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    05-22-2013, 12:01 PM

The idea with the brackets on the back of the trailer is what I plan to do. Someone coined a name for it called a cart caddy LOL

Im going to drill a few holes into the back of my trailer then fit some angle irons to the back for the wheels to ride on.
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    05-22-2013, 12:42 PM
cart on the rear of trailer.

Its a great idear and have the best of both worlds again and go to the sea again but driveing this time.
    05-22-2013, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ashleysmardigrasgirl    
Thanks a bundle taffy.
You've been a huge help to me in navigating my way through this.

I have not varnished it yet but, when I do I will for sure 3+ coats. I have the valspar urethane.

There should be photos of what it used to look like on page two of this thread though I know I have some around here somewhere.

I spoke with a carriage company who supplies what they call shaft horns. I told him my shafts were much too long and at the tip of the right one there was a crack that someone fixed with a bit of piping. I asked him if it would be appropriate to cut the shafts to a more appropriate length then put the horn on an he said that would work well for that situation. I am leaning towards that currently anybody have any experience with these?
How about a photo of your shafts from the front? And the "horn" you are talking about. Please!
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    05-22-2013, 07:09 PM
I know linking is discouraged but, I am at the DMV and can't upload stuff...

I will try to get a picture of my shafts. They're draft sized as my wheels are something to the effect of 46-49" I can't quite remember. In any case the shafts are several feet too long for my horse.

Here is a link to the horns

Shaft Repair Horn (End) | Iowa Valley Carriage
    05-22-2013, 08:39 PM
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That is interesting....never seen one. The people at Iowa Valley are very knowledgable.

Will the curve in the shaft remain the same if you cut it at the front? How much of the shaft remains in the horn?

    05-23-2013, 10:24 AM
Green Broke
I had never heard of them being called a horn,
This is my breaking cart, I bought it with "horns" on it. About 5 years later, one of the shafts broke right above the right horn and I then bought a piece of muffler pipe to repair it. The horns have lasted since before I bought the cart in 1984, and my muffler repair has been there since about 1989.

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Sandy is great at Iowa Valley, She is meeting me at my next show with a handful of different bits for me to try on P.
    05-23-2013, 02:47 PM

Hiya its looking realy good.
    05-23-2013, 02:58 PM
Thanks so much for sharing taffy!

That makes me feel much better about the horns... I tried to look them up and see if anyone else used them and was having a hard time finding any and gosh no wonder. They basically blend in perfectly once your a few feet away.

I think I will put my order in for them and leather washers today.
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