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Old 05-19-2019, 09:07 PM   #1
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Cool Limo Cart Makeover

Recently started part time managing a Whitetail Ranch and this cart was sitting in the barn. Had a flat tire, batteries didn't look good and it was collecting dust. I told the ranch owner that if he ever decided to sell it that I would be interested. His response was "It's yours!"

I finally brought it home Friday and started tinkering with it. Swapped batteries from my current cart to see if it would work. They are weak and need replacing but hold enough voltage to run 2-4 hrs. No luck so I began process of elimination checking voltage here and there. I narrowed it down to either the controller or F-N-R switch. Saturday morning after batteries were charged I checked it again and still nothing so decided to take it to a local cart shop. They did exactly what I did and determined either controller or F-N-R switch. Gave me pricing on each item and I loaded the cart and left. Once home I removed the switch and cleaned it hoping maybe it's just the contacts not working. After an hour or so I still couldn't get it to move so I gave up. Came out this afternoon to roll it off the trailer and to my surprise she kicked in gear and took off. The next 3 hrs I took the kids for a ride.

The cart is already jacked up with good tires however they are 2 different sizes. My plan is to swap rims/tires with my other cart, add fender flares, front storage rack, rear folding bed seat, LED Bar(s), gun racks, paint, camo seats and anything else I come across that would come in handy.

New batteries are first sometime this week if I can find time to pick some up!

Bowslayer on here will be helping with advice and possibly some of the work if he is interested. He is a master when it comes to carts!
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:18 PM   #2
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:21 PM   #3
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Sweet you are a lucky guy. That will be great fun.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:55 PM   #4
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Stealth machine....
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:57 PM   #5
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Going for a finished look similar to this. Seats camo and any metal will be black.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:03 PM   #6
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Stealth machine....
Yes sir!!!! Quiet and deadly! My other cart has already been good sneaking in on critters. Beats gas motors until you run out of juice!

Here is my current cart I plan to swap shoes from and possibly seat covers so I just have to buy one more. Then again I may buy camo material and reupholster the white seats myself.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:54 AM   #7
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:14 AM   #8
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:38 AM   #9
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Put a winch in the budget, bet that thing is heavy

Then get you a driver to drop you off and pick you up
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:52 AM   #10
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Put a winch in the budget, bet that thing is heavy

Then get you a driver to drop you off and pick you up
Winch!!!!! I completely forgot about one!

I'm debating a roof rack. They look cool but don't see them being worth the money.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:53 AM   #11
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Adding seat belt kit as well.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:03 AM   #12
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I wish I ran across deals like this!!
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:09 AM   #13
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So when do I come pick up the old one?
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:28 AM   #14
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I like the front basket on the tan/green one!!!

Im also messing with one right now for a sporting clays cart. I cant decide to build or buy the racks. Material and labor is cheap, finding the time is another story
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:22 AM   #15
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I wish I ran across deals like this!!
They all have been falling in my lap.

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So when do I come pick up the old one?
Lol... Feel free to borrow it when you like. I will probably keep both but may part with one just not sure yet. My wife likes the small one and I like the limo.

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I like the front basket on the tan/green one!!!

Im also messing with one right now for a sporting clays cart. I cant decide to build or buy the racks. Material and labor is cheap, finding the time is another story
Time is my problem. I will probably just buy some already done and slap it on.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:54 PM   #16
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New batteries are in! Thing has a lot of torque and pretty good speed!
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:56 PM   #17
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I will say my smaller black cart is quieter and a lot smoother ride.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:32 PM   #18
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I bought the material and camoíd mine myself. I went over the vinyl seat just so it would dry out quicker when it gets wet. The backseat is done as well I just donít have a picture of it.

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Old 05-20-2019, 07:40 PM   #19
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I bought the material and camoíd mine myself. I went over the vinyl seat just so it would dry out quicker when it gets wet. The backseat is done as well I just donít have a picture of it.

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I like that! Sleepy on here sent me a link to a cart he did. Probably be the route I take.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:42 PM   #20
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I like that! Sleepy on here sent me a link to a cart he did. Probably be the route I take.

I think I got the material at Joannís. They had lots of different camo to chose from.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:19 PM   #21
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Front left wheel bearing is bad. Going to need replacing soon as its very annoying. When I take the roof off I plan to put a foam lining where it attaches to the metal. Very loud rubbing when I hit bumps. I want this thing super quiet!
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:10 AM   #22
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Heck of a deal man, gonna be a cool build !!!
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:19 PM   #23
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Went topless this evening! Going to paint the bars and top all black. Ordered Fender Flares and they should be in by Friday.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:14 PM   #24
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Canít beat Free.99.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:28 PM   #25
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Fender Flares came! The wife likes the cart white sooooo I may not paint it. Definitely redoing the seats.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:30 PM   #26
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:52 PM   #27
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Top truck bed lined and back on! Brush guard and front clays rack will be delivered mid next week!
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:14 PM   #28
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:47 PM   #29
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One seat down 2 to go!
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:26 PM   #30
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Did you just buy the black cart? It looks familiar. I’d be interested if you decide to sell.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:17 PM   #31
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Question....do all these carts have very stiff suspension? I've got a CarryAll that'll jar the teeth out of your head if you even attempt to take it off road.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:24 PM   #32
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Question....do all these carts have very stiff suspension? I've got a CarryAll that'll jar the teeth out of your head if you even attempt to take it off road.


Mine is not bad until you hit where the pigs have been rooting. Then you better hang on because the ride is about to get western and rough.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:40 PM   #33
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Just because I'm nosey is that your boat trailer?
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:26 PM   #34
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Question....do all these carts have very stiff suspension? I've got a CarryAll that'll jar the teeth out of your head if you even attempt to take it off road.
My black cart is SMOOTH!!!! The Carryall isn't as smooth but actually not bad at all. I prefer the black cart for getting around the property sneaking up on critters. Probably use the limo for fun family times driving around and taking to the beach.
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:31 PM   #35
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Just because I'm nosey is that your boat trailer?
Super Natique G23. Belongs to a ranch I manage. I do have full access to it so that's a plus.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:37 PM   #36
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Clays basket came in today.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:45 PM   #37
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Super Natique G23. Belongs to a ranch I manage. I do have full access to it so that's a plus.
Iíd call that a perk. Cart is going to be awesome as well
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:38 PM   #38
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Front brush guard arrived today! Quick install and looking better!
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