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turbokev
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Fremont
New Hampshire
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Posted - 07/17/2009 :  18:19:22  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
What started out as a little 'GoKart' project inspired by this thread:

http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10567

...has turned in to a little more. Son #1 finds out I'm making a GoKart for son #2 and he 'needs' to do something special to his as well..

So this thread will follow along with 2 Extreme Machines being torn down and rebuilt, each a little differently.


Coopers will get the Go Kart treatment and will remain stock otherwise.. Fresh paint, no cage, wing added to the rear.

Carters will also get fresh paint, badly needed replacement tires, and a 19T gearset.
I'm considering adding a 'turbo' button to give him 18V at the press of a wheel mounted button..
I've got a few extra 6V batteries so I might as well put one to use~


Here's the basic idea for the GoKart using my 'parts car' chassis.. only difference to Carolinapeds machine is the addition of a small wing to the rear of the motor cover..
Certainly not very functional but Cooper likes the way it looks~




And here they are ready to be torn down~




After taking that picture, I got Coopers completely torn down and scrubbed all the plastics. Painted the hubcaps and steering wheel and got the main body ready for paint..will do that tomorrow.

More pictures after more progress~


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 07/17/2009 18:21:19

turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



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Posted - 07/18/2009 :  18:03:54  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Got everything painted for Coopers 'GoKart' version..

Red body with black underneath, silver 'hammered metal' wing, front bumper and wheel covers, black steering wheel with red center, black shift surround.

I still need to clean up the tires and reassemble everything.
Hopefully it will be running tomorrow night and I can get busy on Carters~

Here's a mock up:






Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
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Taz11
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Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



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Posted - 07/18/2009 :  19:10:00  Show Profile
Hey, I love the work bench. Got one just like it. LOL

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!
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BonnerBB
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Posted - 07/18/2009 :  21:04:40  Show Profile  Visit BonnerBB's Homepage  Send BonnerBB a Yahoo! Message
I am digging the spoiler!

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Taz11
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Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



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Posted - 07/19/2009 :  05:37:35  Show Profile
Kinda looks like the driveway racer on steroids. Cool

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duglas
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Chesapeake
VA
USA

87 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2009 :  06:22:27  Show Profile
Hey, just FYI. I found some rubber air tires that work great on these unit..
The stock tire has 2 bearing things that go between the shaft and the wheel and that bearing fits and works perfectly on this tire. It is the same height but 1" thinner. And they are only $10 and weigh 3lbs
I plan on making a post about it when I get the pictures edited. Took 5 minutes to install and make it ride and turn 1000 times better.

All you need is 2 washers and new cap lock things and they are installed. Best and easiest mod I have ever done!!

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_18846_18846


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24V might kill a PW, but it sure was fun

Grave Digger-Extreme Machine-Jeepster-Jeep batmobile-Quad-Barbie Jeep-VW Bug-Huricane Jeep

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DaddyFixit
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phoenix
az
USA



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Posted - 07/20/2009 :  08:41:14  Show Profile
those are great looking tires. You won't have the rake look
but you'll have real rubber.

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duglas
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Chesapeake
VA
USA

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Posted - 07/20/2009 :  09:38:58  Show Profile
that tire is only 3" and a little skinny but same 10" and light..

this one is 4" wide but weighs 1LB more and I do not think it will fit on the axle, I think it is too wide but still only $10

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_18845_18845


A candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned very brightly..." Blade Runner
24V might kill a PW, but it sure was fun

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DaddyFixit
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phoenix
az
USA



156 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2009 :  11:30:22  Show Profile
Now we're talking. anything bigger or wider will sure make it heavier, but it does look more extreme like.

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turbokev
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Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



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Posted - 07/20/2009 :  17:52:48  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
I like the rubber tire look but for the speed and terrain my kids are driving, the stock wheels are fine.. plus I really love the hubcaps on the Extreme machine LOL..


Well.. not 100% done yet, but certainly done enough to let Cooper take it for a spin.

I got it back together tonight and everything seems to work fine.
Cooper loves it.. Carter has now decided that he needs "a Formula 1 car" also and has abandoned his desire for a police type car.
Looks like I'll be building a clone to this only in blue and white next~

Here's a few pictures taken an hour ago:








To finish things off I'm going to print a few stickers.. new gauges, horn button and headlights.. I might wait till Carters is done so I can print everything at once.


On to the next one~!



Thanks,
Kev

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DaddyFixit
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phoenix
az
USA



156 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2009 :  20:24:19  Show Profile
nice, very nice. and so a new breed of pw starts

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treebeme
Advanced Modder

Holtsville
NY
USA



3209 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2009 :  04:49:02  Show Profile
I need one of those now.

