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Old 10-15-2012, 06:11 AM
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I'd be driving that Porsche instead of the go kart lol.


Cool kart.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:32 AM
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1 - I think your Karts ace, looks a bunch of fun
2 - I laughed at the commentary on the video. 'No problem for superwoman' when the chain came off lol.
3 - Your gorgeous.

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:11 PM
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looks like a mario kart. that is neat, very neat i do say sometimes.
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Since you've got the disk already I highly suggest a different caliper, be it mechanical (your tires are small enough where it would work assuming you don't get the smaller cheaper one) or even a good hydraulic brake (which would obviously work the best).

You can even check with a local motorcycle scrap yard to see about getting one off a wrecked bike. This would be the cheapest route.
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i would say your geometry is way out in the front end, but you have all the parts a nice welder and ambition. do a little research on the front end and it can be rebuilt right. nice work on you your first! you on the east coast? maybe i can help.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:35 PM
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Thanks so much guys. I think i'm gonna rebuild the cart from scratch. I kinda want a dune buggy with balloon tires. I found some really cool sand tires on eBay that would be great for ripping up the beach. I would really appreciate some suggestions with respect to tire size (links would be helpful), engine size for a sand dune buggy, and breaking system. Also, what kind of metal do you guys normally use for framing? I used square bar that i paid too much for because i bought it at Lowes. I was thinking about using tubing this time around which would allow me to fish mouth the tubes and also bend it. Can you all recommend a diameter and wall gauge that would be structurally appropriate? Thanks so much!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:06 PM
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For the record, square tube is "tube", too.

Judging by your budget, the best advice I can give you is to purchase pre-engineered plans. They will contain all the info you need, including tubing requirements and recommended tire sizes.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:47 PM
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yeah i know its tubing but round is what i mean
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Nice
Here are 3 great sites for plans-
http://www.spidercarts.com/go-kart-plans.html
http://www.edge.au.com/
http://www.diyden.net/html/plans.html

I really wouldn't reccomend attemping some of the edge buggies unless you have serious skill, time and quite a large budget.
Dunno if you wanted a suspension buggy, but if you are using it on sand with big bouncy tires then something like this may be ideal?
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Thanks so much r_chez_08 . . i've been looking for sites with decent plans :-)
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I like the look of the front end with the whole "cage thing / road warrior look" goin on there.

Neat.

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Wow you have pretty eyes !!!
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Cool concept. I like the basket like frontend. That's a sweet Lincoln welder. Did I see another black welder in one of the pics too?
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:47 PM
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Looks like a big gas powered lincon!
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You're just jealous that he didn't compliment your eyes.

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