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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
I've started some work on the body of my cart. I've got the rad built. Tell me what you think, it's an MG K3. I have to make the rad cap, I'm just not going to put on an overflow pipe.



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alefoot Derek W
Vernon, BC, Canada   CAN
1929 CycleKart Race Car "Le Camion"
Wow! It's looking great. Did you waterproof the inside so that you can hose the bugs and dirt out of the grille mesh? Oh, and I have shop-envy smiling smiley

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DavidMGA1600 David Lake
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1960 MG MGA "Dads Car"
1961 CycleKart Race Car "Team Ferrari"
Victor,

Look very nice. Dont forget the octagonal radiator cap on the top of the shell.

David.

P.S. Dont forget to add your cyclekart to the registry.



David

1960 MGA 1600 Convertible,
Gold Coast, Australia.



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
David, actually the K3 had a bulbis rad cap with an overflow pipe, I'm just going to put the cap. It's not going to be quite like the real one.



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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Thanks Dennis, I'm not going to make mine quite as shiny as yours. When it's all boards and tin under the paint and your racing around in it, things can get messed up real quick. That way I can just replace a part and hit it with the same one stage paint and continue on.



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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
Hi Victor, I like your thinking concerning repairs and the use of single stage paint. My kart is kind of "tank" like and will probably be a little heavy. I am not looking forward to my first repair...I know there will be some because I won't hold back if I am racing! I think if were going to build another kart it would have a steel chassis, wood inner body frame (maybe steel) and a metal skin. I am probably going a little over board with the detail on my kart but it has kind of turned into an art project instead of just a fancy go-kart.
I noticed in your photo your wood shop in the background. I am the owner of a cabinet shop here in Phoenix that I started in 1984. We build commercial cabinets and store fixtures. Are you a cabinet builder by trade also?

Dennis



Link to Cyclekart videos http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0MOBj4QLAYsl4XsfXHfWA/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0

Link to Old #27 build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/Old%2027%20Build%20photos?sort=3&page=1

Link to Monocar build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1919%20AV%20Monocar%20Build%20Photos?sort=3&page=1

Link to BMW Roadster build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1930%20BMW%203-15%20PS%20Wartburg%20Roadster%20build%20photos?sort=3&page=1

Link to my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/dennis.thomas.7564

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Dennis, I build closet systems, started making furnature and then kind of fell into closets. In my shop we make closet organizers, drawered towers and shelving systems to go with them. I make by pass and bifold doors. I cut all the glass(mirror) for them, plus vanity mirrors.

You have captured the basic shape of your model, too bad you had to rethink some of the body work. I might have to do that myself, but so far it seems to be working out.

When the under frame is wood, it's easy to reshape some the parts with a highspeed sander. That is one of my favorite tools, put a sheet of 60 grit in there and you can rip down some misshaped piece really fast.



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
I cut out a cross piece to put my motor mount on today. I sat the engine on it to see if I'm going to have any clearance issues.



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
OOPS! I put that one in the wrong thread. I'm just going to use this one for the rest of the build.

I got some of the frame work for the body done. I'm got more parts made up to put on, such as the dash board. Maybe get a few more pics next weekend.



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
It is a spitfire weekend, gotta get that thing running. But I got a chance to weld some braces on the cart to fasten the body down. I had to put a few T-nuts in the body at the back to bolt it down back there, the seat support was right over the area where I should be bolting it down.



S'all for now!

Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
I got a few T-nuts installed to aid in mounting the body to the frame. The box for the seat goes right there so no way of using a conventional nut and bolt. I still have to make a notch in the bottom of the wood in that area to give the eingine mount some space and still have the body fit tight.

Been so busy with the spit lately everything else is going at a snails pace. I'll have 'im up and running next week when my carb gaskets arrive.



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
I got a new engine, a Briggs.



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arndtnew3 Sam A
geneseo, IL, USA   USA
OOOOO thats a beutiful engine! How many HP? Are you going to modify it at all?
Sam

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