Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    cheney WA
    Posts
    7

    Cool metal for go-kart frame??

    I am going to build a go-kart and I am wondering what would be a suitable material for the frame?

    Thanks!
    Casey

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Clark County, NV
    Posts
    2,696

    Default

    Why did you start two threads for the same question?

    If you have to ask, you shouldn't be building go-kart frames, but that seems obvious, so you'll probably not like that answer.

    Did you do a Google search? You can find plenty of instructions on how to build them, including the proper materials.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Raymore Missouri
    Posts
    1,920

    Default

    Hey Mac.........why do you not tell the ones with electrical questions to google. If you didn't like the question then why did you post.


    If all we had to do to get info is to google....then this forum is not necessary
    for just about everything has been discussed at one time or another and to search would find it. But we do have the forum and this is how it is used. Lighten up!!
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    16919 Pole Rd. Brethren, MI 49619
    Posts
    4,376

    Default

    Any number of things can be used for a go-kart depending on design. Most are common steel pipe or tubing.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lodi, CA
    Posts
    1,495

    Default

    I'd have to agree with Mac here, the question was extremely vague.

    What are the capabilities of the questioner? Can he weld or glue stuff together? What kind of equipment is available? If a minor, does he have proper adult supervision to insure he doesn't get hurt building or operating this thing?
    What kind of go-cart, will it be powered by a chevy small-block or a Briggs?
    For competition or weekend play?
    Proper material oftentimes depends on the design, and not all materials throughout the frame will necessarily be the same shape, size, or thickness.

    Best thing for this questioner to do is to do a little more research on his own, figure out what he wants to accomplish and how, and come back with some more pertinent and specific questions.

    Most people posting electrical questions here at least have a rudimentary knowledge of the subject, know what the final result needs to be, just doesn't know how to tie it in with codes and load capabilities. For the most part, purely technical and specific questions, not, "I want to wire my shop, how do I do it???"

    Even people coming asking welding questions, even the most basic, that's what we're here for, get valid answers as long as they demonstrate a real interest, give a little background, and show they did some research on their own (at least enough to know some of the terminology). But if you come with a question, first post, "How do I weld??",period, you're not going to get much of an answer.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Raymore Missouri
    Posts
    1,920

    Default

    I think you guys need to read the post. The person asked a simple direct question of what would be a suitable material to make a go-kart frame.
    How about round or sq tube in steel or alum or chrome moly. They didn't ask for you to prejudge their age, knowledge, skill level or what equipment they
    may have. A go-kart is a small frame with small wheels and a small engine. I never have seen a car engine in a go kart. If you have to make it large enough to handle a car engine, it's no longer a go-kart. If the machine is larger than a go-kart it generally called a atv or a small dune kart or buggy.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Midland, Mi.
    Posts
    313

    Default

    Most typical smaller go-karts for kids are built with 1"x.083" HREW tube. Larger adult karts use 1.25"x.120" HREW.

    If we knew what you were going to use it for, we could give better advice.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lodi, CA
    Posts
    1,495

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    I think you guys need to read the post. The person asked a simple direct question of what would be a suitable material to make a go-kart frame.
    .
    OK, monte, here's an answer. Suitable material includes angle iron, pipe, round tube, square tube, rectangular tube, channel iron, plus in certain places, plate and flatbar. All of these can be steel, in a half-dozen different alloys, or aluminum, also in several different alloys. The CORRECT answer depends on the factors I listed above in my previous post.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Raymore Missouri
    Posts
    1,920

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by calweld View Post
    OK, monte, here's an answer. Suitable material includes angle iron, pipe, round tube, square tube, rectangular tube, channel iron, plus in certain places, plate and flatbar. All of these can be steel, in a half-dozen different alloys, or aluminum, also in several different alloys. The CORRECT answer depends on the factors I listed above in my previous post.
    Why couldn't this have been the first answer?????????????????????????
    This was my point.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lodi, CA
    Posts
    1,495

    Default

    Unfortunately, some of us just aren't as "touchy-feely" and PC as one might wish, you just gotta read between the lines .. .

    Getting a good answer is dependant upon asking a good question . . .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 82

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.