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SmilinSam

Would like to make one of these myself one day. Biggest problem holding me up on it is -  where to put it when its done?...

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720nut
14 minutes ago, SmilinSam said:

Would like to make one of these myself one day. Biggest problem holding me up on it is -  where to put it when its done?...

Sam same issue here, when I saw the title Dave, I was actually hoping ya had decided to redo the CA but I'll have to wait

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B10Dave

Sam; I have some steel to replace the fabric on my tarp building. I think my wife is ready to sell her little fiberglass travel trailer. Trailer gone; steel on building---------storage space again. Going to paint frame real good and treat the wood to waterproof it just in case it has to sit outside for a bit. We'll see when it's done. 

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Picked up a second Work Mate portable bench yesterday at an auction so I put it to use today.

 

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I added reinforcement to the front axle where the tongue will pull/pivot.

 

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Did some parts placement and some mental calculations about steering linkage and tongue placement. I decided to swap the spindles end to end so the linkage will be behind the axle. I drilled the spindles and used washers and cotter pins instead of the push clips that were the original setup.

 

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The one spindle had wear on the axle part so I filled it with bronze and dressed it with a file.

 

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With the spindle repaired and installed the steering linkage is now behind the axle. I then figured out the pivot point for the tongue and the steering linkage and built accordingly.60b2b522d0b25_wagon020.thumb.jpg.19a67ab659f0122b0e639d2d86f49a25.jpg

 

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I added uprights to the frame to hold the sill timbers.

 

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In the last 2 pics the sills are just set in place and not tightened down. Tomorrow I hope to make the tongue and pivot and paint the frame with some blue rust paint I have left over from another project. I have to pick up several nylock nuts to tidy up the steering linkage installation. Then I will build the deck and rear rack and preserve the wood with linseed oil. Pleased with today's progress.

 

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More progress today. I built a tongue from metal in my "might use it someday" stockpile. Built a pivot point and welded it to the draw bar/steering pivot.

 

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Put first coat of linseed oil on the sill timbers.

 

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Cut the cross brace pieces for the sills and coated them as well.

 

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While I was waiting for them to dry I applied the second coat of linseed oil to my trailer deck boards.

 

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I painted all of the frame and tongue I could with it in the position it's in. Tomorrow morning I will do the second coat and hope it drys enough to turn it over in the afternoon and do the topside.

 

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Finished coating the sills and cross pieces. Then went for a nice relaxing ride on my Royal Enfield for 2 hours. That was it for today.

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This morning I put the second coat of blue on the underside of the frame. Then I cut the boards I'm using for the deck and the 2 X 4's for the uprights of the rear rack. Three of my cut offs will work for the cross boards on the rear rack. I coated all the deck boards and other pieces I cut with linseed oil on all sides and the ends.

 

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When I finished with the linseed oil I went into town to Facca Fasteners and picked up the nuts and bolts and wood screws I need to put it all together.

 

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When I got home from town I unpinned the tongue and turned the frame over on the work mates

 

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After supper I painted the first coat on any metal that was still bare..Tomorrow morning I will put on the second coat and then assembly of the wheels and deck can begin. When the deck is done I will apply a second coat of linseed oil to the top surfaces of the boards.

 

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Time for a beer or two.

 

 

 

 

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PhanDad

Your energy appears unending.  

It would take for forever to do your latest project (or any of them for that matter).

Of course I think it speeds things along if you have skills and know what your doing.  sm00

 

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720nut

Amazing , sure be nice to be retired, oh yea I did that but work harder now than I did 5 yrs ago.

Nice work as always Dave , now on to the next project ??

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Lloyd; next project is a steel roof on the gazebo on our upper deck. Have to finish this wagon first. Today I moved a rhubarb root and a peony root and installed a new hose reel on the house wall before I could work on the wagon again. I bolted down the sill timbers; installed the spacers between them; built the rear rack and installed 10 of the deck boards. Drill I  was using to screw the boards on was getting a bit warm and I could hear the beer calling my name so any more progress will have to wait for tomorrow. It is raining here now and supposed to rain all day tomorrow so I can work in the shop with a clear conscience.

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Finished installing deck boards. Went to lumber yard to get 1 X 3 clear pine for deck rails. Painted linseed oil on one side, turned them over and bolted them down. Put a second coat of linseed oil on the top surface of all the deck boards and rails...Finished. I am pleased with the way it turned out.

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PhanDad

Great work as usual.  And IMO, in record time too.

But....

Here in the States, OHSA wouldn't approve - no hand rails..  666

 

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steve-wis

Looks good!  Have thought of doing something like this myself, have two front axles and wheels and tires on the shelf, but just haven't gotten to it.  Now I have a pattern!  Really nice job!

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On 6/1/2021 at 9:56 AM, PhanDad said:

Of course I think it speeds things along if you have skills and know what your doing.  sm00

Never let ignorance stand in your way.

 

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