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    Kids go kart

    I am about to build my 2 year old grandson one of the old push karts we had as kids in the 50s n 60s. Had a quick check on wheels from prams !!!!!!! the price, a set of four 158.00, i could but a set of car alloys for that. And pram prices, my first bloody car was cheaper than prams are, i had an 1100 that cost 25.00 bloody beautiful ride that gave.
    I am truly amazed at the prices of the wheels. Second hand prams are not cheap either, i have tried the normal places like gumtree and preloved, think i will try the charity shops, they may take pity on a pensioner.

    Just a thought i have some old sawdust in the shed, think i will sell it for 500.00, there must be some mug out there that will buy it,

    What kind of a world do we live in now.

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    Hardware store for wheels or go cart people.

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    We used to make them when we were kids Ken. The prams used to be sourced from the rubbish tip.
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    Trip to the tip for some mountain bike wheels and bits from what ive seen redbull soap box race they seem the least lethal!

     
     
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    How about small childrens bike wheels, industrial type wheels or even wheel barrow wheels some of these can be got cheap have a look on your local freecycle or even Facebook as there may be a local bootfair type page. So many possibilities
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    Wheelbarrow wheels? Might they do the trick?
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    Think wheel barrow wheels maybe to heavy but a tri to the drum sounds good. Free

     
     
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    Just look around near an aboriginal house.

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    Well, done the rounds of charity shops and could not find any, then tried the dump and bingo. Found a scooter with about 8in wheels (will need two more)
    Made a donation of three quid for the scooter, took it home and removed the wheels, will return with carcass tomorrow.
    Just got to find out what thread the spindles are now.

     
     
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    Crikey, that takes me back! We had great fun as kids making these in the 60s. All parts were found/scrounged and cost nothing because all pocket money went on pop and sweets. Two sets of wheels, a long plank, two short planks, a nut & bolt, a few nails and a piece of rope - it was done! Had weeks, months of fun. In the north such a cart was called a 'bogie', a word with a quite different meaning in the south...

     
     
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