Dirt Every Day Episode 27 Destroying a Motorhome to Build a Man Sized Go-KartPosted in News on March 13, 2014
As kids, we all wished we owned an awesome Go-Kart and some of us were either lucky enough to have one or knew a buddy who did so it’s a pretty safe bet that by the time you were old enough to start wrenching, you probably started messing with these tube framed good-times machines as you blasted up and down the street in the summer while all the adults weren’t watching. At least that’s how we remember it.
It seems that our pal, Fred Williams from Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road still has some of those childhood dreams in his eyes but now that he’s older and wiser he’s smart enough to know that you can’t go very fast with a kid-sized go-kart. Luckily Fred’s a genius craftsman that can look at an old dilapidated Pace Arrow motorhome and see a Man-sized go-kart underneath the worn out traveling house.
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred is going to rip apart an old worn out Pace Arrow motorhome that has clearly seen better days (like that one time he thrashed it in the dirt like the Dukes of Hazzard) and build every gearhead’s dream; a full-size go-kart with big block power. How can you not love the idea of ripping the body off an old motorhome to build a go-kart with the thirsty beating heart of a 454 c.i. big block Chevy V-8?
Watch as Fred enlists the help of the Poly Goats, a local university four wheel drive club, to help destroy this old 1986 Pace Arrow motorhome to start the transformation into a giant go-kart. We’re talking reciprocating sawzalls, giant sledge hammers and crowbars bashing their way through the structure of this old Pace Arrow to strip it down to the bare frame and drivetrain in preparation for building the gnarliest V-8 go-kart of all time!
Check out the full episode and watch all the mayhem and destruction brought upon this old tattered RV!