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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:05 AM   #61
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I noticed in one of your earlier posts you had cleaned up the frame. Did you just pressure wash it or did you sand blast it too?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 12:07 PM   #62
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Finally I decided to take a look at the F&R switch. It turns out it is actually possible to over-shoot the contact point on the switch bar. So, I rotated the switch to Forward, but not as far. Bingo!!!
Outstanding job! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Just a quick note on that F&R switch. I went thru this last year, bought a new switch that turned out to be a knock-off instead of an OEM Club Car. It was poorly constructed, over-rotated as you describe, and eventually the plastic deformed from poor connection due to the lever not being centered at the stop.

Not sure if yours is OEM or a knock-off, but it's something to watch out for.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #63
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I noticed in one of your earlier posts you had cleaned up the frame. Did you just pressure wash it or did you sand blast it too?
I used a couple rust remover wheels mounted on a drill to "sand" the corrosion off after I pressure-washed the whole cart. In retrospect I wish I'd have just taken the entire stripped frame to a sand blaster. Would have saved me alot of time and sweat.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #64
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Hey could you show a pic of how you did your break light switch?
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Unread 11-26-2013, 11:47 AM   #65
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Well guys, I got busy with hunting season and let this post slip. Hereís the final update.

Cargo Bed
I left off waiting for the seat and bed to arrive. First to show up was the bed, a nice big box from All Sports. I ordered a custom size, so it had to ship by pallet freight.



I soon had it mounted up.





Iím pretty pleased with the quality of the box. I think itís going to work great for my purposes of a hunting/ranch buggy. Itís rated at 400 lbs, and I plan to put that much in it.

Next step was to cut a bed mat for it. More horse mat from Tractor Supply.



Soon after that the bottom half of the seat arrived and went right in.


Windshield

My next project was to knock up a windshield for the cart. I wanted to go with a ďsportĒ windshield to give some protection from the wind, but still be low enough to creep under trees. It needed to be easily removable for travel, and on those hot days where the breeze is desired. I also wanted to build in a top rail that could be used as a shooting rest.

First step was to modify the original roof frame.



After it was cut to length, it was time to fill some holes and paint.



Next, I set out to cut some plexi to size, and cut some aluminum angle to be used as bracing.



Test-fitting the frame:



Painting the plexi windshield bracing and top rail:




Windshield done and mounted up! It uses 4 bolts with wing nuts to attach, and can be removed very quickly.



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Unread 11-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #66
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Gun Rack

With the cart nearing completion, one of my last tasks was to mock up a gun rack. I did not really like most of what I saw on the market. I wanted to keep the floor clear, yet also provide a sturdy yet cushioned mount to keep my rifle and scope safe while bouncing around the ranch. I also did not want to spend a fortune. So, I decided to build my own.

I came up with a simple design that holds the rifles just behind the windshield and parallel to the dash. Keeps the rifles up and out of the way. Itís a pretty simple design that uses two angle brackets and a piece of conduit. The angle brackets tie into the existing roof frame supports for a sturdy built. I then purchased some ATV-style gun supports that bolt directly to the conduit. All-in for materials I was around $55.

First step was to measure and weld the conduit to the brackets, then drill and bolt to the supports. Next I began mocking up the gun supports themselves.





After everything looked good it was time for paint and final assembly.






Iím pretty happy with the way it turned out. I have it as a single for now, but it can be easily converted to a double by installing cross bars on the gun mounts and adding the other two.

Truck Bed Supports

Alright, nearly done.

One of the things that attracted me to building a golf cart in the first place was that I could haul it in my pickup. I installed some add-a-leaf springs in the rear of my Tundra, so I wasnít worried about the ~1,000 lbs from a payload perspective. But, I have a 6.5í bed, and a tool box on it which meant the back wheels were right at the edge of the tailgate. I wasnít comfortable with that much weight on the tailgate cables, so I decided to fab up a support system.

My design fits into the receiver hitch on the truck, them comes up to about ľĒ higher than the level of the tailgate. I then lay 2-2x10 boards in the truck where the cart wheels will be. In this way, the hitch support carries the distributed load of the golf cart and takes it off the tailgate.

Cutting the steel for the supports:




Checking the riser height and getting ready to final weld:



Welded up and painted:



Cart loaded:





I have now hauled it on several trips, and the systems works good. You certainly know the cart is back there, but I have peace of mind knowing the load is well supported.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #67
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Wow, great job all around man. The windshield looks sharp and functional. The bed adds to the look and will definitely come in handy, is it a dump bed? Great idea on the hitch receiver and nice fab skills.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #68
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Nice work, it's looking great...
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Unread 11-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #69
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TxAg, love the attention to detail on your build. How bright are your led headlights & are you satisfied with them? Also when I lifted my rear I flipped the u bolts so they were not an obstruction. Wish I would have thought of that before I put them on the first time!
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Unread 11-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #70
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Default Re: Hunt Buggy: Project Catorce

Just wanted to say ... Welcome to BGW and Nice Build. Impressed at the detail you put into this. It even gave me a few ideas for the project me and my boys are working on. I really like the cleaning of the frame. I did do a battery tray cleaning and I painted it with spray can bed liner to help protect it in the future. I dig the brush guard with the receiver built in. Are you going to put a removable winch in there when out hunting?

Over all what a great job and thanks for the detailed posts and pics.
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