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Concept sketch . Colors will be different. White/red.
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Killer steering wheel. Good job
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Wow, the ring is quite thick, very unusual... lucky for you
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Wow, the ring is quite thick, very unusual... lucky for you
I was really surprised and pleased. The wall thickness was very thin (1mm) . Been a few years since I stick welded any thing that thin.

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Thank landuse. How do Iuse multiple quotes?
You use the button I have posted below. You click on all the posts you want to quote, but the last one you then click the quote button. So, if you want to quote 3 posts, click the multi post button for the first two (the button will go red), and then the quote button on the third. If you click the red multi post button again, you unselecting it

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It won't let me do it on the PS3. I'll play around with it though.thanks
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I haven't had much time to work on the kart but I got a little done. I've been stripping the old paint off of small parts and re-painting. I'm still waiting on some parts for the engine so I can rebuild it. If I have time tomorrow I'm going to cut off and re-weld the spindle arms for correct ackerman. Then I'll start on the frame, rear hubs, and rims.

Here is the finished steering wheel minus steering tape that is on order.

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I replaced the old hardware with stainless since the old ones were striped and rusted ( natures locktight ) .

What is the best way to paint female tie rod ends so not to get any on the ball?
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Looks fantastic! Steering tape? That like hockey tape?

Rod end- with a fine paintbrush, "paint" the areas that you do NOT want painted with a light coat of vaseline, grease, or similar. Spray part, let dry. Wipe greased areas off with rag, Q-tip, etc. Sweet and easy. Just be careful not to get grease where you DO want paint.
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Looks fantastic! Steering tape? That like hockey tape?

Rod end- with a fine paintbrush, "paint" the areas that you do NOT want painted with a light coat of vaseline, grease, or similar. Spray part, let dry. Wipe greased areas off with rag, Q-tip, etc. Sweet and easy. Just be careful not to get grease where you DO want paint.
Thanks . They make steering wheel tape ( http://www.amazon.com/Joes-Racing-13.../dp/B005EM89XO ) I've also used baseball bat tape before too so hockey tape would work . I think baseball bat tape will be ok for a go kart steering wheel. I had to split the back of the foam to remove it.
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I put it back on to maintain the thickness the tape will hold on give better grip and look good. I love it when things work out.

Thanks again . I thought of using grease just not the paint brush.
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Finally got the rest of my engine parts on xmas eve.
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Now I just need the time to work on it. I also got a new flux core welder
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and used Hobart arc welder. I can't use the hobart since I don't have a 220v outlet to use, for now. I will post a pic the Hobart when I get one.
Tomorrow going to fab new spindle arms and put a rolling chassis together. If I have time. The plate is full and the sides keep coming, lol
I found this piece off a suzuki watercraft .I thought it would look just right.
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Toss in some stucco mesh, a little scrap metal and temporary zip ties.
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I made 2 little brackets and welded them in. I didn't heva the right hardware so vip ties for mock up . It has a cut out in left side for a key switch. I'll put a key switch for the kill switch . Anyone know how to remove the big suzuki decal off the front without damaging the plastic?
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i didn't know Suzuki made jet skis i have a tiger shark with one in it but the hull was made buy tiger shark whats the deal with the outboard motor in picture number 4
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Tiger shark is suzuki . That outboard is on a stand. It was on a aluminium flounder boat . The hull was wore out.
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what size is the outboard
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what size is the outboard
48 evinrude long shaft.
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