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#1 fourpines ONLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:30 PM

I'm 65 and just learned how to weld. I wish I learned earlier in life. here are some pick's of the build.

Had to build the hitch from a picture. Now the frame and hitch are built the work begins. sand,paint,

add the wood. I also need to make the brakes but i don't have good pick's of the brakes.

Will have more pick's as I progress.cart 001.JPG cart 002.JPG cart 003.JPG cart 004.JPG cart 005.JPG cart 006.JPG cart 007.JPG cart 008.JPG


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:37 PM

Looking good. Your welds look good, and unlike most of my welds, yours are actually where you wanted them.
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:05 PM

I like what I see so far, Mike!

 

Looking good. Your welds look good, and unlike most of my welds, yours are actually where you wanted them.

 

You're not alone.  I have yet to really learn to make a nice weld.  I can weld, and I can do a fairly functional job, but as far as beauty and artistry goes... well...

 

Ben W. 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:37 PM

looks like  you spent the time to do a little research on the attachments. Your doing a fine job.


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 04:09 AM

Looks nice. The hitch looks like it was made by DB!


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 05:15 AM

Looks good :thumbs:   Did you have an old photo to copy yours from ?


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 05:36 AM

Nice job on the build!


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 04:30 PM

Looks nice. The hitch looks like it was made by DB!

thanks I shocked myself.  Mike S.



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Posted May 28, 2015 - 04:40 PM

Looks good :thumbs:   Did you have an old photo to copy yours from ?

Yes I have a manual for the D.B. garden tractor cart model # 231.488 and it has a good picture. The only problem was the long toung that has a pin that goes into the trans.. Found the angle is 80 deg. by trial and error.

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 06:09 PM

thanks I shocked myself.  Mike S.

Ouch !

 

Hitch is well made, good job.






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