hmm, thanks for the replies Bob and Troy. I personally feel pretty comfortable with the seller, him being Chris Beasley if anyone recognizes. the spares won’t get close to the price of a new frame I don’t think, but for the same price Chris is asking I think they are selling a couple packages at a kart shop around me. the spares mainly consist of tie rods, steering shaft, many gears, and so forth; items that seem pretty good to get in a deal. He’s selling out.
As far as checking, Troy, what is there that I could do to check the squaring of the frame? I searched and found that a bent frame has one wheel lift more from lock to lock, and I know to measure from corner to corner, but is that all?