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scubabud 04-17-2009 05:44 PM

Anyone get their cart Florida Street Legal?
 
Just curious if anyone actually when through the entire process to make and get their cart officially approved street legal in Florida, license plate, insurance, etc. Do you have any pictures of what youíve done as well? Weíre just deciding if itís worth it since most of our use is in RV parks and campgrounds and any help would be appreciated. :mrgreen:

mountainman007 04-17-2009 07:49 PM

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Im In Texas If You Drive It On The Street You Have To Do All The Above If You Stay In The Park Its Not Necessary I Have Mine Is Street Legal Insurance Is Cheap

Extractor 04-17-2009 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by scubabud (Post 181394)
Just curious if anyone actually when through the entire process to make and get their cart officially approved street legal in Florida, license plate, insurance, etc. Do you have any pictures of what youíve done as well? Weíre just deciding if itís worth it since most of our use is in RV parks and campgrounds and any help would be appreciated. :mrgreen:


Bump.

I am in the same position. I really want to get it street legal but trying to overcome some obstacles first. One person said the windshield had to be stamped with some rating (AS5??) and another said just bring proof that it's Lexan. Everything else seemed straight forward...
Here's some of what I've found:
Basically what the state is doing is registering it as an ?Assembled from Parts? NEV.

1. Cart must be electric.
2. Must be capable of minimum 20 MPH with a maximum of 25 MPH.
3. Must have LEXAN windshield.
4. Windshield wiper (electric or hand operated).
5. Seat belts.
6. Rear view mirror (outside left) and either one center inside or one right side.
7. Red reflector on rear and each side as close to the rear as possible. (At least 24 inches from ground).
8. Headlights
9. Taillights
10. Brake lights.
11. Turn signals.
12. Horn.

Keep all receipts for your upgrades. You will need a receipt (Bill of Sale) for the cart plus a Certificate of Manufacture. You will also need a weight slip. (Load cart on trailer and drag it to a state weigh station. They will weigh it and give you a slip of paper.) With all of this you?ll need to go to the DMV and fill out some forms. You leave all the paper work. They will then make an appointment for you to bring the cart in for inspection. After the inspection, they collect any taxes that are due. They will issue a title. Drag the cart home. Call your insurance company to get insurance. Be sure they understand that it is a Low Speed Vehicle and will be operated on public streets. My company would not insure it so I called an agent with Progressive. Full insurance on a 2006 Ez-Go was $255 per year.

With the title and insurance card go to the county courthouse for the tag.

oxfordlawn 04-17-2009 09:11 PM

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trying to post a picture of this word document..hope it works
This is a recently made available package...try the sponsors to get it if you guys are interested.
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/t...icepackage.jpg

TRAP4KAT 04-17-2009 09:42 PM

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hey I check into it in louisiana, they asked if it has a VIN number like a car. You may want to see if that applies in FLA. As for insurance, I have mine fully insured and they did not inquire about whether is was street legal or used on the street. They just snap a few photos. Better to be insured these days, especially if you let others drive it, or if you drive others...

Just my 2 cents.8)

scubabud 04-18-2009 05:51 AM

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I have ALL of the official paper work from the DMV and have attached a PDF file with the carts requirements in making it an LSV, (just one of MANY forms.) And since they donít have a 17 digit serial number the state will supposedly issue once since youíre going to also apply for it by filling out the salvage forms as well, (Rebuilder Application Form showing all parts and receipts.) There are many other steps involved such as inspection, getting the cart weighed, etc. What Iíd like to know is who actually took this from Point A to Point B and got their cart approved along with getting a 17 digit VIN sticker, a title and then applied and received their tag, any tips they can suggest in the filling of the forms and was it worth it in the end. :roll:

http://www.tk411.com/pdf/LSV.pdf

Thanks again :mrgreen:

Oxfordlawn, thanks for that link as well since you'll need both the windshield as well as that wiper! :mrgreen:

oxfordlawn 04-18-2009 08:21 AM

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Thanks for the info and attatchment Scuba:thumbup:
Definately stored that one away on the computer for later use:wink:

lakeman1 04-18-2009 08:49 AM

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In SC show insurance card, pay $5 and they give you a sticker to put on your windshield. Done!

Extractor 04-18-2009 10:47 PM

Re: Anyone get their cart Florida Street Legal?
 