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Screamin Demon (600 watt scooter motor, 36v scooter controller)
Red Harley (trike, 24v scooter controller, 13t MFJ gearboxes/motors)
KFX Quad (24v scooter controller, MFJ 12t gearboxes/motors)
Fire Rescue Jeep (24v scooter controller, 15t #7 gearboxes/motors)
Franken(berry)beast (24v scooter controller, 2-250Watt Scooter motors)
Grave Digger (21T gearboxes)
Super Shock
Razor MX-350 Motorcycle

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Barbie Cruzin Tunes Jeep (24v scooter controller)
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carolinaped
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Posted - 07/21/2009 :  10:14:03  Show Profile
Wow that turned out looking great, I had an Idea that you was gonna throw the spoiler on there from the one your parting out.....Very Cool.


Edited by - carolinaped on 07/21/2009 10:15:28
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turbokev
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Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2009 :  18:29:21  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Well it's a week later and I finished up Carters tonight..

As usually happens, plans change as you go along..
This one will not have the F1 wing, I detailed up the engine a bit to make it stand out more and I completely removed any front spoiler.

Carter likes the simple look and the boys are having a blast racing each other in their "Go Karts"

Pictures below~












Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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Dylan13
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Oakmont
Pa



1113 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2009 :  19:45:37  Show Profile
kinda makes me want to build one too, they look great!

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DaddyFixit
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phoenix
az
USA



156 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2009 :  21:49:43  Show Profile
Awesome Job Turbo. Any suggestions on plugging up the holes where the cage used to go?

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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2009 :  18:43:27  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Maybe some styrene plastic sheet cut to size and afixed from the back with hot glue or silicone? I know they sell 8.5 by 11 sheets at the local hobby store here.. The kids don't seem to even notice things like that so I let it go


I went to Staples and got some sticker paper to print on.. ran this off and dressed them up a bit with the gauges.. I did another sheet later today that I didn't take a picture of with a Power Wheels logo, a flux capacitor Danger sign, and some new "12 VOLT" tags for th eengine cover..

Kids thought this stuff was great.. Carter said he was going 68MPH every time he drove by the deck LOL~








So, this wraps up the Extreme Machine projects for now.. Neither kid is really fully ready for 18 Volts yet so for the rest of this summer we'll enjoy them as is.. They drive them non stop so they must like the end result

On the the next task~


Thanks,
Kev

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DaddyFixit
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phoenix
az
USA



156 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2009 :  21:33:40  Show Profile
hey turbo awesome stickers. Is there a website you went to, to get the designs/emblems? They look like if you just bought a sheet of stickers from Hobbymasters.

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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2009 :  22:06:14  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
"Is there a website you went to, to get the designs/emblems? They look like if you just bought a sheet of stickers from Hobbymasters."


I just clicked around different search tags on Google for images.. Found a great site for the gauges.. saved a couple dozen of them. Then I did 'insert picture' in to a Word document and double click the image.. you can then adjust the size from there to get an exact fit. You can format the page for landscape or portrait to make what you want fit. This is the first time I tried anything like this and it really was a breeze..

The only downside is that they are not glossy.. I used the highest print quality on our Cannon MX700 and they came out nice, but not OEM nice~



Thanks,
Kev

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T_Dogg5
Journeyman Modder

08210
New Jersey
USA

194 Posts

Posted - 10/17/2009 :  14:05:24  Show Profile
Hey I just picked up a xtreme machine i noticed the wing on it where ccan i get one and also what gears does the stock one come with thanks Tim

21 and still adding

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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 10/17/2009 :  16:28:49  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
The motors/gears are #7 16T

You can put a set of 19T in for a little more speed or bump up to 18V pretty easily..

The little wing in the back came off a Rally Kart, also called a driveway racer.. I still have the wing for sale if you want it..
$5 bucks plus shipping. I just attached it to the engine cover.


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
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skipowder8s
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Colorado
USA



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Posted - 10/21/2009 :  18:21:43  Show Profile  Visit skipowder8s's Homepage
Those are great. I love the spoiler.

As for gears...you could go to 21 Ts. W/12 v batteries it'll be quick. Some folks might have some imput about torque. I haven't experienced any issues, but my drivers are less than 40 lbs.

w/18v it screams....but you'll need to add bmx tire treads to the front wheels as there will be no steering w/just plastic wheels.

http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9444&SearchTerms=skipowder8s

i'll post a vid of ella in hers at 12v and 18v.

i also added the Traxxas Titan 14.4v Monster 550's...which are very nice, but shorter pinon gear.

