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Golf Cart Modifications

During Modifications

We recently purchased a 1993 Club Car golf cart.  It will be used when we go camping.  When we got it there were no headlights, or tail lights.  Being of the skilled nature I decided I would take care of this far cheaper than purchasing an actual light kit designed for the golf cart.

First I went to Harbor Freight.  I purchased a $12 pair of fog lights.  I also purchased 2 LED marker lights.  Once I got home it took all of about 1 hour to install the lights correctly.

First I mounted the fog lights where I wanted them.  Next I mounted the On/Off switch where I wanted it.  Once I got that done I started the rear LED lights.  I took a pen and traced around the LED light on the fiberglass where I wanted them installed.  Then I took a dremel and cut the area out.  Once that was done I took the rubber boot for the LED lights and inserted it into the fiberglass.

Now for the wiring.  I ran a dedicated ground from one of the batteries in the 36volt system to the front of the cart.  I then ran a dedicated power from one of the batteries to the On/Off switch.  From the switch a wire went to one fog light, and then to the other fog light.  For the rear electric I ran a lead from one of the fog lights power side to the power side of one of the rear LED lights.  I then also ran the ground to one of the LED lights.  I then jumped a wire from one of the LED lights to the other.

When the switch is on the LED lights, and the fog lights come on.  The hardest part was getting the rear LED lights perfectly lined up.

The last modification I made was to put a small toggle switch in so that the cart will not work without the switch being on.  This was installed between the key switch, and the cart.  Even if the key switch is on the cart will not go because the toggle switch must be in the correct place.  This protects the cart from being “Played” with by kids.  (You know who you are…>!!!!!)

A Week Without Wife And Child

What would it be like if your family decided they were going to go away for a week, and let you decide if you wanted to go or stay home?  In my house we are around each other a lot, and being around my wife, and my daughter, and one of her friends for a week would probably be very aggravating.

We have been camping for the last 2 months down in Mays Landing.  We have been allowing our daughter to bring a friend with her for the weekends.  Now that school is letting out my wife is going to go down to the campground for a week with them.  The only thing that I will miss is my wife cooking for me.  Down at the camper she makes some nice meals.  I spoil her by cooking some meals from time to time.  She lets me cook the “Man” meals.  Things like sirloin steaks, specialty hamburgers, and a few other things.

I will miss the wife and daughter for the week, but it may be just what I needed .  Maybe now I can get some work done around the house, and maybe even get a little game time in.

This will be the last of 2 weekends that we have at the site we got a good deal on.  Some of our friends, and family are likely to stop by.

Kids Have A Mind Of Their Own

Today our daughter decided she wanted to go out in the back yard and attempt to get a tan.  I told her that the sun is on vacation right now, and a tan would only be possible if she went to something like a sunless tanning booths.  She got very upset with me, and returned to trying.

A little later on we noticed one of our daughters friends walking around in a bathing suit top.  Well… I wonder if she fell out of a tree when she was younger because it is May, and the weather may be nice for the day, but far from summer weather.  She proceeded to tell us that her pool was open.  I can’t imagine how anyone in New Jersey could have their pool open yet.  The nights still get rather cold.

Am I behind the times, or do people sometimes do absolutely brilliant things?