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    04-26-2012, 03:38 AM
  #31
Foal
building a cart

I know when I was looking to buy my easy entry cart, I hit a few different websites that listed the parts used to make the cart. Ctm manufacturing was a good site, they listed everything,and showed pictures. Like you, my husband was sure that he could build it cheaper, but once he priced out the steel, and expanded metal , and square tubing, he quickly changed his mind!!
-however, starting from the bottom up , you have 2 wheels-not bicycle, but heavier,so that you can drive in rough terrain without worrying about bending rims(motorcycle, or better) then an axle, springs a basket/floor,frame to put your seat on , springs, then seat, and seat back. In the front you have single tree, shafts, and there supports(usually adjustable) the shafts have a small loop on them to hook your breeching into.
There is also bracing that runs from one side of the cart to the other under the seat, and above the floor. The slow moving vehicle sign is attached to the back. The seat is bolted to the frame so you can adjust it to make everything level. You also need a whip holder of some sort, and a spares box is a nice touch, if you can find aspot to put it in.
I am sure I am forgetting parts, but hopefully someone else can fill in the missing parts.
Good luck and happy building.
     
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    04-27-2012, 06:47 PM
  #32
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Small_Town_Girl    
Would it be that hard to make a simple homemade one?
I was googling pictures of simple pony carts and it looks
As if you had the proper equipment it wouldn't be that
Difficult to make.

Can anyone find a picture of a pony cart that actually
Labels the parts? I couldn't find one, lol.
I have some books round the house so I could run you through the parts but starting on a wooden governess cart shaft tips brass shafts wood made from ash tug stops x 2 brass x 2 breeching ds x4 brass splinterbar trace pigtails dash board welled seats x 2 mud guards x 2 dash board 2 eperleptic springs back door brass cab handle x 1 brass horseshoe step rein rail wip holder brass rear lamp bracket brass rear lamp (tail light red) candle power 2 x lamp holders 2 brass oval lamps with red tail dots on the back the wheels crank axel on the axle youll find the makers stamp and the dte ie like mine 1904 wheel hub hub leather washer hub locking nut x 2 2 brass hub caps ie carrage makers name imbossed on it spokes felleys the spokes go into the hub and the felleys are shaped wood which the tyre track steel channel fits on to the wooden wheel its heated up and shrunk to a perfect fit and also screwed in place and the rubber tyre that fits in the channel I hope this helps.
     
    04-27-2012, 07:04 PM
  #33
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Small_Town_Girl    
Would it be that hard to make a simple homemade one?
I was googling pictures of simple pony carts and it looks
As if you had the proper equipment it wouldn't be that
Difficult to make.

Can anyone find a picture of a pony cart that actually
Labels the parts? I couldn't find one, lol.
I also forgot 2 x cushions seats velvet green one side with buttons on the other side leather with buttons one of the seats is got a small half circle cut out as you drive the veichle from the side and the back pannle is in green velvet with buttons the shafts are british raceing green lined with lime green and the wheels are the same but there is a lime green line right round the fellys also lined in black the gap between the tub cart and the back rest is leather the rest of the cart is black and the crank axle is black and the horse shoe back step is black to the body work is steam bent to shape in a tub oval shape. Hope this helps
     
    04-29-2012, 05:14 PM
  #34
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by orchid park    
What sort of carts do people build?

I am imagining a jogger (steel / metal frame & body vehicle), not a timber body or shafts.

Can someone post a picture please.
Would love to see what vehciles people make themselves.

Regards,

Laura.
hiya we made a troting sulky out of tube steel and the chassie out of box iron as the small tubeing fractured and 2 small loops to rest your feet on like stirrops amd motorbike wheels thay are more hardy on rough ground its still in good condition stays out side and is 20 odd years old ill get a photo and post it in my albums many thanks I forgot I got a chair I cut the leggs odd and used juberlee clips thay hold the seat in place and released can rebalance the veichle.
     
    04-29-2012, 05:17 PM
  #35
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelvanessa    
i also forgot 2 x cushions seats velvet green one side with buttons on the other side leather with buttons one of the seats is got a small half circle cut out as you drive the veichle from the side and the back pannle is in green velvet with buttons the shafts are british raceing green lined with lime green and the wheels are the same but there is a lime green line right round the fellys also lined in black the gap between the tub cart and the back rest is leather the rest of the cart is black and the crank axle is black and the horse shoe back step is black to the body work is steam bent to shape in a tub oval shape. Hope this helps
don't forget to make sure your balance is ok for your cart and not to heavy on your ponys saddle have you got a local paper or e bay so you mite find a cheep cart and save you money that mite help.
     
    04-29-2012, 07:05 PM
  #36
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Small_Town_Girl    
Would it be that hard to make a simple homemade one?
I was googling pictures of simple pony carts and it looks
As if you had the proper equipment it wouldn't be that
Difficult to make.

Can anyone find a picture of a pony cart that actually
Labels the parts? I couldn't find one, lol.
hiya I looked on e bay for you there is a couple of arts on there new for $500 if that would help ebay usa.
     

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