Ella and Ethan's Dad (Newly Addicted)

- Peg Gaucho w/trailer HP252: 18v Mod, Remote Kill Switch, LEDs
- Peg 12v Polaris 2x ATV: Stock
- Peg John Deere Gaucho
- PW Extreme Machine "Rat Rod": 18v Mod, Traxxas Titan Monster 14.4v 550's, #7 21Ts, 12v Fans, Heat Sinks, Soft Brakes, BMX Tires and Paint
- Injusa 6v XK Enduro: (awaiting 12v Mod)
- PW Super 6 Jeep Wrangler: 12v Mod
- PW Kawasaki KX Super Shock: 18v Mod (Ella flipped it on 24v)
- PW Get Set Go Cart: 12v Mod
- PW 'Lil Quad: 12v Mod
- PW 'Lil Sun Jammer


Project Links: Get Set Go Kart, Gaucho, $25 Jeep morphs into $330 ATV,
PW Kawasaki SuperShock 18v, Injusa 6v/12v XK Enduro
PW Extreme Machine 18v 21T RatRod

Video Links:18v Rat Rod Eliminator / Extreme Machine, Get Set Go Kart Build, Get Set Go Kart Inaugural Ride, Gaucho 4 Wheeling

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gseric69
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Red Lion
PA
USA



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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  09:28:14  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by turbokev

Well it's a week later and I finished up Carters tonight..

As usually happens, plans change as you go along..
This one will not have the F1 wing, I detailed up the engine a bit to make it stand out more and I completely removed any front spoiler.

Carter likes the simple look and the boys are having a blast racing each other in their "Go Karts"

Pictures below~





Hey Kev,
Did you paint this with Blue Krylon Fusion or a different paint? I want to paint the bottom of my Xtreme Machine to match the blue on the engine cover you sold me.

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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2009 :  20:10:47  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Yes.. standard Fusion blue


Thanks,
Kev

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boats
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62221
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Posted - 12/02/2009 :  07:50:19  Show Profile  Send boats a Yahoo! Message
what type of part is it that holds the steering wheel in place at the neck? Mines missing that part and an engine cover.
thx

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turbokev
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New Hampshire
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Posted - 12/02/2009 :  20:07:41  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage



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Do you mean the black part that the steering wheel would slide in to in this picture??

or the round push nut that hold the wheel to the metal shaft itself?



Thanks,
Kev

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boats
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Posted - 12/03/2009 :  06:32:08  Show Profile  Send boats a Yahoo! Message
the black piece there, mine is missing that part. any idea where i can get one? and an engine cover?
thx for the reply

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Chevy Silverado
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turbokev
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Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



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Posted - 12/03/2009 :  07:10:21  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
I think I have a steering support I can send you..

As for the engine cover, post a wanted ad in the for sale section..
They do turn up every now and then on here..generally $20 shipped.

You can use a cover from an Extreme machine or an Eliminator..
they are the same.. One is silver, one is black.

I'll get back to you after I take a look in the garage~


Thanks,
Kev

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boats
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Posted - 12/03/2009 :  07:40:42  Show Profile  Send boats a Yahoo! Message
thx, I appreciate it

Peg Gator
Chevy Silverado
Extreme Machine go kart
Lil Beach Buggy Jeep
Harley motorcycle-parting out
Barbie Super 6 Trail Rider
VW New Beetle
lil Barbie 6v 4-wheeler
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jparthum
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(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



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Posted - 03/03/2010 :  23:25:16  Show Profile
Hey Kev, great work!

I'm curious how you braced the steering rod on the blue machine with the front bumper removed. I'm wanna build a new bumper out of PVC for mine, and I want to make sure I'm bracing it well enough to hold up.

Thanks.



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turbokev
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Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



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Posted - 03/04/2010 :  06:11:13  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Thanks..

Look closely above the silver steering crossmember...See the black area?



That black part is actually the original front bumper assembly, just sawed off short..
I painted it black after hacking it up and it holds everything together
just like stock but you can't notice it at all in there~

I'll try to grab a picture of the underside today.. That Kart is still
kicking around upstairs in the garage I think~


Thanks,
Kev

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jparthum
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Posted - 03/04/2010 :  12:19:16  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by turbokev

Thanks..

Look closely above the silver steering crossmember...See the black area?

That black part is actually the original front bumper assembly, just sawed off short..
I painted it black after hacking it up and it holds everything together
just like stock but you can't notice it at all in there~

I'll try to grab a picture of the underside today.. That Kart is still
kicking around upstairs in the garage I think~





Ahhh. OK, thanks!

I'm trying to preserve the front bumper in case my design doesn't look any better . I have this rigged up so far, but I'll have to field test it to see if it will hold up...




Thanks for the info Kev.



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