This was a project my son and I started when he was five. We spent almost every Saturday and many evenings working together, and it still took almost 12 months to complete.

The buggy was built to specifications provided by Edge Products, based on an older model Trax II build.
Our goal was to build something a child or adult could ride safely, but was tough, powerful and fast enough to be heaps of fun.

We wanted to fabricate as many parts as possible ourselves, but be able purchase those that proved beyond us.The plans from Edge Products are comprehensive and provided details on the fabrication and assembly of every part required to build the machine, with the exception the engine, clutch, steering wheel, disk brakes and calliper, seat and wheel rims; this still leaves a long list of parts to be made.

The Trax relies solely on its ATV's to smooth out the bumps, and let me tell you, smooth ain't the word for it. That said, doing 60kph, you could slam on the anchors, spin the steering wheel and turn her about-face without going on two wheels; very stable and heaps of fun in the mud puddles.

Anyone wanting to build a go cart or off-road buggy might find some pointers from this article: Build a Go-Kart or Off-road Buggy

Tools and Equipment Required
  • Welder
  • Cut off Saw
  • Drill Press (various sized twist drills and hole saws)
  • One Metre rule
  • Protractor bevel
  • Tape measure
  • Spanners
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hand drill
  • Angle grinder
  • Hand files
  • Bench with Bench vice (not essential but very handy)
  • Lathe
I didn't have a lathe, so parts like bushes, rear wheel hubs, drive hubs and keyways I either bought or got a local machine shop to fabricate.

Enjoy the photos and if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer as best I can.
Very Awesome! I can't wait to see yours design!
<p>Could you please send the blue prints to darcysharp03@gmail.com please? would be much appreciated :)</p>
Can you please send me the blue prints at bwasielewski899@gmail.com<br>
<p>Hey could you send me the blue prints to matej.kuzmanovic6@gmail.com</p>
<p>where can i buy this instructions in south africa</p>
Hey could you send me the blue prints to 20calebp01@gmail.com plz and thx
<p>can you send me the blue prints and a list of the things I need to build it at nhhorak@gmail.com</p>
Can u send me blue prints and the things I need to make this at 21arhodes@triway.us?
I love this design, can you send the blueprints to samkray@ymail.com . Great design
This is so cool! Can you send me the blueprints at ethancrudd@gmail.com?
<p>Hi Parrster</p><p>I really like the style of your buggy can you please send me a copy of the blue prints to jack.markham@mnstu.catholic.edu.au</p>
<p>Can you please send me the blueprints .on christley@bestconstructltd.com</p>
<p>Awesome design,i loved it and I'm interested in building a off road cart, if possible <br>can you please email me the blue print at yogeshjaiswal91@gmail.com</p>
if i want the exactly same thing exepte 2 place?
<p>Awesome design, I'm interested in building a off road cart, if possible can you please email me the blue print at pauleen.belfon@yahoo.com</p>
Nice buikd parrster. I know its been years since you posted this but do you still have blueprints?
Hey email me the blueprints deathmaster109f@outlook.com
<p>Did he ever give you the blueprints?</p>
Love your design <br>Would you be able to to share the plans with me - Douglas.widdows@gmail.com<br>Thanks
<p>Did he ever give you the blueprints?</p>
<p>Nice! Could you please send me the blueprints? Zachsnider2019@gmail.com</p>
<p>please email me the plueprints Curtis.petagna869@gmail.com</p>
<p>Love your design! i plan to build a similar kart. :-) could you please send me the blueprints lukecoffey15@gmail.com</p>
Great design. can you please share the plans? Aduman2008@gmail.com
<p>Dear FRIEND, good job. </p><p>But i need a detail plan with a any size and. More detail picture</p>
Can you send me the blue prints at Austinwhitley124@gmail.com
Can u send me ur go kart blueprints to my Gmail.. Alberte25.ea@gmail.com
Bro please send me you're kart blueprints to my email id .. please help me out in starting a project (surejaswanth@gmail.com )
Hey, maybe if you have blueprints plz send it to me. edvinasuzdravis@gmail.com<br>Thx you a lot dude:)
<p>hi me and my dad are planning on making an off road buggy could u tell me how to start on this project and could u please send me the blueprints on aryanpdr@gmail.com <br>THANX</p>
<p>Hi buddy ...</p><p>Are you able to send me the blueprints for the go kart .. It looks great and want to start building it </p><p>I have a honda engine ready to go </p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>please send to olivermirasol@hotmail.com </p>
can you email me the blueprints
<p>Hey</p><p>Did you got blueprints? Can you send me them on jernejprimc@gmail.com ? Please? :)</p>
<p>@parrster what if you would scan or photo the plans and send them on somenes e.mail (perhaps mine) and then he or she would resend them to anyone who would want them?</p>
@parrster could you plz email me th blueprints/instructions and measurements
<p>Hey</p><p>Did you got blueprints? Can you send me them on jernejprimc@gmail.com ? Please? :)</p>
Sorry Kwilkerson, but I don't have digital copies of the plans. You can download them from here <br>http://www.edge.au.com/The_Trax_II
<p>please can you mail me the blueprints to nikhilchandrasenchouhan@gmail.com</p><p>really want to build it</p>
<p>Hey</p><p>Did you got blueprints? Can you send me them on jernejprimc@gmail.com ? Please? :)</p>
Can you send the blueprints to Mattbradley77@hotmail.com
<p>Hey</p><p>Did you got blueprints? Can you send me them on jernejprimc@gmail.com ? Please? :)</p>
<p>Hey =)<br>Can you please send me blueprints with measures on mail? Pleasee, I will be very very gratefull :)<br>mail is jernejprimc@gmail.com</p><p>Please, send me, make me a very happy person :)</p>
<p>Good job! I'm looking forward to build a buggy like yours, but I don't know if I can afford to buy the row parts (I'm 15 years old and I'd like to build it with some friends). How much did the whole kart cost?</p><p>thank you</p>
What are the measurements
<p>Looking good mate!! How much did the project cost you in the end? How did you bend the frame? Did you send the drawings off to get the parts made or did you bend them yourself?</p>
Hey Phil, To tell the truth, I can no longer remember what the total cost was, I think it was getting up to $2K. I purchase a 12 tonne hydraulic bender from eBay. Just a cheapie made in China, but did the job. I bent everything myself by drawing out the frame work full scale on my garage floor with chalk, then slowly bending and checking against the drawing, bending, checking until it was perfect. The only parts I was able to make myself were those requiring a lathe.<br>Are you thinking of building one?
<p>Looks really good! Yeah I am toying with the idea although not overally sure where I would be able to drive it! I defo think theres more open road / off road in australia!!</p><p>I might end up making a petrol rc car but would much rather be able to make a buggy like yours!</p>

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