How to make a go-cart.
I have had a surprising amount of interest in how to make a go cart, These instructions are being rewritten and should be available shortly.
I thought I would provide brief instructions on how to make a go-cart, since my kids had a load of fun with theirs which grand-pa made for them a few years ago. Also known as box carts in Australia.
This is the cart in full motion,
Here is a our go-cart being used as a trailer,
There are a number of way to make a go-cart depending on the age of the child that you are making the cart for. a simple wagon will provide a small child with days a even weeks of fun.
But how much more fun if the cart is make with mum or dad?
A wooden go-cart or box cart as is commonly refered to in Australia is perhaps the easies to make.
How to to make a wooden go-cart
Vistit the local tip, dump or recycling centre a buy old prambulator, sometimes not so easily found, of them choose big wheels if you can,
You need to visit your local tip, and ask if they will put aside a set of pram wheels for you, the older style pram with large wheels work best. I find that if you offer the men at the tip £5, they are normally more than willing to set aside a set of wheel or you to collect at the end of the day)
How to make an electic go-cart
There seems to be a nice link at google answers that addresses how to make a wooden electic kart.
How to make a motorised go-cart
How to Build a Wooden Go Kart
I have received a number of emails about Kart Building and how to go about making a Go kart. As a result I have asked a friend to draw up some plans, the plans print on A3 paper, however they look quite good on standard A4 size paper. (UK)
Wooden Go Kart Plan #002
Download this Wooden Go Kart Plan Attach:wooden-go-kart-plan-002.pdf (PDF)
Which of us know how to spell Go Kart, I have always spelt it "Go Cart", however in Australia they are call it Billy Kart or Box Kart, elsewhere they are known as Soap Box Karts. Whichever way you choose to spell it, Go-Kart or Go-Cart they are great fun. For me they symbolize an era when kids were free to roam safely and have fun.
These plans are quite detailed. You should improvise and choose your own materials. Your mileage may vary. These plans are after all only a starting point, they come without warranty of any sort.
Top Front View
Under Rear Angle
Under Front View
My older and original page about building go-carts still exist here at http://archive.homeschool.co.uk/resource/howto-make-a-go-cart.html
I hope you have fun.
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