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Old 07-11-2016, 06:38 PM
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Also, the reason why I am rebuilding the old go kart.
listen to the belt squealing!
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:42 PM
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I would just weld up that little hole in the exhaust, Probably not an issue either way though.

Looking good so far nice work.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:21 AM
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Bit of work in the shed today, cold and wet and not much happened but here's some pics.
My cut off wheel wore out so now cutting will be a challenge

that's the brake pedal by the way.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:23 AM
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Are those HF wheels in the video? That back one came clean off the kart! excellent! you can just weld them back up too, right
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:29 AM
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mounting the homemade dogbones if thats what theyre called, this will allow rear suspension.
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Are those HF wheels in the video? That back one came clean off the kart! excellent! you can just weld them back up too, right
yeah, I had a bolt going through the wheel to hold it on, but it came loose so the wheel slid straight off. later the axle broke completely because it was hollow and lathed bad idea.
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some ideas here for the back, also the beginning stages of what might end up being suspension arms!
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SAY WHAT? There must be something in the water in Victoria Australia.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:40 AM
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This is epic. Keep updating please.
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Wait....what are you doing with those hinges???
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Wait....what are you doing with those hinges???
Fold-up gokart? (Hopefully not while driving....I have a bad feeling about this...)
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haha yeah nah its for the suspension arms. It seemed the easiest with what I had lying around.
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Why not just a get long bolt and a small tube. Those hinges are not going to hold up for long.
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Why not just a get long bolt and a small tube. Those hinges are not going to hold up for long.
Shhhh...(he's in the build-off....) one less competitor coming up!
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Why not just a get long bolt and a small tube. Those hinges are not going to hold up for long.
Theyre pretty big hinges, and I couldn't find any more pipe that I could use. I used it all at the front.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:07 PM
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Yeah, Auastralia sounds like a nice place to visit. But apparently hardware stores are very few and FAAAAAAAR between! lol
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:14 PM
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Or a metal store. I never buy metal at a hardware store. Not even nuts and bolts. Buy metal at a metal shop and bolts at a bolts store.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:39 PM
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metal costs 6ish dollars per metre, and when I have a shed full of metal and endless nuts and bolts, I prefer not to waste the $$. It won't look as dope as it could I know, but at least it will run
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I am not too sure those hinges will work for very long. Definitely not strong enough to take the beating they will be receiving
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:07 AM
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I'm afraid those hinges won't break soon enough before those half shafts do and kill him. I see this ending badly.



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Old 07-13-2016, 03:36 PM
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We should have some good what not to do videos before the end of this year! I'm going to weld the **** out of mine so if wheels fall off, the chassis will stay together and protect me? maybe?

Cant wait for the crazy videos!
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