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Forum: Introduce Yourself! 07-15-2017, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Orange Krate
Prodigal Son

I've been away so long I felt I needed to re-introduce myself!

My name is Dennis and I run a webseries called Go-Kart Alley based on my book by the same name. I got on on this board a loooong time...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-15-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Right now! It's gone through a lot of ups and...

Right now! It's gone through a lot of ups and downs but we finally decided the best way to determine market feasibility was to launch a Kickstarter. Have a look and let me know what you think?
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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-22-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Hello?

Hello?
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-19-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Manclone: Orange Krate II

We made this U-weld kit as simple as possible using off the shelf components. I didn't actually make these parts, just put em together. We will be upgrading in future builds, i.e. Adding the dropped...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-15-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
I've got a really great video I wanna show y'all...

I've got a really great video I wanna show y'all but I'm having issues with my editing software. It previews perfectly within the app but in the exported file, the audio is off...looks like a...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-01-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 40,993
Posted By Orange Krate
Come see us with the Mini-Semi and our brand new...

Come see us with the Mini-Semi and our brand new build this Saturday at the Invasion car show (http://invasioncarshow.com/) by Them! Texas Car Club in Deep Ellum (Dallas)
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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-01-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Yes, that's a preproduction punch list from...

Yes, that's a preproduction punch list from filming last year!

Alright, back to work after vacation, 1st week of school for the kids and managing locations for 2 other local films. We finished...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-11-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Manclone: Orange Krate II

Too hot to finish today! Besides, John David and Shawn came by and talked us into taking a break to go swimming! (You gotta read the book to get that;)

I've finally gotten to where I can build a...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-10-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Assembly starts tomorrow! ...

Assembly starts tomorrow!
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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-06-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
So, can anyone tell me what year(s) the Orange...

So, can anyone tell me what year(s) the Orange Krate was in the Sears Catalog? Was it Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter? I'd like to get buy a copy off eBay but I gotta make sure their are go-karts in it.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-06-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Manclone: Orange Krate II

Jim Rockford! 100% on topic!
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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-05-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
I'm 5'10" and I fit it but the kit is actually...

I'm 5'10" and I fit it but the kit is actually made longer so you can cut it back to any length you want. I cut off about 8" to make it like original factory stock length.

You can see all of the...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-05-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
We are leaning that way but testing will...

We are leaning that way but testing will determine the outcome. I'm hoping to offer fully welded Go-Kart Alley clones, powder coated with graphics applied :D
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-05-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,447
Posted By Orange Krate
Manclone: Orange Krate II

We started touring our Go-Kart Alley karts around promoting the show in 2014, even before we started filming. Everywhere we go we get 2 overwhelming responses. 1) Are they for sale? and 2) These are...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-28-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 40,993
Posted By Orange Krate
So...this happened! ...

So...this happened!

https://youtu.be/clidhvrNG8o

John Scneider said our go-kart rig was "Fantastic!" We talked for a good while considering how many people were clamoring for his attention. My...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-28-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,880
Posted By Orange Krate
Our's is coming along! I'm not as fast a builder...

Our's is coming along! I'm not as fast a builder as Taylor (cause I don't have as fancy a welding table;) May not end up a Bandit clone now. We started thinking since it's a kit kart that it might...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-28-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,283
Posted By Orange Krate
Just going slightly off topic for a second....

Just going slightly off topic for a second. Netflix "Stranger Things" is jam packed with references to my youth. I swear this is a van body go-kart flying through the air....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-09-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Orange Krate
It's not a real DOH kart so Larry couldn't...

It's not a real DOH kart so Larry couldn't identify the Mfg. I figured that though. I just wanted to see what he'd say:)
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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-08-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,880
Posted By Orange Krate
Go-Kart Alley will be building ours into a Bandit...

Go-Kart Alley will be building ours into a Bandit clone soon!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-08-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By Orange Krate
This puts me in mind of the old 2 speed belt...

This puts me in mind of the old 2 speed belt tensioner thread. (http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6764&highlight=gears+belt+tensioner)

And its eventual build thread ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-08-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Orange Krate
Yep! We began talking about doing this after...

Yep! We began talking about doing this after their first swap meet when so many folks just like John Patton came up with their kids wanting the old school live axles like ours.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-08-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Orange Krate
Like these? https://youtu.be/q7npX1NxtRo ...

Like these?

https://youtu.be/q7npX1NxtRo

I got most of mine from swap meets and Craigslist. Some were pretty rough, others only needed disassembly, minor welding and reassembly to be useable....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-08-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Orange Krate
I'll ask Steve Franks an avid Dukes of Hazzard...

I'll ask Steve Franks an avid Dukes of Hazzard collector if he knows who made it.

Here's our [unlicensed yet still factory made] Dukes go-kart and kiddie ride. ...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-08-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,283
Posted By Orange Krate
I really wanted to see this thing black with a...

I really wanted to see this thing black with a red stripe! Looks awesome though, especially the bones!
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 07-05-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 175,465
Posted By Orange Krate
Needs some external headers either these or...

Needs some external headers either these or really long straight ones like the monopoly car.



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