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#1 2017-04-22 04:51:06

DragonKnight
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From: Leland NC USA
Registered: 2016-08-16
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EV Kart

So Im currently in the process of building an electric go kart. Its my first time doing anything with an electric motor, so learning curve is gonna be hard. But I want to have some fun doing it. Got the first part of the project today, a donor fram for 50 bucks. Started stripping it down so I can clean it and paint it. Gonna paint it with bedliner. During the stripping down process I found the axle is bent, so looks like Ill have to deal with that issue.

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#2 2017-04-22 21:03:49

Grant
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Re: EV Kart

Wow that looks like fun. Are you going to have the frame sandblasted? That would allow for a good strong coating to be applied.
If the axle is bent I would probably scrap it and get a new one. There are a lot of custom parts you can get online for these karts.
What motor are you planning on using? Arranging the batteries to keep the kart balanced is going to be a challenge. If too much weight is in the rear it will just under steer constantly.

Also, I noticed you're near Wilmington, NC? I visited that area a while ago; it's a nice place right there on the coast.

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#3 2017-04-23 04:00:30

DragonKnight
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From: Leland NC USA
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Re: EV Kart

Yea I live just outside of wilmington. Going to college in Wilmington actually. I don't have the funds for sandblasting, so it will be done the old fashioned hard way.
I tried getting the other hub off the axle so I could pull it out of the frame, but the hub is stuck bad. Tried a 3 jaw puller and it just shattered the flange on the hub. So I guess I will have to cut the end of the shaft off and then pull it out. Luckily a new one is only 50 bucks.


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#4 2017-04-23 04:03:04

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Re: EV Kart

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#5 2017-04-24 23:55:40

Grant
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Re: EV Kart

Sandblasting is cheaper than you think! I had a whole solid rear axle for my car sandblasted for $70. I would guess sandblasting that frame would be about $50.

Anyway, nothing wrong with doing it with a grinder and some elbow grease, but getting into those crevices will be a challenge. wink

Good luck, I'll be waiting to see it driving around. big_smile

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#6 2017-04-26 23:57:36

DragonKnight
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From: Leland NC USA
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Re: EV Kart

Got it primed today with "Rusty metal primer"
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