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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:48 pm

I've been wanting to build some kind of vehicle for myself for a while. I don't have any welding skills or tools so I looked for alternative materials, apparently PVC works.

http://members.aol.com/kevsv8s10/images/pvc%20kart1.jpg

Will wood work in a Go-Kart?
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:59 pm

That go-cart looks like a toy.They have made wooden planes,boats,cars and other means of transportation, I don't see why you can't make one out of wood.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:14 pm

Yea, wood would have a lot less give. You could make a good one out of pvc, but the cost would be unforgiveing, not to mention all the notching and glueing you would have to do to keep from bounceing off the ground/road or were ever your rideing it. The one in the pic is probly good for like 40lbs tops, (thats my guess).
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:47 pm

So I could build a Go-Kart out of wood? That's within my skill and tool abilities.

Has anyone ever though about powered street luge boards?
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:20 pm

http://robertklee10.tripod.com/shock_pictures.htm
pretty cool

two guys at a power transmittion company told me my engines torque would just snap wood

i switched my plans to metal when i got my welder
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:34 pm

Iam going to build a gokart out of wood, I have everything execpt a clutch, brakes(not improtant) and some chain and cables. I got a transmission of a rideing lawn mower so I have F-N-R.
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:45 pm

WOW!! wrote:brakes(not improtant)

sure... why? lol

btw if your gonna use pvc, you can insert steel into it to give it more rigity

and learn how to weld everyone, a stick welder will cost under $100 and it's fun!
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:12 pm

Yea it is, I might get a 150amp arc, and it is 149.99 and I dont know why but it is fun to weld.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:15 pm

i might get a tig, im not sure.
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:19 pm

Do you have any expericen in welding?? TIG is very hard, I would start with a ARC or a MIG.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:21 pm

i have 3 migs and 2 oxyacetylene welders.
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:38 am

Stick welder under $100,not here it aint.
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:58 pm

I think I will get an arc welder for Christmas
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:08 pm

does anybody have any step by step directions for building a go kart that you dont have to weld
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