Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

New Db Project


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted May 20, 2012 - 01:22 PM

Here is a pile of the next big db project. I'll let you all guess what it is first, then we'll go though the restoring part over the next few weeks. 008.JPG

#2 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted May 20, 2012 - 01:51 PM

Looks like a hauling cart to me.

#3 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted May 21, 2012 - 01:55 AM

yes its a hauling cart, but which one is it?

#4 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted May 21, 2012 - 03:52 AM

I'll guess Gen 2. I would like to find a Gen 3 for mine.

#5 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,271 Thanks
  • 28,609 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted May 21, 2012 - 05:04 AM

Is it a DB erector set?
this looks like a fun project. Do you have to fab the rest or is this just the first pile of parts?

#6 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted May 21, 2012 - 11:58 AM

yes it is a Gen 2 cart. Mostly what we have here is the complete metal parts, hitch, axil, braces, wheels. The wooden parts have mostly gone away. Between the manual , measurement taken from another orginal one, and the remains left here. I'll be builting it completely from nothing. The only thing missing is the tag.

#7 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:39 PM

I found another DB today, it looks like it has the reverser, speed changer, and there is a plow and a cultivator with it. I will be checking on it in a couple of weeks.

#8 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted May 28, 2012 - 08:27 PM

well this is whats left of the body. The seat was apparently keep in the garage, as its almost perfect. Only one floor board is there, the tail gate, one side is mostly complete and enough pattern for the curved top board. started the blasting today after loading tractors for the show next month. Lucky for me all the metal part are here. Wont have this cart done for that one but will for another Indiana show in July.

gen2 cart 002.JPG gen2 cart 004.JPG

gen2 cart 005.JPG gen2 cart 009.JPG

gen2 cart 014.JPG gen2 cart 015.JPG

#9 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted July 08, 2012 - 01:24 AM

I havent been updating this project as much as i should have, but heres the progress so far.


gen2 hauling cart 001.JPG gen2 hauling cart 002.JPG
We now have the frame work painted, the tires mounted and its sitting in the shop mocked up for fitting of the wooden parts. Man them white walls are hot!!


gen2 hauling cart 004.JPG gen2 hauling cart 005.JPG gen2 hauling cart 006.JPG

The normal floor for these carts is 1x4 fir T&G, the kind of stuff you would have found on an old front porch and painted in ugly gray enamel. I choose to upgrade this cart to use a product for a semi trailer floor, thats oak, in a parkay type pattern. This stuff is 1 3/8 thick and the 7' plank is about all i can handel up on the saw table. Despite the heat today i managed to rip off the tongued edges and lay it out, to get a feel for how it was going to work. Just need to do the final ripping to my finished width and another cut to get the length, then glue and cleat the planks together. Orginal carts were painted from the factory, but i have decided to use a marine poly product on this one, so i can show off the oak pattern in the floor. I also got the tail gate and one side cut out today.

These carts are a real wood waster to restore, as the orginal wood sizes arent around any more. So to get a 7 1/2" side board you have to rip a 1x10, the front board is a 9 1/2 finished size, so a 1x12 will have to be ripped for that one. I could have modified it to the modern wood sizes, but it just wouldnt be the same.
  • KennyP said thank you

#10 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,419 Thanks
  • 39,669 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted July 08, 2012 - 06:37 AM

That's going to look very nice when finished. I like your idea for the wood on it. Gives me ideas for my wagon floor. Thanks!

#11 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted July 11, 2012 - 12:14 PM

ok more progress and one set back. I had been going great with the floor, then started the mounting of the side boards. Keep in mind here we didnt have any patterns for the holes in the wood other than the orginal metal parts. I had blasted and paint up the right side hardware and the left ones where still on the orginal rotten board. When i got to the left hardware, i suddenly found that the main mounting iron was a differnt size than the right one. Somewhere it was replace and i never noticed it. So now we have to go get an angle to match the right one and drill all the holes in the correct places so i can start lying out that side.


gen2 cart parts 001.JPG

gen2 cart parts 002.JPG

gen2 cart parts 003.JPG

gen2 cart parts 004.JPG

#12 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

NUTNDUN

    Lost in Cyber Space

  • Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3
  • 10,266 Thanks
  • 15,618 posts
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Posted July 11, 2012 - 01:15 PM

You are doing a great job on the restoration Jeff. Will be a sharp looking piece once you are finished with it.
  • Lauber1 said thank you

#13 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted July 28, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Well its all done and out the door today. Decided to pull it around with a 62 model DB .
  • MH81 said thank you

#14 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,271 Thanks
  • 28,609 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted July 28, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Where,s the pics? :).

Thanks for the update, can't wait to see the finished product.

#15 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

Lauber1

    DB restorer

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 4926
  • 3,440 Thanks
  • 2,796 posts
  • Location: S.E.IOWA

Posted July 28, 2012 - 10:27 PM

2012-07-28_17-38-17_138 (2).jpg

2012-07-28_17-38-05_253 (2).jpg

2012-07-28_17-38-27_303.jpg

2012-07-28_17-38-37_67.jpg

2012-07-28_17-39-16_59.jpg

2012-07-28_17-40-28_280 (4).jpg




Top