With the right combination of time, effort, and skill, anything is possible. Enter this Chevrolet Camaro kiddie car/go-kart from Grind Hard Plumbing Co., a custom project that straddles the line between ridiculous and ridiculously awesome. Grind Hard Plumbing Co. has been building this thing for weeks now, and has chronicled the progress made thus far in a new 20-minute video.
The kiddie car in question sports bodywork inspired by the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro SS. Hilariously, the crew is keeping it front-engine and rear-wheel drive, with a 500cc Polaris Predator engine on board for motivation. The ATV motor looks fantastic sticking out of the hood, and should provide more than enough muscle to tear up the tarmac.
The video takes a look at the latest stage in the Chevrolet Camaro build, with the frame already pretty much done, plus the engine and drivetrain in place as well. The next steps include things like the gas tank, oil tank, and cooling system all of which are fabricated on the spot.
It’s really cool to see the build in progress, with slow-mo and sped-up footage of the Grind Hard Plumbing Co. folks welding and cutting. We also get to see the creation with the bodywork off to get an idea of how it’s all put together.
There are plenty of clever (and perhaps slightly unsafe) solutions tossed around to make it all work properly. For example, the radiator hoses connect to the frame rails to send coolant to the rear-mounted radiator, saving space in the process.
Managing the tight space is one of the biggest issues in the build, and all the extra pieces needed to keep the engine working have to find a home while still allowing enough room to fit a full-sized human in the middle of it.
All told, the video will make you wanna get out and build something. We’re also digging how the Grind Hard crew reuse and repurpose a ton of parts.
After getting it all together, the builders weld the frame to the table and do a burnout. Because why not.
Up next, the Chevrolet Camaro kiddie car heads to SEMA. We can’t wait to see the final product!