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Plans for a Wooden Push Cart with Steering Wheel

Do you want an easier wooden go-cart to make? Want a more fun and friendly cart to drive, with a Steering wheel? People have emailed in asking these questions, so I dug out an old set of cart plans and revamped them. Below is an image of the wooden cart you can build. The plans for this are all finished and available now.

A sample page of the plans can be seen below. To download and obtain all 10 detailed Drawings, head to the kartbuilding.net website.

Head to the Complete Kartbuilding Website to get these free wooden cart plans where you can download and print all the drawings. Link ->

If you have any comments or feedback it would be great to hear them. Send an email to  or leave a comment here.

Plans for a Lawnmower Powered Go-Kart – Finished

The plans for the wooden go-kart powered by a lawnmower engine are finally finished. Below is a collage showing thumbnail images of the 21 drawings in the set of comprehensive plans for this go-kart. Full parts lists (shopping lists) and Tools required for this kart have all been documented. There still is no costing / overall price for each part done yet, but when it is it will be included. Head on over to the main kartbuilding website to see the completed set of plans.

Full Set of Plans for a Lawnmower Powered Go-Kart ->

Plans for a Wooden Go-Kart powered by a Lawnmower Engine

I’ve been meaning to update the Basic Wooden Kart plans to include provision for using a Lawnmower Engine to drive the Go-Kart. Quite a lot of people have being asking for the various details for this Wooden Go-Kart, and instead of doing bits and pieces, I decided to model the entire Go-Kart. Key aspects of this kart include:

  • Lawnmower Engine used to power the go-kart.
  • A Clutch system to allow the engine to idle.
  • Using brakes of a bicycle.

I’ve just finished all the 3D Modelling of the kart, and will be doing the Plans and 2D Drawings very soon. Meanwhile below is a taster of what the Lawnmower Engine powered Go-Kart looks like. I did have old plans for this wooden kart, however they were very old, and done in 2D CAD.

3DVia-Viewer-Package-Wooden-Kart

3D Model to Zoom / Rotate

If you want to view the Kart in all it’s 3D glory (including details on the throttle and clutch system), click to download the 3DVia Viewer Package of the Wooden Kart (3 MB).

 

 

Stay tuned to www.kartbuilding.net where I will be publishing the complete set of plans for this engine powered kart. I will also be making some videos showing the assembly of the kart, the key components and the operation of the kart. Following the tips and feedback of many people who contacted me at , I will be making a complete Bill of Materials / Shopping List of part and components, so that anyone will be able to build this kart. If you have any requests on what is included in the 2D printable plans, drop me an email.

Preview: Off Road Kart Plans in the making.

Apologies for not blogging here in quite a while. Behind the scenes more plans and material is been made. Below is a preview of plans for an off-road kart currently being drawn up. Full cutting lists and bills of materials will be created covering all aspects of building the off-road kart, using commonly available materials and parts. For example, for the seat below, which is a modified plastic chair with side reinforcements and padding, will be fully descibed with details on how to adapt it to suit. The wheels shown below are from a wheelbarrow! The idea of these kart plans is to provide details and information on making a low-cost, low-budget kart.

Overview of Off-Road Kart

Front Elevation of the Off-Road Kart

Plan View of the Off-Road Kart

End View of the Off-Road Kart

Off-Road Kart as built

The plans being drawn will contain all the details and information of the the above kart (photo). It will be a few months however before the all the plans, details and information is fully completed for the above kart, so check back soon. If you have any ideas on what should be included in the Plans for this Off-Road Kart, please get in touch and let us know.  

Stay tuned!

Free Technical Kart Drawings (FIA)

CIA LogoThe CIA (Commission Internationale de Karting) is the specialised Karting commission of the FIA, the governing body of world Motor Sport. The CIA oversees Karting safety in conjunction with the FIA and with a Research Group exclusively dedicated to Karting.

The CIA publish Technical Regulations for Karting, which includes detailed Drawings and specifications. In their most recent publication (2007), detailed drawings showing measurements and designs for Kart chassis are included.

CIA Sample Kart Chassis Technical Drawing

The drawing above shows actual sizes (metric also!!) of Karts and provide an excellent guide to building a Kart complete to regulation!! Many people, including myself develop free kart plans, and overlook the wealth of information and diagrams offered by Karting Authorities such as the CIA.

Original Reference Hyperlink to CIA’s 2007 Technical Regulations
Saved local copy of the CIA_2007_Technical_Kart_Regulations

Some more Drawings from the above Technical Regulations can be seen below:

CIA_Sample_Technical_Chassis_Drawing_Front_Elevation

CIA Technical Kart Drawing