[Kartbuilding] How to build a go kart?

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Mon Aug 2 17:21:41 IST 2010

Hi Jordan,

There is plenty of information, plans and photos on making the racing 
kart. See:

The first thing you want to do is to source all the parts required. The 
main ones been:
4 wheels, 1 engine, seat. Most of the rest can be fabricated.

You'll want to spend most of the time making the chassis.
Depending on what time you have available, but I'd say it will take 1-2 
full days to make the chassis. Again, if you read the website, you will 
see how to draw out the chassis on the ground using chalk, and then to cut 
the pieces of tubing to the correct length and layout on the ground. Then 
you'll have to get your welder friend to weld the chassis carefully so it 
does not twist out of shape.

All in all, 4-6 weekends solid will get the kart made.

If you have any specific questions, just ask.

Best of luck,

On Sat, 31 Jul 2010, Jordan Johnson wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> One of my friends is a welder. So i would have one with an engine.
> A racing Go Kart would be funnest I think...
> Thank you for your help.
> Jordan
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 8:38 PM, Stephen Burke wrote:
>> Hi Jordan,
>> You'll need to decide which kart you are going making first.
>> If you do not have a welder or access to someone who can weld, I suggest
>> making the wooden kart.
>> Your next question then is if you want an engine to power the go-kart.
>> Take a look at the different plans:
>> 1. Off-Road Kart
>> 2. Racing Kart
>> 3. Wooden Go-Kart
>> If you email me which kart you are going to make, I can tell you a
>> timescale.
>> Best of luck,
>> -steve
>> On Sat, 31 Jul 2010, Jordan Johnson wrote:
>> Hello kart builders!
>>> My name is Jordan and Im from London.
>>> I just wanted to know the basics and what steps to take on how to build a
>>> Go
>>> kart...
>>> Can you give me a day to day plan please? If its not too much of a hastle.
>>> I want to build one with some mates of mine as a project.
>>> Thank you for your time,
>>> Jordan

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