: Help; Go-Kart Build

09-03-2014, 10:15 PM
I'm looking to start possibly building a go kart. has anyone on here ever done it? i wanna make one like this but without the plastics. just the metal.

https://www.google.com/search?q=race+go+kart+f&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=iLwHVMqWHsK0ggTJgYEI&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=936#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=_8FX_4GTZzNPnM%253A%3BMxuJPJoTbG1NWM%3Bhttp% 253A%252F%252Fwww.joyridemotors.com%252Fmedia%252F catalog%252Fproduct%252Fcache%252F1%252Fimage%252F 1100x820%252F5a9706f28829d0894a9436fc4324eb54%252F r%252Fe%252Frear_joyride_slap_shot_racing_go_kart_ for_sale.png%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.joyridemotor s.com%252Fjoy-ride-slap-shot-kids-racing-go-kart.html%3B1100%3B820

09-03-2014, 10:32 PM
ive built a few and modified a few. just did an emmick shifter kart, I converted it to a paddle shifter and has 3 pedals now instead of two.

11-18-2014, 07:52 PM
No idea why you would want to build one, just not cost effective. If you understood all the geometry and had the proper knowledge,equipment/tools to do so. Otherwise just buy a used chassis and be done with it. If this is for competition use I don't know a Karting federation that would allow you to race a home built non manufactured/homologated chassis.

Btw. the kart you linked to is a "kids Kart".

11-26-2014, 01:32 AM
OP is a newb and first post about gokart. that's a keeper