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Old 09-02-2019, 08:02 PM   #31
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I bleepin love it
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:32 PM   #32
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Awesome Work.
That thing as Sweet and you guys did an Amazing Job.

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Old 09-02-2019, 10:02 PM   #33
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Looks great. Do you have a charger for that voltage as well?
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:30 AM   #34
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Well done! Looks period correct too.
I dig the spare tire...
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:22 AM   #35
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Looks great. Do you have a charger for that voltage as well?

I use a Lestermatic 36v charger on it. This particular charger has a fairly "soft" charging cycle in that it maxes out at around 40 - 42v and never puts out more than 10-12 amps. So far so good with them. I converted an old Worthington from 24 to 32 volts last year via 8 volt Trojans and the batts have been fine. I am using the same batteries in the Sports Rider so things should be ok.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:26 AM   #36
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Well done! Looks period correct too.
I dig the spare tire...
Funny you should say that. This cart gets a ton of looks and comments and, with all of the work that went into this thing, the darn spare tire gets most of the comments.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:57 PM   #37
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Amazing work, excellent job!
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Old 08-19-2021, 01:25 PM   #38
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This is as stated a Kelsen Sports Rider. My uncle, Arthur Kelsen invented this and manufactured them in Stanton, CA. My grandmother had a 1963 Kelsen Sports Rider. Wish I knew where it ended up.

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Old 09-12-2021, 11:58 PM   #39
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You did an amazing job with the Kelsen Sports Rider. Any update on how things are going with it? Is it fun to drive? I've been looking at a couple different cart projects to buy - a Kelsen is one of them and I was wondering where you were able to get some of the misc parts to finish your restoration - like the metal trim pieces along the sides, hubcaps, etc?
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:35 AM   #40
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Parts for these carts are pretty much a no go. I have 10 vintage carts and have gotten crafty with making thing from other carts work within one that I have. Really, most old electric carts operate on the same fundamentals so it's not too hard to get things from "Cart A" to work in "Cart B" It may take some fabrication, though.

My Kelsen is still running great. To give it a bit more pep I run 32v on it rather than the stock 24. It runs good.

The trim pieces and such are actually pretty easy. Hub caps are standard 8 inch baby-moons that can be found online. The trim pieces are actually from a car but I have no idea which one. I measured what I needed and worked the daylights out of Google until I found some chrome that was the same dimensions.

Note that the seat is actually the rear seat for a Jeep Wrangler. The dimensions are nearly perfect for the Kelson and they somewhat have a vintage look to them.
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