Thursday, January 11, 2018

These Guys Built A Redneck Go-Kart For $28 And It Actually Works

Making your own fun is a way of life. In fact, it's the best way of life. You can't count on others to just deliver fun to your doorstep, all packaged up with a bow on top. You have to get out there and make it up as you go. Just look at what these two friends did to make their own fun – building a go-kart on the cheap. Sure, it might not be a hot rod, but don't you want to try it anyway?

Two buddies with too much time and too many spare parts on their hands decided to make a go-kart, and boy does it look like fun.

Their car battery-powered Frankenstein of a go-kart uses a remote engine starter for the throttle – and when you take your thumb off it, that's the brake. That counts as a brake, right?

Jumper cables hook the battery to a starter motor taken from an '80s Mercedes, which is held down by good ol' ratchet straps.

The frame apparently cost $25, and the gear cost $3. Everything else happened to be on-hand, making this sweet ride a mere $28.

But does it work? Well, it's not going to break any speed records, and it doesn't have any brakes, but it can move.

Check it out in action in their hilarious video below!


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