Ok, who wants to try it first? I know it's going to be a pain in the... but I want to do it also. Anyone know where I can get an AS5 windshield for my 1998 CC? I found a place that sold it all as a kit for $500 but I just need the windshield... then I can be the guinea pig and run it through from point A to B...to C... to D...ad nauseum (too late to spell).:pukeright:

scubabud 04-19-2009 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Extractor (Post 182013)
Ok, who wants to try it first? I know it's going to be a pain in the... but I want to do it also. Anyone know where I can get an AS5 windshield for my 1998 CC? I found a place that sold it all as a kit for $500 but I just need the windshield... then I can be the guinea pig and run it through from point A to B...to C... to D...ad nauseum (too late to spell).:pukeright:

I read this in a thread on another website. I'm not sure if he was for real since some of the things he wrote before this paragraph didn't quite make sense but if thats the case maybe you don't need that windshield just yet. Besides you can always make another appointment if it didn't pass.

"I sent in my paper work and got a call 3 days later. Scheduled my appointment 3 days after that and trailered my cart to the state police DMV office. Guy came outside, looked at my cart front and back, lifted the seat to verify it being electric and that was it...Didn't take it off trailer, and didn't have to demonstrate anything worked. Went inside and he typed for 15 minutes. Walked out and handed me a plate and had me write w check for everything. He walked outside and installed a bar code VIN tag inside the left hand storage glove box are and told me this is where a cop would look if I got pulled over. "

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 07:04 AM

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I completed the process 2 months ago in palm beach county, it was easier than I thought. The windshield is the worst part but contact Palm beach golf carts and talk to Albert @ 561-863-2177. Hes done quite a few LSV carts. As for the statement you read, it wasnt like that ! Make appointment with DOT, Mine was 3 weeks out, You go to DOT with ALL reciepts for parts (make sure they state DOT approved), a certified weight ticket from scales, and a detailed bill of sale for cart, they go check cart, IF everything is fine they put VIN plate on and give a sealed package to take to DMV, Then DMV assigns license plate. Oh yea make sure your cart is insured, I went through Allstate it was only $45 a year full cover. Got my title in 2 weeks...done deal. What makes this easy is have the paperwork and reciepts in order or its a biotch !!!

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Extractor (Post 182013)
Ok, who wants to try it first? I know it's going to be a pain in the... but I want to do it also. Anyone know where I can get an AS5 windshield for my 1998 CC? I found a place that sold it all as a kit for $500 but I just need the windshield... then I can be the guinea pig and run it through from point A to B...to C... to D...ad nauseum (too late to spell).:pukeright:

Palm beach golf carts 300.00 AS5 with dot approved paperwork. Albert @ 561-863-2177

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 08:20 AM

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Scuba Bud, It was worth it to me for sure ! I use mine all the time, even pull my jet ski to the local boatramp, any questions Ill be glad to help ! Mike

scubabud 04-19-2009 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by cat boat racer (Post 182183)
Scuba Bud, It was worth it to me for sure ! I use mine all the time, even pull my jet ski to the local boatramp, any questions Ill be glad to help ! Mike

Thanks Mike 8)

Can you tell me how you filled out this form, link attached to Builder Form:

http://www.tk411.com/pdf/Builder.pdf

Thanks :mrgreen:

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 09:04 AM

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Sure, The cart is going to be called an ASPT, all you have to have is reciepts for the major parts you change (this form applies to rebuilding autos more) but I kept the receipts for windshield, light kit, side mirrors, seatbelt kit, high speed motor (the dot inspectors know that no cart will go 20+ stock ! and they look). Other than that fill out buyer and seller info, and have the bill of sale with sellers full name, address, and description of cart with year, color and the amount paid. Theyre sticklers on this ! Youll need a weight slip from certified scale. Record the date you completed your build because the new title reflects that date as the vehicles new year (for example my 91 club car is now a 2009 ASPT LSV)... You wont need to prove insurance till you go to the DMV for your tag. Mike PS. Dont forget the Slow moving vehicle sign on the back, they check these also !

scubabud 04-19-2009 09:11 AM

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Thanks Mike 8)

Did you go with a hand actuated wiper or the motor type?

