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Allracing 12-08-2017 07:05 AM

Wheelbarrow hot rod
 
Hi guys

just realized that I have been a member of this fine forum for 5 years. It means that I joined when my kids were 1, 1 and 2 yo and that I have been toying with the idea of making them a gokart ever since

I have gone back and forth with a few ideas and even aired one of them here:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18995

I realized that a scale -32 Ford roadster would be too difficult, especially when it comes to the body. But the hot rod theme had etched deep into my mind.

The kids are now 6, 6 and 7 and it is time to get **** done

Inspired by googling and by projects on here I came up with this sketch.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ecc1fe165f.jpg


That is basically what I am gonna try and build. Pretty excited about it!

ezcome-ezgo 12-08-2017 08:10 AM

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My turn...

Whitetrashrocker 12-08-2017 08:50 AM

:popcorn:Where have I seen this before?

itsid 12-08-2017 08:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ezcome-ezgo (Post 489551)
My turn...

Oh, oh, me too, me too
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haven't decided on the engine yet LOL
(whitewall tyres, red rims and mooncaps are set though *grin*)

'sid

Functional Artist 12-08-2017 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsid (Post 489557)
Oh, oh, me too, me too
Attachment 92648
haven't decided on the engine yet LOL
(whitewall tyres, red rims and mooncaps are set though *grin*)

'sid

Graphic Art :thumbsup:

...as for a "motor" Go Electric

Smoke 'em all :2guns:

Allracing 12-08-2017 11:48 AM

Wheelbarrow hot rod
 
I went out and got a wheelbarrow and some wheels. I had a 3hp briggs laying around that I may or may not use. Here's the first crude mock up:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8d63be108b.jpg

Allracing 12-08-2017 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ezcome-ezgo (Post 489551)
My turn...

Nice! Unreal how similar yours and mine are, down to air cleaner and exhaust:cheers2:

Allracing 12-09-2017 01:53 AM

Wheelbarrow hot rod
 
The plan for now is to go unsprung in the rear and sprung in the front. Rear brakes only. Any views on this setup would be appreicated 😊

I love the way a traditional front end looks on a hot rod:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...caf6e789a7.jpg


So I wanted to try and build something like that for the wheelbarrow hot rod. I started out printing a picture of a dropped I beam axle to the scale that I wanted. I went and got some 12x12mm (~1/2x1/2) square bar and bent it into shape:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f38015997d.jpg

anickode 12-09-2017 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Allracing (Post 489620)
The plan for now is to go unsprung in the rear and sprung in the front. Rear brakes only. Any views on this setup would be appreicated :)

I love the way a traditional front end looks on a hot rod:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4k...=w1690-h950-no

So I wanted to try and build something like that for the wheelbarrow hot rod. I started out printing a picture of a dropped I beam axle to the scale that I wanted. I went and got some 12x12mm (~1/2x1/2) square bar and bent it into shape:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ps...=w1268-h950-no

That's going to be pretty thin for a front axle...

Allracing 12-09-2017 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anickode (Post 489621)
That's going to be pretty thin for a front axle...

There will be more meat on it :)

Hint: I-beam :cheers2:

qtband 12-09-2017 07:49 AM

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Here's my wheelbarrow build....

Allracing 12-09-2017 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by qtband (Post 489627)
Here's my wheelbarrow build....

Looks great! Love the stance. Seems to be well equipped in the motor departement, what kind of engine is that?

qtband 12-10-2017 08:34 AM

It's a 301 Predator with a stage one kit on it. Scoots very nicely!

zogthegreat 12-10-2017 09:21 AM

Do you have more pictures of the build process?

Allracing 12-10-2017 02:06 PM

Wheelbarrow hot rod
 
Continued to work on the front axle. To emulate the Ford I-beam look I bent 2 pieces of 25x5mm (~1"x3/16") flat bar the same shape as the 12x12mm square bar. One piece to fit on top and one piece to fit on bottom. Then welded it all solid. I have a nice Miller Tig welder which I used for this. I haven't use that welder a whole lot and part of the idea was to gain some tig welding experience. Boy did I get exactly that and after what seemed like endless dipping of the tungsten and wondering what the **** I was doing I got a result. The learning curve was steep and the result was ok for what I am trying to do I believe 😊

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...bfcb11b124.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...08385c9209.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e337351696.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d3370ee0bd.jpg

qtband 12-10-2017 02:45 PM

Looks cool! I'll be watching your build.

itsid 12-10-2017 07:01 PM

looks cool??

I don't see the images (google usercontent blocked ... just for me?)

'sid

Whitetrashrocker 12-10-2017 07:05 PM

Nope. I don't see them either.

Nosandwich 12-10-2017 07:41 PM

Nope! ( Saw the rest of them)???

landuse 12-10-2017 11:22 PM

I don't see them either


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