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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 02:51 PM

Last Summer, at the end of show season, I was able to trade for a Toro lawn cart (red one in the picture). These carts are the same basic unit as the JD #8 cart (white one) that was only made for a couple of years, both in green & the white "patio" models. JD made theirs to be pulled by riding mower or by hand with the 'pin-on' handlebar. Due to their light weight & scarcity in numbers, the #8's are very hard to find!

I'm making a "replica" of the #8 out of the Toro to finish my older model JD cart collection. Had to make the stake pockets & handlebar, the handlebar grip is ordered. The wheels I found are 1/2" wider than the originals, same hight (Toro had 2" taller wheels). I'm working on the wood stake sides today. Hope to have it finished next week. ~~ grnspot110

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 02:54 PM

:smile1:Wow, very cool!

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 03:04 PM

Now that's the right idea.
Everyone wants the "original" but some times you just can't find one.
There is nothing wrong with making a replica and it looks and works just as good as that elusive original did.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 03:12 PM

Very nice.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 03:47 PM

Thanks guys!

Well, all stop, broke the belt on my Delta bench-top planer! :( Working on a parts order now, shouldn't take too long to get. Should've had one on hand, just hadn't thought of it. :wallbanging:


Oh well, get back to the project next week! Not a big deal, I'll find something els to do for a few days! ~~ grnspot110

eReplacementParts.com has it in stock, ordered two!

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Posted December 17, 2010 - 05:55 AM

Hey,that's neat.

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Posted December 17, 2010 - 08:05 AM

Thats pretty cool




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