So, I’ve come to realize I probably will never have a project car. The initial cost is great, plus you have to pour money into it to get fix it. I also happen to want a golf cart badly because...well my house resides on a campground and the carts are simple ways to get around. And I saw this guy at the end of my street, lying there, presumably for free.
It’s a old, 3- wheeled, electric golf cart that’s been left outside. I did a look over, it seems everything is there except the keys (convert to a push button and a hidden kill switch) and the charger (well, that’s actually really needed). And 6 new batteries, since the old ones are in really bad shape.
Thanks to my struggles getting my lawn mower to work (not done yet, but so close!), when I checked under the hood of this guy, I could see what was happening! I understood a bit how it operates! :D.
The exterior needs some work, scratch that, a overhaul. But it looks like the mechanics I can figure out on my own with enough time.
This is how I could tell it was old, the shifter. Most golf carts that I see nowadays, have a 3-position switch right below the seats, behind where you put your legs.
Of course, without a charger, which are expensive I’d imagine (our camp has multiple electric carts, but not nearly enough chargers), it would be hard to get it running. Plus I didn’t recognize the male end of the charger. I used to work for the camp, and I had a electric cart that I drove ( after the gas one which I...umm...busted, :/), but this one was a different style. So there could be difficultly finding one.
Besides not having a charger, my wife says it’s a eyesore, and we have no where to put it. But I can’t help but imagine what a cool project it could be. It would take years to finish, but I could possibly end up with a nice family golf cart for an initial cost of nothing.