[Kartbuilding] Make a Chassis

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Thu Apr 12 19:44:56 IST 2012

Hi Maximiliano,

4130 CrMo ERW ( Chromoly/Chromium-Molybdenum Steel, Electric Resistance 
Welded pipe ) should be more than sufficient for the kart chassis. To be 
honest, I never spent that much on steel tubing for the kart chassis I 
made. I typically used Mild Steel ERW pipe of 3mm wall thickness. Your 
4130 CrMo ERW pipe may be lighter and even stronger.

Whatever material you use to make the chassis, make sure not to drill any 
holes which would weaken the chassis. Instead weld on lugs or mounts, to 
which you can drill a hole and attach the part (such as the seat and 
engine mounts) to. See: 

Best of luck,

On Thu, 12 Apr 2012, Maximiliano Banegas wrote:

> Dear Stephen Burke,
>                                            Hello, I writting to you from Argentina, mi name is Maximiliano, I`m working to build a chassis about  your excelent plans taken from
> the web, my question is what the material use for the tubes, because I investigate other especification of steel, my best opcion is 4130 CrMo ERW, I waiting for your opinion, my
> congratulation for your incredible work, you are the best. Bye

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