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Unread 02-18-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Need advice on old E-Z-GO cart...

First off, I'm new here and don't know much about carts. I do have basic electrical, mechanical and body work skills. I live in central west coast Florida. I researched the forums for hours and found a lot of useful info on the cart I just received for free. It's a 1982 E-Z-GO electric cart. It's in pretty rough shape and has some "mods" done to it. It does run well but not for very long. Anyway, I've attached some photos. I'm just wondering if it's worth saving and how difficult it is to find parts for and to restore/customize. Seems like it might be a fun project. Any suggestions or info would be appreciated. TIA





























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Unread 02-19-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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Welcome Paul !!! An excellent first post. Well, she looks like a free cart. Looks like a 1982. And unfortunately she looks like she has a bit of rust going on. That would be my first concern. You need to crawl under with a big screw driver and a pair of googles to poke aroung and see how extensive the rust is. If it looks solid enough for a jack, then I would jack it up and further asess the damage to the frame rails. Good luck and let us know what you find.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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Parts are going to be the hard part. They don't make them anymore. I have a old three wheelier that I'm taking to the dump this weekend.
Here is a picture of what's going to the dump.If someone wants anything they better hollar!


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Unread 02-19-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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Andy, I'll take the trailer.....He, he.

Paul also looks like you have some very bad cables. If you are going to run it for any period of time I suggest you invest in some cables and spend some time cleaning up every electrical connection.... How's that rust elaluation coming? Hmmm?
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Paul...
Welcome to the crew, so's to speak. There is a lot of very knowledgeable people on here. I don't know if the body parts are available but you can always do like I am doing and hand craft your own if parts aren't avail. But you are right...it is a lot of fun.

Andy...

Does that thing have a rack on it or a box for steering?


Scotty...

Yea you would beat to the trailer....LOL

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Andy do you want to sell front shocks I cant find them anyware.



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Parts are going to be the hard part. They don't make them anymore. I have a old three wheelier that I'm taking to the dump this weekend.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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napalaz, I have been having some luck taking the old shock to Napa Auto and they match me up with a monroe gas for about $25 each.
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the front on the 3 wheeler are kinda funky I have flipped the catalog a bunch of times and havent found one that will work the bottom bolt is huge and the shock is realy short ther seems to be two different types of front suspensions on the 3 wheeler and mine has the stange one that I just described but if you have a part number of the ones they sold you Ill pull them from my stock and take a look at thanks for the info.
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Welcome Paul !!! An excellent first post. Well, she looks like a free cart. Looks like a 1982. And unfortunately she looks like she has a bit of rust going on. That would be my first concern. You need to crawl under with a big screw driver and a pair of googles to poke aroung and see how extensive the rust is. If it looks solid enough for a jack, then I would jack it up and further asess the damage to the frame rails. Good luck and let us know what you find.
Thank you! I did jack up the back of it to check the brakes. The cart doesn't stop at all. The brake shoes and drums are beautiful but the cable system needs work. Anyway, the frame seems pretty solid but I'm probably going to take your advice and work on the rust first. I'll probably strip it down and start fresh. I think it will save me a lot of aggravation of chasing rust in the long run. I already took off that ugly back seat and found a 2 x 4 supporting it that was a nest for black ants.
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Parts are going to be the hard part. They don't make them anymore. I have a old three wheelier that I'm taking to the dump this weekend.
Here is a picture of what's going to the dump.If someone wants anything they better hollar!


I'd love to have the whole thing. The body looks to be in better shape than mine. Unfortunately, I live too far away and don't have the time to drive there to pick it up.
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