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Old 02-28-2021, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default DIY: Transforming my Golf Cart into a Hunting Buggy

It took forever to document, but just finished documenting my golf carts journey to a hunting buggy...this is a long one!




Step by Step Writeup:https://www.reckonill.com/2021/02/28...outdoor-buggy/
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:18 AM   #2
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Very cool!
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:24 AM   #3
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A lot of work And time there
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:36 AM   #4
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Looks great. Minus the initial investment in the cart, what did this project cost you?


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Old 03-01-2021, 05:45 PM   #5
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I imagine I have 2-3k in it with batteries but I shopped around and flipped parts
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:56 PM   #6
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Nice work on this useful project, good luck with it.
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:21 PM   #7
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Looks good
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:33 AM   #8
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Very nice both cart and write up. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 03-02-2021, 06:55 AM   #9
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Looks great
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Old 03-02-2021, 11:57 AM   #10
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That turned out really nice, good job !
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:31 AM   #11
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That is a great write-up on the build. Thanks for sharing.

So the one thing I tried to figure out, is the buggy 4x4 ?

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Old 03-03-2021, 10:05 AM   #12
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once again nice write up! I enjoy reading them you remind me of myself on these projects lol.

I did the cart build once and as long as the terrain isn't too rocky they are great..
My area was hill country and I couldn't get rid of it fast enough as my back was suffering with the junk cart suspension.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:24 AM   #13
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@wellingtontx It isn't 4x4, but so far for my usage, the A4 Motor has been great for some terrible terrain and large washed out hills. I'll have to post some pictures...there are some good videos out there comparing some of these carts to other commercial offerings..I'll try to find some.

@kingranch...Yeah, the stock suspension was pretty rough...the heavy leaf springs and the shocks I installed (believe they actually go on a Ford Pinto) made a world of difference. The backseat is still a rougher ride than the front.

Its really met our needs as our property is smaller and the gas engines are just too loud. We frequently come right up on hogs and deer driving the cart as it is nearly silent.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:31 AM   #14
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Thanks for the response. I was thinking that I have one big hill and if a 2 wheel can get up it, then I wouldnt worry about 4x4. Your response gives me assurance that a 4 wheel not required.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:40 PM   #15
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Thanks for the response. I was thinking that I have one big hill and if a 2 wheel can get up it, then I wouldnt worry about 4x4. Your response gives me assurance that a 4 wheel not required.


I hunted a place in west Texas with lots of hills and draws. I was shocked at how easily my golf cart navigated through that stuff.


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