bring back to life=my "T-bucket of bolts"

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Started this build many moons ago and has not been used for couple of years.
Many issues such as underpowered = battery drain to high and it has "VW Syndrome" on the rear wheels.
plan is to remove the freewheel differential, upgrade the brakes and insert a section of pipe to fit over the rear axles to help prevent the "VW SYNDROME_ (wheels tilting inward at the top".
never figured out why the wheels tilt.
Then install motor kit similar to what Ed pedal cars but only one motor driving one wheel. Presently has 500 watt cyclone motor but no reverse on 24v.
1800watts vers 500 hopefully help as it will be used as a "golf cart" around town.
 
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here are pics from 3 years ago. Put away but thinking of revamping it.
 
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been contemplating this revamp build.
The kit with motor etc WAS $209 but went to actually purchase couple days later = $309
now a battery pack. Thinking wet call or Lipo4 or even NMhi battery.
was/am contemplating a one wheel drive but fat tires making me wonder. Looking at a differential maybe?
Am only running one motor but researching what Ed has done maybe two motors?? May be cheaper than buying a differential?
looked at Samaga differentials but they use a 24mm? axle
 
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Was the price increase an Ebay thing? I've often seen sellers hike the price on an item that's being watched in the hope you don't spot that hike before you click buy. Presumably other platforms like Ali Express have that too though I've yet to see it. If you unwatch it it may return to the usual price in a day or two.

How about an angle grinder diff?


The build quality is pretty poor but the general idea is there.
 
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looking at the samagaga differential BUT it states for 18" wheels. I have 26" fat tires so that is basically out as well.
Looking for a small lightweight differential that will handle the 26" fat tires and a differential will hopefully cure the "volks wagen" effect
 
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After conferring with Samagaga, they have a heavy duty differential (DG72CHD)
uses 25mm axles that are hollow BUT due to shortages, they are back ordered.
My plan is to keep looking for a good used lawn tractor differential and/or start dissembling the hot rod and wait.
 
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found on Ebay an MTD riding mower differential. Waiting for length and axle size before purchasing.
MAYBE a solution?
 
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paid for the differential. Came off a 20hp MTD mower.
Now comes the hard part, making longer axles. Differentiial is 30 inches long and I need 52 inch's aprox.
 
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