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by burner1
Aug 03 2015 8:07am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Sorry to hear about the house fire. The last two houses I have had I had a rule that the shop not be attached to the house. The "GAS" is for a company I have "Gas Auto Solutions" where I make inertia based auto cancel turn signal and light controller. I developed them for Hot Rod...
by burner1
Aug 02 2015 10:44pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

No problem! Getting things together is gratifying for the work that has been done! I love the triangulated 4-link! You can see the 2-speed trans: http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/Assemble2.jpg http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/Assemble3.jpg http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/Assemb...
by burner1
Jul 31 2015 7:57am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Well, I did figure wheels and tires with suspension but that is true.
by burner1
Jul 30 2015 12:56pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

The fenders and lights give it a little more character. The suspension and bed will really help.



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by burner1
Jul 28 2015 1:48pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Thanks guys, spent yesterday afternoon and evening sanding. Re-painted the body area around 9pm last night but it looks a lot better:

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by burner1
Jul 26 2015 9:09pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Painted the cart today. Had one screw up. When I got to the roof I was standing on a stool. I raised my paint gun too high and bumped the drop ceiling making it snow on the wet roof. Not a big deal. I'll get that repainted soon. Still have to paint the side panels and a bunch of parts. http://www.rc...
by burner1
Jun 19 2015 8:44am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Street Legal
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Street Legal

In many forums I see people say that want to make XYZ "Street Legal". So if you build a car from scratch what does one actually do to get it certified to be street legal? HAs anyone actually followed through on the process? I would surmise it needs: Turn Signals Brake Lights Flashers Head ...
by burner1
May 29 2015 1:17pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Finally, a month and a half waiting on the sandblaster to blast and prime it. Got it back today! Time for paint prep!


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by burner1
May 16 2015 9:11am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

You know this project was preceded by the 3 wheel Cushman in the beginning of the thread. I did a down and dirty conversion to a triangulated 4-link with airbags and I loved it:


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by burner1
Apr 14 2015 12:20pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Thanks Drew, if I can get through the paint process hopefully I can turn the corner.
by burner1
Apr 13 2015 12:22pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Thanks,

As I hauled it off to the blasters, here were a couple of other angles of the suspension and the bumper.



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by burner1
Apr 11 2015 9:59am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

A few things done now can really help latter. While I am not finishing dash now, the dash mounts are welded on. I have also welded on a plate for the Automatic Turn Signal and light controller to mount to: http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/Build31.jpg The dash is in basic form but lots of deta...
by burner1
Apr 10 2015 2:35pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Under the seat top sets the controller mount in the middle, the emergency brake mount in the back and the shifter for the 2 speed trans toward the front.

Finish up this weekend and off to the blasters to get blasted and primed on Monday.





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by burner1
Mar 03 2015 5:12pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Finally got some equipment out of the way for a better picture:


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by burner1
Feb 21 2015 11:38am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

I am still alive and the project is still going. Got busy with other things but it is moving again. I am trying to get all the panels and small details tied up. I hope in a month or 2 I can get it ready for paint: http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/Build26.jpg http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/...
by burner1
Mar 22 2014 9:25am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Hard to tell; wobble as you say is not necessarily vibration. You could just take it off and take it down to a drive line or engine shop and have it balanced. I have an MGB that had a vibration and it ended up being that the yoke was not fully engaged on the shaft (or fully pushed on). I lengthened ...
by burner1
Mar 17 2014 10:21am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Not yet,

I need to tie up sheet metal loose ends then get the frame coated. We got some big jobs here in the shop so it is a bit of a back burner.

Are you able to get yours to speed without the motor attached to help isolate where the vibration is coming form?
by burner1
Mar 13 2014 5:23pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

We have been a little busy, I have not had time to get back to it. I have however came up with an automatic cancel turn signal controller. I even filed a patent on it. The controller controls the turn signals, flashers, brake lights, and even front markers. The real advantage is they cancel with the...
by burner1
Nov 21 2013 6:51pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Welded in the motor/transmission mount, set in the motor, trans and batteries in the car; 12 total. Springs handle the weight perfectly.



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by burner1
Nov 20 2013 10:37am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Yea it is, lets see a photo of what your doing.
by burner1
Nov 20 2013 10:26am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

I'll have good access to the bolts underneath. My thing is I want the strips around the side which I can hook with ratchet straps. If the side is not properly secured the straps could warp the bed. That was my primary reasoning for doing steel sides and an aluminum bed. Do you have a link to your bu...
by burner1
Nov 20 2013 10:11am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

Just because it is a work truck doesn't mean you can't have some fun getting through the property at the same time :mrgreen: That low bed really is a great feature. My wood hauler has the bed 4 feet high, and it really sucks when I can't split logs down small enough to lift so high. On the other ha...
by burner1
Nov 18 2013 2:53pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

I am pretty happy with the suspension. It took me a while to get the correct springs and correct load/setup but I think I am there. They will handle the batteries very well and it is far more stable then I expected without the sway bar. I don't think I will need the sway bar. Keep in mind this is no...
by burner1
Nov 12 2013 11:59am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23073

Re: Cushman based build

I think everything is a compromise. I did no computations but basically ran with general design ideas. The height of the vehicle will be a little lower with the batteries and equipment. I am working with stronger springs now as the initial springs were too weak. I am making my own spring/shock mount...