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Old 09-26-2019, 01:26 PM
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Default Street car or road legal go kart?



What do you guys think? I mean its a single seater, square tube frame, 12hp tecumseh engine, torque converter and chain drive. I mean its a go kart....but a car too?!?
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:41 PM
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I need to get one and stick a Harley 1100 on it. MUAHAHAHAHAH!
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cool.. there are several or say have been several road legal karts
(last available in germany was the Kreidler F100/170/200 series)
essentially a beefy concession kart with a gy6 (of all engines )
a bit ugly with all the guards and such..
luckily it can be modified...

I think I still want one someday...

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It looks like a reverse trike with body panels. Unfortunately that means, it requires a motorcycle endorsement on the old driver's license.
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What would it take to legally "make your own car"?
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:50 PM
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A lot of work and paperwork. Depending on municipality you are dealing with, usually headlights, high beams, turn signals, horn, brake lights, tail lights at least 2 mirrors, windshield, seat belts. Then it needs to have a safety inspection done, usually by the Sheriff. Needs to be issued a VIN (if it does not have one), bill of materials/recipts, and pay whatever charges and fees.

If you cannot find the form online, go to the local DMV and ask for the affidavit if they even have one for custom cars.
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State of Michigan also requires "A laminated glass windshield, of sufficient size and shape to protect the occupants of the vehicle".

And a windshield wiper.



People build cars all the time. Kit cars, replicas, street legal dune buggies, etc. In Michigan, any if these require you to go through the whole process. Even a dune buggy on a VW pan counts as homemade and the original VIN is no longer valid, since it's been modified beyond recognition.
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