Although standing around at an event watching others blast through the mud is entertaining, having some sort of vehicle to get around in the mud is extremely important to having an even better time! Some of the events are on a property that covers 500 acres, and there’s a lot going on, so transportation should be the number-one priority. Of course, not everyone can afford a 2 1/2 -ton mega truck, but other options for getting around the park are more affordable.
The E-Z-GO gold cart company was founded in 1954 and is still making carts today. With the amount of old beat-up carts out there just rusting away, it’s not difficult to find one lying around that can be restored for mud use. We have always found these carts fun and a great way to get around large events, so we will work with DG Custom Gold Carts out of Jacksonville, Florida, to restore an old electric E-Z-GO Freedom golf cart. Together we’ll resurrect it into a badass cart complete with a big ol’ Briggs & Stratton 23hp Vanguard V-Twin engine, a custom-built suspension that can easily be built at home, and a killer audio system.
We’ll have this killer cart at most of the events we attend, so feel free to stop by and check it out and hopefully get some ideas for your own build. DG Customs specializes in off-road golf carts, so we expect ours will be nothing short of functional and head turning. The first part of this series will cover the teardown, mockup, and frame modifications.