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07-28-2012 08:14 PM

I am looking to build a red ryder look alike wagon but I am having a hard time to find the hardware as the wheels to find it. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 07-28-2012 11:54 PM



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#2 posted 07-29-2012 01:13 AM

The last time I built a wagon I got the axles and wheels at Home Depot. They were in the lawn mower parts department.


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#3 posted 07-29-2012 01:20 AM

Are you looking to build one the same size as the real thing, or larger or smaller?

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 01:41 AM

Check out this link
For a modern application I would pick up a set of 4 pneumatic wheels with tires from harborfreight, get threaded rod from the local hardware store that just fits them, 8 spacers, 4 lockwashers, and a piece of pipe that just fits over the threaded rod. The pipe cut at just the right width will keep the wheels properly spaced on the threaded rod while a washer on each side will allow the wheels to turn freely. Build the rest of the wagon as the diagram shows.
Instead of the steels rings you could either do a large cartridge bearing like a bicycle bearing or woofcraft has small lazy susan bearing sets that would probably be better.

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#5 posted 07-29-2012 02:02 AM

William: I will have to check there and see what I can find.

felkadelic: I am looking to build one about the same size and look very similar. I might change it a different color but that might be about it.

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