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Well, after my first and mostly successful wooden gokart, I decided to build a sturdier and better one. I used the same wheels, engine, axles, and seat from the first one. For specific details on mounting the engine, sprocket, and wheels, visit my first gokart.  This is definitely an improvement from the first. For your convenience, I made a 3D Sketchup model. Download it here. The following steps contain pictures from Sketchup. I recommend you use Sketchup to find the exact dimensions.
 
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Step 1: Step one

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Put two 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 75" beams 3 1/2" apart.

Step 3: Step Three

Attach two 15" long beams

Step 4: Step Four

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Attach a 10 1/2" long beam to tilt the seat bottom. Install the seat bottom.

Step 5: Step Five

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Attach the seat back and install a brace. Place the engine on the mount.

Step 6: Step Six

Attach a beam underneath the engine, and install blocks underneath that on either side. Drill holes through either side for the axle. Insert axle and and attach sprocket to axle or wheel then install wheels.

Step 7: Step Seven

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Do the same for the front. Add blocks, axle, and wheels.

Step 9: Finished

Hopefully, I have given you a complete tutorial on how to build your own gokart. Some things on the Sketchup version may be slightly different from the real gokart, but the dimensions are accurate.
ProFsxVideos3 months ago

Hey. Where did you get the axle, bearings and wheels. This is a WIP right now for me!!

are there BRAKES.
chuckyd2 years ago
Where are the brakes?
mdog932 years ago
does that rear axle have bearings in those holes in the wooden brackets?
maewert mdog932 years ago
I think the bearings are on the wheels so the wheels are free spinning and the axle does not rotate.
mdog93 maewert2 years ago
Ahh yes I considered that after posting. Makes sense. Wonder where he got the wheels/ axle etc. and where is the engine from?
Londonbrig02 years ago
Why the extra length in the back?