[Kartbuilding] wooden cart
sburke at burkesys.com
Tue Jul 13 22:08:41 IST 2010
The wooden kart becomes a little more difficult when you want to have a
steering wheel. There are two approaches to having a steering wheel on the
wooden go-kart as on
1. It may be possible to weld a Pipe to the Main Front Steering Bolt
With a vertical pipe attached to this bolt and a steering wheel on the
end, it may be possible to steer the kart. The steering wheel would be flat
however and not angled towards the driver.
2. You could place a steering column and have it rotating with a pulley
wheel around which will pull a cable from one of the front wheels. See the
Another idea would be to modify the front end of the kart to have a proper
steering setup, where the front wheels turn on pivots (as opposed to the
front wheels attached to a main piece which rotates).
Take a look at the following PDF on making an electrical vehicle which has
steering set up. See:
I hope this helps.
Best of luck,
On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 21:48:22 +0700, "Michael Lempenau"
> I am almost finished building the wooden kart for my little boy. He
> steering wheel and I looked all over the internet but can't find
> using a steering wheel and cable. Is it because this is not a good idea
> doesn't work so good? Thanks for helping. I also plan on making
> it's more like a car but still simple since he is so young. Will use a
> battery and small motor for power. Mike
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