Cyclekart progress, Nov 22, 2009
Today, I welded the front axle together. I originally planned to just tack weld the parts together, and hire a “real” welder to finish the job. Thanks to a commenter, I saw a couple of videos on youtube about welding, and so I found out that by getting a cheap propane torch (less than $20 at Home Depot or similar) and using that to preheat the parts, the welding aspect could be made much easier.
Above is the axle, welded together, with spindles attached.
Above is the axle welded together, but without spindles.
Above is the axle and parts, prior to welding.