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what a find! i am planning to build one for my son (formula-1 style). thank you!
Thanks Richard! I have some updates coming soon on a windshield as well as brakes. Be sure to check back, and please let me know how your project goes. Always great to see other similar projects.
I built a model a type car for my daughter, took me 30 plus years to finish it. Now it sits in her garage. Went through a lot power trains until settled on a 350 watt scooter motor, wheels, battery and chain. Adults can kneel on the trunk and either help their kids or drive themselves. Ir’s a kick for everybody at family outings. I ended up with scrub brakes, bought kingpins and used 3/8 rod for tie bar, steering shaft and wheel. just welded a loop in the tie bar and bent a 90 degree in the shaft that fits in the loop. Pretty quick steering just right for a hot rod. Jim
Thanks for the visit Jim, yeah this has definitely taken much longer than I anticipated, but as they say it’s the journey much more than the destination. Love to get the details on your project, sounds like just the right changes ours needs!
I just saw you went to Denios, that’s local for me in Folsom. We ought to get together some time, I can steal the car away from my daughter, charge it up and bring it along, who knows how many others have similar vehicles in the area. I am working on a 3 wheel chassis with a Schwinn 1000 watt motor and two scoter front wheels with disc brakes. I got the plans for spindles from Rickey M. Horwitz recumbent thunderbolt trike, there are several different sets on the internet, some free. As usual I modified the plans, part of it was to use what I already had, an assortment of square and rectangular tubing.
Wauw , i just started to build one for my son
i send pictures when is finish, i try to put one electric engine in
would you be able to tell me the dimensions of the kart. im building one for my year 12 project
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This blog post The Go Kart, offers genuinely good info and I actually learned precisely what I was initially researching for.
I have greatly enjoyed reading each chapter. Besides I will borrow some ideas from your project if I ever find the time to start mine.
Just had a baby, 17 month old and I felt like buying him one… when I saw that I didn’t like any I started to plan how to make it myself.
Your kart, website and labour is an inspiration.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Eduardo for such kind words. I’m happy you enjoyed it! And congratulations on the (not so recent) arrival to your family!
Wow, I like your story! I have posted a review of a couple of websites for building a pedal go kart and I have mentioned your page. It was really fun reading all the articles!
I hope it is ok that I took your go kart banner for linking to your site?
Your go kart is world class!
Thanks Hartmut. Of course, thanks for linking back. Happy to share the story. An update may be coming soon… we’re looking to build a more “adult” friendly version.
Great! I am looking forward for an upgrade! 🙂
Maybe I will do more DIY posts on my sites and I can mention you again. It’s really a great project. I like the Bugatti so much.
nice ride !! Now I have got 2 kids beating me down for one. Where can I find the plans ?
What an awesome blog. planning on building one for my daughters, but with an electric engine. fantastic work.
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