Small engine repair shop: go-kart

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shaygetz, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Having been challenged to expand the repair inventory at Billy Ray's shop to include more than lawn mowers, I've come up with this. Your chain saws are next, Fred.

    Using ladder stock, I started a frame...

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    Add floor pan, front and rear axles from Pola scaffolding...

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    Engine from another fire plug, steering wheel from a modified valve wheel...

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    Seat, gas tank and muffler from the scarp box...

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    Roll cage from ladder stock, wheels from a LifeLike N scale cement truck...

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    Bumper from a grab iron then, off to the paint shop...

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    The hard part's the painting when you have a pair of mitts my size...

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    A little closer...now Billy Ray's job isn't so boring after all.

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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Fantastic Shaygetz but we folks in the north don't bother with them roll bars. That's why we wear a helmet and have thick necks. Where do all them fire plugs come from EH! Been rading the municiple storage area?
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    I grew up without those rollbars myself. Guess Pop figgered my gourd would withstand any impact I could put it thru. I originally was going to build it w/o the bars, but the wheels scaled out too large for the old style we're used to but just right for the off roader types they put out nowadaze. The fireplugs came from a box lot I bought a while back---a whole sprue of then so I've got plenty to build more. A roto-tiller is next up, then I'll see about chainsaws, weed wackers and maybe a portable generator.
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Here's Billy Ray outside of his shop. Now he's gonna hafta find bigger digs since he started working on go-karts.

    The shed is another scratchbuild, using hand scribed sheet styrene normally used for pricing merchandise. The roof is 400 grit sandpaper, cut and notched into strips.

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  12. Tyson Rayles

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    That shed is really neat also!
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    Shay,Outstanding!! :thumb: Wow!! That is one great idea.. :thumb:
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's an amzing picture with the shed, mowers, and kart!
    Ralph
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    The shed is realy nice, any chance of giving us the dimensions?
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    Fantastic work again,:thumb: you are something else Shaygetz, something else. I thought getting a decal on straight was an accomplishment.
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks, guys. My head's so swoled up my poor beloved Miss M feels the need to knock it back into shape with a skillet.

    Glen, the shed's your basic 8'x10'x8' from Builder's Square for $999. Well, I did lift it from the plans that came from the 1:1 scale model that I built sometime back...

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    The trim is 1/16" Evergreen styrene. The window option came from a long forgotten N scale project. The skids are scale 2x6s set on edge. The overall dimensions are 1 1/8"w x1 3/8"h x1 1/8"t. The hip roof starts at the 4 scale foot mark, leans right or left 1 foot to the 7 foot height then leans to the center 8 foot mark. The doors are 3'x6'. Hope that helps.

    BTW Brian, decals and dry transfers terrify me ;)

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  19. Dave Farquhar

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    Shaygetz, you mention this is sheet styrene normally used for pricing merchandise. What's your source for it? And how's the thickness compare to, say, the sheet styrene used in the 62-cent No Smoking/Beware of Dog/No Tresspassing signs?
  20. Glen Haasdyk

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    Shay,
    Thanks for the measurments and the construction tips. I'll look into building the shed when I'm finished my 1924 Nuhdin special! Hopefully pics to follow soon