How To Build Your Own ATV

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

We have a lot of respect for people who try to customize ATVs with parts they make themselves. Sure, they don’t always look very good and often don’t work very well, but the initiative to do it yourself is something we admire. The real go-getters, however, don’t settle for mere modifications…they actually build their own ATVs!

We stumbled across a website that is offering plans and instructions for would-be engineers to build an ATV from the ground up. As you can see from the photos, this doesn’t look like any ATV from a major manufacturer, but it is a four-wheeled off-road vehicle with front and rear suspension and that counts in our book.

Of course, you’ve got to pay to have access to the plans and we weren’t willing to pony up the $19.95, so we can’t comment on what the instructions look like or what the project costs will add up to. We also can’t say how safe this homemade ATV would be or how well it would work (the photos leave us a little concerned about water damage), but if we had a chance we’d sure like to try it out.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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