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Re: For the love of the hobby
Stu K. #639832 Mon Dec 07 2015 01:17 PM
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Very nice. Can't wait to see it completed!


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Re: For the love of the hobby
Stu K. #639834 Mon Dec 07 2015 01:22 PM
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Looks great!! Nice work!!!

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Stu K. #639867 Mon Dec 07 2015 06:31 PM
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I don't know how it is where you are, but I have two Clydesdale farms within an hour of me. They mostly do paid jobs, but maybe your project might be interesting enough if you have such a horse farm near you.

I know the owner of one of the farms (a funeral home) collects all kinds of carriages, and I would see him interested in at least trying something like that out. I took pictures of a mid-1800's hearse he had, that I used to help me with a painting I did that included a carriage from that era, for the shine/reflections in the polished exterior/hardware/wheels/paintjob/etc.

There are collectors in every field. And I bet also carriage horse associations. Here is a couple I found in your state.

http://www.bitsiowa.org/

http://www.midiowadriving.org/

Can't wait to see it finished, and behind a couple of horses! smile

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Stu K. #639873 Mon Dec 07 2015 06:53 PM
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That is so cool! Fantastic job!


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Re: For the love of the hobby
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Thank you, all, for the positive comments. To answer some questions. As much as this needs horses, we are not going to go that route. Expense, time and care involved. This will be set up so that it can be pulled by horses, but for now it will be pulled by a mule (Kawasaki). We have decided against branding, so it will be generic. Colors will be Phillips orange and black. With gold lettering for the signage. My wife picked the colors off a Phillips shield in the shop. The wheels are in So. Dak. @ Hansen wheel and wagon. We are having the hub bands tightened and rubber tires installed instead of the steel. Quieter, softer ride on pavement, and the wheels should stay tight longer. The oak bows for the top are steam bent and purchased from the Amish.

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Re: For the love of the hobby
Stu K. #640457 Sat Dec 12 2015 11:48 PM
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Damn !! Nice Work !!


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Re: For the love of the hobby
toychaser2005 #641257 Sun Dec 20 2015 06:00 PM
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GREAT JOB on the TANKER!! My Grandfather always talked about his 20's WHITE gas truck. He is the one on the left. The tank and rear cabinet look very similar to this one. Would these been retro-fitted from the horse drawn to these WHITE trucks? One thing that he always talked about was rod under or in the cabinet with washers on it. He would slide a washer over every time that he poured a 5 gallon bucket so that he could keep track to know what to bill the customer. j

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Young's Union #641263 Sun Dec 20 2015 06:08 PM
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Front view

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I have noticed that the truck tanks are round and most of the horse drawn are elliptical. But, I don't see why they couldn't be fitted to a truck. I like the washer idea.

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It looks like the center and right tank in the photograph may indeed be elliptical...

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Excellent Job Stu, Thanks for posting.


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Re: For the love of the hobby
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Here is a smaller horse drawn tank wagon that has been restored.
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Standard Oil Tank Wagon

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Saw your pictures of horse drawn tank wagon.Was just wondering where you got the rear leaf springs and front ones for it? I have one to restore and was just wondering about the parts mentioned. Thanks Kevin Please call me 319 283 8347.

Re: For the love of the hobby
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So, an interesting journey this has been the last year. Sent the wheels off to get rubber tires installed and the hub bands reset. That only took 4 1/2 months. After we got them back, I sat on my duff for about 6 months and did absolutely nothing to this project. I see now where folks start a restoration project (such as a car ), get a bunch of money invested and then lose interest. Now much more is invested than the project is worth finished. Then they try to sell it for an astronomical figure. And no one bites. Fortunately that did not happen here.
I took some days off starting around Labor day and took this all apart and sanded the wood and blasted the metal. We had a great autumn for painting. It took about 6 weeks to paint. I used a building that I previously used for road salt storage for my paint booth. A picture of modifying a pole (tongue) blank to fit the wagon. The booth. Blasting the front axle.

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Some of the progress. There were 7 sets of painting, each had primer, first and second coat. The wheels had 5 coats. The wheel stands took 2 hours to make, but were well worth it. Just spin the wheel to paint where it was comfortable.

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