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    Blackbird EZ-GO "Golf Cart" Retro Build
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    Hi Guys! Long time no post for me. I've started a "new" project and have given myself a deadline of this summer to get it moving under it's own power!!

    It's actually a project the forum user Louis started several years ago. I kinda hope he doesn't see this thread as he may cry when he sees what I did to his hard work...



    Above is a picture of Louis and the buggy he started building on the day I bought it from him. He had it tacked together enough to make it a roller and just lost interest in the project.



    Above is the image that might make Louis cry a little, him and any other fans of the R82s....

    I'm 6'4" and 250lbs, I didn't fit in the R82s as Louis built it. Truth be told, I wanted the Busa engine he had in it for a different project, that's why I bought the buggy.

    So, what to do with a buggy you can't fit in? Cut it up and turn it into something you can fit in!!



    A mini buggy that I can fit in always looks a bit goofy... The tall roof and all. So, why not add some Golf Cart Body Parts and make a bad ass golf cart! It's cool for them to look tall and goofy!



    I added another layer of base frame to give the side profile that a golf cart has and stuffed the CBR1100xx Blackbird engine that used to give life the Tubby Buggy I built years back.



    The R82s came with the RPM gearbox which was awesome. It was mounted too high in the frame to get the correct travel out of the suspension so I cut the back of the frame off and made a new adjustable mount for it.



    And so begins the goofy tall roof









    Above is where it's at currently.

    Whatcha think??
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    Re: Blackbird EZ-GO "Golf Cart" Retro Build
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    That looks awesome! you'll have to build somewhere to put your clubs and cooler Do you have any pics of the tubby buggy?
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    Hey!
    Good to see you back.
    The golf cart looks like fun - before the Rhino craze took off, modded golf carts were the norm out here. That looks better than 95% of those I’ve seen.
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    Looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy1214 View Post
    That looks awesome! you'll have to build somewhere to put your clubs and cooler Do you have any pics of the tubby buggy?
    I have plenty of pics of Tubby!!



    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Hey!
    Good to see you back.
    The golf cart looks like fun - before the Rhino craze took off, modded golf carts were the norm out here. That looks better than 95% of those I’ve seen.
    That's why I put "Retro" in the title . The only thing that bugged me about most golf cart buggies is that they tried to keep the seat on top of the engine.. That makes them way too tall..

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    Looks great.
    Thanks!!
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    Here are some links to videos of Tubby, this golf cart, and my other projects.. Please go subscribe to my youtube channel, I'll make videos for this golf cart build as I go.

    Tubby Video: https://youtu.be/A7o1aG-TK7E

    This Golf Cart: https://youtu.be/TP00n6-PKW8

    My You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBrack..._as=subscriber


    I'm pretty excited about this Golf Cart Build. The Blackbird Engine was very fast in Tubby and Tubby was named Tubby for a reason.... 1850lbs...
    This project will weigh a few hundred pounds less and have way better suspension!!
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    Hey, Parts of that look sort of familiar, glad to see you are making progress. My new build is making slow and steady progress, never enough hours in the day to get everything done.

    Good luck,

    Louis
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    That's awesome!
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    The side pic with just the hood on...for some reason I see a ninja turtle! lol!

    Yup, its cool. I like the original buggy, and didn't like seeing it cut up, but this is cool.

    Good to see you still at it Mr.B.
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Quote Originally Posted by louis View Post
    Hey, Parts of that look sort of familiar, glad to see you are making progress. My new build is making slow and steady progress, never enough hours in the day to get everything done.

    Good luck,

    Louis
    Hi Louis! Sorry, not Sorry about cutting up your work. Glad to see hear you got another project going!! This thing has sat since I bought it from you, I just stole a bunch of parts off of it for other projects. I finally came up with this theme to get me excited about putting it into service. Plus my kiddos are getting a little older, so I can start thinking about more powerful projects like this!!
    Just another Dreamer....

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