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SOOTLIFE 07-09-2014 08:54 AM

Kubota golf cart build, Nothing serious!
 
Hi,

My name is Brad. I am a diesel enthusiast that loves anything diesel. This build started with the want for a sidexside to go ride with my buddies. I had a 500cc Honda motor in my garage and started throwing around the idea of putting it in a golf cart. So i looked on craigslist and couldn't find a nice Cart. so i started searching for "golf cart tires" to see if i could run across someone that was selling a Cart. Well i found an add that showed part of a golf cart in the background. I called the gentlemen and asked if he was selling the golf cart, It was a little weird at first being that he didn't know how i knew he hd it :mrgreen:. He then said he had a few so i went over to his place and looked at the carts and ended up buying the one i saw on the add. His name is Jeff aka "RIFTER", it was my first time meeting him and it was a pleasure. He showed me his builds and his current projects he was woking on and shared quite a bit of his knowledge with me, He is a super nice guy. So after awhile my thought and dreams got bigger and i sold my 500cc and went north to buy a G5200 Kubota Tractor with intensions on using this motor for the Cart. I then was thinking of ways to transfer the power to the wheels :scratch: Belt Drive, Hydro, auto trans., manual trans. i threw out the belt idea due to it slipping when it got wet. I started searching for transmission ideas and ran across the old cushman 3spd. I searched for info on them here and found some useful info and had a few members help me with my questions. I found a Cushman trans. a little north of me on craigslist. I went to the gentlemen's house and he restored cushman mini bikes and had a few of these transmissions laying around. Once i acquired the trans. I then began pondering about how to mate the D600 and the 3spd. I sat in my garage starring at the two objects waiting for them to mate themselves :shock:.........it never happened. So i got out the drawing board and started designing a bell housing. After that was sent off to be cut out i had the flywheel machined to adapt the clutch and pressure plate. OK let me stop boring you with my run on sentences and horrible writing and show you some pictures, ENJOY :thumbup:


Specs

Golf Cart: EZ GO
Chassis: 4 link Straight Frame
Motor: D600 Kubota
Transmission: 3spd Cushman
Running Gear: Samurai Axles

SOOTLIFE 07-09-2014 08:58 AM

Re: Kubota golf cart build, Nothing serious!
 
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Here is the cart i bought from rifted when before i cleaned it up

SOOTLIFE 07-09-2014 09:01 AM

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This is the G5200 Kubota when i went up north to get it

SOOTLIFE 07-09-2014 09:03 AM

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Started to build the frame

SOOTLIFE 07-09-2014 09:04 AM

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The Cushman 3spd

smallblock450sl 07-09-2014 09:05 AM

Re: Kubota golf cart build, Nothing serious!
 
Out of all the car's Rifter had....you picked that one?:lol: Good luck on your build and yes we all want progress reports and pictures:thumbup:

SOOTLIFE 07-09-2014 09:05 AM

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My bell housing design

SOOTLIFE 07-09-2014 09:09 AM

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The motor pulled from the tractor. This is a cool little motor

SOOTLIFE 07-10-2014 08:34 AM

Re: Kubota golf cart build, Nothing serious!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smallblock450sl (Post 1049716)
Out of all the car's Rifter had....you picked that one?:lol: Good luck on your build and yes we all want progress reports and pictures:thumbup:

Haha yea I figured I'd help the old mildew girl left to rot. In the process of buying a new house so the cart is tucked away in storage right now

smallblock450sl 07-10-2014 08:56 AM

Re: Kubota golf cart build, Nothing serious!
 
Is that the same engine Jeff put into a Club Car?


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