I found this page about Morgan front suspension, because I was very curious about how it worked. This would be simple to replicate in "cyclecart" size with bicycle suspension parts. The hard chromed sliders and tophat bushings are totally off the shelf stuff.
I found some bad pictures of a really old one with two speeds. One set of gears and chains each side of the wheel with a dog clutch between them. Hmmm. Cyclecart, anyone? Yeah, it'll probably have to happen. Good practice for a full sized one.
Anyway. These are neat cars, and I'm growing more enamoured of them.
I am not at all convinced I want a shaft final drive either. I'm thinking a chain would be better, if only because of efficiency and ease of maintenance.
I did find out during the course of this build that I know a guy who makes off road car chassis and cages. He seems to be amenable to welding up a tube frame from 4130 for the future trike car thing.
Meanwhile, the car is drying out, and I'm making the steering wheel. I'll put up some pics of the wheel and new framing later.