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It's a go cart
« on: October 27, 2014, 05:38:00 PM »
 When I first built this my oldest son looked like the kid you see driving in the top and bottom pictures.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 05:42:44 PM »
 Now he looks like this. Actually that picture is about a year old. That is him as a captain on his college football team last year.
 Him and his brother (The driver in the middle picture) are both in college. The go cart has sat for about six years in the weather, so I decided to bring it back to life.
 so a little back story.
I have built Tuna towers, T Tops and stuff like that for boats since the early eighties. This has given me a good understanding of tig welding aluminum, bending pipe, and general layout, and fabrication.
 I wanted to build something fun for me and my kids, but something relatively safe.
So here's the specs.
 Length 96"
 Width  48"
 High   48"
 Suspension 0"
 Engine Briggs and Stratton Raptor 6hp.
 Clutch Comet tav 30 torque convertor
 Rear tires 22" knobbies  on steel rims
 Front tires wheelbarrow from home depot.(That didn't work)
 Frame main rails 1 1/4" aluminum pipe.
 Braces 1" aluminum pipe.
 Steering bellcrank  (Sucks)
 Weight Maybe 120#
 So now I am going to do a few upgrades.
 But it will still be a go cart.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2014, 06:23:43 PM by WelderPat »

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Re: It's a go cart
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 07:07:47 PM »
I'm afraid the boys might not fit still. You hoping for some grandkids soon?  ;D ;D ;D Congrats on the boys. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD.I'm sure you are tho. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: It's a go cart
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 09:12:16 PM »
nice !  4 times the power and wider and taller lol   

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