I had extra wheels laying around so I decided to make this DIY go-kart for kids to have fun. My son likes BMWs so I drew a BMW sign with headlights. Now he has his own personal BMW that runs on fruits and vegetables, well sometimes pizza.
Tools for this project
• 2x6x8' (x2)
• 2x4x8' (x1)
• 11"x8"- 1/2" Plywood (x1)
• Wheels (x4)
• 5/8" Threaded Rod (x2)
• Nuts and Washers (9 nuts, 13 washers)
• 4" Bolt (x1)
• Car Seat
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Step 1: Cut and Assemble Main Frame
Take 2x6 and cut it to 58" long (x2). Also, cut 2x4 to 11" long (x2) and attach it on both ends using 2 1/2" Wood Screws. This will be the frame of the go-kart.
Step 2: Cut 2x4 Board for Steering
Cut 2x6 to 18" long. Place this board about 8" from the front edge and drill a 5/8" hole thru both 2x4 and 2x6. The hole is slightly off center to fit both the rod and the hole on 2x4.
Step 3: Attach the Steering 2x4 to Frame
Attach this 18" long board using a 4" bolt and nut. Place three washers in between 2x4 and the 2x6 frame. This is to prevent 2x4 rubbing against the 2x6 when turning the wheels.
Step 4: Attach Rod to Steering 2x4
Step 5: Strap Rod to Frame
Similar to step 4, cut threaded rod to 21" long and strap it to 2x6 with plumbing metal strap.
Step 6: Attach Wheels
Now put the wheels on. Make sure to have a washer and nut on both sides of the wheel.
Step 7: Attach Car Seat
Take a small 1/2" plywood piece and attach it to the front of the go kart for the car sign. Strap a car seat on top of 2x6 frame, giving enough room for someone to stand in the back and push it. Drill a hole on each side of the 18" long steering 2x4. Pull the rope thru the hole with a knot on the bottom preventing the rope to come out. That's it you're done with this DIY go-kart.
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