parts are still available for many of these cars but the cosmetic
body and trim pieces are long gone. The belt drive clutch
components on the engine and differential are also long gone.
Treat them carefully!
There are two important
numbers associated with the Cushman vehicles. One is the MODEL
number and the other is the SERIAL number. On the golf cars they
are located in different places. Usually the Model Number is found
under the seat to the driver side of the shift lever console. The
number is stamped into a plate riveted to the console and the
number usually starts with an '8', like 898100 or 880429. This
number is most important because of all the different models
Cushman made. Many were very similar in look but the wiring
The serial number is commonly
found stamped into the metal side rail, just below the floorboard
on the driver side. Rust or several coats of paint may obscure the
6 digit number. It is not as important as the model number but it
helps to have it on hand, especially for the non-golf car
vehicles. The 'Meter Maids' and turf 'Trucksters', as they were
called, may have the serial and model number on the dash console
near the emergency brake pedal. Click on the Larger Picture linkto
see a pix of an older 3 wheel Cushman golf car.
Cushman - 'Scotsman'
Model, circa 1964
Cushman entered the golf car
business very early. Pictured is the 'Scotsman' model which dates
back to the early '60's. This very versatile vehicle could be used
for golf or a dump bed could be purchased for yard work (pictured
below with a top). The golf bag holders doubled to hold garden
tools if used as such. This neat little package had a 5hp, 14.1 cu
in, 4 cycle gas engine with electric start. It was 40" wide and
78" long with a top speed of 12mph. Slick! The picture on the left
shows the same car used for golf but without a top or a dump bed.