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Old 12-08-2017, 08:05 AM
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Hi guys

just realized that I have been a member of this fine forum for 5 years. It means that I joined when my kids were 1, 1 and 2 yo and that I have been toying with the idea of making them a gokart ever since

I have gone back and forth with a few ideas and even aired one of them here:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18995

I realized that a scale -32 Ford roadster would be too difficult, especially when it comes to the body. But the hot rod theme had etched deep into my mind.

The kids are now 6, 6 and 7 and it is time to get **** done

Inspired by googling and by projects on here I came up with this sketch.




That is basically what I am gonna try and build. Pretty excited about it!
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haven't decided on the engine yet LOL
(whitewall tyres, red rims and mooncaps are set though *grin*)

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haven't decided on the engine yet LOL
(whitewall tyres, red rims and mooncaps are set though *grin*)

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I went out and got a wheelbarrow and some wheels. I had a 3hp briggs laying around that I may or may not use. Here's the first crude mock up:

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Nice! Unreal how similar yours and mine are, down to air cleaner and exhaust
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The plan for now is to go unsprung in the rear and sprung in the front. Rear brakes only. Any views on this setup would be appreicated 😊

I love the way a traditional front end looks on a hot rod:




So I wanted to try and build something like that for the wheelbarrow hot rod. I started out printing a picture of a dropped I beam axle to the scale that I wanted. I went and got some 12x12mm (~1/2x1/2) square bar and bent it into shape:

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The plan for now is to go unsprung in the rear and sprung in the front. Rear brakes only. Any views on this setup would be appreicated

I love the way a traditional front end looks on a hot rod:



So I wanted to try and build something like that for the wheelbarrow hot rod. I started out printing a picture of a dropped I beam axle to the scale that I wanted. I went and got some 12x12mm (~1/2x1/2) square bar and bent it into shape:

That's going to be pretty thin for a front axle...
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That's going to be pretty thin for a front axle...
There will be more meat on it

Hint: I-beam
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Here's my wheelbarrow build....
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Here's my wheelbarrow build....
Looks great! Love the stance. Seems to be well equipped in the motor departement, what kind of engine is that?
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It's a 301 Predator with a stage one kit on it. Scoots very nicely!
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Do you have more pictures of the build process?
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Continued to work on the front axle. To emulate the Ford I-beam look I bent 2 pieces of 25x5mm (~1"x3/16") flat bar the same shape as the 12x12mm square bar. One piece to fit on top and one piece to fit on bottom. Then welded it all solid. I have a nice Miller Tig welder which I used for this. I haven't use that welder a whole lot and part of the idea was to gain some tig welding experience. Boy did I get exactly that and after what seemed like endless dipping of the tungsten and wondering what the **** I was doing I got a result. The learning curve was steep and the result was ok for what I am trying to do I believe 😊







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Looks cool! I'll be watching your build.
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looks cool??

I don't see the images (google usercontent blocked ... just for me?)

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Nope. I don't see them either.
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Nope! ( Saw the rest of them)???
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