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Old 10-25-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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I found a rough 2006 EZGO TXT on Craigslist a few months back, and I have finally gotten around to doing something with it. I forgot to take before pictures but I will be photo documenting everything from here on out. I completely disassembled it and got it ready to do the stretch first. I am Stretching it 36" and building another front facing seat so it will be a 6 seater with 4 forward facing and 2 rear facing in the back. I also ordered a 6" lift, wheels and tires, new D&D motor, new controller, new batteries, new 2gauge cables, lights, new dash, and a limo top. it should be a beast when it is done.
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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I always wanted to try and stretch one....you have some serious skills. Looking forward to following along.

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Old 10-25-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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Bit of tubular here, little weld there and there you have it.
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:39 PM   #4
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Nice! Looking forward to finished pics.
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:00 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:07 PM   #6
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I've often thought of that. Just too close for me, not enough leg room. I ain't got them skills though !
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:30 PM   #7
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:49 AM   #8
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I've often thought of that. Just too close for me, not enough leg room. I ain't got them skills though !
actually I will have more leg room than before. I will give front and rear seats an extra 3 inches of leg room each.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:50 AM   #9
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I always wanted to try and stretch one....you have some serious skills. Looking forward to following along.

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I am a complete novice at metal fab so trust me when I say that if I can do it anyone can.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:35 PM   #10
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This will be neat! In for the build
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:51 PM   #11
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definitely in for this.
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:18 PM   #12
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It looks like you are going to have a lot of flex over that extra span.


I think you'll want to make those frame rails stronger/stiffer. Whatever size tubing that is (1X2 maybe), you need another piece welded to the bottom of it, running from as far forward as you can, to as far back as you can.


Very cool project!
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:24 PM   #13
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It looks like you are going to have a lot of flex over that extra span.


I think you'll want to make those frame rails stronger/stiffer. Whatever size tubing that is (1X2 maybe), you need another piece welded to the bottom of it, running from as far forward as you can, to as far back as you can.


Very cool project!
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:45 PM   #14
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Dales right. It will flex, especially if the rear seats are in front of the rear axel. If they are over it or slightly behind it, your flex will be minimal, but I would definitely recommend to double up on the sides at least
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:19 PM   #15
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It looks like you are going to have a lot of flex over that extra span.


I think you'll want to make those frame rails stronger/stiffer. Whatever size tubing that is (1X2 maybe), you need another piece welded to the bottom of it, running from as far forward as you can, to as far back as you can.


Very cool project!
I ran 2" angle on each side to stiffen it up plus the side rails are alot stiffer than factory. I weigh 330lbs and I stood on it and bounced on it and it never flexed a bit.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:30 PM   #16
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There's nothing like being there in person, for sure.

Just remember it won't be you setting on it on jack stands, it'll be you and 5 others and the rest of the cart, on uneven terrain. I'm not trying to undermine your design or judgement. But a stretch like that really benefits from "deeper support, meaning added structure under the existing.

Hope she works out for you whatever you feel is best. It's a cool build I dig your whole hog approach.


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Old 10-28-2016, 07:01 AM   #17
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There's nothing like being there in person, for sure.

Just remember it won't be you setting on it on jack stands, it'll be you and 5 others and the rest of the cart, on uneven terrain. I'm not trying to undermine your design or judgement. But a stretch like that really benefits from "deeper support, meaning added structure under the existing.

Hope she works out for you whatever you feel is best. It's a cool build I dig your whole hog approach.


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This plus several hundred pounds of batteries. I'd rather be safe than sorry and it will be much easier to do now than after its all reassembled
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Old 10-28-2016, 09:36 AM   #18
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Thanks guys, I will take that under advisement. I appreciate you guys looking out.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:43 AM   #19
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in, cant wait to see it finished!
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:50 AM   #20
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I got some work done this week. I got the limited slip installed in the diff and started installing lift. I cleaned all of the oil out of diff and checked seals and bearings while I have it out.
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any updates?
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:43 PM   #23
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:12 PM   #24
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I'm in. Thoughts for mine too. I'm liking this.
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