1963 GK1200 original paint colors

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1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by dean kanocz » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:26 am

Does any one remember 1963 GK 1200 original paints colors or better yet a brochure to post?

Thx. Dean

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by Russ Smith » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:56 am

Red, Blue, Green

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by ted johnson » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:12 am

Hey, Russ. Hope you are well. Don't forget they were all candy colors. My 1200 was candy blue. My '61 800 was candy red. Also, by '63, Fox owned the Go Kart brand. The Flexo 1600 series came along in '63 with the basic 1200 frame. The '63 Fox Go Kart was a different kart altogether. The '62 was the last TRUE GK 1200. Pop and I discussed this at length. We decided when Go Kart sold out that it would not be correct for me to keep running the 1200, as I was representing our shop. I switched to the Bug Stinger in '63.
Hi, Dean! Tell Joe and Jen "Hi" for me. Ted

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by REAR » Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:16 am

Hate to crash the thread fellows but whille your talking Go-Karts, you guys don't know where I can find a Go-Kart 400 for a friend would you ?

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by ted johnson » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:53 am

Hey, Bob. They are so simple it might be quicker to just build one. Ted

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by dean kanocz » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:39 pm

Thank you for the reply guys.

Thought I recalled candy red and blue? Candy red it will be!

Hi Ted, hope you have go kart projects to keep busy!

Hope your find your GK 400. Ted may be right about building a frame. Steering wheel and rest?

Looking forward to attending TBO 2021!!

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by ted johnson » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:35 pm

There are the later cast aluminum steering wheels out there somewhere. A couple friends of mine bought the repops for their later 400's. The early ones just had a "W" shaped bent steel bar, but that didn't last long. If I had the numbers, I could whip one up on Pro/engineer. The brake would be the toughest part.
Dean, we sold a couple of the green candy Go Karts, but the green wasn't very popular. P.S., the G.K. candy red was over a gold underbase, not silver.
Heck, I've been building wooden stuff for the living room! WAAAY too hot to be in the garage. Ted

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by REAR » Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:31 am

The fellow wants a factory built so if you can keep your eyes out for one it would be very appreciated.

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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by ted johnson » Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:18 am

Bob, I hope your friend has recently sat in a 1200. I drove one in '62, and it was the best handling REAR engine kart I've ever been in. I bought a 1200 frame in '04 to restore. Spent a year building it in the living room of my apartment. I got it all back to how it would've looked in '62. When we brought it to the '07 TBO, I found there was no way I could fit in it well enough to actually drive it. The 1200 is a bit close from seatback to steering wheel. It sucked for me to have to sell the 1200, but I just couldn't fit in it. Ted
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Re: 1963 GK1200 original paint colors

Post by REAR » Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:21 pm

Teddy,

The fellow had one as a kid. His first kart, kinda like the first kiss.

Bob K.

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