you will have some fun rehabing this rig.

  28. Pete Ledwidge

    Pete Ledwidge

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    This looks like a "no frills" version of the Austin Mini Moke. 😎

  29. Dale Burrell

    Dale Burrell

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  30. TheCamshafter


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That old piece is a real puzzle. Would take alot of persuasion for most folks to get that thing running again.

  31. Dave S

    Dave S

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I swear this guy should be working for NASA. He can fix anything

  32. Holger 555

    Holger 555

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I think the DAF 55 will be better, the yellow car beneath.

  33. Dan and Yong

    Dan and Yong

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Hopefully you can find photos of others to figure out the parts locations, and layout

  34. Dan and Yong

    Dan and Yong

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Appears the red piece with the curved sides is original windshield frame, someone possibly created the piece that is welded in now.?

  35. DrFronkonstein


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Mustie, can you tell me more about that yellow DAF in the background of the first minute or so?

  36. J BERG

    J BERG

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    If you get that thing usable you will be the king

  37. glenn moreland

    glenn moreland

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Crash survivability: 0

  38. fred dieckmann

    fred dieckmann

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    What the hell possessed you....

  39. david baker

    david baker

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    would rather have had the daf 33 stood next to it lol

  40. Kevin Chamberlain

    Kevin Chamberlain

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Like a shitty little jeep thing. Without the capability. Take it to the rifle range...

  41. dgc940


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Mustie Hi from Texas! All I have to say is I like the fact I can watch your videos without hearing any foul language. Thank You!

  42. Doug


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Wouldn’t it be fun going down the highway at 60 mph in this thing?

  43. Vespa Morelli

    Vespa Morelli

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Another gem from Mustie 1 👏🏻👏🏻 Does Darren have a “proper” day job ?? Seems a lot of his recording takes place late at night .... always thought he was a full time MNmorer ! But maybe he does have a day job after all. Def hands down the best channel on MNmore 👍🏼👍🏼

  44. anthony staab

    anthony staab

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    if you go on youtube and look for zippo vargo he has a complete mini car you can use as a reference

  45. J D

    J D

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    2000 piece puzzle.

  46. werksalot


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Mustie 1 I don't know if you know or not but I just found several videos here on MNmore about the King Midget that have a little history about them and some other info . When they first came out they sold for about $500.00 , There were only about 5000 made and they estimate there are only about 1000 left in existence to date . I hope this is helpful .

  47. Dion Peek

    Dion Peek

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That’s got to be the most ambitious undertaking I’ve ever seen

  48. Fernando Chavez

    Fernando Chavez

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Awesome project car! I wonder if they weren’t planning on putting larger tires in back?

  49. Bob Pegram

    Bob Pegram

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dear Mustie1, I mentioned Zippo Varga in the context of Simplicity Garden tractors and mowers. I have now also found out that he has a working King Midget! One video he made about King Midgets is five years old now. Go check him and his king midget videos out dude!

  50. Orange OwL

    Orange OwL

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    No interest in this project. Ill pop back in a month.

  51. R Verro

    R Verro

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Just can't wait to see Darren's grin, driving by the camera.

  52. James Greene

    James Greene

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    yours is a model 3 from 1957 w/ a 9.5 hp wisconsin

  53. Mno buzzz

    Mno buzzz

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    well, you definitly got your work cut out for you and that means lots of cool mustie vids to come, yeah us. the tsunami at the end of the vid was a nice touch.

  54. John Watson

    John Watson

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    In Randy Santels latest food challenge video. I swear this exact car is in the parking lot behind him. Of course is restored! Lol Check it out

  55. Frank Ruiz Jr

    Frank Ruiz Jr

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    It's Krusty Junior

  56. TK Tinman

    TK Tinman

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow I never heard of these. Now I see them videos, even a price is right episode 1960 with a king midget new

  57. Roney NorthCarolina

    Roney NorthCarolina

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Cut it out on rear for bigger wheels, maybe why?

  58. Therese Kennedy

    Therese Kennedy

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Rear quarters cut out for larger wheels(?)

  59. gbipit1


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I think there will be a Part 5 episode on this project

  60. grafvonstauffenburg


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    .....FOUR hundred DOLLARS....!??! F_O_U_R HUNDRED!!! dollars....? (Hong Dollars...?!) Isn't there a Yugo avail. locally? (They would PAY YOU to haul it A_W_A_Y.....???)

  61. Steve Watson

    Steve Watson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    That's a very easy to fix the whole car

  62. Tyler's Forgotten Car Rescue

    Tyler's Forgotten Car Rescue

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Chances that Mustie will get it back together and functional: 100%. Chances that the original engine will stay in place permanently: 0%.

  63. Mike Spain

    Mike Spain

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The dude that took this apart had more motivation at the beginning, than the middle and end if the project. Maybe start small and work in one section at a time. Some assembly required.

  64. jerry c

    jerry c

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    what a tease, mustie!

