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  1. COB619

    Ground up build

    Ah yea I do use nozzle dip too but have heard conflicting points. The porous welds makes sense I just seen some people on YouTube spraying the work piece and welding through the stuff so me learning just thought it was all good lol. I still had some spatter I had to grind off because I didn’t...
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    Just so I'll Know, why the illusion of 2 sets of Teeth on Sprocket these days?

    I have one of the Amazon ones in 12T. I have it off right now to oil the bushing but the center section and I guess you’d call the bell are 2 different pieces. The bell is splined to the center section so they are locked together while spinning. The outside second set of teeth and the inner snap...
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    Ground up build

    Getting to the home stretch(for now) did some small things like turning the pull starter then a remote kill switch under the seat and a tachometer. I have to adjust it some more because it’s reading 3k at idle. There’s enough slack in the throttle and wiring where I can cut a couple of zip...
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    Ground up build

    🤣🤣 I had to slowly get all the parts together over a span of a few months to fly under the radar. Got the usual eye roll when she figured it out lol Since the project didn’t explode into a pile of bars I went ahead and disassembled it then did some finishing welding and tied up some loose...
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    Ground up build

    I got them from Amazon like this kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08CZBMND5/ref=sspa_mw_detail_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Not sure what they’re supposed to be for but you can get just the spindles for around 45. I saw a kit on there where you can mount disks on the hubs and attach calipers to the...
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    Ground up build

    Yea it’s pretty small lol I always been a fan of small compact things. I’m sure I look like bowser in Mario kart 64 or something since I’m pretty tall and about 220 lbs but yea.. Pedal to seat back is about 32 inches. Wheelbase is 44 inches
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    Ground up build

    Very true I kinda learned that that hard way today lol Pretty productive day I been holding off on making some pedals until I put on a throttle cable and the brake caliper. I’ve been unsure how to mount the caliper but I think I’ve managed to find a solution. I used some flat stock and angle...
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    Vintage modern Kart Build

    It’s hard to tell from the pics but just wondering about the rack and pinion set up. Mine looks similar and the first time it was mounted it would turn the tires in the wrong direction so I had to flip it around. Sweet build wish I had a bender!
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    Ground up build

    So I shortened the tie rods and welded them up. The rack and pinion side is still adjustable. Not perfect but pretty close Starting setting up where the steering wheel is going to be. Kinda wanted it more vertical like a car Welded it to the front beam and floor brace. Will add some guessets...
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    Ground up build

    Yea you’re right I’m no expert and could be completely wrong but the spindles have offset pivot points and the front chassis raises about half an inch if I turn left or right since the camber changes when turning. I figured weight would want to pull the wheels back straight from what I’ve read...
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    Ground up build

    Na I’m going to be welding everything all the way around tryin to make it strong as possible. Need all the strength I can get I’m too big to rely on single welds lol 👍🏻
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    Ground up build

    Yes sir that’s what I’ve been kinda doing just trying different things out with different scraps. Watching videos and learning about it only gets you so far I think trigger time and just doing it really gets things moving. I feel like I’m getting better with MIG but every once in a while I...
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    Ground up build

    So I don’t know what these spindles are supposed to be for but it was kind of a bear figuring out how to use them. The mounting or pivot points are 10 degrees offset when the wheel is standing upright. I got some 1” round bar with 1/4 inch wall which leaves a 1/2” inside diameter which is the...
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    Ground up build

    Hey thanks! They came from Amazon which was part of the axle kit. You can tell they are kinda cheap but the rims are one piece and seem pretty solid. Probably Chinese ATV grade
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    Ground up build

    That’s a really good point. My yard for some reason has like 2 inches of fine gravel everywhere. I was thinking it would just fall through it instead of collect in the frame lol. It’s pretty strong though I can’t really bend it easily and I jus tac welded it in but I may have to go that route...
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    Ground up build

    Always wanted to build one but it never really worked out but now my kids are getting older and I think it’s time. I wanted a project to practice welding and make something fun. I don’t have a bender so it will be a pretty basic rectangle. Something simple with 4 wheels and eventually a harbor...
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    Hello! Finally doing it

    Hello new guy here. I’m going to practice welding and what better way than to make a go kart lol. I can stick weld but I want to get proficient at MIG and flux core. I’m from SoCal and plan on maybe doing a build thread. Something simple like Art Ingels-
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