|Project by MichaelA||posted 03-01-2014 12:58 AM||1956 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
This was a falling apart buggy I picked up at a auction. I just couldn’t understand why no-one wanted it! So the bidding competition wasn’t fierce. Even the Amish didn’t seem interested! I could see the aged oak spindles screaming save us!!!! I know they say wood can’t speak but you just had to be there!!! All the restoring of all wood parts was easy enough. When I came to the wheel bearings there where none! I finally went over to my neighbors the Amish. They told me my doctor’s buggy was very old and back in those days they used leather and grease. So I made me up some leather bearings and presto. A single tree and a double tree came with it. I started out with the single tree. I figured a doctor needs a fast rig!!!! So why have one horsepower when two are available. Now that gets me to thinking we have four horses, I just wonder if those bearings can handle all that speed. No the doctor has to get there alive, back to the single tree. This buggy sold very Quick. Probably best for me I would of been trying to get the amish to race to town for pink (owner) slips.
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