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Old 10-09-2009, 09:28 PM
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I need ideas building spindles for wagon

Yes this is a Hot rod wagon.....Nothing heavy duty, 34"X60" or so. How can i fab up the front axle? This will be like a big Red Rider kids wagon. I will be pulling this behind my ATV. Not sure about how to make the hub/spindle, anybody point me to some pictures or URL's......Thanks

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Your axle stubs will depend on what you are using for wheels..if you are using a wheelbarrow type wheel then a bolt of the appropiate size will do..the other piece I made from a piece of heavy wall square tube..cut it so you have a "C" shape and drill for the kingpin and drill for the axle stub..weld the axle stub to the Spindle and then make a spindle boss for the axle from a piece of solid bar stock and weld those to the axle ends..i tried to upload a pic of a completed axle assembly but it did not work..think early ford looking sort of thing..

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I used a piece of 1 1/4 solid with a 5/8 hole for the spindle boss attached to the axle 1 1/4. I made the spindles out of 3/16 and welded a 5/8 bolt to them for the spindles, yours shouldn't need to be this thick and I agree with onemoretime they can be made out of square tube of channel just as easy. I added a bronze thrust washer on top and bottom of the boss before sliding the spindle into place. Hope the pictures help.
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I used a piece of 1 1/4 solid with a 5/8 hole for the spindle boss attached to the axle 1 1/4. I made the spindles out of 3/16 and welded a 5/8 bolt to them for the spindles, yours shouldn't need to be this thick and I agree with onemoretime they can be made out of square tube of channel just as easy. I added a bronze thrust washer on top and bottom of the boss before sliding the spindle into place. Hope the pictures help.
OK, enough with the teaser pix, show the rest of it.
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ok heres the rest of it.

I built about 250 of these a few years back, some trucks, some tandems and many like this. it uses a 6.5hp briggs, runs about 40 mph, and would tow a 4000 pound car but not stop it. I designed them for pit vehicles, mostly raced them with friends and sold them to people who "needed" one. This is last one I made for a good friend. The wheelie bar mounts up, down, or could be replaced with a tow plate depending on what you want to do. Cup holder is built into the top steering support, wing trunk opens for storage ect. Disc brake, go cart axle, a custom frame a few parts and viola. I have been thinking of making a couple wagons lately, both motorized and not, and thought the axle pics would help.

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Yea, i was going for a lawn mower, but even junk ones around here are 75 bucks and up.....Way to much, the pictures above will help, I'm about half done with one, when it stops snowing and gets above 40 deg. then i'll go out in the shop and finish......sign me "hate Mn."
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[QUOTE=fergfab]I built about 250 of these a few years back, some trucks, some tandems and many like this. it uses a 6.5hp briggs, runs about 40 mph, and would tow a 4000 pound car but not stop it. I designed them for pit vehicles, mostly raced them with friends and sold them to people who "needed" one. This is last one I made for a good friend. The wheelie bar mounts up, down, or could be replaced with a tow plate depending on what you want to do. Cup holder is built into the top steering support, wing trunk opens for storage ect. Disc brake, go cart axle, a custom frame a few parts and viola. I have been thinking of making a couple wagons lately, both motorized and not, and thought the axle pics would help.[QUOTE]

Thanks, that is cool. Looks like they could be a lot of fun!
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