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Old 11-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Talking 212 rebuild begins!

I am getting ready to rebuild my 212 SN#159055 from the ground up. I was given this cart a few years ago and have used it in and off as a hunting buggy and something to run the kids around the neighborhood in. It has been a good cart but the old tech is far from ideal. I plan to convert to solid state speed control, upgrade motor through Plum Quick, and eventually do a 48 volt upgrade. I want to lift it up a hair and put a little bigger rubber on. This will be a long process because I am a noob to electric carts and plus I will only be able to spring a little cash at a time out of the vault (a.k.a. wife). I will be leaning on many of you for info to get me through this so thanks in advance.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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got the batteries out and getting them charged and ready for storage.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: 212 rebuild begins!

That is a step in the right direction...... lead acid batteries loose 1% of their charge per day... In 3-4 weeks they will need recharging for sure.
Now ... take what little $ you have and buy her candy and flowers
That should help
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:27 AM   #4
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I am going to be trickle charging them on 3 12 volt solar chargers.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
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Here are some pics of what I am starting with.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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I will be watching this one. I am wanting to do the conversion as well. take lots of pics!
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #7
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I will be watching this one. I am wanting to do the conversion as well. take lots of pics!
I will be adding alot of pics but i hope you are patient because it is going to take a while.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:54 PM   #8
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Man, there are alot of screws and bolts holding the sheet metal down on this thing. I have been working at it for a few hours now and only have the back half off.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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I got it almost completely stripped. Getting ready to lift the rear. There is no where near as much corrosion as I expected. Just some surface rust. It is moving right along with no issues so far. I am amassing quite a pile of parts as you can see.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #10
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Got the rear end out of it. and getting ready to cut the front end out of it to take it to the sandblaster.
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