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Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-29-2010, 10:58 AM Reply   
My buddy has a Gem car that he was comletely redoing so he had my friend and I do the stereo for him. It was a fun project that I thought you guys might enjoy. He gave us all of two days to bang it out so its not totally up to standards but its pretty damn cool as it sits.

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In the front console we did a pair of Polk Db651's, a Clarion EQS746, a color matched power switch an iSimple IS76 periphial for iPod power and signal.
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In the back we did another set of Polk DB651's, a Polk DB10 in a sealed enclosure. We would loved to have had more time to do a proper enclosure but this will get him by for now. The whole cart frame is aluminum so we cut out an aluminum plate and fit it between to of the uprights and mounted the Kicker ZX550.3 on it. It was a super tight fit once the wires and cabling were ran to it.

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The batteries were another challenge. We had to build some brackets out of steel and fasten them to the underside of the frame where some open areas were. He had bought a couple Exide group 27's (wouldn't have been my choice but whatever.) We also put in a Schumacher charger that we converted to an onboard. We rewired it and put in a remote charging plug and while we were at it we moved the charger plug for the cart batteries as well. I put the fuse up there as well which is good and bad. It's right at the batteries but if it pops its a bitch to get at.

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It was a really fun project I just wish we had more time to do a better job in a couple areas. We are gonna redo the box covered in black vinyl and put in a couple cup holders as well as do some neons and LED's.

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Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-29-2010, 11:56 AM Reply   
Looks pretty sweet to me, nice work.
Old     (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-29-2010, 12:23 PM Reply   
haha its cool. but can I ask why? The carts electric isnt it?

why not spend the money on making a badass rhino or razor??
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-29-2010, 12:34 PM Reply   
It is electric and street legal. It'll go about 40 miles on a charge so its perfect for running around Crescent Bar (party town for those not in the know) where he keeps it.

Nu bu, where the hell have you been? Haven't seen you around here lately.
Old     (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-29-2010, 12:43 PM Reply   
Right on. Looks like you did some good work. Im not a fan of those, but i bet you could pull together a sick ass razor thats wicked fast!
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-29-2010, 1:12 PM Reply   
Hate I've been on a much needed hiatus from WW.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-29-2010, 1:51 PM Reply   
Oh good so the 12 step program worked : )
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-29-2010, 3:11 PM Reply   
Let's hope so....
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-30-2010, 12:00 PM Reply   
Wow, a ghetto box on wheels! Those rims really make it sweet.

I know others don't get the cart thing. But if you live in an area where their legal on the roads & everything is close by, they are a lot of fun. We can take ours to the store, the beach (where the boat is in a slip), to actually play golf (WTF?), various friend's houses, etc. Gotta have racks on it for the necessities though, coolers, boards, foils, vests, etc.
Old     (moon)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-30-2010, 11:45 PM Reply   
It's funny you said crescent bar, because I was thinking it would be perfect for crescent bar. Pretty fun little party town, but what's going to happen to the island and condos?

moon
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-31-2010, 6:41 PM Reply   
Pretty neat
Old     (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-01-2010, 10:13 AM Reply   
Thats cool! Very nice grocery getter...
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-01-2010, 10:17 AM Reply   
I'd love to have that for running around town. Looks like fun.
Old     (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-01-2010, 10:51 AM Reply   
Thats Sweet right there, I'm actually thinking of trading my pimped out rhino for a LSV (golf cart) I need something for the neighbor hood & lake house...
Old     (petrey10)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-01-2010, 10:54 AM Reply   
ridiculous...
Old     (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-11-2010, 1:37 PM Reply   
Hate, you think that buddy of yours wants to sale that Cart yet?

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