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Postby pandora422 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:18 am

Anyone have any advice on using an old three wheel cushman scooter for a mutant vehicle base? Here is a link to what I'm looking at ... 49C6_1.jpg

Are they too heavy? I'd love to replace the wheels with BIg wheels. Has anyone ever made these? ... =&q_year=D

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Postby geekster » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:53 am

You could lighten it up with a plasma cutter and get rid of a lot of that diamond plate.
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Postby gyre » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:17 am

I wouldn't do anything you can't reverse to an old cushman.
They are becoming collectible.

That big a change is easier to build from scratch anyway.

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Postby LeChatNoir » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:55 am

Not sure how well the drain culvert wheels would hold up that much weight. I'm with gyre on this one... have you thought of a build from scratch?

Here's some sites to help you start learning about those wheels:
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Postby EspressoDude » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:05 am

Huge wheels will require a gear reduction from any logical base vehicle. Those Cushman / golf cart wheels are about 4 feet around, that is every revolution moves the vehicle 4 feet. The big wheels may be 10 to 12 feet around. At the same rpm, you will go 3 - 4 times faster and have about 1/3 to 1/4 the pulling/pushing force. It may not move if too heavy and burn out electric motors or centrifugal clutches.
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