Go Back   DIY Go Kart Forum > Building Plans And Advice > All Other Parts

Notices

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-04-2017, 02:13 PM
BA Baracus's Avatar
BA Baracus BA Baracus is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Azusa build

Does anyone have any experience adding length to an Azusa go cart frame for an adult rider? Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks
  #2  
Old 12-04-2017, 06:32 PM
anickode's Avatar
anickode anickode is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 1,807
Thanks: 59
Thanked 804 Times in 558 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BA Baracus View Post
Does anyone have any experience adding length to an Azusa go cart frame for an adult rider? Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks
Seems to me like it would take a bit of rework, since the frames are wedge shaped, it's not as simple as just cut, sleeve, weld. The angles would go all wonky when you splice in extra material. You'd pretty much have to completely remove the lower rail, lengthen the bottom and top separately, and then reattach it to the the top rail, adjusting the angles accordingly. Perhaps heating the bend on the lower tube with a torch and tweaking it back a bit straighter would suffice. If you were careful, you might be able to do it without deforming the cross section.

Either that or cut the lower tube right at the back, ahead of the axle hangers, but behind the bend, where the tubes still run parallel and lengthen it there, then lengthen the upper rails somewhere ahead of the cross member where the engine plate attaches.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to anickode For This Useful Post:
BA Baracus (12-12-2017), ezcome-ezgo (12-05-2017)
  #3  
Old 12-04-2017, 11:40 PM
Hellion's Avatar
Hellion Hellion is offline
Disc brakes'r for cowards
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Location: Location:
Posts: 4,772
Thanks: 1,721
Thanked 1,396 Times in 1,140 Posts
Default

Hey B.A.,

I’ve no experience lengthening the frame but it appears to be easy as pie.
See post #2 in this thread for photos....

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37598

(You can see where the lengthening tubing was added/welded in)
__________________
"I'm just here for the gasoline"
The Following User Says Thank You to Hellion For This Useful Post:
BA Baracus (12-12-2017)
  #4  
Old 12-05-2017, 06:54 AM
anickode's Avatar
anickode anickode is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 1,807
Thanks: 59
Thanked 804 Times in 558 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellion View Post
Hey B.A.,

Iíve no experience lengthening the frame but it appears to be easy as pie.
See post #2 in this thread for photos....

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37598

(You can see where the lengthening tubing was added/welded in)
Looks like he/she used oversized tubing to sleeve it together. Not my method of choice for aesthetics, but certainly functional.
  #5  
Old 12-06-2017, 07:08 PM
Hellion's Avatar
Hellion Hellion is offline
Disc brakes'r for cowards
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Location: Location:
Posts: 4,772
Thanks: 1,721
Thanked 1,396 Times in 1,140 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anickode View Post
Looks like he/she used oversized tubing to sleeve it together. Not my method of choice for aesthetics, but certainly functional.
The frame design itself is rather industrial-looking from the get-go (it is no thing of beauty) so in my opinion it is not harmed by lengthening it in that fashion.

Those kart photos, taken in the sunlight and the frame coated in metallic blue paint; the lengthened area seems rather well concealed (hidden in plain sight?)... well to a neophyte anyway. You have to know where to look.
__________________
"I'm just here for the gasoline"
  #6  
Old 12-12-2017, 06:50 PM
BA Baracus's Avatar
BA Baracus BA Baracus is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Azusa project

Thanks for the input guys. I like the stretched blue one. Looks fairly simple. I was thinking maybe I could just weld a couple of hoops on to the front for a place to mount the peddles. Like in the first pic. Sorry it took so long to reply, Iíve been very busy at work lately. Iíll share some pics of the Azusa project soon.
Attached Thumbnails
7284F24C-4A95-4765-B29A-2F08494B290F.jpeg   D0D2D65D-1F25-41D2-A7C4-3909C4D365E6.jpeg  

Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:56 PM.