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Old 07-13-2010, 04:57 AM
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Did anyone see this? It's episode one of the new season of Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory on MTV2.

I want to replicate this chassis and put my GX390 on it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:31 AM
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looks like a racer chassis with turf tyres.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:37 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's a Margay Brava 1.8 sk.

http://www.magnaracing.com/index.php...pjs705e0ddol11

Well, I wanted to build one, until I saw the pricetag.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:39 AM
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Most all race kart brands manufactured in the last 25 years look very similar to your pic. Lots of racers are selling off their stuff nowadays, you could probably shop around and find an older/used complete rolling chassis priced as low as $100.
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I'm pretty sure it's a Margay Brava 1.8 sk.

http://www.magnaracing.com/index.php...pjs705e0ddol11

Well, I wanted to build one, until I saw the pricetag.
Holy crap that's pricey, I could buy a running driving car for that much
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that thing looks like fun it would be a great project to make your own racing style frame throw on some turf tires and a low gear then go out and pop some wheelies!
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for those of you who havent seen it check out this vid. i know itsrealy fuzzy but whatever. skip to about 40sec
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Did it have a clone engine on it? And I too would love to make that exact kart.
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looks likethis one http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/6-5-H...ht_1351wt_1049
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:11 AM
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Yeah, that has to be a clone engine. My dad has that same engine on a kart for my little brothers. They are $99 through Harbor Freight.

Why you would spend over 1k on a chassis and 100 on an engine boggles my mind but, whatever.

@anderkart - I've been looking a lot and can't seem to find anything similar at that price point so, if you happen to see something, please share!

Man, I want that chassis..
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Just found this. Wonder how much it would be to make it a roller, sans engine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-A...Q5fCarQ5fParts
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Just found this. Wonder how much it would be to make it a roller, sans engine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-A...Q5fCarQ5fParts
I would say around 300+
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found it! unfortunatly im about to start a project and dont have time/ money/ storage for thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_500wt_1182 looks Like you could make it into the exact one shown on the fantasy factory. only down side is its local pickup only so its out of the picture for me cause i aint paying $100 to have it shipped to ma. but for those of you in wv happybidding. i still cant believe thats only 25 bucks

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@anderkart - I've been looking a lot and can't seem to find anything similar at that price point so, if you happen to see something, please share!
Start doing craiglist searches in all the towns around you that you'd drive to for a bargain. Use all the diferent spelling search terms: go kart, gokart, go cart and gocart. You gotta check the ads several times a day because the true bargains usually get snapped up (and the ad deleted) within an hour of being posted.

You should also try posting your own craiglist ads titled Wanted: Race Kart.

Also do some research and see If any of the towns around you have a go kart race track. Many kart tracks have their own web sites with classified sections... Lots of tracks have closed down in the last few years, plus many racers cant afford to race anymore and end up dumping their gear for way less than its worth. (I recently bought an older complete Dino roller w/a KT100 engine, kart stand and a race kart starter for $100)

I'll keep my eyes pealed for any bargains in your area, what part of Missouri are you located?



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Just found this. Wonder how much it would be to make it a roller, sans engine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-A...Q5fCarQ5fParts
Probably about a $1000 if you bought all new race-quality components.
ps: That chassis is an Offset/RTO kart made for left turn only oval racing. You'd probably be better off buying a chassis made for tracks with both right and left turns, these are commonly referred to as Sprint Karts.
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I'm in St. Louis.
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That thing looks so bad *** i might just have to do that with my margay.
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