Building an ATV Quad Bike: The Frame

  • 10-30 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 200-500
What You'll Need
Your budget
Design Plans
Shopping list (after you've examined the plans)
Friends to help out when needed (and to cheer you on)

Building an ATV quad bike can be challenging, fun, and well worth your time. Before you start DIY project like this you will want to make sure you do your research on exactly what you need to make sure that this project turns out to be exactly what you were looking for.

If you follow the steps below, you will find out certain steps to take when building your ATV frame.

Step 1 - Research First

The first thing you want to do in building your ATV frame is to do your research. Decide on how much are you willing to spend, and exactly what you are looking to accomplish in the end.

Once you have determined those above things, you are ready to move on to step 2.

Step 2 - Purchase the Design Plan

The most beneficial and precise thing you can do is to purchase a design plan for the ATV that you want. There are many websites that offer plans for ATV frames, and going this route will ensure a job well done in the end.

Step 3 - Look it Over

You will want to look over the plans you have just purchased, and make detailed list of the items and supplies you will need to get your hands on by either purchasing, or finding. These items are available at sporting shops all over. However, I would start by looking in your own backyard for some parts, as homemade ATV projects need items that you have lying around sometimes. Other items may be purchased on line or of course at the store. Purchase what you need, making sure you have all materials so an unnecessary trip back to the store is not needed.

Step 4 - Get to Work

Now that you have purchased the plans, and the materials, you can start to build your ATV frame. Obviously building the frame is a vital step in building your own ATV. Another vital thing to remember is that keeping safety in mind is what makes all the difference in the end. If safety doesn't come first, you shouldn't be building your own ATV.

Step 5 - Move On to the Next

Now that you have built your frame from very detailed instructions that were provided in your purchased plans, you can move onto even more exciting steps in your ATV project.

Remember that safety should play a huge part all the way through this fun and exciting project you have chosen to do. You will be proud of yourself for many things in the end, and most proud of the precautions you have taken to ensure the safety of yourself as well as anyone else that may decide to take your amazing homemade ATV for a spin. Have fun, be precise, pay attention to detail, get creative at the end, and have a blast.