7 Free Go-Cart Plans

Free DIY Plans for Building a Go-Cart

Have you dreamed of building a go-cart? Make it a reality with these free go-cart plans that are a fun project for you or to complete with your child or grandchild. 

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.

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 wan to build.

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  • 01 of 07

    Free Go-Cart Plan from KartFab.com

    Picture of an orange 2 seat go-cart
    © KartFab.com

    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. This tells you detail like where certain nuts and bolts will be placed, among other things, so it's very detailed.

    Then, the plan moves into the construction process for steps like building the frame, bumper, floor, seat, and everything else. Instructions are written out next to detailed illustrations to make it easily understandable.

  • 02 of 07

    Free Go-Cart Plan at SpiderCarts

    Illustration of a go-cart
    © Spidercarts.com

    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 then followed by details on putting the pieces together.

    A parts list at the bottom of the plan show what each piece costs so you can get an estimate on 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.

  • 03 of 07

    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.

  • 04 of 07

    Kartbuilding's Free Go-Cart Plan

    Drawing of a go-cart
    © Kartbuilding.net

    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, such as Axle, Seat, Pedals, Engine Mounting, and Bumpers. You can also download a 24-page PDF that includes all of these sections in one place.

    Continue to 5 of 7 below.
  • 05 of 07

    Kartbuilding's Free Push Go-Cart Plan

    Illustration of a push go-cart
    © Kartbuilding.net

    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.

  • 06 of 07

    Free Go-Cart Plan from Cut Price Racing

    Illustration of a go-cart
    © Cut Price Racing Go Kart Parts

    Build a go-cart at just over 5 feet long by nearly 4 feet wide with this free go-cart plan from Cut Price Racing.

    One illustration in this plan identifies each and every part of the go-cart, and then the rest of the PDF details all the specific parts that make up the go-cart, including exact dimensions and close views.

    Notes and required materials are listed as you move through the plan.

  • 07 of 07

    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.