Welcome to part 3 of this cool build cabin Cruiser build . We have been super busy getting the chassis ready to accept the lift kit, and the freshly painted body.
Checkout the progress! You will love the color!
All the cool parts only arrived today so you will have to come check out the finished cart next “Upload Tuesday”
Here is the fantastic color for this cart. This was chosen by the owners daughter. We think it was a fantastic choice!
Here is the paint reduced and ready to be put into the spray gun.
We have spot primed the repaired areas and sanded them smooth.
We have done a 3 stage cleaning on all the parts, tack clothed them off and used an adhesion promoter. We are now ready to put down our first layer of paint.
Each painter is a bit different on how they apply the paint, we have been painting a long time and have always found it best to lay down an adhesion coat of paint first. This bonds to the adhesion promoter that we previously applied and then allows us to lay down a nice paint job. Here you can see the primed area’s showing through, this is because of our light initial coat.
Here you can see after the second coat, the primer is still showing through but not nearly as much.
We also painted the light trim to give it a factory matched look.
Here’s the front cowl, with the clear coat laid down, it looks fantastic.
Up close the paint looks awesome, we really like this color, it gives the cart a fresh and vibrant look!
Another shot of the cart with the booth lights turned off, it gives you an idea of how it will look with the sun hitting it at different angles.
With the body painted we got the chassis back on the lift so we can prepare it for the lift kit.
We got the cart secured on the jack stands and removed the front and rear wheels.
With the cart up in the air, it is a perfect time to touch up the frame.
We decided to go with a 5″ axle drop kit on this cart, which means the complete front axle needs to be removed.
After a bit of work, we removed the entire front end, including the steering system.
Here is the front end removed, again a perfect time to touch up any new exposed areas.
Here are the front springs now that we have touched them up. We feel it is equally important to pay attention to these type of details as it is to the shiny stuff.
Here you can see a full shot of the cart with the front end removed and the frame looking just like new.
With the front complete it was time to get the rear of the cart ready for the lift kit.
We dropped the axle underneath the leaf springs, and have it sitting on our jack to allow for the proper height adjustment when the lift is installed.
With the axle removed it has we were able to gain access to the leaf springs to sand and re paint them.
Here are the leaf springs painted up. Again it is the little attention to details that makes the cart and SC Cart!
Here is one of the headlight outer shells ready to have the light installed.
Here is one of the rear light housings, again ready to have the light housing installed.
Here is the light package all assembled and ready to be installed in the cart. We only install the light kits once the body is installed, this ensures that the lights will be installed straight.
We ran the wiring harness along the factory wiring harness location. We left the front light connections ready to be connected and then final secured once the body is on.
We did the same with the rear, the wiring harness is ran and ready to be secured once the rear body is installed.
We inspected the control system and it looked like brand new!
Here is a picture of the body, ready to be installed. We are waiting on the lift kit and tires before installing the body.
We installed a good used battery pack. A used battery pack is a great way to go if it is a healthy one! We do several tests to ensure our battery packs are going to give our customers plenty of years of trouble free enjoyment.
As an extra touch, to ensure that the roof supports matched the roof trim, we sanded and painted them aluminum. This is a great color with the blue.
That’s where we are leaving off this week. Our parts will be arriving in a couple hours and we will be able to get the cart complete in the next day or two. You will be able to check out our Facebook page HERE to see a sneak peak of it completed before next Tuesday.
If you haven’t seen the start of this build check it out *PART 1*