Tying it all together

Go-kart tie rods are used to link the two outside forks to the center steering tube.

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Before welding on the steering connector plates to the bottom of the forks make sure the forks are in perfect alignment. I use a steel rod for this.

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Then make sure you employ a bit of Ackerman steering geometry to the steering plates on the bottom of the forks.  Again the Atomic Zombie plans have step-by-instructions on achieving the correct steering geometry. Pictured below you can see the steering tabs welded to the bottom side of my left and right forks, respectively. [Remember you’re looking at this forks from the bottom.]

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The center steering plate welded on to the bottom of the center steering tube.

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Connecting the steering tabs with the tie rods.

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