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Unread 03-02-2013, 07:13 AM   #11
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Congrats on the cart and welcome. Like anything that we enjoy, it costs time and money. It can be a pain in the arse sometimes but in the long run the enjoyment we get is worth it.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #12
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Gray Horse could you please come tell my wife that for me? LOL
Actually she doesn't mind so much as this cart will be replacing her 4 wheeler.

I'm looking forward to getting started on this project.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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Many of us probably could buy a cart done for what the build cost but what fun is that. Enjoy and keep the pics coming
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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Paid for my tires and wheels and today when I got home they were on my front porch.
I removed them from the box and they look great. It's surprising just how much bigger they are than the stock 8" that I'm replacing.

Now I need to get the thing in my garage and get too tearing it down so I can get to building it.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #15
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I got the tires unpacked and here is what I got. They are 22/11-10 with Steel wheels with a 3+5 offset.


I also started my tear down today. The thing is pretty dirty and the two smaller arms that bolt to the front axles were pretty bent and damaged. I pulled them off and have now got them straightened back into as close to original shape as possible.
Here is where I am so far.


I cleaned up one side and removed the spindle. I then removed the steering linkage and cleaned it up and straightened it as well. I turned it around and will mount it on the spindle Then flip the spindle and reinstall it. From looking at it, this will actually add about an inch of lift in itself. I also noticed that the spindle will actually be at a little different angle, but I can make up for that when I install the Honda 400ex shocks I have coming. I'll also move the bottom shock mount in just a bit so that the steering linkage will clear it. I also cut off the bump stop so that I could flip the steering arm. I'll replace it with something new once I get it all back together and figure out where the new one needs to be.

Tomorrow I'm heading into town to pick up the items I need too make my lift kit. I'll pick up a square hitch tube and some flat steel. This should be fun, as I enjoy making and changing things.


Here is how the front sets right now with all the parts removed.


I think that leaving the linkage in it's inward location and moving the shock mount will allow me to widen the front without undue stress on the steering arms. At least it sounds good. We'll see if it really works.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #16
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Dude...This was me a year ago. I don't envy you.
Although I got my cart firing up now and she's running and looking good, I would never do it again. I'll just spend the next few years tweaking and fixing, but I would never get this down and dirty again. Best of luck, keep posting your project.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 06:28 AM   #17
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Come on bodz, doing it you're self with some buddies and a cold beer or two is what it's all about..Plus you know everything that is done to you're cart is done right, and you have the pride of telling people you did it you're self..
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Unread 03-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #18
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amen todd your gonna love the new cart when your done..im starting to kinda feel a lil warm and fuzzy for a g1 cart as i love the looks..get to work and keep posting pics
if you havent check out bansheemixer g1 cart,,its sweet
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Unread 03-08-2013, 06:55 AM   #19
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Bodz, I say the same thing every time I get into a project. But seriously, while this cart looks a mess, it's not really that bad. It's also a lot easier to work on this thing than it would be to work on a full sized vehicle.

Of course I want to take my time to do everything just right, but then the itch to ge it going and see it finished kicks in and I work longer on it than I planned.

I actually hope to get the lift kit built and installed and get some wiring fixed and a few other little things and have it going in a couple weeks.

I'm not doing a resto, just some upgrades and get her moving. Then I can tweak on it to get it the way I want. I also picked up a new ignition for it too.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 07:05 AM   #20
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Smokin, You can use a small lawn tractor electric fuel pump. Check out Slonomo's build thread. Also do a search on Pachangas 5" lift, you'll get forward, up and wider without jackin parts around, look at my thread Another G1 Rebuild. Don't pay any attention to Bodz today, hes a little cranky and by the way his cart is drop dead gorgeous! Good luck and keep the pics coming
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