Building a Go Kart

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The Get It Done Team build a go kart under the watchful eye and help of some 7th graders from Crawford Prep College. The idea is for the students to learn how to build a go kart and then compete in a race day against other Crawford Colleges who also build replica carts based on the Get It Done model.

You will need:

Tools Materials
Jigsaw 38 x114mm pine
Router Middle strut 1300 mm – 1 piece
PEX 300 sander (New one) Front, and seat slats 440 mm – 3 pieces
PSR 18 cordless drill driver 18mm ply wood
PSR 1080 Cordless drill driver (New one) Seat bottom 500 x 400mm – 1 piece
PFS Spray gun Seat sides 482 x 300mm – 2 pieces
Belt sander Seat back 400 x 300mm – 1 piece
  Push handle 100 x 500 mm – 1 piece
  clear varnish (water based) We can also use stain it a colour and then vanish
  70 x 50 mm pine (should have off cuts in your box)
  Broom stick – 500mm – 1 piece
  Wheels –  150-200mm 4 pieces
  Bolts (thickness depends on wheel inner diameter) smooth type 120/150mm long – 4 pieces
  washers to fit wheel bolts – 20 pieces
  Lock nuts to fit wheel bolts – 4 pieces
  steering bolt – 12-16mm x 120mm smooth type- 1 piece plus 4 washers and 1 normal nut plus 1 lock nut. 
  Bolt for brake – 10/12mm x 80mm bolt plus 4 washers and lock nut
  Rope – Thick enough to hold in hand and steer – 2 mtrs
  4 x 40mm screws
  4 x 60mm screws
  Wood glue
  Paint tinters (blue, green, yellow, red)
  Clear varnish (water based
  Paint tinters (blue, green, yellow, red)
  clear varnish (water based) 

Steps:

  • Cut shape in front of middle strut
  • Drill pilot holes in front and seat slats.
  • Draw and cut out shape for the seat sides and back
  • Join seat sides and back
  • Fit blocks for axles on front slat and back slat
  • Drill holes for wheel bolts
  • Fit Seat to middle strut
  • Cut push handle sides
  • Drill and fit broom stick to handle sides
  • Attach handle to back of seat
  • Cut out hand brake and fit to seat side
  • Sand, stain and varnish
  • Fit wheels
  • Fit rope

Get the plans:

Download the Go-kart plan here