Gokart build for my son

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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Built this for my 7yo and his buddy to ride around in. 6.5hp with torque converter.

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    Dnmeistr-LECS Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    I bet it rips, that steering has some wicked angles built in. What are you using for a tubing bender.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Thank. Since it's just a gokart I wasn't to concerned with Ackerman, bump steer etc. Heck, it doesn't even have an upper a-arm. But I wanted it to have suspension.

    I have an electric/hydraulic JD2 model 32.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    I just realized you may be referring to the actual steering shaft. Those u joints worked great.
     
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    Dnmeistr-LECS Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Yep that is what I was referring to.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    More importantly I forgot to mention it was assembled using my Lincoln Pro Mig 135. As are all my projects. It's a trooper, 9+ years strong and never a problem. Gotta represent :)
     
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    That looks like a fun project.
     
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    That's awesome. how do you even know where to begin to make something like that?
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Well, I usually buy the seat I want to use and design around it. That may sound crazy but it works for me. Once I have some measurements and a design in my head I use a cad program called Bend-Tech. There's no way I could build something like this without the software. Once you design it, the software allows you to print out the entire project on sheets detailing every bend and angle. Someday I'd like to tackle something like motobilt has posted. Now that's awesome!
     
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    That is a serious looking rig. Nice build
     
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    very nice build, looks like many memories will be made
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    I need to make one for me. Nice work and design.
     
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    Nice machine. My dad made me a cart when I was a kid, and it was really fun to drive. I'm sure your son loves to drive it.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. It was a fun project for me and he did enjoy it. He outgrew it and we had to let it go to a new home. He's been buggin me to build him another one though. Maybe put a nasty two stroke in the next one!
     

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