[Kartbuilding] Go-Kart Dimensions

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Tue Jan 31 19:28:36 GMT 2012

Hi Joe,

A few things I'd recommend:

1. Get some chalk and draw out the chassis to full scale on the ground / 
tarmac. Then sit down on the ground and see how the chassis suits and if 
it is big enough for you and your friends.

2. Apart from the dimensions, I was wondering whether ye are planning on 
making the chassis out of wood or metal?
If its to be made out of wood, I would wonder how you are going to do the 
"joint" where the two rear pieces meet the main center piece?
If you were using strong plywood, it would be ok as you could glue/bolt 
layers of plywood together.
I'm not sure if it would be better to continue the main center piece right 
from the front to the rear of the kart and then have the two side rear 
arms. The main center will take most of the weight.

Overall the size and shape looks ok. Just make sure you plan and think 
ahead enough.

Best of luck,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:12:34
From: Joe Kelly
To: kartbuilding
Subject: Go-Kart Dimensions

Hi, I'm a high school student, and I'm a member of the school go-kart team!
I was looking at your website, and was very impressed with the diagrams and detailed blueprints and design work you've given for
constructing a go-kart!

I was just wondering if you could take a look at the chassis my team and I have designed <attached with this email>, and suggest
some recommendations, and most importantly, some dimensions that would best suit our chassis?

Any help would be much appreciated


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