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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 07:18 AM

i have wanted to make a little wagon type trailer 4 wheels like a old farm trailer for some time now so in the early part of the week  started making 1 at night after dinner to make a start on it

 

 PC050130.JPG this is the 2 x 1' chassis to start with pre made , was a treadmill exerciser base after most of the brackets were cut off 

 

this next 1 is of the chassis and turntable mounted PC060014.JPG and the rear axle mounting and some stabilizer chains fitted ( must have the chains under it to hold all the turn table & rear axle in place ) the whole undercarriage setup relies on the chains    

 

some more of the setup  PC060013.JPG

 

overhead view of the turn table & chains setup PC060007.JPG

 

PC060003.JPG front view of the table & chains , the chain sitting there unattached will hook up to the pull pole as a imitation thing

 

 PC060009.JPG with it in lifted up position PC060008.JPG in down position , the turntable can go to about 30 deg up or down & turn 360 deg until i make stoppers for it

 

rear under view of it  PC060004.JPG the rear axle & wheels are not set to width  yet , will be using 8" tires when it's done

 

a pic with the deck done  PC070022.JPG the side wall or( sides) are cut to 10deg out set like old wagons were in principal PC070024.JPG  

 

i have to finish it before i disassemble to sand plane & varnish it so when i do i will post pic's of the turntable in bit's for ya'll, the turntable ring was off a dining table sauce & salt & pepper spinner thingy , post more later on it 

 

Shane 


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 07:43 AM

Do you still have the belt? I've been looking at them for years, trying to figure out a good use for the belts. Only thought so far it to glue them onto surfaces inorder to make them nonslip. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 07:48 AM

Rick , i'm not sure what you mean by: Belts : m8 could you explain a bit for me plz 


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 07:49 AM

This sounds interesting!


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:12 AM

I only want this wagon as a show unit , it will never be used on the property for general use or it will get tatty like the older steel type trailers i got 


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:12 AM

Rick , i'm not sure what you mean by: Belts : m8 could you explain a bit for me plz


I'm assuming he's talking about the treadmill belt that you run on.
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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:17 AM

I like these wagons, functional & fun to use. I'm not sure how much weight the turn table will hold. I know the good ones are durable.
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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:19 AM

ahhh ok , silly me i didn't click to that thing , but no it was already pulled apart before i got it off the curbside , but do have other treadmills with belts , i thought they would make good conveyor belts  ,

 

join & cut to width you want to use & join as many to desired length , was going to use some for a conveyer to load stone onto my rider trailers up the mountain but not to concerned for the time being 

 

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:27 AM

Jim

 

the turntable ring is 17" across it but a lite make , i sat on it & turned it with ease so should not be a problem & the turn ring is made from Aluminum with steel ball bearing race  so should be ok i think 


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:50 AM

Rick , i'm not sure what you mean by: Belts : m8 could you explain a bit for me plz 

The flexible surface that you walk on is a continuous belt. Ther are too light to use for a conveyor of heavy or sharp things but I thought that it might make a good bottom for trailers, pickup beds and ramps. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 09:07 AM

I have 2   4 wheel wagons I built out of old lawn mower frames.  Plenty strong and have the steering on them already.  After 15 years the flat bed is starting to go on the one. 


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Posted July 25, 2016 - 07:58 AM

i did look at the concept of rider chassis's i have that was flat but i did not want the conventional steering setup so was easier to start from nothing & build rather than messing up a unit which could be just made into a regular user item , so that's why i went with the turn table idea 

 

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 07:05 PM

I have never seen a wagon built like what you are doing, maybe they were built like that before my time, or maybe it is something unique to your part of the globe? The purpose of the chains is what is confusing me. I will definitely be watching your build to see if I can understand their purpose. It looks good so far though.

 

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 11:43 PM

jim 

 

when i can i'll unhook the chains & lay the front & rear axle mounts down so you can see what the chains are for m8

 

as for the chain concept more my idea than reality thing but a few did have chains to help support the pulling setup on them under it 


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Posted August 12, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Update : 

 

got a little done on it 20160809_195226.jpg am sorry it is a tadd off

 

 got the 2 rear corner posts fitted and got the back boards cut & 1 side board there , the boards are not screwed in yet as i got to disassemble it to varnish when its done                                                                                             20160809_195328.jpg

 

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