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Old 05-18-2017, 12:07 AM   #1
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Picked up a go cart "for my son" on friday for $150. Needs a bit of worm, but after draining and refilling the gas tank/carb, working a little magic on the kill switches and replacing the spark plug, the motor runs strong! The sprockets didnt line up right, the brake system needs a bit of work, needed new tires, and the whole thing needs a fresh coat of paint. Should be in it for less than $300 once its all said and done. First up is the cart as i got it:

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Old 05-18-2017, 12:12 AM   #2
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Picked up some harbor freight tires/wheels for $5.99 each. The white rims arent going to go with my planned color scheme (dark metallic blue/lime green), so i sand blasted them and powder coated the rims, sprocket, and brake drum. The entire cart will be powder coated when im done!



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Old 05-18-2017, 12:40 AM   #3
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You do your own powder coating? That's awesome!


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Old 05-18-2017, 12:46 AM   #4
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Yep, got started doing cast bullets, then moved on to yeti style cups. Now that the cups have slowed down to almost zero, I have time to tinker with some of my own stuff!





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Old 05-18-2017, 01:06 AM   #5
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That looks awesome. I've been wanting to coat my big yeti bottle.


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Old 05-18-2017, 11:25 AM   #6
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Lookin good! Wish had another oven set up, I'd get back to playin with my powder coat stuff again.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:44 AM   #7
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Lookin good! Wish had another oven set up, I'd get back to playin with my powder coat stuff again.
Mine is just a electric kitchen oven with a cracked glass top i got for free. Takes forever to heat up, but works well after that.

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.....The entire cart will be powder coated when im done!
it looks really good so far, I'm curious how you are going to powder coat the frame, or something that big in general?
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Your work looks good
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:29 AM   #10
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it looks really good so far, I'm curious how you are going to powder coat the frame, or something that big in general?
Once I get it operational and make sire everything is good, I am going to disassemble it. A friend of mine built a large oven for powder coating. It is 4'x4'x7'. He built the oven and I built the control circuits. He has a side business building and powder coating jeep accessories. Im going to purchase a portable media blaster ($35 from harbor freight) and blast the whole frame, then take it to his house and powder coat it. It is way too big to fit in a blasting cabinet and too big for my oven. Ill have to do the main frame, seat frame and roll cage in his oven (if i decide to keep the roll cage).

More pics coming soon. Today I plan to cut and reweld the brake bracket and motor mount. Then put everything together. If the weather holds, i should be able to give it a test run this weekend!

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Old 05-20-2017, 09:30 AM   #11
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Your work looks good
Thanks!

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Old 05-20-2017, 07:37 PM   #13
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Well, i gave it my best shot, but my little 125A flux core mig combined with my horrible welding skills just couldnt get the job done. I gotta go into qork tomorrow morn for about 30 mins and after that, i plan to habe a coworker weld the motor mount back on for me.

Cutting the bracket off



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Here is the brake bracket that has to be relocated.



Everything cleaned up and ready to weld!



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Old 05-20-2017, 08:31 PM   #14
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Need to have a live axle and twin McCullough. Looks great as you have it!!
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:52 PM   #15
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Need to have a live axle and twin McCullough. Looks great as you have it!!
Oh, live axle is planned in the future along witha torque converter and tire upgrades. The kits are just our of my budget at the moment or there would be one sitting under it now!

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