i just had a friend give me a 1985 ezgo it is my first cart (not by choice have wanted one for years but didnt have the money) i just finished cleaning it up and fixing a tire what would be a good first step to beef it up a little (speed or looks)
Hi and welcome to the forum.
It really depends on where you want to start. On a cart that old you may want to make sure no critical areas on the frame are rusted out before you start sinking money into it.
well i went through the whole cart and it is in really good shape. i went to clean all the electrical connections and a few of the wires were pertty badly corroded and some actually fell apart. so saturday i rewired the whole thing and threw the charger on it for 10 hrs. no dice the solenoid just clicked at me. so i guess i need new batteries. $$$$$$ yikes
so i have new batteries on the way as i type and i ordered a new acceleator assembly and resistors from ezgo this morning. also have new 28-11-8 sahara king at tires with just a plain black steel wheel comming. i have a buddy that sells bad boy lawnmowers getting me a set of their hubcaps which are actually pretty cool for a hubcap. i cant find a lift kit for an 85 so i am fabricating one myself. from the looks of it that shouldnt be to hard. plus it will be a ton cheaper. the only thing i have found on this cart that i dont like is the f/r switch it seems way to complicated for what it does. but then in 85 i guess there wern't that many options. it is a really easy cart to work on and everything is simple which makes it easier to fab my own stuff for upgrades. anyone who has some ideas on the easiest way to extend the steering for the lift let me know
28" tires may be a little tough to turn with the stock resistor cart setup. Make sure you have good clean connections everywhere. Once you get it running with the 28" tires check for heat at all connections. You may want to upgrade to 4 gauge cables and get the HD buss bars for the forward and reverse switch. Good luck with the build and keep us updated on it.
on the left are the new tires i bought and on the right are the ones that were on it when i got it. i got the cart running it is great but with the holidays and such i havent had time to fabricate the lift so i can put the new tires on. hopefully in the next week or so i can get started on that.
Hey I just bought an 85 ezgo as well... I just needed batteries and cables...
to get mine running. but now i need to make it stop...i was told that there is a way to get about 20-25 mph out of this 36 volt cart? any ideas...
well i am almost finished with it after my brother in law fried the f/r switch, the solenoid and about 5 wires. i will try and add a few more photos when i get the camera out of my wifes car.
btw that is not me sitting on it
it is in decent shape but there are still a few things to do. i wanted to have the seats redone but my wife is 8 months pregnant and says if i spend any more money on it she will kick my ass so i might do it myself with an old seat cover from my one ton. i made the new dash myself for the radio and pa i put in but i did a poor job. other than that the frame is solid and the body needs a real paint job. i painted it flat black with a rattle can last month