6 Free Go-Cart Plans

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Have you dreamed of building a go-cart? Make it a reality with these free go-cart plans that are a fun woodworking project for you or to complete with your child or grandchild. There are many different styles of go-cart plans here all the way from the modern to the old-fashioned ones. Be sure to scroll through them all before deciding which one you want to build.

These free go-cart plans include written building directions, diagrams, photos, and materials lists so you just need to get the parts and begin building.

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    Free Go-Cart Plan from KartFab.com

    Picture of an orange 2 seat go-cart


    This plan is a 26-page PDF file that explains building a go-cart with 2 seats. It starts off by listing all the parts, tools, and materials you'll need to build the go-cart. The instructions tell you where certain nuts and bolts will be placed, among other things, so it's very detailed.

    The plan includes every step of the construction process, like building the frame, bumper, floor, seat, and everything else. Instructions are written out next to detailed illustrations to make it easily understandable.

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    Free Go-Cart Plan at SpiderCarts

    Illustration of a go-cart


    This is a free go-cart plan for a small go-cart, called Itzy Bitzy. The whole thing measures in at 3x2 feet.

    The specifications and materials list of this go-cart are shown on the first pages of the plan and are followed by details on putting the pieces together. A parts list at the bottom of the plan shows an estimate of what each piece costs so you can get an idea of the overall cost of the project.

    Note: SpiderCarts delivers this plan to you over email, so you must enter your email address to get a link to the PDF.

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    Christian Home Education's Free Go-Cart Plan

    Illustration of a wooden go-cart

    Christian Home Education

    This free go-cart plan is offered up by Christian Home Education.

    The plan is in a 5-page PDF file that shows lots of drawings and dimensions from various angles so you can understand how the parts fit together. A full materials list is shown on the second page.

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    Kartbuilding's Free Go-Cart Plan

    Drawing of a go-cart


    This is a free step-by-step guide from Kartbuilding that can be used for building a go-cart.

    All of the different parts of this plan can be viewed online through the different layout pages or you can also download a 24-page PDF that includes all of these sections in one place.

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    Kartbuilding's Free Push Go-Cart Plan

    Illustration of a push go-cart


    This is another free go-cart plan from Kartbuilding but is instead built as a push go-cart without a motor of any kind.

    There are lots of notes, a parts list, and plenty of useful drawings in this plan so you get a clear view of how to build it. The different drawings can be seen in image files as well as in PDFs.

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    Free Go-Cart Plan at Vintage Projects

    Black and white picture of a go-cart

    Vintage Projects

    This go-cart plan from Vintage Projects is for a one-seater go-cart. It's a bit different than most plans in this list because it incorporates headlights, taillights, and turn signals so that it can be driven legally on the road.

    Something that may be concerning about this plan is that the diagram for building the go-cart is simply an exploded view of the go-cart instead of step-by-step instructions, so it could turn out to be more difficult to build than when using similar plans.