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Old 12-03-2022, 09:28 PM   #71
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Iíll end up replacing the seat covers with something like tweed or something. Just wanted to get it all together as much as I can for now.

Man I canít wait to get those new wheels and tires. This thing is gonna be sick.


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Old 12-03-2022, 09:35 PM   #72
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Iím almost done with the rear body. The bag well is almost together gotta do a little splicing on the seam. Working on the rear bed box. Not sure if I want to keep it on or not. But Iím sure itíll be handy to have a storage area for stuff. Doubt Iíll ever take this to the golf course even if I bought some turf tires, but I know Iíll use it around the house a bunch so Iím trying to hang on to some level of usefulness. LOL


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Old 12-04-2022, 06:42 PM   #73
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It hurt my feelings to have to cut the front apart but I want it as close to perfect as I can get it.

I realized the upper arms needed to go up a little and out a little as well as brought forward to flush with the front mounts.

Hopefully all this extra work will be worth it.

The rear end of the cart is done except for the brakes (waiting on parts). Body fully stitched and mounted. Seat back bracket and bed support brackets all welded up and done. Rear cargo box modified and tack welded up together
. So progress is being made.



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Old 12-04-2022, 06:46 PM   #74
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Man. What a project. This thing has been a TON of work. Hope itís worth it. Otherwise I could have just been making payments on a RZR and not spending days cutting and welding and cutting and welding, etc etc. But then again, they donít make a Single Seater Electric 2WD RZR with a 4-link and 4 wheel disc brakes yet and Iím really after the quiet, no oil or gas buggy that I can use at night without bothering my neighbors, and trying to do it for a quarter of the cost or less. So yeah. Tall order.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:09 PM   #75
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Restart. Yeah. I know. My welds are ugly. Iím out of gas on my good welder so Iím using my flux core and itís controls are loosy goosey.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:21 PM   #76
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Weld. Grind. Weld. Itís how a hack welder does it. LOL
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Old 12-04-2022, 10:41 PM   #77
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Are you welding with flux core wire?
What size? And what amps are you running?

Flux core is always messy, but anti-spatter spray on the parts helps a lot to keep the boogers from building up.
Itís hard to tell sometimes after the fact, but you may have too much stick-out or too little amperage combined with a fast travel speed.


Another thing I see in the earlier pics is what looks like a front shock tower from a Club car. Those were never designed to carry the weight of the cart, so if you do use that for the shock mount be sure to beef it up a little. Those are not that strong and are frequently bent.
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:37 AM   #78
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This is a great project. I love to watch the progress. A iithium battery makes this project doable. Otherwise you would not be able to fit enough wet cell battery in it. IMHO
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:21 PM   #79
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Fairtax, youíre right on all accounts. my flux core machine only has 4 settings and a not very accurate wire speed knob. Itís also 110v so itís not real powerful. Iím definitely not a real welder, I just play one on TV. But I usually weld a little better than that but I was getting tired and sloppy.

The club car shock tower was meant to just be a mock up for tower height and width. Originally I was thinking of building my triangulation for the front sub-frame around it, but hearing the tend to bend, It wonít be going back in.
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:32 PM   #80
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This is a great project. I love to watch the progress. A iithium battery makes this project doable. Otherwise you would not be able to fit enough wet cell battery in it. IMHO

Thanks Scotty. I can get the six 8 volt Trojans under the seat but have no room for the controller. I have two ideas on how to mount the controller. If neither work Iím going to have break the bank and buy a lithium.

Do you have a recommendation for a lithium battery for this cart thatís not $2000+?

I saw one with good reviews on Amazon that was $1700, but who really knows until youíve pulled the trigger and experience it for yourself. Seems like a pretty big gamble any way you go.
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