Golf Cart MicroJet Test Bed

In true horder fashion, I seem to have gathered from various projects a small collection of Micro Turbines. So to put these to use I need a “Test Bed” and ‘in my mind’ a Golf Buggy is the perfect solution.

Well here it is, very kindly donated by a friend.
It is however very tired, needing new wheels, steering rack and other hardware. It doesn’t have a drive system, but that’s OK because it will get pushed along 🙂 A good start to this project for sure!

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Pictured after a strip down and a good power wash off.
Obviously this cart had had a front right impact at some point and there was damage, mainly to the original steering rack. New steering rack just visible under the hood at the front of the cart.

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A new set of front wheels from a small car trailer, coupled with a larger set of rear wheels will give it a hot rod kind of appearance.

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Even though the Shock Absorber’s have surface rust they still work really well, what hasn’t stood the test of time are the end mount rubbers, these are cracked/ perished and need to be replaced. Rather than spend £100 on a set of new ones, I drew some up in Fusion 360 and 3D printed them in Blue TPU for less than a £1.00
It will be interesting to see how they hold up.

I’m waiting for bits to turn up and thus got bored.
So I 3D printed some aerodynamic NACA ducts and fitted them, look great but totally pointless really, at the moment anyway. I’m going for the Lotus team colours of green & yellow.

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