the Dune Buggy Archives
DBA Forum - Not logged in
Previous Next Up Topic Public / General Discussion / go kart dune buggy project (9410 hits)
By MonoManx7 (manxologist) Date 2011-03-11 22:47
Well, as if there was not enough going on in my life as far as projects, I began tackling the go kart dune buggy project. I have 2 Buffalo Buggy go kart bodies but no chassis for either. I bought an old 25.00 yard kart which is rough and pretty well useless.
Now, I am trying to sort out the logistics of putting it all together.

ANy go kart afficionados on the DBA? I would be open to suggestions. The main thing I am fighting with is height of engine and consequent fitting issues. Some have mentioned using jackshafts etc. I am leaning towards a differential from NOrthern Hydraulic etc.

Post your thoughts here. I cannot figure out how to post images to the website so no photos of the carnage right now.

Chris
By John S 2 Date 2011-03-28 02:17
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
founder
By BigTonkaKid Date 2011-04-11 03:02
Here's one we're working on right now. This is 1 of 8 made and it's all metal half scale.
I picked up the parts for a fellow buggy owner. We had to do a lot of tweaking to get it the way we like it.
The frame is next  
By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-04-11 04:28
THAT is TOO COOL. I need one. What a fun project

brad
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2011-04-11 12:21
Makes me wish I could get my hands on one of the old Allison Daytona go cart buggys that Ken Allison made !!!                  Ken......................
By Sandsurfer Date 2011-04-11 12:47 Edited 2011-04-25 17:35
What engine are you planning to use? I opted for a 70cc Honda engine from a Honda scooter. It has and auto clutch 3 speed trans w/electric start and a charging system so you could run lights. Mine is still in the planning stages but the engine is considerably shorter than a Briggs & Stratton and with the right exhaust, you won't bother the neighbors.

Jerry....
By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-04-12 16:35
BigTonkaKid,

Do you have more pictures?

brad
By BigTonkaKid Date 2011-04-25 14:44
I picked up a kart that I will be using for the chassis. Its 100cc engine, CVT transmission, 12v charging system, forward and reverse, and the suspension will have 2" of travel. The width is good once I get the narrow rims and tires and the length it will need to be shorten 10". All of this for $500 bucks. I haven't been posting much about it because it's a project I'm working on behind the scene.

By BigTonkaKid Date 2011-06-26 18:59
This one is getting a 10 inch cut


Getting a little closer

By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-06-28 23:57
STOP IT, I'm totally jonesing for one of these. What an absolutely COOL project.

brad
Previous Next Up Topic Public / General Discussion / go kart dune buggy project (9410 hits)

Powered by mwForum 2.10.2 © 1999-2007 Markus Wichitill