[Kartbuilding] go karts (who wouldve guessed)

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sat Jun 23 23:17:14 IST 2012

Hi Grant,

Yes, you could bolt together square tubing to form the frame of the kart. 
(Round circular tubing would not work bolt together well)

However there are certain parts you are going to need to get welded. Such 
parts would be the steering arms (king pin posts):

I would go for a standard ladder type chassis frame, using 1" (25mm) box 
iron tubing. Id use 8mm High Tensile Steel Bolts (8.8 should be stamped on 
the head of the bolts). Use "nyloc" nuts which have a plastic insert so 
the nuts wont loosen themselves.
Take a read of:

I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any further questions.

Best of luck,

On Sun, 6 Dec 2009, grant leacox wrote:
> Hey Stephen,
>                 I at the moment don’t have a welder or the skills and was wondering if it is possible to bolt together
> square/circular tubing
> And make a frame structurally sound without any serious problems/ do you recommend any specific designs?
>   -Grant

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