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#1 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2014 - 10:11 PM

I started a little side project here, building a 4 wheeled wagon for a friend. I don't normally do these type projects as I don't like to be rush or have some else decide what I need to build. Got a pretty fair start on it, with only part of a days work in it so far. Spent some more time with it today painting parts, but I don't have pictures of that  yet. If get the wheels painted Weds I should have the running gear about done, and can move on to the box. Still thinking on wether to go metal or wood.

 

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Posted October 21, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Looks really good Jeff. I like the old style wooden hay/grain beds myself.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:00 AM

Id go wood.  But thats a great start!


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:05 AM

Looks good so far, Jeff! ON the one I built, I used bed frame angle with 5/4 deck boards for the floor.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 06:15 AM

Looks good, but it should be able to flex (twist) with uneven ground.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:45 AM

Looks good, but it should be able to flex (twist) with uneven ground.  ~~  Lowell

actually the flex is there, just hard to see. Look at the spot where the main tube hooks to the front axil. I used the original pivot from the tractor the axil came off of.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Nice Jeff. If you're taking votes, I would say wooden.
BTW, I know you don't collect the post 60's sears, but did ya have to rip the front end out of one? :poke:
Just kidding, just kidding.
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Posted October 22, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Nice Jeff. If you're taking votes, I would say wooden.
BTW, I know you don't collect the post 60's sears, but did ya have to rip the front end out of one? :poke:
Just kidding, just kidding.

yes thats exactly what it is,,,,,,,,, a 1969 XL10 steer axil. I got this one a few yrs back with a bad engine, never could find a decent 10hp tec engine. Used the hood and grill on the big walk-behind project, so I still had the roller left over. Going to pull a few more things off it and the rest is going to china.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Nice work and keep posting photos please so we can follow along. 


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 12:27 PM

heres a few more pictures of some of the painted stuff and the gear upside down. You can see how the steering parts work out.  Tried a new way to paint wheels, by deflating them and stuffing some clean rags around under the rim edge. Seems to work good, no paint on the tires. Wife gets me old towels and sheets at yard sales for about nothing, so I put them to use here. Waiting for the paint to dry before we can continue.

 

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 12:47 PM

JD green paint makes that project twice the price. :smilewink:


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 01:22 PM

oh ya, not my first choice, I would have gone with red or maybe a blue one. Their big JD fans, go figure.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 01:50 PM

 

I have yet to build a cart but I did put a drawbar(NOT SHOWN) on this very old freight cart that I saved from the scrapyard.  I was using it to move a V8 engine and transmission around the yard.  A little IHC Red to spruce mine up from Kingsway transport green

 

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 04:27 PM

heres a few more pictures of some of the painted stuff and the gear upside down. You can see how the steering parts work out.  Tried a new way to paint wheels, by deflating them and stuffing some clean rags around under the rim edge. Seems to work good, no paint on the tires. Wife gets me old towels and sheets at yard sales for about nothing, so I put them to use here. Waiting for the paint to dry before we can continue.

 

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I use brown grocery bags to cover the tires. Just have to use the right option, "Paper or Plastic".


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Plastic trash bags work good too!  Put the wheel & deflated tire in the bag, slit the bag enough that you have to stretch it over the rim, paint & remove the bag, re-inflate.   You can leave the tire deflated or inflate when painting.  ~~  Lowell


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