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Old 05-05-2014, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Every now and then one of these pops up on craigslist or Ebay in my area usually not in running condition. Anyone have a clue what's involved in replacing the batteries and getting one on the road? Could you just use golf cart parts?
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Thats exactly what happens as to why they pop up every so often. Its the same vehicle being resold after the previous owner figures it out, spends a few thousand and sees how it drives and range.

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Every now and then one of these pops up on craigslist or Ebay in my area usually not in running condition. Anyone have a clue what's involved in replacing the batteries and getting one on the road? Could you just use golf cart parts?
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I've restored one. These are very simple cars. Some golf cart parts can be used, but to make them more roadworthy a decent 72C controller instead of a contactor controller upgrade is almost necessary. Be prepared to spend a few grand to make one into a driver.
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A set of lead acid batteries is around $900 to $1,200, lithium would start at around $2,400 but last 5 to 10 times as long and weigh less.

I drove mine with contactors for years, then I switched to a $600 48v 650amp solid state speed controller, well worth it!

Battery chargers vary a great deal in price, charging speed and quality, $300 to $1,200 if it needs a new one.

Tires are an odd size, trailer tires make it drive like a trailer.

Motor brushes are $20-50 from golf cart shops, you can rebuilt the whole motor for about $120.

Wheel bearings are annoying as are the brakes, spent about $250 replacing one wheel bearing.

Girls smile, point, wave and ask for rides, it's kind of distracting.
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Girls smile, point, wave and ask for rides, it's kind of distracting.
Distracting...???

Just tell them you'll take them for a ride. If, they take you for a ride...





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