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 09:12 AM

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Scuba, I checked out the pics of your cart, youll need receipt for your motor, light kit. Do you have a horn ? and the fold down windshield will not pass. Mike

scubabud 04-19-2009 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by cat boat racer (Post 182203)
Scuba, I checked out the pics of your cart, youll need receipt for your motor, light kit. Do you have a horn ? and the fold down windshield will not pass. Mike

The cart was purchased from Professional Golf Car on Lake Worth Road with the light, horn, turn signal and fold down windshield as part of the package. I added the other accessories as well as the Plum Quick Motor. The original Bill of Sale shows what came with the cart at that time so I'm guessing I'll need the PQ Motor receipt as well as the AS5 windshield along with the reflectors, Slow Speed Decal, outside mirror, wiper blade assembly and seat belts.

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 09:22 AM

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I got the elec motor. Im trying to post a couple pics for you. Mike

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 09:36 AM

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Also you need a license plate bracket (for attatchment) and a license plate light, auto zone all together maybe $7 . Golden Retriever not DOT approved !

Fishing Dude 04-19-2009 09:40 AM

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[QUOTE= Golden Retriever not DOT approved ![/QUOTE]

And WHY NOT?

scubabud 04-19-2009 09:48 AM

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Very nice looking cart Mike. I'm also a fur kid lover and that's one of the main reasons we have a Diesel Pusher and the Cart! The Fur Kids love both and we love taking them on all our camping trips as well as rides on the cart!:mrgreen:

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 09:53 AM

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I originally built mine for cruisin parts around the pits, but my 2 goldens loved rides so much I went and got it street legal, now we go for about a 2 mile ride around the neighborhood after work everyday ! Theyre hooked :mrgreen:

BRS 04-19-2009 11:48 AM

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Good info. everyone! I've thought about doing this for a long time.... So far PBSO has not given me a problem. :thumbup:

scubabud 04-19-2009 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by BRS (Post 182331)
Good info. everyone! I've thought about doing this for a long time.... So far PBSO has given me a problem. :thumbup:

BRS, call DMV 561-640-6820 and let them know you are looking for the forms for converting a Golf cart into an LSV. They'll mail you the forms and ask you if you'd like to make an appointment for an inspection. I let them know my cart wasn't ready and would call back to schedule an appointment later. :thumbup:

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 01:47 PM

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Scuba Bud, It took about 3 weeks to get my appointment. It actually pushed me to finish.

BRS, Im in North Palm Beach and they have a nasty habit of impounding carts if your caught on the roads. :shock: Now I purposely cruise on by were they sit, Oh ya and wave !!! Mike :lhmo:

BRS 04-19-2009 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by cat boat racer (Post 182364)
Scuba Bud, It took about 3 weeks to get my appointment. It actually pushed me to finish.

BRS, Im in North Palm Beach and they have a nasty habit of impounding carts if your caught on the roads. :shock: Now I purposely cruise on by were they sit, Oh ya and wave !!! Mike :lhmo:

We're still a little rural, west of Jog Rd., south of Southern, but I'm not driving to the store. Nuff said, I'm going to start the process. :thumbup:

cat boat racer 04-19-2009 09:02 PM

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Good luck and Ill help if I can ! Mike

Jim C 04-20-2009 06:55 AM

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Do the tires have to be DOT approved?

cat boat racer 04-20-2009 08:50 AM

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Jim, The tires are supposed to be DOT, that being said they (DOT inspector) did not check mine, and mine look nothing like street tires. And I know the police will never check unless your lucky enough to get stopped by State or DOT and piss them off... Mike
Sorry for the vague answer, Thats just my experience.

IMNFL 04-20-2009 08:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Extractor (Post 182013)
Ok, who wants to try it first? I know it's going to be a pain in the... but I want to do it also. Anyone know where I can get an AS5 windshield for my 1998 CC? I found a place that sold it all as a kit for $500 but I just need the windshield... then I can be the guinea pig and run it through from point A to B...to C... to D...ad nauseum (too late to spell).:pukeright:

Cart Parts Plus will sell you the windshield. Make sure they put a NOTATION on the invoice that it is a DOT AS5 rating. Bought mine last year from CPP for $109.95 plus S&H.
Price and Shipping could have went up a little.

Tell'em you want the unbreakable Lexan one like OBill and Jill got on their carts.

Windshield wipers are not neccessary! Don't believe me? Just look at the Sprits that come from China! They are street legal out of the box and they don't have one. I asked the lady at the inspection station in my district about a wiper and she said she ain't inspected for a wiper yet. She didn't even know what a AS5 rating is!

