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Old 11-20-2020, 10:21 PM   #1
Mesquite
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Default EZGO TXT48 Build

I built a few carts back in the early-mid 2000s, but quit building them in about 2006. I enjoy cart builds more than I probably should, so I decided to start up again and put some together.

As soon as I mentioned it to my brother, he asked me to build him a "Clays Cart" for his shooting. His only request was the color orange.

I bought a couple of carts from a course in Sacramento pretty cheap, so I started with one of them. It's a 2013 EZGO TXT48. As you can see, the front axle hit something hard! I started by pulling the body off. Then I pressure washed it (more than once), there was grass everywhere on this thing.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:32 PM   #2
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I keep a look out for used stuff and had found these rims a few months ago on CraigsList for $200. I chose MJFX Timber Wolf tires because I like the way they look. They aren't too radical looking.

After I wire brushed the battery tray, I sprayed the frame with a matte black to clean it up a bit.

Then I started on the wiring. I used a 30 amp convertor. I made a bracket to hold the convertor, fuse block and a terminal block for the neg wiring.

I also replaced all of the battery cables with 2 ga, using orange under the seat.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:37 PM   #3
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I used blue and yellow on the solenoid and motor cables.

I found a gent selling old style Workhouse cowls for a good price and had my local shop spray them orange. The pics don't do the color justice, it really looks nice.

I replaced the headlights with new halogen bulbs and the turn and rear lights with LEDs.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:53 PM   #4
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I went with graphite carbon fiber on the dash and steering wheel. On the dash I installed a 12v port and a dual USB port along with a three switch panel. One for the lights, one for the light bar and one for the rock lights.

You can't see it, but I'm kind of proud of the wiring. It was done with marine grade connectors and everything is loomed. I also used heat shrink tubing on all of the connections.

I used a 6" drop axle lift kit to get clearance for the 22' tires.

The seats are a orange/grey/carbon "blade" set. I'm not particularly happy with the fit and may do something different.

The rear bumper is a Jakes tube bumper.

The roof wasn't ready (from the painter) yet, so I rattle canned a roof matte black for a temporary fix. I liked the way it looked better than my original plan of matching it to the body.

This is all the progress I've made. It's actually taken me over a month as I had surgery on my hand and it's really hard to get anything done one handed. Particularly when the good one is not your dominate one.

I still will be making a front bumper and mounting the Clays basket, hopefully within the next few days. I hit a snag today when I was finally to the point of being able to test it. I found out quickly that the rear end has some issues. I pulled it today and we'll dig into that tomorrow. Thanks for looking, I'll update it when I can make a bit more progress
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: EZGO TXT48 Build

Looks awesome. Great build!
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:27 PM   #6
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Very nice work!

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Old 11-22-2020, 11:14 PM   #7
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Thanks. I hope to finish this week and I'll post more pics.
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:21 PM   #8
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A bit more progress. Today I was able to get the Clays basket, light bar, and windshield mounted.

I was also able to get the replacement rear end opened and inspected. It looks to be in really good condition.

It's slow going with one good hand; my right hand is still immobilized. Seems like everything takes five times as long to get done!
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