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Old 01-18-2014, 03:57 PM
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Hi I need help geting a go kart project to start. Any Ideas where I can buy a rolling chassis or a kart that needs work?? Could anybody sell me one or even make one to sell to me. Use in america seen to get them quite easy and wondered if anyone could sell me one?? Really struggling to find starting point!!

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In the UK, the best place to start would be gumtree, UK Classifieds, ebay & any other classifieds sites you can think of/find.

Another way to do it is a reverse search: ie: place wanted ads in as many of them as you can with as much info as you can.

Yes, the US has an abundence of karts, mainly because they were all made by American companies but, not a lot of them were exported. Unless someone in the shipping industry owes you a favour, it will cost a small fortune to have a frame/kart shipped across the pond...

It's a mission to find anything but a sprint/race kart here in Oz because vintage style karts only existed in small numbers, hence why I made my own...
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Thanks I will have a look

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There is never anything on here tho! They are all road karts! And when there is I cant get it cause its too far! And u cant find any parts

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There is never anything on here tho! They are all road karts! And when there is I cant get it cause its too far! And u cant find any parts

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right now there's a Manco Dingo in Belfast and a Murray in Londonberry for example.

It's not around the corner, that's true.. BUT it's much closer than the united states, and the shipping will be much cheaper and faster.

And within the last two month or so, I've seen at least 10 nice karts on gumtree, so just keep your eyes open.

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Thanks. Just been on gumtree, found 2 carts for 80 but were already sold

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both ads are on gumtree
but well above 80

generally the "nice" ones I see there are in the 100-250 range,
most of them are actually Manco karts (mainly Dingos..)

Anyways, finding yard karts in Europe is a pain, close to nothing in Germany,
and most of the UK sellers do not like to ship at all.
So you will have to be patient.. Sorry.

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Ye ive found that too! I will get one eventually

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post a message that your looking for a go kart and let them come to you! see if that works is gumtree kinda like craigslist? because when i'm looking for a project either car or kart that's where I start
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is gumtree kinda like craigslist?
Pretty much; US has craigslist, Canada has Kijiji, Europe, UK, New Zealand & Australia have Gumtree; free online classifieds powered by eBay
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