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Unread 08-10-2019, 11:07 AM   #1
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Hi all, I have a chance to buy an older 1982 ez go gas golf cart. The seller wants 700$ for it and said it needs absolutely nothing except paint. Is that a good price?? How much are they worth if I buy and flip? The thought is to keep it and run it... but I have a habit of buying and selling as well... also what are the weak areas of that cart? WhT should I look for for wear items? I’m A goof cart newbie!
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Unread 08-10-2019, 01:23 PM   #2
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Not a super deal, but fair. That's if it really doesn't need anything but paint. An 82 is the absolute oldest I would buy because 81 was a transition year from points to electronic ignition.

I always say that an eighties 2 stroke is not worth more than a grand even in the best condition. This one is 37 years old.

If you can step on the pedal, and have it jump to life, hit 12 mph governed, or 18 mph ungoverned, I would call it running good.

The drive belt should be 1 3/16" wide new. Anything less than one inch is junk. The drive belt should ride to the top of the drive clutch, and all the way down into the driven clutch where the plates start to angle. You can tell that by looking at the shininess of the plates.

The throttle cable should slide through the carburetor lever, and have a ferrule slid on to hold it in place. There should also be a small spring slid onto the cable between the lever, and the ferrule.
Those are not deal breakers, but could be used as points of knowledge to talk down the price. A roof is a bonus. I also think 4 knobby tires add slightly to the value. It won't steer in the snow without them.
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Unread 08-10-2019, 01:28 PM   #3
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I doubt it's worth "flipping". Not much market for an early 80's golf cart IMO. About the only "flip" on those is if you buy it not running for a couple hundred bucks, make it run, and sell it for under 1000. Then it would move pretty quick. But starting $700 into it would be a good price if you plan to keep it, and mechanically it is what he says. Ita really not worth more than $1000 even with paint and everything. But you wont make any profit flipping by the time you do paint, probably need to re-do seats, etc. And hopefully the frame isnt rotten and about to fall apart...

Just something to keep in mind.
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Thanks guys, that’s the information I’m after. Its been on the site “ let go” for a little while and hasn’t sold. I’ll look at the frame, belt, tires and carb linkage. The seats look brand new, tires are knobby, but no roof nor windshield. I’m looking at it tomorrow.
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I have a picture of it, but I can’t seem to figure out how to post pics..
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Here it is... figured that out
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Unread 08-10-2019, 01:50 PM   #7
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Front tires are smooth and ribbed. Rear tires are knobby. I dont plan on using it in the snow at all. I have a fourwheeler, truck and tractor. This will be for on road purposes and going to occasional flea market. Maybe go to my woods, which is about 3 miles away. As long as it’s reliable enough that is.
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The value seems to fluctuate depending on location, around here I'd probably try to get it for $400-$500ish since it has no roof. But of course the value of anything is in the eye of the beholder
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Those look like sand tires on the front, for like an atv with paddles on the rear. Dont know why youd want those on a golf cart

Looks pretty rough to me. I wouldnt pay more than around $400 or so for it just by looks. That would only be if the engine runs good as advertised and no major mechanical issues. Check the frame carefully for rust, particularly under the seat where the motor cradle mounts to the cross member. That seems to be the common place for them to rot.

Again, this would be if I intended to fix it up a little and keep it. Paint. Body work, roof, wheels/tires, and the other little stuff it would need to be easier to sell would be cost prohibitive... you wont make much on it. And any of the engine parts are really difficult, if not impossible to find anymore if something does break.

If you cant get it for less than $500 I'd let someone else eventually buy it. Or tell them you've got an offer for $400 or whatever if they change their mind. Youd be surprised how many people are insulted at my offers, but after a month or so with no sale realize that it wasnt "lowball" after all, but a fair realistic offer and call me back a month or so later and ask if I still want it.

Worst case, theres a small gold mine in ebay parts there because things like air boxes, reeds, carbs, exhaust, etc are nearly impossible to find.
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