Spyder Kart - Round 1

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The other day I was looking at the T-bucket body that comes with the AMT Competition Parts pack, waiting for a bit of impiration to strike. Nothing came of that, but then I noticed the seat. I had been wanting to build a go-kart, but the scratch built seat I was starting with just wasn't working out. This seat looked like just the ticket, so I sketched out a rough drawing on an index card, and another drawing of the frame tube layout.

This kart consists of one kit piece; the seat. Everything else is scratch built from Plastruct rod and various metal and rubber bits. The tires are made from fuel hose. The wheels and pulley's are machined aluminum. Brass was used for axles and various steering pieces. The brake disc and cylinder bore is steel. Most everything else is styrene. I shaped a stack of styrene plates for the cylinder cooling fins, and then assembled them with a steel washer between each one.

Scale is 1:25 (by eyeball :) )

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Awesome looking Lil GoKart.

Engine looks GREAT!!

Looks like One Fun RIde..

Very Cool work..

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That's awesome. Something I would have never thought of to build.

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Awesome looking! The only thing missing are the bugs in the teeth :lol:

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you did a great job, that is very cool.

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Looks really cool. Everyone needs to do something different from time to time, or you can get burned out quick.

Keep up the good work!

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Awesome job! I was trying to figure where you got the kit before reading through all you post.

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Thats awesome I remember racing them as a kid. All you need is a number plate on it and it's ready to go .

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THAT is COOL!!!! Funny how weird we can get to have somethin nobody else has! It takes ALOT of ingenuity. Your Cart came out BEAUTIFUL!!!B):lol::D:o

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That is too Cool!!! Looks great just like the real thing. You did a great job on this thing

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Beyond cool, Alyn! Is scratch building something that's addictive once you get started? Could be... You know you're in trouble when you stare at a kit seat and a complete build emerges. :P This is tremendous. Incredible charm and spirit. It really captures the essence of a go-kart. Is this my fave of what you've shown so far? Could be... B):Dsuper.gif

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I might just have to copy this idea I like it so much.

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As a go kart racer myself, I love it!!! Might need a belly pan, though. Great work!!!!!!

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That is slick! Very cool, and well done!

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Outstanding, Alyn!!

:)

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Wow! Looks like there's a few karting fans around here. I know everytime I see a curvy road I think how cool would it be to have a go-kart race on this road. It's impossible to drive one without a huge smile on your face.

Thanks for all the great comments.

Bernard, you should be able to answer your own question with all the scratch building you do. But, yes in my case it is addictive. I have a 56 Nomad started as an out-of-box build. It has been sitting to the side for quite some time now. It's hard to keep motivated when you envision so many detail that can be added, but aren't allowed to do so.

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Perfect, that would make a neat addition to a small diorama! A kid riding it down a sidewalk, etc . . . so cool. Great job.

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AWESOME!!! The details are perfect. I agree with the Doc, that would make a cool diorama piece, with a kid ripping around, but add a police car chasing him!:(

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That is sweet ! excellent scratch building! I love this build.

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AWESOME!!! The details are perfect. I agree with the Doc, that would make a cool diorama piece, with a kid ripping around, but add a police car chasing him!:(

Naw guys MOST kids have more sense than that(I hope)! Have a fat middle aged dude whippin around with a cop chasein HIM!:lol::D:(:P

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haha, this is awesome. great looking gokart props on the scratch building. :(

i have been thinking of making one using a pull back toy that my son has as a reference. :(

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Thats amazing !! way to think out side the box !!

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HEY GREG!!!!

Here's a build up article idea!

Mike

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Man i want to build 1 of these now ! THANKS JUST WHAT I NEEDED ANOTHER PROJECT ! :(

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Really nice. I love it ....cool.gif.Now what's next? A mini bike ? All you need i s a scale Briggs & Stratton engine a seat two wheels and handle bars.laugh.gif

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