If you insist on a Wiper I'd suggest a manual one. I've had both. It is easier to install, it is much lighter than the electric. It comes with the blade! Great on a folding windshied. (No wires to contend with)
If you want the electric one you have to order the motor, the arm and the blade.
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...2004G_CL_1.jpg
If I was in the Golf Cart business I'd stock and sell this one!
This Manual Wiper is perfectly street legal and it is used on the older Jeeps and on the modern Kit Cars. Available at many part stores, JC Whitney and other places on line.
:lhmo: I would like to have a link to that place that sells a kit for $500.00!!! Please, I want to see that one.
MY 2 cents.

Extractor 04-20-2009 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by IMNFL (Post 182879)
:lhmo: I would like to have a link to that place that sells a kit for $500.00!!! Please, I want to see that one.
MY 2 cents.


http://www.tonyscustomgolfcarts.com/ was where they wanted $499 plus shipping for the windshield, reflective triangle, some tape, and wiper with motor. I don't need a motorized one. I'll even try to get it approved without one since I don't want any wiper. I figure it requires drilling a hole in the windshield or mounting a bar across the top to hang it from...

Thanks for the info on the windshield. I'm calling them up today! :thumbup:

IMNFL 04-20-2009 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Extractor (Post 183017)
http://www.tonyscustomgolfcarts.com/ was where they wanted $499 plus shipping for the windshield, reflective triangle, some tape, and wiper with motor. I don't need a motorized one. I'll even try to get it approved without one since I don't want any wiper. I figure it requires drilling a hole in the windshield or mounting a bar across the top to hang it from...

Thanks for the info on the windshield. I'm calling them up today! :thumbup:

Hey Thanks,
Yep, have to drill one hole and 4 holes for the electric one. No bar needed.
ob

IMNFL 04-20-2009 11:05 AM

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This guy has put some thought into Carts and Accessories!

He schould (German spelling) consider being a sponsor!

I'm sorry, I schould have asked you to PM me the link if they wasn't a BGW sponsor.

ob

km0000 04-20-2009 03:21 PM

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Hey Guys,

I'm new here and to the golf cart world. Bought a 1998 Club Car DS and stripped it down to the frame. I have started to build it back up and had a couple of questions before deciding on whether to make this street legal. Does your bill of sale have to be notorized? The guy i bought this from just gave me slip and we both signed. Also, any recommendations as to an electric series motor that will go at least 20 mph?

Thanks

Extractor 04-20-2009 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by km0000 (Post 183311)
Hey Guys,

I'm new here and to the golf cart world. Bought a 1998 Club Car DS and stripped it down to the frame. I have started to build it back up and had a couple of questions before deciding on whether to make this street legal. Does your bill of sale have to be notorized? The guy i bought this from just gave me slip and we both signed. Also, any recommendations as to an electric series motor that will go at least 20 mph?

Thanks


I hope it doesn't have to be notarized... I think I may have to fabricate er, dig up my original bill of sale.

Get some aluminum polish and shine up your frame... wish I had done that when it was so easy to access.

there's lots of options to get 20mph...(should start a new thread for that one) I'm doing the D395 with 6:1 gears. But then again I'm shooting for 30mph...:mrgreen:

Extractor 04-20-2009 04:01 PM

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oops, one more thing... Welcome km0000!!!

IMNFL 04-20-2009 04:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by km0000 (Post 183311)
Hey Guys,

I'm new here and to the golf cart world. Bought a 1998 Club Car DS and stripped it down to the frame. I have started to build it back up and had a couple of questions before deciding on whether to make this street legal. Does your bill of sale have to be notorized? The guy i bought this from just gave me slip and we both signed. Also, any recommendations as to an electric series motor that will go at least 20 mph?

Thanks

Nope don't have to be notorized.
Tom at CPP told me, "I'd have to throw my electric cart over a cliff to get it up to that speed!" (He was joking. I think?)
ob

:sign3::newb:

scubabud 04-22-2009 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by cat boat racer (Post 182143)
Palm beach golf carts 300.00 AS5 with dot approved paperwork. Albert @ 561-863-2177


Radical Golf Carts has a Manual wiper arm for $58, http://www.radicalgolfcarts.com/Item...iper__&ID=1278

and Palm Beach Golf carts has an AS5 Street Legal Full Windshield for $162. I stopped there today and spoke to Josue who is also working out some prices on other items I'll need. Hopefully I'll be getting my cart Street Legal Ready very soon!

How is anyone else doing a street legal... doing so far? :mrgreen:

km0000 04-22-2009 06:50 PM

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Thanks for the welcome guys. And thanks for the great ideas.


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