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    hi all first time on this site and its looking good. Me and my boy want to build ourselves a go kart of sorts just wondering if anyone has any plans or ideas or even any pictures of ones made by yourselves. cheers

  • #2
    Go cart? Sounds like fun. But I have no idea, sorry.
    Save our species! Lower metal prices!

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    • #3
      years ago my Father and I went to sears when they used to sell gocarts and we looked at all the styles and options that each cart had and my father took his tape measure and he got some ideas and made one at home.
      I wound up taking the engine off his Tiller and run it till it burned up..ha ha
      then I came across a 8hp engine with electric start. took out the crankshaft and had a friend of my Father's turn down the crank so the clutch would fit.
      a battery tray and it was off.... never knew how fast that thing would go
      it gets scarry when you are only a few inches of the street. .oh those were the glory child hood days..
      I sugest you go and look at carts in a store and see how others are built and decide what features you like and are willing to build in yours.
      hope this helps

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      • #4
        Here's a nice one! http://www.badlandbuggy.com/buggy_models_st2lt.html

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        • #5
          WOW! Nice buggy!
          Last edited by 2112; 02-16-2006, 07:26 PM.
          Save our species! Lower metal prices!

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          • #6
            My boy(6) said "Dad,can we build one of those?!" I quickly answered with "We can build 2 of them!!!" I need a Pro-Tools bender first.

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            • #7
              Id have to agree with Richard on this one, go to a store and take some measurements. That is a pretty sweet Buggy though, Id defiantly go with that if the budget and fabrication equipment can support it.
              When in doubt Weld It

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              • #8
                GO Kart

                Here is a good web site to get info from....

                http://www.spidercarts.com/

                I would post a pic but it seems to be too big? Not sure how to reduce it but I'll have to get back to this when I find out. I have 2 of these in the process.

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                • #9
                  Here's what I used to race: 125cc, two cycle, over 125 km/h.







                  My old four cycle kart:

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                  • #10
                    Plans for kart

                    This site helped me out with ideas, http://www.diygokarts.com/index.html.
                    Hope it helps you out.

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                    • #11
                      Vroom Vroom!!!

                      I need an engine..... any ideas?
                      Attached Files
                      Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                      Miller 251/30A spool
                      Syncro200
                      Spectrum 625
                      O/A
                      Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                      Standard modern lathe
                      Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                      horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                      Roland XC540 PRO III
                      54" laminator
                      hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                      little dog
                      pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                      • #12
                        Dang Signwave, those sure are grippy tires to stick to the wall like that.
                        Tim Beeker,
                        T-N-J Industries
                        (my side bussiness)

                        Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
                        Esab 450i with wire feeder
                        HH135 mig
                        Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
                        Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
                        Marathon 315mm coldsaw
                        vertical and horizontal band saws
                        table saw
                        Dewalt cut off saw
                        Sand blast cabinet
                        lots of hand grinders
                        Harris torch
                        beer fridge

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                        • #13
                          Heres the one i put together last summer for ****s and giggles
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                          Garage Guy Chris
                          equipment:
                          -Miller matic 210 w/ spoolgun
                          -Syncrowave 180SD

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                          • #14
                            some more pictures stupid 5 pic max...
                            Attached Files
                            Garage Guy Chris
                            equipment:
                            -Miller matic 210 w/ spoolgun
                            -Syncrowave 180SD

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                            • #15
                              Yeah Rich, use a 1000cc crotch rocket motor.

                              I'm actually getting a rascal scooter that broke the output gear on the motor to use for parts and make an electric cart for the kiddo. I figure if that thing used to haul a 275lb man up hills and over rough terrain, I can make it haul a 40-70lb kid at a pretty good clip.

                              The motor is an odd configuration where the bearings are integrated into the mounts and the armature has an integral pinion that rides against the ring gear on the diff, so I might scrap that in favor of another motor. But the speed control and integral charger along with all the needed circuits already there should make it a pretty simple chassis build and drive train swap over short of needing to do something about the differential. The scooter even has heim joints for the steering linkages, so it's rich in components to pillage.
                              Syncrowave 250DX
                              Invison 354MP
                              XR Control and 30A

                              Airco MED20 feeder
                              Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
                              Smith O/A rig
                              And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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