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PostSubject: Making a GO-Kart   Making a GO-Kart Icon_minitimeTue May 11, 2010 11:53 am

i have been thinking about this alot recently as because i have not got another mower and the prospect of getting one very little chance, well i thought about making a go kart simply cause i want to go FAST and have fun!

i thought about this for a while and just swaping the engine from my mower in to it and making a wooden cart.
heres a little thing i found on the net about this...
http://www.kartbuilding.net/Lawnmower_Powered_Wooden_Go-Kart_Plans/JPG-Plans-Metric/Drawing-17_Engine-Mounting-2.jpg

and then came the awesome plans from dons diy den and changed this completely by showing this awesome buggy!
http://www.diyden.net/html/plans.html
(its the dirt devil)

well what do you guys think should i make a wooden go kart or buy them plans and build a metal one at my uncles, steel isnt very expensive to me as i can get local scarps from the shipyard and the only problem with the kart would be i would have to buy an engine and also make it at my uncles as i dont have a welder yet.... cyclops Twisted Evil (check the topic called "i really need a welder")

what do you think?!
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PostSubject: Re: Making a GO-Kart   Making a GO-Kart Icon_minitimeTue May 11, 2010 12:35 pm

I think the plans would be a better bet. Wood wouldnt be as good I dont think. I like that DIY ATV on that plan site too! Its awesome.
Where you looking at the Dirt Devil plans? I think building something with suspenion and a bit of ground clearance would make it much more enjoyable, means you're not just limited to flat ground!
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PostSubject: Re: Making a GO-Kart   Making a GO-Kart Icon_minitimeTue May 11, 2010 7:46 pm

Go with steel- first bit of hot dogging with the wood one and youll wind up sitting on the ground with just the steering wheel in your hands......
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PostSubject: Re: Making a GO-Kart   Making a GO-Kart Icon_minitimeTue May 11, 2010 8:38 pm

and splinters up your ass.
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