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Old 03-18-2019, 07:08 PM
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Death Trap 1 was my lifted Suzuki Samurai. Death Trap II was my 77 f150 with a 429 cobra jet and no brakes. I picked this up off of Craigslist with a quarter midget kart, a mini chopper and a bunch of parts for $40 and some fishing reels. I had planned on stripping it down and cutting off the rusted rear section to add a swingarm. But I decided to rag it out till it broke then start from scratch. The mechanical brakes were not working and it had Harbor Freight $4.99 specials that were missing bearings on the front. The motor didnt run but a quick carb swap and a small fire later we were back in business. I got a torque converter off of Amazon for $40 (Used because of scratches on cover) to replace the Max Torque clutch that fell apart in pieces when I took it off. The chain was in bad shape so a soak in paint thinner to degrease it and another soak in oil made it sorta work. I took the front tires off of my old john deere mower but had to use 4 washers for spacing so they wouldnt rub. Now the nuts wont catch but a few threads but front tires are for wimps anyway. After adding the torque converter I had to flip the axle to get the brake rotor (welded on) room to add the new brakes. I want to find whoever decided that hex axles were a good idea and poke them in the eye. The rear rims are rusted bad and I will need hex hubbed rims to replace. There is only a small chunk of plywood for a sear but at least the headrest is nice. I finally got her together and took her on her maiden run today. I got 20ft befote the chain broke in chunks. At least I didnt catch on fire.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:14 PM
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I might add the exhaust that was in the pile of parts that came with it in case I catch fire.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:09 PM
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:36 PM
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Here are the Harbor Freight wheels and some of the parts I took off the quarter midget.
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I hope this crap was cheap.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:55 AM
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It was $40 and a few old fishing reels. I got 2 karts, a mini chopper, a gx120 with a 6:1 gearbox, a 79cc predator new in box, an old grayhound 6.5hp new in box but torn down, the 212 that is on Death Trap Jr., and a box of other miscellaneous parts. I would say it was worth it. Just the MCP hydraulic brakes are $200. I wouldnt have picked it up if it wasnt a good deal. I am cheap. How cheap? I saw an old leather couch on the side of the road and I cut the back off of it to make me some nice leather seats for the kart.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:18 AM
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Wow im ded i got a yerf dog with a new predator for 150$ lol i thought i got a good deal but never mind
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That actually is a decent deal.

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Especially considering that a new 212 is $100!
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well more like 130 in indiana and thats pretty cool i just wish i could have that steering wheel from the bucket LOL!
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well more like 130 in indiana and thats pretty cool i just wish i could have that steering wheel from the bucket LOL!
If you drive to Texas you can have it.
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Oof i dont think my coleman will make it.
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Heck yeah he got a good deal!

Besides, anything that runs long enough for me to wreck and hurt myself is worth 40 bucks. Especially if I get a good laugh out of it!
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I was talking to a guy this weekend at a bbq cookoff and mentioned I was working on a go kart. He told me he had some stuff he would sell me for $50. You can bearly see the pressure washer next to the kart. He said he thinks it is a honda. Now I just need to get paid and head over there Thursday.
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When I first got into karts I browsed classifieds on 4 cycle a lot. Within a short period of time I had over 100 Burris tires, several engines, and piles of parts. It was insane.
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Kart looks like a Streaker.
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My wife is getting concerned.
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My father is as well our yard is losing space
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Kart looks like a Streaker.
IDK. All the streakers seem to have bars on the side.
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Possibly, IDK.
Come to think of it, I don't think Streakers have scrub brakes, one wheel peel, and a bowtie steering wheel.
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