Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby a_contemplative_life » Fri May 05, 2017 12:37 am

gattoparde59 wrote:Is this made with pine? Then that would be blue, pine and red. ;)

Somehow I suspect this guy does not build with pine. :think:


The superstructure (seat, etc.) is pine. The rest is oak and poplar.
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Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby a_contemplative_life » Fri May 05, 2017 12:50 am

Here's the one we built last year in racing green.

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Re: Building a Go-Kart

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Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby ltroifanatic » Sun May 07, 2017 10:02 am

Every year a little town near here has a billy-cart derby.It's not a competition and there are no prizes it's just for the kids to have fun.The main street is closed for the day,has hay bales along the street and a lot of people try to make it look sort of fancy and safe.As the kids take off one at a time,the whole crowd cheers and encourages them.The smiles on the kid's faces when they reach the end with the crowd cheering and clapping for them is just priceless.
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Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby a_contemplative_life » Sun May 07, 2017 12:52 pm

I think it would be great to have an event like that in my community.
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Re: Building a Go-Kart

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Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby a_contemplative_life » Tue May 09, 2017 2:31 am

Seven seems like a lucky number . . .

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Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby a_contemplative_life » Thu May 18, 2017 2:33 am

Finally got the wheels on this thing. I ordered some pillow block 1/2" bearings for the axles, but the bases were too big so I sent them back and went with a prior method of attaching them. Now I need to add a little more hardware and a brake and it will be finished.

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Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby dongregg » Thu May 18, 2017 3:09 am

Gorgeous. Hats off to you, sir!
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Re: Building a Go-Kart

Postby PeteMork » Thu May 18, 2017 5:20 am

Congratulations! You've now built one for Oskar and one for Eli. Let the fun in a parallel universe begin!
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