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Author:  cclark31 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:18 am ]
Post subject:  Yamaha G16A For Sporting Clays Cart

Hi guys,

New guy to sporting clays and just joined our local club.

Since I am a member, I get free cart rental for when I go to shoot.

At some point, I think I would like to go to other courses around the state.

This brings me to my questions, I have inherited a nice '98 model Gas G16A Yamaha golf cart from my grandfather's estate.

It is in good shape, and runs well. I changed the oil and the spark plug, but it is just sitting in the garage now. The tires are dry rotted and won't hold air for more than a week.

I would like to make this into a dedicated sporting clays cart, that might double up as a small hunting rig (on very tame turf).

Where would you start? I know I would like to add the rear seat. I've seen where maybe I need to add heavy duty springs?

Anyone have any leads on good companies, or products?

Thanks,

Jordan

Author:  mdlott [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:39 am ]
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buggiesgonewild.com

Check it out.

Author:  oneounceload [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 am ]
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You might want to look into Jake's lift kits and lift it a few inches, then add some nice rims and bigger tires. Minimum of front basket or aluminum dry box with top rail, gun holders - some like the scabbards, I prefer something different. Rearview mirror(s) are nice, as is a basket inside above the "dash".

If it is just a two seater, instead of a seat, a box like a small dump bed type of box would be handy to keep cooler, bag, ammo, etc from sliding off.

RDS aluminum makes a variety of these things for golf carts:
http://www.rdsaluminum.com/toolbox-misc.html
US made in north Florida

Author:  JacksBack [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:20 am ]
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http://www.Buggiesunlimited.com
http://www.jakesliftkits.com
http://www.everythingcarts.com

Note one thong though: ANY lift kit other than the simpler 2 or 3" spring lifts will pretty dramatically reduce your turning radius on a golf cart. I've done a couple, and if I were doing it again, I'd do one size larger tires (10x20") and the simple spring lift -- in this you get the better look and traction, and a little added ground clearance, but maintain the carts inherent turning radius and drivability.

Author:  cclark31 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:40 am ]
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Thanks for all the info.

I'm on a budget too and think the simple 2 or 3" lifts would be fine.

Author:  cclark31 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:41 am ]
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Thinking about something like this.....

https://www.everythingcarts.com/p-4534- ... white.aspx

Author:  cclark31 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:43 am ]
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And this for a rear seat.

https://www.everythingcarts.com/p-6179- ... 19g22.aspx

Author:  JacksBack [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:00 pm ]
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The tires and lift is fine. Note that if you plan on putting people in the rear seat, you will need a heavy-duty rear spring kit as two people will bottom it out. If you are just going to fold it and use it as a flatbed for ammo and shooting bag, then you are fine, but then also a rear basket will save you money over a flip-flop seat.

Author:  cclark31 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:03 pm ]
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JacksBack wrote:
The tires and lift is fine. Note that if you plan on putting people in the rear seat, you will need a heavy-duty rear spring kit as two people will bottom it out. If you are just going to fold it and use it as a flatbed for ammo and shooting bag, then you are fine, but then also a rear basket will save you money over a flip-flop seat.


I have 2 kids that will want to go with my wife and myself I'm sure.

I saw about the heavy duty springs, just have to add them to the list.

Lift and tires would be first, followed by rear seat and springs. Eventually I would add a basket up front too.

I'm also thinking about adding lights to the rig as well.

Author:  JacksBack [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:48 pm ]
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Sounds like a good plan. I would add the front basket ASAP, as it's very handy to put your ammo and shoot bag on. Also I personally would NOT bother with a gun rack and just carry your gun in a soft sleeve in the front seat with you. Most courses are so dusty the guns get covered with silt riding in a rack, so I end up putting my gun in the sleeve between stations.

Author:  birdhunter39 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:02 pm ]
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Agree on the short lift. Mine was something like 2” or so. Slightly bigger tires and she runs like stock. Image
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Author:  oneounceload [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:39 pm ]
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^^^My EZ-GO Valor's lift kit is similar in height to yours - easy to get into and out of; same basket and gun holders bases with Kolpin rubberized "U" shape uppers

Author:  cclark31 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:51 pm ]
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Looks like I'll add the front basket pretty quickly too.

Thanks for all the tips guys.

Author:  birdhunter39 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:01 pm ]
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oneounceload wrote:
^^^My EZ-GO Valor's lift kit is similar in height to yours - easy to get into and out of; same basket and gun holders bases with Kolpin rubberized "U" shape uppers



i may yet switch to the kolpin uppers as the fluffy covers on there now seem to leave a light marking on either side of the rib edge where it touches. I don't believe it's rubbing the bluing away but still bugs me.

The basket is absolutely the first thing i'd do on a clays cart. I put all my crap up there and it happens to be the least dust collecting place on the entire cart.

Author:  oneounceload [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:20 pm ]
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birdhunter39 wrote:
oneounceload wrote:
^^^My EZ-GO Valor's lift kit is similar in height to yours - easy to get into and out of; same basket and gun holders bases with Kolpin rubberized "U" shape uppers



i may yet switch to the kolpin uppers as the fluffy covers on there now seem to leave a light marking on either side of the rib edge where it touches. I don't believe it's rubbing the bluing away but still bugs me.

The basket is absolutely the first thing i'd do on a clays cart. I put all my crap up there and it happens to be the least dust collecting place on the entire cart.

One guy I saw used those fleece seat belt shoulder protector that he slips on his barrels before inserting them into ANY type of holder to preserve his blue. I bought a cheap set off Amazon and they wouldn't fit, but the idea - similar to the "Gun Taco" idea for using a rubberized barrel holder on your cart

Author:  Crushinem [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:46 pm ]
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birdhunter39 wrote:
Agree on the short lift. Mine was something like 2” or so. Slightly bigger tires and she runs like stock. Image
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I spy Schrader's and Owens here- Great venues to visit..

Author:  birdhunter39 [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:55 pm ]
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Correct!

Author:  cclark31 [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:16 pm ]
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Adding pages so I can find them later...

https://golfcartstuff.com/products/gust ... 5967720510

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Golf-Ca ... 3225724672

Author:  xsshooter [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:45 pm ]
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You might look at these

https://www.kolpin.com/en-us/shop/acces ... -gun-rack/

I'll try and post a pic how I mounted it off the back of my club car. I can put the seat down without having to move the rack. Very secure and doesn't mess up the gun.

Author:  xsshooter [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:02 pm ]
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