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    So my friend and I are both looking into making our own golf cart (as we live directly by a lake) and we just needed some advice on automotive parts that we need to get. We don't have much experience with auto work, since we're only in a high school welding class. We can make the frame, no problem. We just need advice on cost effective auto parts (such as battery, since it will be electric, engine, etc). Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by kmctl View Post
    So my friend and I are both looking into making our own golf cart (as we live directly by a lake) Thanks!
    I'm trying to figure out what living directly next to a lake has to do with wanting to build a golf cart. I live directly next to a lake and have never felt the need for a golf cart. I could better understand it if you were wanting to build a BOAT. Golf carts don't float and neither do golf balls if you were planning on playing a round out on the lake. Can you enlighten me on why the urge to build a golf cart just because you live next to a lake? Sounds like strange reasoning to me.

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    • #3
      Probably because of a trail or path going around it.
      Stainless process piping - welder & fitter

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      Assorted IR air tools and Metabos

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      • #4
        My Dad lives on a lake in GA, my uncle lives next door. They, and everyone else they know have golf carts. But they are all in their 70's+. They have them to get around to neighbors, down to the mail box, etc. But, I don't think it's because they live on a lake - it's because it saves wear and tear on their old bodies
        Last edited by mbramble; 03-05-2015, 06:29 AM.

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        • #5
          It will be less expensive to buy a used cart and modify it to your liking. New motor, batteries, drive axle alone will cost around $1500 - $2000 and you still need steering parts, wheels, tires, pedals...

          There is a golf course by me selling carts with new batteries, charger included for $1895.

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          • #6
            How is the golf cart build going?

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            • #7
              I agree, buy a used cart and get on with it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bistineau View Post
                I'm trying to figure out what living directly next to a lake has to do with wanting to build a golf cart. I live directly next to a lake and have never felt the need for a golf cart. I could better understand it if you were wanting to build a BOAT. Golf carts don't float and neither do golf balls if you were planning on playing a round out on the lake. Can you enlighten me on why the urge to build a golf cart just because you live next to a lake? Sounds like strange reasoning to me.
                Still trying to figure this one out. Has there been any progress on the build yet?

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