[Kartbuilding] Planning a project!

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Wed Feb 22 21:06:04 GMT 2012

Hi Gary,

If you want to do a "complete steering" setup for a wooden kart, I
suggest you take a look at:
This kart has pivoting steering arms with track rods and a steering
wheel. It should give a clear idea of how the steering works with the
front wheels.

As for the old kayak, it would take some effort to get it to work
properly. In particular it would be difficult to get the steering
mechanism setup for the front of a kayak. The axles would have to stick
out quite a bit on both sides.
As a result of this (how the axles would be cantilevering out), you may
have to go with a "metal" steering setup such as is on:
(see: http://kartbuilding.net/racingkart/index.html )
However this would require welding of metal together.

Best of luck,

On 21/02/2012 17:21, Gary McAllister wrote:
> Hi friend! My name is Gary McAllister!
> Myself and a friend have decided we would like to start a very basic project and want to make something along the lines of your pushcart however we were hoping to make it from an old kayak with the top cut out at the back to make it look similar to a bobsled, only with wheels!
> We would like to have a steering wheel and a handbrake for the rear driver for both rear wheels! 
> Now comes the difficult part! We are both complete novices I have never done anything like this before and my friend has only ever made extremely basic karts with rope attached to the axle for steering!
> Do you think it is possible to do and if so would there be any way you could design very basic and simple (idiot proof) designs to make?
> Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
> Gary
> Sent from my iPhone

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