son Jeremy saw the design from Edge
Products in WA and was eager to make one with a bit of help from
Unlike the Victa 125cc powered go-kart, this beast is powered by a four-cylinder
water-cooled Kawasaki GZ750 engine.
frame is very substantial with plenty of cross bracing. The driver sits
inside a steel frame for added protection.
of the things we have found is that the frame was too short for my very
tall son (182cm) to sit in comfortably.
The only option was to cut it at strategic points and add 150mm into
it. Now he is very happy!
plans are available at a very reasonable price from Edge
Products and they deliver anywhere in the world.
Please don't ask me for mine as refusal often offends. And I'm still
is Baz and his Piranha!
of our beast under construction...
1. The lower frame section in a trial assembly prior to welding.
2. The roll front cage
bar being bent to shape.
3. The front roll bar
after bending and cutting to length.
4. The basic chassis
assembled ready for fitting the front stays and suspension mounts.
5. A closeup of the front
stays and suspension mounting points.
6. The buggy is taking
shape. The frame is almost complete. The seat and steering wheel
have been added
front stub axle was drilled through to provide a good seat for
welding to the kingpin post. The drill table was tilted to the
required angle and a small pilot hole was put through before the
main drill. Use a drill the same diameter as your kingpin post.
8. The end result after
the waste end had been removed. This is a good way to ensure correct
angle and vertical alignment relative to the angle.
9. The complete stub
axle and hub assembly.
10. The front suspension
arm is almost complete.
11. A look at the steering
wheel and front-end.
12. A view from the rear
of the buggy. The rear suspension has not been prepared as yet.
pedal boxes mounted ready for action.
things are getting serious! A trial fit of the engine, while the
dog has a nap in the background.
15. The motor mounting continues and the rear drive is taking
16. The stick will be replaced with proper suspension. I'ts
just keeping the rear drive unit in place for fitting the PTO system.
17. The steering wheel is an idea from Jeremy so it can be removed
if required to allow the driver to enter or leave the cabin. It
is also adjustable for different length arms.
18. Now we have headlights and nowhere to go!
19. Just a pretend shot for motivation. These aren't the wheels
we will be using but it looks good!
20. A view of the rear drive bracket. The body is sitting on
a mobile carriage so we can easily move it around during construction.