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Old 05-28-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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go kart rebuild

i recently bought a go kart from a friend for $150 then it turned out to be a vintage kart and i ended up selling it for $1350 dollars lol. so i bought a new kart. it was in perfect working order but i decided to spiff it up a little. i stripped the frame down and paintred it pewter for a base coat. i was quite a bit of work but i got it done. now it is ready for the actually paint. now i wanted something that would pop out and look like it is going fats without moving. so i started looking through the paint codes. i am in an auto class right now and i can make any colour in the entire world. so i choose a copper colour. its like an extreme pearl orange copper colour. lol i cant really explain it. looks cool though. cost me 65 bucks for a quart lol. so here is the kart after bast coat



i am also repainting the helmet to match the kart. but i really like the base solour so i was thinking about doing pinstriping or somekind of design on the hemet so i have the 2 colour showing. i will have updated pictures tomorrow hopefully. i planed on painting, clearing and baking it all tomorrow hopefully.
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Old 05-29-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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ok so i finished painting it today and clear coating. i will be buffing it tomorrow and making it even more shiny lol. the colour came out soo nice. the pictures dont do it justice. the helmet picture is actually a pretty accurate depiction of the colour. i will be assembling on wednesday and i will be riding it wednesyday night lol. i will take some action shots after i get it going.



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Cool ride....gonna tear up the trailer park with that, Bubbles?
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Old 05-29-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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lol i wish i could. i have a golf kart that i use at my trailer(with some slight modifications lol). this baby sits like 3/4" off the ground so only paved surfaces for me. i just built a custom air intake for it to it is a little bit over kill but man is it ever gonna suck lol. it is actually an air intake for a car but it workes good. here is a pic of it.

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Intake almost looks like the ghetto version of mine. I took it off a 3.0L Dodge Caravan

Cool project. I love the color.
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i will be assembling it tomorrow. i cant wait to get it done. if u like the colour now wait untill i take a pic of it in the sun it is amazing. i had to buff a few spots today but all looks good for assembly tomorrow. keep checking for updates.
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this reminds me of some bad tim allen "home improvement" episode. Remember when he pimped out the lawn mower?
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lol ya then he crashes through wilsons fence lol. i finished it and have been driving it constantly. mostly on my street and praying the cops dont come lol.

there it is all put back together and in driving condition lol. i still havent gotten a pic of it in the sun but i will!! i might make a video of it for all to see.
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do you have your own paint booth?! man I'm jelouse.
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:47 AM   #10
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i was in an automotive class for my second semester of school. we had 2 paintbooths. i used the brand new downdraft booth we got. it even has heaters for baking the paint! it was sooo nice to paint in. i also painted that bike in the backround. we even have a mixing room that we can make any colour under the sun. from a basic white to ferarri red. so much fun. we have 13 shops at out school. i built this in my small engine class. i wanted something fun to ride that the cops wouldnt harrase me as much(compared to my kart lol) it is technically a moped. it has a 60cc 2 stroke engine on it and the clutch is built into the engine. u hold the clutch down pedal a bit to get going then let go of the clutch and the engine engages and starts then drive away. soo much fun.
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