lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Gas Club Car
Gas Club Car Gas DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
96clubber
Gone Wild
 
96clubber's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 172
Default broken frame rear





I've been wanting to take the back plastic off my 96 club car. It is like this on both sides on the rear. I put a trailer hitch on my cart when I got it a few months back. Well as soon as i stood on the trailer hitch i about ate cement. So i took shell off today and this is what i found. I was planing on somehow bolting it back together somehow. But as you can see there isnt really anywhere to bolt anything together. I have heard DO NOT weld on the frame it will kill all my electrical stuff. Being gas and all what if i just undo the battery can we weld on it then? I hope lets here some what i would do's thanks

Last edited by 96clubber; 06-20-2010 at 10:37 PM.. Reason: forgot something
96clubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Old 06-20-2010, 10:52 PM   #2
scottyb
go to cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 70,534
Default Re: broken frame rear

YEs you can weld on them .... We TIG weld that stuff but the bear is it has to be very very very clean first... which is a bear. The break you showed is typical for CC .... Disconnect the battery just to be safe
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
96clubber
Gone Wild
 
96clubber's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 172
Default Re: broken frame rear

how do you guys reinforce it so it doesnt happen again
96clubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 11:02 PM   #4
scottyb
go to cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 70,534
Default Re: broken frame rear

We beef the weld up a lot. Other than that nothing.... it took more than 10 yrs of abuse to break I imagine you could try a support on the top of the frame ends going from one side to the other side?
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 11:21 PM   #5
96clubber
Gone Wild
 
96clubber's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 172
Default Re: broken frame rear

can i use maric acid on it to clean it up? can i pressure wash it all the way it sits no plastic on it? i didnt know if the water would hurt it any?
96clubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 11:29 PM   #6
rib33024
......................
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FT Lauderdale FL.
Posts: 16,067
Default Re: broken frame rear

Check this out -



rib33024 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #7
96clubber
Gone Wild
 
96clubber's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 172
Default Re: broken frame rear

wow do you think that will actually hold up well? he showed the strength by how hard it was compared to the material. where could i even buy this stuff? probably be cheaper just to take the cart somewhere and just get it welded
96clubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 12:25 AM   #8
rib33024
......................
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FT Lauderdale FL.
Posts: 16,067
Default Re: broken frame rear

Quote:
Originally Posted by 96clubber View Post
wow do you think that will actually hold up well? he showed the strength by how hard it was compared to the material. where could i even buy this stuff? probably be cheaper just to take the cart somewhere and just get it welded
Some of guy have talked about this on here, don't know what the out come was. but they sale the rods on ebay
rib33024 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 01:55 AM   #9
Saltysteele
Home of the Teeny Weaney
 
Saltysteele's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SW Mich.
Posts: 1,013
Default Re: broken frame rear

wow! that stuff is amazing! here's a longer video

http://www.aluminumrepair.com/video_new.asp

the problem i see, though, is an applications where high heat is generated, like in an engine.

how hot does an engine get, exactly, and would it be applicable to mending a head (as they show in the video)?


for fixing this frame, though, they should work perfectly, and easily. just follow the instructions. plus, then you'd have a pound of it to fix other stuff :)
Saltysteele is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #10
chachi44089
Getting Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 77
Default Re: broken frame rear

I am a weldor..I have 25 years experience and 2 years of schooling. Those rods are a bit misleading to the average person. These are a tin based alloy that is NOT as strong as aluminum, and is not "welding" by definition. Welding is the joining of two "same" metals by "cohesion", where both the base metal and deposition metal are melted and flow together to become one. The video is showing the process of "adhesion". Where the base metal is not melted and the deposition metal is only "adhering" to the base metal. There is NO penetration in this process. This process falls under the category of soldering.
The break in your frame should NOT be repaired using that product. It has its uses, but anything structural or where safety is a issue should not be repaired with it. Like any pressure vessels, or things that if they broke, someone might get hurt.
Just take it to an experienced weldor. Do not clean it with anything like acid or brake cleaner, just leave it be. The weldor will know what to clean it with and should have that in his supplies. Some chemicals will get into the miro pores in the metal and give off some pretty bad fumes or contaminate the weld during the welding process. A guy brought me a dirtbike engine case to have tig welded. I cleaned it and fired up the TIG welder and and smelled a chlorine-like odor, strong enough to make my nose burn and eyes water. He told me he cleaned the part with brake cleaner. No matter how much I re-cleaned the part it would not go away.
An experienced TIG or MIG weldor will have no problem with that simple repair as long as you do not mess with it. He should also know how to reinforce it to help prevent another break. If you smear that solder all over the joint it will be a nightmare getting it ALL off to properly weld it.
Believe me, if all I needed was a propane torch and those rods, I would never have purchased a 2000 dollar TIG welder. And TIG welding would be obsolete.
If you have any questions, just ask. And good luck!

Last edited by chachi44089; 06-23-2010 at 12:07 PM.. Reason: adding text
chachi44089 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Gas Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
95 EZ Go Rear Frame Electric EZGO
95 EZ Go Rear Frame Electric EZGO
broken left rear leaf spring Electric EZGO
Hyundai: Rear Frame Bushings :help: Golf Carts and Parts


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.