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Old 10-11-2021, 06:52 PM   #1
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Well itís been about a month since I started this project. Finished up the bed today. Will add a front basket at some point but for now Iím pretty happy with it.

Lithium power, AC motor and controller.










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Old 10-11-2021, 06:55 PM   #2
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Looks good
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Old 10-11-2021, 06:58 PM   #3
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That’s a nice ride. I hope the terrain isn’t to severe where you will be taking it. I took mine to the deer lease 3 years ago and destroyed the rear end within 2 months. Over $2000 later I brought it back home.
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Old 10-11-2021, 07:00 PM   #4
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Thatís a nice ride. I hope the terrain isnít to severe where you will be taking it. I took mine to the deer lease 3 years ago and destroyed the rear end within 2 months. Over $2000 later I brought it back home.

Ouch thatís no good. I wonít be beating on it too hard. Will steer clear of the nasty stuff to avoid that for sure.


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Old 10-11-2021, 07:01 PM   #5
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Very nice
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Old 10-11-2021, 07:05 PM   #6
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Awesome looking cart!! Just curious what “power level” inverter it takes to power a cart like that? I thought all those carts ran on DC… I have no experience with golf carts just curious more than anything.
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Old 10-11-2021, 07:07 PM   #7
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Thereís a kit out from a company called Navitas. I got their 4kw AC kit and it hauls the mail. Will do 30+ mph with 2 guys without even thinking about it. I donít need that kind of speed but just shows what the system is capable of


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Old 10-11-2021, 07:12 PM   #8
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I'm ready to start some power upgrades on mine. This weekend the wife and I were getting stuck in freshly plowed ground because it just didn't have the torque.
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Old 10-11-2021, 07:15 PM   #9
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I'm ready to start some power upgrades on mine. This weekend the wife and I were getting stuck in freshly plowed ground because it just didn't have the torque.

The torque from the AC system is unbelievable. Its not a cheap upgrade but it is worth it in my opinion.


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Old 10-11-2021, 07:30 PM   #10
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So 2K for the kit plus another 2K for the batteries?
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Old 10-11-2021, 07:38 PM   #11
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I was closer to $1500 for each. So for lithium/AC swap, approx $3k.


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Old 10-11-2021, 07:59 PM   #12
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Very nice. Is that Raptor liner? Looks great.
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Old 10-11-2021, 08:01 PM   #13
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Very nice. Is that Raptor liner? Looks great.

Thank you. I went with Durabak. Roll on application. Super happy with it thus far.


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Old 10-11-2021, 08:04 PM   #14
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What lithium battery setup did you go with and where did you get it? I’m looking into doing the same for a hunting cart
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Old 10-11-2021, 08:07 PM   #15
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What lithium battery setup did you go with and where did you get it? Iím looking into doing the same for a hunting cart

I went with bigbattery.com. Went with the BDGR kit. 2-48v packs. 48ah each. 96ah total. Code fentertainment saves you 10%. Not affiliated in any way. Found the code from a YouTube video.


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Old 10-11-2021, 10:15 PM   #16
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Very nice
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:23 PM   #17
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That’s too nice to take the lease.
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:38 PM   #18
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Now that’s just cool, congratulations on this very nice project. Real nice cargo bed, good luck using it.
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Old 10-11-2021, 11:03 PM   #19
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A few pictures of the build


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:04 PM   #20
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Where it all began


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:05 PM   #21
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Initial tear down


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:05 PM   #22
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Fully stripped down


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:06 PM   #23
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Frame treated and a fresh coat of paint


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:07 PM   #24
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Suspension just about done and new wheels and tires underneath it


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:07 PM   #25
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Fab work on the dump bed


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:08 PM   #26
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Almost done with the metal work on the bed


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:09 PM   #27
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Hinges installed


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:11 PM   #28
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Body prep for Durabak


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:12 PM   #29
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2 coats rolled on


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:13 PM   #30
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Everything drying before final assembly!


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:17 PM   #31
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Great job, you did well on that project.


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:25 PM   #32
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Thats Pimp. My farm cart aint near that pimp. I wonder how itll ride with a load that high. You got option for four on the floor or just two? That looks pretty sweet for some technical trail with 4by.

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Old 10-11-2021, 11:31 PM   #33
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It’s perfect!
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:37 AM   #34
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Thats Pimp. My farm cart aint near that pimp. I wonder how itll ride with a load that high. You got option for four on the floor or just two? That looks pretty sweet for some technical trail with 4by.

Haha just a 2wd for now. And weíll see how it does with some weight behind it, this weekend or next!


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Old 10-12-2021, 08:40 AM   #35
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Wow very cool project. Looks great!
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:46 AM   #36
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Impressive work.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:47 AM   #37
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Quality build brother!
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:04 AM   #38
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Haha just a 2wd for now. And weíll see how it does with some weight behind it, this weekend or next!


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Even with just 2by theyre tough and useful buggys. Well done.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:17 AM   #39
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Great work. Thats a fine looking buggy.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:24 AM   #40
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Lol-youre going to love that thing! looks great too.
Maybe its just a coincidence but all my biggest, mature bucks I've killed the last 15 yrs or so happened to be when I was using my EZ GO to get around the leases I was on.
Great lease ride.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:54 AM   #41
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Lol-youre going to love that thing! looks great too.
Maybe its just a coincidence but all my biggest, mature bucks I've killed the last 15 yrs or so happened to be when I was using my EZ GO to get around the leases I was on.
Great lease ride.

Letís hope that holds true for this one! Canít wait to get out and use it. Hopefully this weekend or next.


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Old 10-12-2021, 10:33 AM   #42
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Thats an awesome build..... I don't need one but I want one now lol
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:35 AM   #43
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Awesome cart! Which lift did you go with? Custom build?
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:50 AM   #44
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Awesome cart! Which lift did you go with? Custom build?

Itís an SGC lift. About the only coil over style lift I could find for an EZGO that was in stock at the time. Been happy with it so far!
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:51 AM   #45
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Itís got heim joints that allow for caster/camber adjustments which is pretty slick. Itís a little stiff since the cart dropped 300+ lbs switching over to lithium from lead acid. But that much was expected.


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Old 10-12-2021, 11:16 AM   #46
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Thank you sir. Looks good, not a bad price either compared to a Jakeís. They have one for my club car, itís pretty tempting. The lift I have on now is pretty rough.
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:55 AM   #47
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That is a great build! Great job!!
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:59 AM   #48
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Let me know when it's for sale!
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Old 10-12-2021, 12:38 PM   #49
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Haha will do!


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Old 10-12-2021, 01:48 PM   #50
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Spent the better part of the morning looking into Li for mine. I'm just can't see myself dropping another $3k into it. Do you think a drop-in 36v li pack at around $1500 will get me the kind of performance I need? (haul significant weight up and down hills for an hour or two)
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