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by burner1
Nov 12 2013 9:54am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cushman based build

Is this what you need? http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/side.jpg This is the Cushman before I changed the suspension: http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/c1.jpg This is after: http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/c4.jpg http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/c9.jpg http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/c10...
by burner1
Nov 11 2013 7:26pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cushman based build

I put the steaks on this one. It has been very handy. It is used at the metal shop and to go back and forth between shop and house. It has been used to haul many things and often loaded and unloaded with forklift. The new truck will have aluminum diamond plate bed with stake bed; no need for dump th...
by burner1
Nov 11 2013 6:33pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cushman based build

Thanks,

I just got done welding up the steering rack. It was a rack form an MG which I cut down to the proper width:



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by burner1
Nov 09 2013 1:32pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cushman based build

Front suspension, working on MGB steering rack now:


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by burner1
Oct 30 2013 1:42pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cushman based build

I am still here. Slow as ever. I have a 100 other things I am doing so this is taking a while. I have been building automatic turn signal controller circuits which has consumed a bit of time. I am currently building front a-arms then shock mounts for the front: http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Buil...
by burner1
Jul 10 2013 9:36am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cushman based build

Nothing quite like this . Just cars up to now:

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by burner1
Jul 10 2013 8:49am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

See if you had any updates. By the way the h is missing in Cushman in the title, that would make someone searching for a cushman to not find it. I changed the spelling; thanks. Not too much to update. Some small things doen, getting front upright parts cut, gathered, setting up rear brakes. Mostly ...
by burner1
Jun 14 2013 5:29pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

There is an old story about the reason the Space Shuttle Booster rockets are the size they are. It turns out they had to be transported by rail...through a mountain. The hole in the mountain determined by the size of a train and train tracks. The size of the tracks determined by Horse and buggy. The...
by burner1
Jun 08 2013 9:20pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Laying everything out to sort out the suspension attatch points:


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by burner1
Jun 08 2013 9:18pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

I have a kiln I converted for powdercoating. I made a circuit which automates the powdercoating. I blast the parts, spray the part, drop it in the kiln rack and hit go. I come back 45 min latter and the process is done. Makes it easy to powdercoat all the parts as I go. http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/...
by burner1
Jun 07 2013 11:37am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 1,000lb "Elec-tow’d” Electric Tow’d Dune Buggy Build Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 61022

Re: "Elec-tow’d” Electric Tow’d Dune Buggy Build Thread

JD, I was treading your design objective whcih brought me back to some poitns I have always thought about. One problem in looking at reducing energy consumption in travel.....is the layout of our cities. We get in a small car, get on roads, highways necxt to large trucks (like the Ford F350 I own), ...
by burner1
Jun 06 2013 7:45am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Thanks Drew, I am going to clean out the axle this weekend and see if I can get it together. Seems like I am always one part short. I gues I will soon find out if I have all the seals and such.

Gary
by burner1
Jun 05 2013 5:12pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

The key to reversing the 2-speed gearbox was cutting up a worm gear from an axle (ebay): http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/Build11.jpg Almost complete. Little work left on the input shaft/bearing housing but enough I can use it for frame mockup: http://www.rc-tech.net/cars2/cush/Build/Build12....
by burner1
May 24 2013 6:03pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Lower 4-link attatchment, Disc brake bracket, Coil over shock bracket:




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by burner1
May 24 2013 12:11pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Still waiting on a few key parts but starting on working through some of it. This is basically the plate which will hold the motor with a Lovejoy type connection. Sill waiting on a key piece which mated a Lovejoy to the proper spline. The gear box is turned around. Instead of a 1/2 reduction it will...
by burner1
May 11 2013 1:59pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Homemade electric car - "The Dream Car"
Replies: 42
Views: 6474

Re: Homemade electric car

I hate to talk bad about someone elses project but...with the "strong construction" of the frame it is a perfect ramp. When a car goes up the ramp, the bumper is going to turn the cockpit into a gillateen. Remember the "Slicer" in Gone in 60 seconds 2": http://www.imcdb.org/...
by burner1
May 07 2013 7:29am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Still gathering parts. All 4 rims are blasted and powdercoated black with the tires mounted. Got a drive shaft which is going to work in this configuration. Also waiting on some machine work for the transmission input shaft.
by burner1
Apr 26 2013 9:36am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Since this vehicle is largely form scratch it takes a while to gather and prepare comonents. Some parts still on order. I have decided on wheels and tires. The rears are 22x11x8 which is in the black rim. The black rim was one of the rusty turf rims you see stacked behind it. Yesterday I broke one d...
by burner1
Apr 23 2013 6:01pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Axle looks better cleaned up:

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by burner1
Apr 20 2013 12:53pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Re: Cusman based build

Bracket cleaned from first axle half:



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by burner1
Apr 20 2013 11:39am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman based build
Replies: 122
Views: 23088

Cushman based build

This will be the beginning of a build based on some Cushman parts and a motor I got from Drewjet. I did not want to take his thread so I thought I could make a few post here. I am starting with an axle from a Cushman Truckster. I may use the steering box but little else. The rest of the vehicle was ...
by burner1
Apr 15 2013 2:21pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Cushman 3 wheeled Truckster conversion Build Log
Replies: 15
Views: 10273

Re: Cushman 3 wheeled Truckster conversion Build Log

Drew, interesting build. I am looking at doing something similar. I have a Haulster I use here but would like to make a nicer vehicle. I have a Truckster I pulled the drive train from. I ams ourcing electric motors now so your information is quite helpful. It looks like you are using the transmision...