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Old 12-07-2019, 12:19 PM
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When I got this one she was rough, the plastic seat was just sitting there over a hole, no bolts. There was a 14"x14"x1" steel plate welded to the front, crazy heavy. It had the original manco drive wheel, the others were the cheap harbor freight wheels, and a dog chewed up the steering wheel, the one thing I can't get around at the moment. Let me not forget the 12-13 different colors I sanded away, the only good thing about it was the running 4hp subaru and I put it on another project, this one now gets a 4hp briggs edger engine.

Scavenged the split steel wheels from a bad frame, wire wheeled them and gave them a fresh coat of krylon, tires all hold air, and I rotated the drive wheel out so they will work for a while, still plan on making seat pads, and I am about 2" short on the chain I need, but after the sanding and painting, I've enjoyed the simplicity of this kart. I'll be giving this one to my sisters kids right around Christmas, then I want another one to modify, maybe I'll try to copy the frame from scratch.
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:28 PM
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Hey, that turned out pretty nice!
Yeah, that looks pretty rough from the descrirption and "before" photos.
It's interesting how similar the frame design is to my Starbird, with the steering hoop, brakes, front end, and just overall frame.
Not sure what I think of the purple wheels, but it could be worse. Is it going to a boy or a girl?
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:36 PM
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Yeah, the purple grew on me, it's actually going for my niece and nephew to share, at least till I finish a second one for them, red and purple are their combined favorite colors, I'll pull it into the sunlight and get a better picture, ran out of paint so it got a yellow sprocket hahaha.

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Next up: Gold chain, Lime green seat, and stickers galore!!!
It'll be the most colorful kart on the block!
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Next up: Gold chain, Lime green seat, and stickers galore!!!
It'll be the most colorful kart on the block!
Never kniw, I may just do it! I've got the stickers!
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:22 PM
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Don't forget the checkered flag for the back.
https://www.bmikarts.com/Checkered-Flag_p_4921.html
Or better yet:
https://www.bmikarts.com/Racewear-7-...et_p_4853.html
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That did come out pretty nice!
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That did come out pretty nice!
Thank you!

As for the flag he will be in his own yard, and I'm forced into temporary retirement. I'll mention it to their dad for sure.
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