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Unread 06-25-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Cushman Golfster Resto with some questions.

I picked up a old Cushman that was in serious need of help a while back.
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I decided to take it down to the frame to make sure everything was good to go.
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Unread 06-25-2016, 04:13 PM   #2
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Unread 06-25-2016, 04:17 PM   #3
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I had to wait for the weather to warm up some, But I finally got around to paint.

The tub took a lot more work than I was expecting. The fiberglass was separating from the metal, and there were rust holes almost everywhere.
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Unread 06-25-2016, 04:20 PM   #4
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The dash was swiss cheese with all the extra holes drilled over the years. I had some left over aluminum sheet from another project that mad a really clean looking dash.

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Unread 06-25-2016, 04:29 PM   #5
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That pretty much brings the build up to date. I have a few questions. I used the factory wiring diagram with correct color wired(for the most part). My problem is I cant seem to get power to anything. I get sparks when I connect a battery to the starter solenoid, and ground, but I can't get anything to power on.

The sparks seem to me like there might be a short somewhere, but I cant think of anything other than the rectifier being bad, and going to ground. I did move a few thing to make a cleaner look, but everything sturdy, and the wiring seems to be fine.

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Unread 06-26-2016, 01:22 AM   #6
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Default Re: Cushman Golfster Resto with some questions.

Looking good.
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Unread 06-26-2016, 08:06 AM   #7
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Default Re: Cushman Golfster Resto with some questions.

Wow! You're doing a fantastic job! That is one cool cart!

Welcome to BGW bogof!

I probably won't be much help,
But, I rotated the wiring diagram upright for you!

I did notice something in the wiring diagram though...
A ground strap (#813836) from the power frame (engine frame/pan) to the main cart frame, Is that installed?
(not having one is usually a cause of a "no power" scenario!)

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Default Re: Cushman Golfster Resto with some questions.

I'm of no help here... BUT man are those "racing slick" tires a hoot!
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...BUT man are those "racing slick" tires a hoot!
They go with the "dual exhaust" in the 4th pic!
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Unread 06-26-2016, 09:09 AM   #10
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Thanks.

The frame ground isn't in yet, but I'm using jumpers at the front so there shouldn't be a ground issue there.
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