Isaac Voeller’s creative mind and custom handiwork have produced nearly 20 “made-it-myself” projects in the past 7 years, and his latest idea may soon grow into a money-making business.
Jamie Voeller says his son enjoys tinkering with and tuning small engines, so the father-son duo modified a 2000 E-Z-GO TXT golf cart into a custom rig.
“We started with a rather beat-up non-operational green cart,” says Jamie. “Isaac installed new gas shocks, a 6-in. lift kit, custom rims and off-road ATV tires. We put new 12-volt batteries in series to provide 36 volts of power. We also built a custom seat and added a new steering wheel. Isaac loves chrome, so we installed about every piece of polished aluminum or chrome we could find for the cart.”
Using his skills as a fabricator and painter, Jamie reworked the green body, applied custom graphics and four coats of sky-blue paint topped with six coats of urethane clearcoat. “The sun reflecting off this shiny custom cart just might wilt the grass on a freshly mowed golf course,” Jamie says with a laugh.
The Voellers hope this cart, which is for sale, will be the first of many they will build in their shop. “The carts work great around a farm or small business, and we’ve had ours at fairs and at car shows where it attracts more attention than the cars,” Jamie says.
To build their carts, Isaac says, “Basically we can start from scratch, building a custom frame, or we can modify an existing cart. We can build gas or electric carts (36-volt or 48-volt) from the 1980’s to current model carts. We can personalize them cosmetically to look like a favorite brand of tractor, carry the colors of a collegiate or professional team, maybe even have one look like a bear or a tiger, anything you can dream up.”
Jamie Voeller says his background in graphic design and custom painting will blend well with Isaac’s ability to develop custom frames and powertrains driven by an electric motor or gas engine.
“We think there’s a strong interest in custom carts, and we’ll work up ideas for anyone who wants to contact us,” the Voellers say.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jamie and Isaac Voeller, Frederick, S.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org).