Another week has come and more great progress has been made on the hybrid work cart.
This Club Car Precedent is really starting to take on the look of a side x side atv, when it’s finished it will be hard to believe that it was once a golf cart used on the lynx!
This just goes to show the versatility of these cool electric buggies! Lets get it to it!
Here you can see we installed our new custom pearl white body.
We are installing the frame work for the plastic rotationally molded work box.
With the frame work securely attached to the Precedent chassis we installed the work box.
With this good sized work box it will really add to the usability of this cart. Now you can see why we added HD Club Car springs earlier on in the build. With this good sized box the added support will be needed.
Next we test fit one of our SC Carts custom roof system to ensure it worked with the new custom Precedent front cowling. As you can see it fit perfectly!
Here’s a nice side shot of everything assembled, you can really see the cart taking on a cool UTV or side x side look.
Here’s another picture with the plow also, what a cool electric workhorse the cart is going to be.
Here you made a custom aluminum mount for our roof system, since we removed the factory sweater basket.
With everything buttoned up in the rear section of the cart, we decided to move to the front of the cart. Here is the start of our simple front golf cart bush bar.
Here we bent a couple tubes and tack welded them to our brackets custom made brackets which we had previously fastened to the Precedent chassis.
We then tack welded the bumper portion of the brush guard to the tube uprights.
Next we reinstalled the custom Precedent front cowling to ensure we had proper clearance of the brush guard.
We then removed the brush guard, and TIG final welded it. From this angle you can see how nicely it lines up and contours the custom Club Car cowling.
Here is another angle of the brush guard, you can see it will protect the lower cowling and also is clear of the plow.
With everything mocked up and looking good, we test fit a factory seat to make sure everything looked great!
With everything fitting perfect on this cool buggy, it was time to dismantle it and get the parts ready for powder coating. Also it was time to start buttoning up the details. Here we have the Precedent cowl ready for lights.
Here we installed the Precedent light kit while the cowl was on the table. A lot of times we paint the trim rings to match the cowl, however all of our trim on the cart is going to be black, so these will tie in perfectly!
We installed the heart of the beast, our brand new US batteries provided by our local supplier Canadian energy. You can also see all the wiring that has gone into this cart. We will be cleaning this up with tie straps and loom, so that it has a factory Club Car finish.
Here we started in on the wiring cleanup. We began with mounting the winch switch for the Club Car Precedent plow system conveniently by the drivers leg and forward/reverse switch. This will make for fast raising and lower of the plow while being able to quickly change direction of the cart, which is very important while plowing.
That finishes up another week of progress on the hybrid electric work cart. Come back next week when we take the cart for some test runs while we wait for the parts to come back from powder coat and upholstery!
Check out the part 2 of this one of a kind build!
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