KART

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Sepi
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Re: KART

Post by Sepi » Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 am

petew wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:26 am
= Go kart!

That's great. Is it difficult to get to road approved?
It was quite a challenge to get it street legal. This follows all given rules, but only those rear tyres are some inches too wide, I still demand that it will be accepted. Mudguards must be there and even I have fitted E approved 4 point seat belts, I have to add original type 3 point belts, because traffic law says, if there is an open body vehicle, it must be fitted with 3 point belts on the outer seats. Stupid...

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Re: KART

Post by Sepi » Sun May 27, 2018 2:27 pm

While my custom speedo is on the way from Germany, I did some drilling for switches. And I used all day in my garage, but just few kables found their location inside of that tube body. It takes tiiiimeee...

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Re: KART

Post by H2OSB » Sun May 27, 2018 7:14 pm

I do love that dash. Very purposeful looking.

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Re: KART

Post by Sepi » Thu May 31, 2018 11:29 am

Rear electrics ready, front side half way.

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Speedo ready for the future, with this engine - a bit ridiculous...

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KAR-7 - license plate is also ready, but the vehicle still needs some attention

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Re: KART

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu May 31, 2018 12:15 pm

The work, the speed of your design and the build work is very impressive! :shock: (wow!) You've done a great job! 8) (jealous)

Hoping to see some video of it in motion but not back all bent up ( :cry: )

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Re: KART

Post by Sepi » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:05 am

Today had the feeling of a winner; all switches and some other connects work as planned :-)
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Re: KART

Post by H2OSB » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:12 am

Damn, that thing is seriously bad ass!

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Re: KART

Post by Sepi » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Windscreen is there and some other parts since last posting, but mudguards and engine cover will be ready within few days after I remove all burning material from garage and take my welding equipments ready. Looks like this project will be on the road soon :-)

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Re: KART

Post by Steve Arndt » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:12 pm

Impressive. SO much room for a turbo over the trans! :p

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Re: KART

Post by Sepi » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:13 am

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It's done! This project passed yesterday the strict inspection and is now ready to run. Not a piece of cake this kind of challenge here in Finland.
Some issues with carb and minor things here and there, but mostly satisfied. Driving is really fun, broad tyres are only noisy, but grab the tarmac like mad and G-powers will be huge while cornering - or going around roundabouts ;-)

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Cambers are really much less than this picture, kind of wide angle camera trick - or problem. Also mudguards must be slightly upwards because of wobling on bumpy street

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Re: KART

Post by H2OSB » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:16 pm

Grats! That is the most unique and interesting Super Beetle based project I've ever seen! Pretty inspiring. Your work is done to a high standard. I may be forced to steal some of your ideas one of these days.

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Re: KART

Post by 66brm » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:53 am

I agree 100%, I would love to see some video footage of it driving

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Re: KART

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:45 am

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What did you use to mount your fenders on? Strap, rod, angle, etc..

Since my buggy has old style "wing" style fenders I need to support them from cracking of falling of when off-road.

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Re: KART

Post by Sepi » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:49 am

Yeah, feel free to copy what ever you like. I just wanted to show what is still possible to do with a good plan.
Olfago, I try to find some pictures but rear brackets were quite difficult. I don’t know what will happen after thousands of miles on bumpy streets, but then I’m going to weld stronger ones

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Re: KART

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:43 pm

From what little I can see they look like rods with the ends flattened for bolts. Did you flatten the areas where the fender's bolts go through also.

This is one of the things I have been arguing with myself over, for a couple of years now; to form the shape from flat stock then bend stiffening flanges in using a bead roller. I did get the bead roller but it is still sitting in it's box while I moved on other things. After looking at what you did I get looking at my fenders again... the underside and how/where they tie into the body and am having second thoughts on some things as the crown is so far forward compared to other fenders (I also have a crack in the front edge of one which shows just how delicate they are).

I am going to have a bent piece of tube under the running board attached to the body lift to act as both a protection and a mount to mount the fenders to. That still leaves the crown (top) of the fenders to be supported.
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This is an old picture of one of my cars. The front fenders were required by law at the time and so were the dimensions for front and rear cut lines. The mounts were made from heavy stock so you could sit on the cycle fenders (I think they were made from a '36 Ford sedan spare tire cover whittled to length) to work on the engine. The strapping for the mount went through the backing plate bolt holes and joined at the bottom at a 90° angle.

Your mounts and fenders look pretty clean.

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