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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:48 AM

Thought I would open a thread on this as Utah Smitty was asking about the latch. And several comments were going on about this trailer (Cart).
I snapped a few pics of the latch and tail gate so you folks could see what it is like. Plus, if I find some thin sheet, I'll see about making fenders for it.
Here's the latch mechanism:
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And here's how the tail gate is set up:
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Next post, I'll put the original pics I posted in the other thread for those interested.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:51 AM

Here's the original pics:
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Here's what I am thinking on the fenders for it:

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Kenny, I think This might work well for you?

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 11:31 AM

I'll have to go take a look at them. Seem rather long & a bit wide for this. Might be great for the dump trailer though. It has bigger (wider) tires.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 11:34 AM

I was just thinking finding a ready made fender might be easier than building. Maybe someone has one closer to the right size.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 11:51 AM

Kenny, I seen those same fenders as what is on your cart (supposed to be) on the harbor freight trailers.
http://www.harborfre...ires-42708.html

And here on Ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/...33c9e9e&vxp=mtr
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:07 PM

Kenny are those the stock wheels/tires. I'm wondering if a PO removed the fenders in order to replace the wheels with some taller ones that they had on hand. It almost looks like the Ford decal would have been under the fender with that wheel height.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Thanks, guys! Gives me something to look over as I decide what to do. The HF are skinnier, but still awful long. I drew up a sketch in DeltaCad, looks like about 18" long would look real good, Maybe 5.5-6" wide. Can't hardly see spending $50-60 dollars on something I have to rework.
Brian, I don't think it ever had fenders. I just think it would look better with them. I found Decals for it already, especially the one on the tail gate. Other than the fenders, I think I'll leave it basically stock. I have been figuring out how to add some wood side board extensions though.
Yeah, I really don't need it, but it makes one more item to add to the Ford package. Let's see, I have the mower, 10" plow, tiller, snow blade, dump trailer, and now a cart! Pretty well rounded package, I'd say!

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 06:50 AM

That all sounds great Kenny,, I was thinking about some fenders for my trailer but just haven't had the time to fig out about getting any yet,,, An love the idea you said about the wood sides for your trailer, That would look sharp,,

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 07:16 AM

Kenny, getting a great list there.

As for the sideboards, are you thinking like the one in the back of this picture?
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Posted June 27, 2012 - 07:19 AM

Something like that, fenders and all. I've always like the looks of the Cub trailers.

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 11:40 AM

Since the wagon is on hold for a few more days, I decided to go to work on this. Get it ready for some paint. I removed all the decals and straightened some of the dings. Got more to work on yet. I am not restoring, just new paint and straighten some PO issues. Worst spot is the back of the bed. I have a small welding shop close by. I am going to go over there and see if they have a metal brake and can bend some pieces for me to fix the bed with. If they aren't too expensive, I may see about getting metal for fenders bent. It will be all blue, a black tongue and axle, and white decals. I will go a little smaller with the ones on the sides for the fenders. Probably an oval on the tailgate. Wheels will be white also. After looking at the one in the Ford implements brochure, this will be close to what it looked like new. I think the tongue was blue, but I prefer black.
Anyway, here's a few pics:
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I do have the first coat on the outside of the tail gate. Wanted that to dry real good before I put the second coat on. Enjoy!

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 03:01 PM

Looking great so far Kenny, hope all goes well for you in this rebuilt.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:50 AM

I have the tongue ready for finish coating, probably not today though! A bit moist and windy. I'm rethinking the tongue color. Everything on this was originally Ford Blue, except the wheels. I may just go back to that, keep it looking original at least. What opinions have you folks got on this?Ford Cart.jpg
This pic is taken from the attachments brochure. I hope to have the side decals like this, but the rear will be the Ford Oval.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 08:47 AM

Got a bit more of the trailer work accomplished yesterday! Everything except the bed is painted.Image025.jpg Image026.jpg

Here is the back section of the bed I cut out. I was hoping to go have some metal bent to replace this, but that is out of the question. Just too expensive.
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This is how I plant to replace that section. A piece of 3"X1/8" flat with a piece of angle tack welded for strength. Once this is tacked in, I'll turn the bed over and add in a new section of bed material, 16 gauge, about .0625". The 1/8" will give me something solid to weld it to to keep as flat as I can.
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