Michigan golf cart *now with Dekomat

Submitted by uofmdds96 on November 20th, 2017 at 7:37 PM

The final piece for my golf cart just arrived.  It is a Dekomat from where else? http://dekomats.com  They have stock designs, but I wouldn't settle for that.  After much looking, I hooked up with Dustin Johnston who is a UM photographer (@DJPhotovideo on twitter) who let me use the image.  It took a month to get it done, but they set it up perfectly. 

There is a 3 trumpet train horn under the back seat.  The top is a vinyl cover with elastic.  A patient did the paint and decals.  A friend of a friend did the vinyl, which is my one regret in that the blue he used is not dark enough.  My seats are just over the "O" but sadly I arrived late that game and am not in the shot.  Should have never accepted that "one more beer".

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Wolverine Devo…

November 20th, 2017 at 7:50 PM ^

We've decided to sell the house and live in this. We'll purchase it only at noon. If you even consider trying to let us buy it at 3:30 or any time other than noon we will respond with a lawsuit. This will be great for our commute to Eastern Michigan. One more thing, make sure there is no mixing and matching of brands on the golf cart. If there it has a jordan logo make sure there are no nike logos anywhere on the cart. Adios!

MgoblueinAustin

November 20th, 2017 at 7:58 PM ^

That's absolutely amazing! Did you start from a new cart, used in good condition, or old clunker? I'd like to take on a project to customize a cart for around the neighborhood, but I'm not sure best plan to start... Or budget expectations to set with wifey.

uofmdds96

November 20th, 2017 at 8:10 PM ^

It was maroon with flames stock seat and roof. If buying electric check the age of the batteries. There are many and they are pricey. Keep them filled with distilled water. Bought the cart for $3000 I️ think. Traded dentistry for the paint job. Think the seats were $500.

mgobleu

November 20th, 2017 at 9:19 PM ^

Golf courses usually cycle out some of their fleet in the fall; keep an eye on Craigslist or classifieds and you can occasionally find a deal. I bought a 6 y/o club car for $1100. The batteries only lasted about 3 years, and I replaced them. You're going to spend somewhere around $6-700 for a set. With regular maintenance though, the new ones should go ten years pretty easily. Not that bad considering the rest of the cart is almost zero maintenance.

I bought a 6" lift kit with rims and tires for about $600 off eBay and they're pretty sweet. They'll run fairly well on stock motors with bigger tires, but you can really make them move with a motor upgrade (around $500) and speed controller ($3-500). Flip-flop seats (rear seats that fold down into a flatbed) run about $300; you'll want one of those eventually as well.

UM Griff

November 20th, 2017 at 8:09 PM ^

A few OSU fans (only the obnoxious ones) with this. Does it come with the option to tattoo a block “M” on their forehead?

Just kidding, but the mental image is satisfying.