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jamesxmiz 09-15-2009 03:57 AM

Custom Cart Build!!
 
Hey guys, brand new to the forum! Just found it a few days ago and decided I'd share what I'm doing and get some opinions and help.

I picked up this thing a few days ago from a guy who knew nothing about it. Apparently a previous tenant of his had left it over and he was trying to get rid of it so i picked it up for 200 bucks. The tank alone is worth 160, so not bad at all.

I believe it's an old Ez-Go, judging by the one body piece on it, the dash panel. It is HEAVILY modified. The rear looks like a heavy duty version of an ATV suspension with a car spring on it. The frame was extended and reinforced. I stripped off all seats, body parts, wiring, electronics from the previous engine, all down to the bare frame. Then i started to de-rust it. Used Naval Jelly and primed it today. Tomorrow I will be painting it flat Black with a Hammered Silver finish for the suspension parts.

I'm thinking about putting a 600cc Yamaha R6 engine in it, or really anything I can get that's over 500cc's.. what do you guys think is my best bet? It's already wired for a water cooled engine, as there was a radiator and hoses all ready there, along with 4 spark plug wires, so i'm guessing it was a pretty big engine.


http://i29.tinypic.com/2wny5b6.jpg
when i first got it and stripped one seat..

http://i29.tinypic.com/11izjgn.jpg
continued stripping

http://i30.tinypic.com/1qkak6.jpg
engine area

http://i25.tinypic.com/6g94c6.jpg
a mess hahaa, and a custom GM tilt wheel. NICE!

http://i26.tinypic.com/2nlr7ux.jpg
rear suspension

http://i30.tinypic.com/2hhlp91.jpg
de-rusted and primed for paint.



give me some input guys! opinions, ideas, anything! i'm a noob to this hahaha :lol:

lighting 09-15-2009 06:31 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
Looks like you could build what ever you would like the sky's the limit and of course if the money tree don't die first :mrgreen: . Keep us posted :thumbup:

pizzamaker 09-15-2009 06:34 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
welcome....8) looks like a fun project.

jamesxmiz 09-15-2009 07:24 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
thanks guys!

TheNewGuy 09-15-2009 07:38 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
Cool project! Keep the pics coming. :thumbup:

doolin 09-15-2009 10:37 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
I think you should narrow the front end by about 8 feet.:lhmo:

shawn.m 09-16-2009 01:15 AM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
anything over 30hp will work
I say leave the front that wide - get it running first and see what happens. no reason to mess with the front if it is working.

jamesxmiz 09-16-2009 03:18 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
yeah, i'm gonna leave the suspension alone until i can trial run it and see how it all works.. and as far as the engine goes, the 600cc R6 pulls 120 HP so i think that will work fine =P

sabercat 09-16-2009 04:53 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
awsome keep the pics comming

groundpounder 09-16-2009 07:56 PM

Re: Custom Cart Build!!
 
very cool project:thumbup:


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