  65. Mimi Zanger

    Mimi Zanger

    7 өдрийн өмнө


  66. Kenneth Stevenson

    Kenneth Stevenson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    50's pontiac tailights

  67. Lucille Henzig

    Lucille Henzig

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    what the engine is bolt to is it idle pulley . go watch vids on king midget thats the only way you are going to put it back together . very kool car $400.00 you got a real buy rear panels are cut off is rot trace and make new ones

  68. William Tech

    William Tech

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Looks like Asbestos drum brakes to me ;)

  69. Donald Burkhard

    Donald Burkhard

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Looks like lawn mower in front, Jeep in back. Surprised not do engine first.

  70. Jon Weisblatt

    Jon Weisblatt

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Best line......'She's a peach'.

  71. David Pianosi

    David Pianosi

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    That coming up next feature was hilarious. Another good video and weird video thank you

  72. T Smith

    T Smith

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The riding lawn mower in disguise

  73. Willem Streutgers

    Willem Streutgers

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    You just missed the DAF Varomatic (Yellow one) next to this pile of junk.

  74. Charles Evans

    Charles Evans

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Mustie1. Completely unrelated to this video but I was watching one of your older videos the one about the jimmy diresta drill. Anyway don't know if you ever found out or not but that carb diaphragm material is nitrile coated nylon and you can get it off of eBay fairly cheap. I'm sure there is direct distribution for it as well.

  75. david gustafsson

    david gustafsson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    May be the weirdest mustie purchase yet..

  76. Geoff Dunstan

    Geoff Dunstan

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    If you haven't already found it, search King Midget (Midget Motors Corporation) there is a 9 minute video. best regards, Geoff from Merimbula Australia



    7 өдрийн өмнө

    MOTOR IS 9 HP.

  78. Charles Sanford

    Charles Sanford

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    . Ken Manda President of King Midgets of Ohio

  79. Justin Michael

    Justin Michael

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    side by side swap

  80. timo viitanen

    timo viitanen

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The round holders might be for the engine muffler that you are missing....

  81. Robert Donovan

    Robert Donovan

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Mustie1, if you want to see what it should look like, go to ZIPPO VARGA/ king midget. A guy took his to zippo to fix his carb, and zippo took us on a tour of it.

  82. huck01955


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    interesting rig

  83. Greg Rath

    Greg Rath

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Mystery piece of sheet metal @ 9 minute looks like the base of the firewall. Hole for horn switch or high beam

  84. Troy Belding

    Troy Belding

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Apparently the engine you have may be from the first line of them, made prior to the mid 1950's. From what I can see, you should be able to put in just about anything you want, and then re-register it with the VIN. They were serious "Put in whatever you want" kits. Looks interesting, but I think I'd rather have a Peel Trident.

  85. Xray Dean

    Xray Dean

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    King Midgets are sought after toys for grown ups. 🤟 Restore it and enjoy!!!

  86. Marvin Chitwood

    Marvin Chitwood

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I had one of these when i was about 10 or so , drove it mostly on private road , sometime rural public road , early 60s , broke down a lot , dad had friend fix it all the time , we kids loved it , did about 35 , use to sit on front fenders with legs around the bug lights !!!

  87. dimi evers

    dimi evers

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    is that DAF variomatic ?? the yellow car in the background ?? 0:22 if so you should have picked that up , those are awesome

  88. Eric Capucci

    Eric Capucci

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    this is probubily the coolest car you own.

  89. Eric Capucci

    Eric Capucci

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    you need to rustor this one for sure!!!!!!

  90. greg swenson

    greg swenson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Might Motor guy is now in Florida .

  91. greg swenson

    greg swenson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The company started in 1948 3 different body types second came out in 1955 3rd in 1957-1970 yours is 3 rd type 2 speed transmission with forward and reverse. Doors are aluminum..behinds the top.. then trunk bolts to it no wood at all floor pan hangs over the frame stater alt.

  92. j ward

    j ward

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    So...you really like challenges!😎👍

  93. John Francis

    John Francis

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    For almost a week MNmore has been force feeding me this in my feeds everyday for a week. Halfway threw. I am done.

  94. joe boxer

    joe boxer

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Mustie1 is smarter than Einstein. Prove me wrong.

  95. Liberty Patriot

    Liberty Patriot

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    This bucket of rusted junk is not worthy of your restorative talents, Mr. Mustie! Instead show us the completion of the Econoline Truck..!

  96. Harvey Rouse JR.

    Harvey Rouse JR.

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I'd enjoy seeing you do a full restoration.

  97. John Hasty

    John Hasty

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I can’t wait till this project comes together! Gonna be a good’un for sure!!!

  98. Cecil Childers

    Cecil Childers

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    You’ll pull this one out, but for many it would be a bridge to far.

  99. immrnoidall


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    2000 miles?

  100. Carlo de Leeuw

    Carlo de Leeuw

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    0:31 the yellow car thats a DAF hihihihihihi