EJ is a Purdue EE grad from 2015. He raced in evGrand Prix from 2012-2015 and has assisted running the event ever since.
This is a blog of his first attempt at assembling a Top Kart chassis from scratch. During the process he was helped by Blake from Top Kart through many FaceTime chats.
*Note: EJ is not a mechanic or even a “car guy”. His specialty is the wiring, motor, controller, and battery. So take this chassis assembly tutorial with a grain of salt. He is confident that he got most of the bolts in the right place :)
- Don’t fully tighten all the bolts until the very end. It’s likely you’ll be removing a couple at some point.
The Kart Assembly Manual under Resources->Getting Started has additional information for kart setup.
Also useful is this page with all the datasheets and where to buy parts:
And lastly, see the Technical Docs page for wiring diagrams other specs: