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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Im in process of painting my cart so started taking off the plastic body pieces. The front part was a breeze but the back part proved to be challenging due to rusty screws. Whoever came up with the idea of attaching a lock nut to a Philips head screw should be shot. When it came to undoing the plastic from the screw nut combo in back I quickly learned that the Philip head just wore down to perfectly round hole due to rust. Leaving me with a nut that just spins. Had to just push the whole head of the screw through the plastic to lift it up. Same thing happened on the screws holding the back body under the seat toward the front. Those too wore away quicker then I could put a socket and screw driver on it. Had to pull up and yank the plastic to break free.
I didn't think my 94 cart was too rusty but just from this experience I have a feeling putting a lift kit on will not be a two hour job..

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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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I have a feeling putting a lift kit on will not be a two hour job..
ahhh... NO!!!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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I usually use a dremel tool and cut the edges off the screws so I can put vice grips on them to hold them while I remove the lock nuts!!

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Unread 07-19-2013, 10:24 PM   #4
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Anything to do with carts...double the time you think it will take to complete it and double the amount of beer! AKA: get drunk first and rush the project and blame it on a buddy that helped.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #5
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I usually use a dremel tool and cut the edges off the screws so I can put vice grips on them to hold them while I remove the lock nuts!!

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That's a great idea! Provide i can get a nice clean cut with my dremel on the metal head.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #6
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Doesn't have to be that clean. Just knock some of the edge off 2 places opposite each other. I use the thin cutoff wheel. Usually go thru 2 or three wheels to get it done as they break easy...just take you time and it then goes faster!! I also use an air impact gun on the nuts. Doesn't take much to pop them off with that!!

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Unread 07-20-2013, 12:07 AM   #7
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Im in process of painting my cart so started taking off the plastic body pieces. The front part was a breeze but the back part proved to be challenging due to rusty screws. Whoever came up with the idea of attaching a lock nut to a Philips head screw should be shot. When it came to undoing the plastic from the screw nut combo in back I quickly learned that the Philip head just wore down to perfectly round hole due to rust. Leaving me with a nut that just spins. Had to just push the whole head of the screw through the plastic to lift it up. Same thing happened on the screws holding the back body under the seat toward the front. Those too wore away quicker then I could put a socket and screw driver on it. Had to pull up and yank the plastic to break free.
I didn't think my 94 cart was too rusty but just from this experience I have a feeling putting a lift kit on will not be a two hour job..

Here is front in metallic silver
Thanks for the "heads up" in about a month or two I'll be doing the same thing. Mine is a 2001 but something tells me rust doesn't care what year your cart is. I've already purchased a couple of cans of PB Blaster and I'll be spraying every bolt I can see for the next few weeks, I hope that helps to free them up?
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #8
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Use some PB Blaster (two days before) on the bolts you are going to remove, it may save having to cut off so many bolts.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #9
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Only ones I ever have to cut are the ones in the front of the cowl by the floor. Might be the acid corroding them more than any place else. If they used hex head bolts rather than Phillips head it wouldn't be a problem.

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Unread 07-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #10
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I always replace those on the bottom front of the rear body piece with a hex head.

The lift kit shouldn't be too bad. The only bolts I ever seem to have problems with are the front bolts of the rear springs. Everything else is usually not horrible. 2 hrs is a stretch for a lift I think. I can get one on on about 3 as long as there are no issues
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