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Unread 03-24-2015, 01:21 AM   #31
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Not to hijack your thread, but I'm doing the same exact thing. Hopefully have it done by the weekend... Its got some front windshield/top support damage I need to work on.

And like the other guys have said, we're not going to set any speed records...
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Unread 03-24-2015, 01:38 AM   #32
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Not to hijack your thread, but I'm doing the same exact thing. Hopefully have it done by the weekend... Its got some front windshield/top support damage I need to work on.

And like the other guys have said, we're not going to set any speed records...

That's awesome! Looks like you're further along than me.... Man our carts are going to look identical. I'm also doing flat black and looking for some wheels and tires like yours. Got any leads on a smokin hot deal you care to share? I see you've changed your steering wheel.... I'm still trying to figure out how to get the darn thing off mine. There was a flat head screw that I removed and that's about as far as I got because I didn't want to cause any irreparable damage. I couldn't budge the nut that the flat head screwed in to. I'm guessing it needs to come out....
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Unread 03-24-2015, 01:39 PM   #33
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Ya, if yours is like mine, the screw just holds on the scorecard keeper, then the nut under that actually holds the wheel on. Try some PB Blaster or something similar.. Make sure to keep that nut though, you'll need it.

You'll need a steering wheel and the adapter that slides over the splined steering shaft and gets bolted down, then the wheel screws/bolts to the adapter.. I think I found both pieces on eBay for about $65 total. The wheel is obviously kind of cheap, but way better than stock.

My aluminum frames were all oxidized, I used a couple of green scotchbrite pads and lacquer thinner. Brightened them all up. Not polished, but the brushed look I was going for.
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Unread 03-24-2015, 06:23 PM   #34
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Ok, I got her stripped down to bare bones. Now time to pressure wash, replace battery tray framing with aluminum angles and undercoat everything. If I could just get that **** steering wheel and floor may off I would be much happier right now!





I think previous owners bypassed the key turn with this toggle switch, which I like. There was a key ignition and two keys in the cart when I got but the wires weren't connected to anything so I'll just utilize this toggle switch so I don't have to worry about losing keys!
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Unread 03-24-2015, 09:39 PM   #35
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Now that I think about it. I actually put a socket on that wheel nut and smacked it with a hammer.

Then the nut came off pretty easy. The wheel itself was a bit stubborn too.
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Unread 03-25-2015, 09:59 AM   #36
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I'm using this cart as inspiration for this build.
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Unread 03-25-2015, 06:52 PM   #37
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Steering wheel removal,,, complete!

However,,,, I tapped on top of the shaft with a hammer and slightly deformed the top of the shaft where the nut threads onto it. Now I caused myself more problems.... Don't know what to do about that right now. Hopefully I don't have to replace the shaft now.
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Unread 03-25-2015, 08:20 PM   #38
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That's the reason you should leave the nut on the shaft as you hammer. You back it off enough to protect the shaft. Then when wheel breaks loose you can remove it. Of course it would have been better if I had posted this before you used the hammer. some use a wood block on the shaft.


They make a thread chaser you may find at a auto parts store to clean up those threads, or someone may have a tap and die set.
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Unread 03-25-2015, 08:47 PM   #39
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Get your hands on a thread file. You will most likely have to order one, I have never seen them other than at a machinist supply shop.

A regular die could make the problem worse.

And watch a video or two on how to use a thread file, not hard just have to do it right.
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DJGCWB...your "inspiration" is a fine looking cart...!!! What brand/chassis did they start with...???
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