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lastlap35
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted January 07, 2004 04:42 PM  
i'm looking for plans to build a pit cart. thanks

Rick D
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted January 08, 2004 06:46 PM  
Do you need sizes, idea's or what?
I have a really nice pit cart we built and I could give you the sizes specs on that.
Rick

mod4
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 223
posted January 11, 2004 08:39 AM  
"Garden Cart" from Home Depot, $65 bucks, will carry tires jack fuel, etc behind a 4 wheeler, made a few modifications, but for the price hard to beat....

bkap
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted January 21, 2004 01:54 PM  
Circle Track, Stock Car Racing, or one of those magazines (sorry, I can't remember which one) had an article on pit cart building a year or two ago. I took those ideas and made my own, using old Mac bottom and top tool boxes. My steering came out a little lame but it mostly works well. Besides, I only go to one track these days -- and only occationally -- that makes me unload the trailer.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted January 21, 2004 04:14 PM  
I like the slick Go cart tires for my pitcart. Like Jammin says, you don't drag in so much dirt into your trailer.
For $65.00 the Home depot cart is a great starting point, just add the tool boxes and your other stuff as needed.

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 493
posted January 22, 2004 10:47 AM  
I went to a salvage lawn mower place and got 4 tires and wheels and the front axle assembly with the steering linkages for $25. and then just used a solid rod for the rear axle and built it to fit my needs. Holds 3 tires, big generator and has proivsions to hold neatly screwdrivers, rachets, mud s****ers, impact wrench, ext. cord etc. works great and was fun to build.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted January 22, 2004 12:23 PM  
We robbed the front axle/hub assembly from an old go-cart, welded up a standard boxed frame, the rear axle's are solid, carpeted inside, aluminum outside, a steel top where we mount a tool box, vise, and it works as a perfect assembly table. Go-cart racing slicks on aluminum Douglas wheels looks cooler than ****!
We've been kinda thinking about grabbing one of those lawn wagons from Home Depot and building another to sell.

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted January 23, 2004 07:01 AM  
We got a front axle from a riding lawn mower and attached it to a frame built from 1.25" square tubing. It holds 2 tires, jack, jack stands, fuel jugs, fuel funnel, and has a small tool box mounted. The tires are what you see on 2-wheel dolly's. Also the handle we use to pull it around is detachable and is stored inside the cart's frame. The bottom floor pan in the cart is made from wire mesh so dirt doesn't collect. Works good for us.

marksracing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted January 25, 2004 09:19 AM  
how about posting some pic.

kart99ucar
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted February 22, 2004 07:01 AM  
Yeah, I would like to see a pic of the one you described NJantz.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted February 23, 2004 01:12 PM  
I'll see if I can get one of ours posted this week.

marksracing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted February 26, 2004 08:53 PM  
THANKS

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted March 21, 2004 01:41 PM  

 
Okay, were gonna try this, here's some pics of our pit cart....

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted March 21, 2004 01:42 PM  


 
hers's a couple more.

jasonsr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted March 23, 2004 08:37 AM  
This may help ya'll out
http://www.stockcarracing.com/howto/32838/

hamer36
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted April 23, 2004 01:30 PM  
be sure to have these on your pit cart www.lapsavers.com

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