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Unread 05-02-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Drug it out of woods.. I understand I need batteries and TLC... What is the first step u guys would take to see what I have if you were me? I know it sounds vague. but I am a newbie!! Any help appreciated!!:help
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Unread 05-02-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Suggestion is think real hard before you resurrect a cart from the dead. Batteries will run you in the area of $600 +-50. You will easily get the $1000 area quickly jus to make it usable, and then you have an old dirty cart you just dumpred $1000 into and its still a dirty old cart. Look on Craigslist or EBay and weigh out all your options to alternative carts before you sink tons of your hard earned money into rebuilding an old cart..IT ADDS UP REAL FAST!!!
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Unread 05-02-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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I would do it in a heartbeat Take the body off and make a note of any repairs needed.... Look the frame and front end over.... some welds may be cracked. Find a welder who will do Aluminum....Now pressure wash the begeezus out of it.... turn it on its side and do it some more. chip the corrosion out of the battery boxes and wash it again. Replace the rotten battery supports with Aluminum Angle. Get some batteries = make it run...fix the body, spray paint everything, reassemble .....and drive

Lots of work and fun if you are looking for a project.....
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oh yeah... I am a racing fabricator in Mooresville, nc... Can handle that stuff, need the tech advice from you guys on here!!! I understand what the first guy said, but I do plan on at least $1000 more into it.. Even then, it'll only cost $1200!!! Still a deal!!
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Unread 05-02-2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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As long as you are into doing to doing the work yourself ...... and have a mechanical background.... (you do) then I see nothing but fun ahead.....
now, get busy stripping the body off and see how bad the battery supports are corroded
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roger... I will keep you posted....
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Unread 05-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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oh yeah... I am a racing fabricator in Mooresville, nc... Can handle that stuff, need the tech advice from you guys on here!!! I understand what the first guy said, but I do plan on at least $1000 more into it.. Even then, it'll only cost $1200!!! Still a deal!!

I wasn't talking you out of it, just wanted you to know what you may be getting into. Had no idea of your ability, background or what you were looking to do. Personally I love rebuilding dirty old carts, even dirty newer carts,. Everyone here has helped me out so much in the past (and present) on Techy issues, you will have no problems with info. As Scotty said, tear into it, the satisfaction is worth it in the end, and since you have the ability to do the work yourself, the costs will stay manageable compared to a newer cart
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Unread 05-02-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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oxfordlawn, no prob, I appreciate any info, or thoughts you have.. I am a raw rookie at this for sure.. Its unbelievable, the demand for any electric cart, regardless of the condition here in the Charlotte area... I saw this thing on Craigs list this morning.. He already had people calling an hour after it posted!! I called him at 7:30 am, and he had a guy coming to look at in the a.m, so I might wanna come check it out if you really want it he said. Its rough, but its not bad at all.. Front cowl is junk, needs tires, batteries, and probably other stuff, but at $200, even if it costs another $1200-1500, its still a good deal I believe.. I love projects anyway...But I will be hammering you guys with questions!! I missed out on three carts this week alone around here!!!!
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Unread 05-02-2009, 08:54 PM   #9
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I have had a couple of the 89s and I think Ox has one too.


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Unread 05-02-2009, 09:22 PM   #10
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I have had a couple of the 89s and I think Ox has one too.
Yup--Still have it and actually put some miles on it today, first time in a few weeks. I must say I do love the power of the 48V running through that 36V motor
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